I just read an article about the Pancake Races the first of which was held at Disneyland in 1957. Here's a brief description.
Why doesn't Disneyland have this event (or similar events to it) these days?One of the many fun events held at Disneyland over the years was the annual Aunt Jemima Pancake race down Main Street. The race featured housewives running down Main Street while wearing a house dress and apron all the time flipping a pancake. The races were held in several cities throughout the United States. Disneyland was the site of the California finals to see who would go on to the Nationals. The photographs are from the 3rd Annual race which was held in 1961.