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    Amazing 1955 Historical Newspaper Section in regards to Disneyland's opening

    Amazing great Historic section of the Friday, July 15th, 1955 Long Beach Independent-Press=Telegram Newspaper, 16 pages long.

    1955 July 15 Independent Press Telegram Disneyland Paleo Future

    Much of the section is ads from original sponsors and companies involved in building Disneyland.

    If you love Disneyland History, this is a must read. Also lots of photos from 1955.
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    Re: Amazing 1955 Historical Newspaper Section in regards to Disneyland's opening

    Nice find, awesome post!


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    Re: Amazing 1955 Historical Newspaper Section in regards to Disneyland's opening

    Thanks Darkbeer, I know how much you love searching those libraries! Great find!
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    First Visit at the age of 12, July 17, 1968.
    First Ride, The Disneyland and Santa Fe Railroad.
    BRING BACK THE PEOPLE MOVER!

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    Re: Amazing 1955 Historical Newspaper Section in regards to Disneyland's opening

    I loved the fact that Disneyland had over 12,000 Parking spaces (and the cost was 25 cents a day) when it opened. That is more than the current Parking Structure.....

    Also on Page 16, loved the directions to get to Disneyland from San Diego.
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    Re: Amazing 1955 Historical Newspaper Section in regards to Disneyland's opening

    [QUOTE=Darkbeer;1055686932]I loved the fact that Disneyland had over 12,000 Parking spaces QUOTE]

    A fact I am sadly aware of. Alas, the 'hundred acre parking lot...'
    First Visit at the age of 12, July 17, 1968.
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    Re: Amazing 1955 Historical Newspaper Section in regards to Disneyland's opening

    Nice find Darkbeer! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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    Re: Amazing 1955 Historical Newspaper Section in regards to Disneyland's opening

    amazing how it was only $1 admission for adults in addition to attraction tickets.

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    Re: Amazing 1955 Historical Newspaper Section in regards to Disneyland's opening

    Thanks for the interesting read.
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    Re: Amazing 1955 Historical Newspaper Section in regards to Disneyland's opening

    Thats a great link! 100 acres of parking, 60 acres of park. Its cool to read articles written which were in some cases speculation as to how popular the park would be and turned out to be so true. I especially find it interesting that food was a major player in the overall experience, at least it was promoted as such and yet today the food at the park seems to be mostly utilitarian - certainly not really for our dining pleasure.

    Great posting!

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    Re: Amazing 1955 Historical Newspaper Section in regards to Disneyland's opening

    Wow, I want to go to that park! All the great dining and authentic locations and antiques! Fully automated dining in Tomorrowland and the only ODV carts were on Main Street and actual antiques from the period!
    it's a sale of candy and a sale of plush, it's a sale of toys and disney stuff
    there's so much that we sell, that it's time we tell, it's a plush plush sale!

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    Re: Amazing 1955 Historical Newspaper Section in regards to Disneyland's opening

    Very cool information in there. Thanks for posting DB!

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    Re: Amazing 1955 Historical Newspaper Section in regards to Disneyland's opening

    Awesome find Darkbeer, cool pics. from '55, and it was cool to see all the sponsors

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    Re: Amazing 1955 Historical Newspaper Section in regards to Disneyland's opening

    You found a real gem. Thanks for sharing it Darkbeer. Enjoyed meeting you at the park Sunday.

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    Re: Amazing 1955 Historical Newspaper Section in regards to Disneyland's opening

    Amazing stuff! Thanks for sharing!

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkbeer View Post
    I loved the fact that Disneyland had over 12,000 Parking spaces (and the cost was 25 cents a day) when it opened. That is more than the current Parking Structure.....

    "Honey, where did we park, again?"


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    Re: Amazing 1955 Historical Newspaper Section in regards to Disneyland's opening

    Thanks for that great find, Darkbeer! Man...those people really knew how to advertise back then, didn't they?

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