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    Re: disneylands official opening date

    What does it matter when it opened? The fact of the matter is that it opened, and now we all can still enjoy the happiest place on earth, 55 years from when it opened.


    happy birthday Disneyland

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    Re: disneylands official opening date

    Quote Originally Posted by ttztotdca50 View Post
    Yes but wasn't the large majority of guests people who weren't invited? i.e., they had forged tickets, or were backstaged, or climbed over the fence?
    people engaging in illegal activities does not change what that day was suppose to be...what walt had intended it to be...closed to the general public...open to invited guests only.

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    Re: disneylands official opening date

    I'm not even sure I believe the "forged ticket" theory for the July 17 crowds. If you've ever seen the press preview tickets, they would be difficult to forge today, let alone 55 years ago.

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    Re: disneylands official opening date

    I would consider the date of the dedication speech as the official opening of any of the parks. DL's was on 17 July 1955.

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    Re: disneylands official opening date

    I've participated in this discussion before and always appreciated Darkbeers extensive time and research on this topic. I can see it both ways and it's a good excuse to celebrate for two days instead of one.

    But that being said, for sentimental reasons July 18 will always be opening day to me because that is when our family went. And it coincides with my brother's (Lost Boy) birthday. We were not able to be part of the specially invited guests but we are part of the "general public", the people that Walt built the Park for.

    (and I miss Darkbeer too)

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    Re: disneylands official opening date

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY DISNEYLAAAAAAAAAAAA....................

    Oh wait, that was yesterday.

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    Re: disneylands official opening date

    Quote Originally Posted by rayangelo View Post
    happy birthday disneylaaaaaaaaaaaa....................

    Oh wait, that was yesterday.
    +1


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    Re: disneylands official opening date

    we should just say "birthdays" :X
    -plagued

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    Re: disneylands official opening date

    Quote Originally Posted by Rayangelo View Post
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY DISNEYLAAAAAAAAAAAA....................

    Oh wait, that was yesterday.
    you win


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