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    Request - Pictures of Disneyland on Opening Day

    My sister asked me to help with her school project, and she needs some photos of Disneyland that were taken on opening day, July 17th, 1955. I figured if there's one place that can fulfill that request, it's here. If those inclined to help could post them in this thread, they would be interesting to look at for the rest of us too.

    Specifically she asked me if Mickey Mouse was on hand that day. I figure he must have, I mean it seems like a given, but thinking back I don't recall ever seeing him on opening day! And costume characters were, um, interesting back then.

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    Re: Request - Pictures of Disneyland on Opening Day

    I don't have any pics (sorry!) but you might want to post this request over in the Yesterland forum as well.

    I have a feeling that Mickey was... is that pic of him on the train from opening day? Hmmm.
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    Re: Request - Pictures of Disneyland on Opening Day

    Have you also tried Google images?

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    Re: Request - Pictures of Disneyland on Opening Day

    Here's what I had handy from Opening Day. Some of them in Living Color, which is rare to see:




























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    Re: Request - Pictures of Disneyland on Opening Day

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    Re: Request - Pictures of Disneyland on Opening Day

    I love OLLLLLD pictures of Disneyland.

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    Re: Request - Pictures of Disneyland on Opening Day

    Some of these I havn't seen. Very cool!

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    Re: Request - Pictures of Disneyland on Opening Day

    Nice pictures!
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    Re: Request - Pictures of Disneyland on Opening Day

    Opus you are the very best. What a wonderful collection of opening day pics! Thanks (as always) from my heart!

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    Re: Request - Pictures of Disneyland on Opening Day

    Wow. That is amazing. Opus1, you're a credit to this board!

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    Re: Request - Pictures of Disneyland on Opening Day

    So much grass!!
    Good morning, son
    In twenty years from now
    Maybe we'll both sit down and have a few beers
    And I can tell you 'bout today
    And how I picked you up and everything changed
    It was pain
    Sunny days and rain
    I knew you'd feel the same things...





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    Re: Request - Pictures of Disneyland on Opening Day

    wow, was there anyone that was actually there that day, or in the first year of Disneyland, on these boards?

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    Re: Request - Pictures of Disneyland on Opening Day

    Awesome Pictures. It fun to see how things have changed in just 50 years.

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    Re: Request - Pictures of Disneyland on Opening Day

    I know this guy has the rarest pictures from both 50's and 60's. Great blog to look at ! Check out every months !

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