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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkbeer
    So why exactly are you so obsessed with this July 18 thing?

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    I will be celebrating both the 17th and 18th this year - as well as the 15th and 16th (Remember, Walt and Lillian rode the Mark Twain and attended the Golden Horseshoe Review to celebrate their wedding anniversary the day before )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not Afraid
    Of course! It opened to the PUBLIC on the 18th. There was an official, invitation-only, limited guests opening on the 17th. The park opened at 2:00 on the 17th and opening ceremonies were at 4:00 or 4:30 (can't remember which now).
    I agree


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    ^Actually, if you have seen the actual "Invitational Press Preview" ticket, it states the park opened at 5:30 PM...

    http://www.justdisney.com/Features/disneyland_opening/
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    The gates opened at 2:00.

    And, in a pic of the dedication ceremonies, the time on the clock tower reads 4:40. The band is playing and people are gathered all around TS on the sidewalks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnotherPixie
    Walt's Dedication Speech was done on July 17th.

    The ribbon cutting/bottle smashing ceremonies were done on the 17th.

    All the formalities were done on the 17th.

    In my opinion, just because it opened to the public on the 18th doesn't warrant the 18th to be Disneylands Official Anniversary. The 17th will always stand out as the historical day that even though there were those that couldn't attend they huddled around the television to get their first glimpses of the park in operation.
    I agree with the above. What exactly is a "birthday?" The day when someone or something is BORN. Perhaps we could say that the BIRTHDAY of Disneyland is on July 17, and it was open to the public on July 18.

    BTW - My father in law was there on the 17th...sold all of the pipe that the plumbers didn't use and was given a ticket.

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    So is DCA's Birthday is in Mid-January 2001??? DCA started to offer previews to AP holders and SoCal's in Mid January, but Disney celebrates it on the day the opened to the public, February 8th, 2001.....
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    Does this really matter? Seriously.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ZedIzDead
    Does this really matter? Seriously.

    Heck, there are a LOT of threads here at MiceChat that have talked/argued about a LOT less important things....
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    DCA's dedication speech was on 2-8, with opening ceremony.

    DL's dedication speech was on 7-17 with opening ceremony.

    What's the debate about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aladdin
    DCA's dedication speech was on 2-8, with opening ceremony.

    DL's dedication speech was on 7-17 with opening ceremony.

    What's the debate about.
    NO, DL had an "Invitational Press Preview and Dedication" on July 17th, and opened to the Public on July 18th, as all the press articles and publicity material stated!

    DCA opened their gates to the Public on February 8th, and had a Dedication Ceremony that morning...

    Did you know that Walt re-read the Dedication Speech on Monday, July 18th

    Monday was the day that Walt took pictures with the first guests entering the park, and gave them Lifetime Passes due to that fact...

    Walt also decided to have the Disneyland opening of Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln on July 18th, 1966... I wonder why????
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    I think Darkbeer should stay home on the 17th. No need to celebrate prematuraly, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not Afraid
    I think Darkbeer should stay home on the 17th. No need to celebrate prematuraly, right?
    Na, if he wants me to buy him a beer - he'll want everyone there on the 17th

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not Afraid
    I think Darkbeer should stay home on the 17th. No need to celebrate prematuraly, right?


    Crimony, Darkbeer... are you telling me that I've got a room for the wrong night?!?? All this turmoil... now I'm going to have to find a therapist. And here I was wasting my time worrying about my friend in Afghanistan...

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