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Disney unveiled its plan for the Westcot Center with three hotels. HAHA
and that whole fantasyland thing took over, with baloos dressing room and the autopia overlay and gummy boats.
Also a U.S.A parade
Ooh! I just remembered I have pictures laying around here somewhere... let me look for them (and these are different from the others I posted here).
We are not old my dear, we are young baby boomers.
1960 October 1
The Dixieland at Disneyland entertainment event is first held at Disneyland. [756.42]
The ABC TV network airs the Walt Disney Presents TV show, entitled Moochie of Pop Warner Football: From Ticonderoga to Disneyland. Walt Disney gives a cameo appearance in this show. [85.359] [228.339]
The Skull Rock and Pirate's Cove attraction opens at Disneyland.  [939.90]
The Christmas in Many Lands parade begins this season's performances at Disneyland. [421.42]
Before I was born
Disney releases the live-action short film Gala Day at Disneyland to theaters.  [85.349] [228.201]
The Satellite View of America exhibit at Disneyland closes. [501.515]
The film America the Beautiful opens in the Circarama, U.S.A theater in Tomorrowland at Disneyland.  [26.26] [228.21,93]
The Electric Cars attraction begins operation on Main Street, U.S.A. at Disneyland.  
The Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland attraction opens in Frontierland at Disneyland. The attraction cost US$1.8 million to build. It includes early technology leading to Audio-Animatronics.    [26.26] [228.332] [939.71] (June 12 [328.288])
- The Art of Animation display opens in Tomorrowland at Disneyland.  [26.26] [228.30]
The Puffin Bakery shop in Disneyland closes. [228.403]
The Rainbow Ridge Pack Mules ride at Disneyland is renamed to Pack Mules Through Nature's Wonderland.  [26.26] [225.110] [228.378]
The Hallmark card shop opens on Main Street at Disneyland. [228.225]
- Disneyland welcomes its 20 millionth guest. [26.26]
- The first Parade of Toys is held in Disneyland. [26.26]
- Walt Disney Productions buys ABC's one-third interest in Disneyland for US$7.5 million, and is released from their TV contract. [48.286] [267.206] [328.222] [426.74] (1957 [238.205])
- Walt Disney Productions buys the Western Printing and Lithography share of Disneyland (13.79%). [267.207] [328.222]
- Roy Disney buys out Walt Disney's 17.25% share of Disneyland for Walt Disney Productions. [267.207]
- Disneyland, Inc. becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of Walt Disney Productions. [328.222] [426.74]
- The Fire-Wagon horse-drawn Main Street vehicle ceases operating at Disneyland. [228.186]
- The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway company renews its contract with Disney for a second five-year term, paying US$75,000 in the first three years, then US$100,000 for the last two years, to have its name and logo carried on the Disneyland railroad system. [328.274]
The Aluminum Hall of Fame attraction at Disneyland closes. [228.20]
The Sunkist Citrus House shop opens on Main Street at Disneyland. [501.530]
The Bathroom of Tomorrow exhibit at Disneyland closes. [228.108]
Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev is refused entry to Disneyland, due to security concerns.   (1959 [228.273])
And that, my friends, explains my obsession with roller coasters
- Sherrill Anne Hoffman, riding the Space Mountain attraction at Disneyland, becomes ill, almost unconscious. Taken to a hospital, she falls into a coma and dies a week later. Doctors discover she had a heart tumor which was likely dislodged by the ride, travelled to her brain, and killed her.
- The first baby is born at Disneyland, Teresa Salcedo, born to Rosa and Elias Salcedo.
- The Big Thunder Mountain Railroad ride opens in Frontierland at Disneyland. It cost US$15.8 million to build.
The year I was born...the place where Disneyland would be, was only growing oranges.
Anyway, yeah. The hippies must have kept them a bit busy in 1968. Not too much exciting going on. Here is the list -- thanks for posting that site!
New Attractions:Disneyland in 1968
Main Street U.S.A.
Wurlitzer Music Hall closed
Sleeping Beauty Castle (1955-present) walk-through expanded
Mark III Monorails
Thanks for the list AK! Here's my new one:
- The Snow White Grotto opens in Fantasyland at Disneyland.  [26.26] [501.509]
- Disneyland welcomes its 25-millionth guest, Dr. Glenn C. Franklin. [228.134] [910.27]
- The ABC TV network airs the Walt Disney Presents TV show, featuring Disneyland '61 and Olympic Elk. [85.360] [228.137]
- The first Disneyland Grad Nite Party is held. about 8500 students attend, the largest high school grad party ever in the US. [228.214] [757.37]
- The Disneyland Monorail is extended to the Disneyland Hotel, crossing over West Street. This extends the line from 0.8 to 2.5 miles. A third train is added. All engines are replaced by Mark II versions.    [267.254] [328.298] [757.37]
- Dick Nunis becomes director of Operations for Disneyland. [228.363] [409.2]
- Marc Davis retires from animation work, and switches to designing Disneyland park attractions. [259.72]
- Disneyland welcomes its 24 millionth guest. [26.26]
- The Holidayland picnic area at Disneyland closes. [228.237]
- Tinker Bell makes her debut at Disneyland. The part is performed by Tiny Kline, a 71-year old circus aerialist from Europe.  [26.26] [450.109]
- The Submarine Voyage attraction at Disneyland is updated with new animation. [501.529]
- The Flying Saucers ride opens in Tomorrowland at Disneyland.   [26.26] [193.16] [228.189] [245.92] [757.37] (Flying Saucer Ride [910.36])
- Don Defore's Silver Banjo food facility at Disneyland closes. [228.143]
- Louis Armstrong performs at Disneyland for the first time, for the second Dixieland at Disneyland show. [228.29] [756.42]
- The Babes in Toyland exhibit opens at the Opera House on Main Street, U.S.A. at Disneyland. It shows sets from the movie of the same name.    [228.36]
- A 24-foot Christmas star is added to the top of the Matterhorn Mountain in Disneyland. 
Tomorrowland took a look into the Futuristic World of
Magic Journeys Closes
Captain EO Opens
Work Continues on Creating Star Tours
Big Thunder Ranch Opens
Golden Horseshoe Revue renamed Golden Horseshoe Jamboree
Country Bear Jamboree turns into Country Bear Playhouse with Country Bear Vacation Hoedown
Fantasy on Parade Ends
Circus Fantasy Begins
I was born in 1956, which puts me in group of the still young and "young at heart" with our Disneyland experiences.
A lot of things happened during the park's first full year of operation. Rather than "cut and paste" I'll just give you a few highlights...
According to "Disneyland...50 Years of Souvenirs"...among other things, the Skyway opened and first "Fantasy In The Sky" fireworks were seen. The Omnibus made its debut, going past newly installed electric lights on Main Street.
Tom Sawyer's Island and the Indian Village both opened that year. (I remember being scared by the indians on my first visit circa 1960 or '61.)
My personal favorite...the opening of "The Bathroom of Tomorrow". Especially since Disneyland's bathrooms of today have step-by-step instructions on how to wash one's hands.:)
They sold their first souvenir pictorial that year, and the five millionth guest entered the park during the year I was born.
And churros and glow in the dark necklaces were not even a twinkle in the ODV eye...;)
First all night Grad Party
Tinker Bell's First flight
25th Millionth guest, Dr. Glenn Franklin
Flying Saucers open
And looking back through the thread I heart Disneyland put a far better effort into the year than I did, good work.
1990- Bengal BBQ opened