Some devotees of the amusement park camp overnight to be a part of the official start of the celebration.
Beneath drizzling skies that even Walt couldn't have controlled, Disneyland launched its 50th anniversary celebration Thursday, drawing a crush of fans and underscoring the enduring magic of the cultural landmark.
Some camped overnight in their cars. Thousands had lined up by the time the park opened at 8:30 a.m. Youngsters pressed their faces against the wrought-iron gates to steal glimpses inside.