Press Release from PRNewswire available at biz.yahoo.com - 7/14/05
Disneyland Celebrated as a 'Star' by the Hollywood Historic Trust
ANAHEIM, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The stars were shining today in Hollywood as Disneyland was honored on the occasion of its milestone 50th anniversary by the Hollywood Historic Trust and Johnny Grant, Honorary Mayor of Hollywood.

In recognition of its pioneering status as an entirely new genre of family entertainment, Disneyland received the coveted Award of Excellence during a 10:30am PDT ceremony in front of Disney's Soda Fountain and Studio Store on Hollywood Boulevard (next to the historic El Capitan Theatre).

Accepting the award in person on behalf of Disneyland and its 20,000 cast members was Michael D. Eisner, chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Company, Robert Iger, CEO-elect and president of The Walt Disney Company and the inimitable Mickey Mouse. Joining them were an additional eye-popping cast of 49 Disney Characters on-hand to celebrate the moment.