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25 Photos of Disneyland in Opening Day, July 17, 1955









Walt Disney

Walt Disney.





Walt Disney on the E.P. Ripley

Walt Disney on the E.P. Ripley.





Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs float.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs float.



Walt Disney leaving Main Street Station

Walt Disney leaving Main Street Station.

Sleeping Beauty’s Castle

Sleeping Beauty’s Castle.

Pirate Ship Restaurant.

Pirate Ship Restaurant.

Sleeping Beauty’s Castle from the Fantasyland side

Sleeping Beauty’s Castle from the Fantasyland side.

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in front of the Pirate Ship restaurant

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in front of the Pirate Ship restaurant.

Raising the flag

Raising the flag.

Walt Disney at the opening dedication

Walt Disney at the opening dedication.

Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse piloting the Mark Twain Riverboat

Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse piloting the Mark Twain Riverboat.

Parade

Parade.

Parade – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs float

Parade – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs float.

Entering Frontierland

Entering Frontierland.

Fess Parker on horseback in Frontierland

Fess Parker on horseback in Frontierland.

The Fantasyland view of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle

The Fantasyland view of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle.

Irene Dunne christening the Mark Twain

Irene Dunne christening the Mark Twain.

Parking lot

Parking lot.

Irene Dunne and Art Linkletter christening the Mark Twain riverboat

Irene Dunne and Art Linkletter christening the Mark Twain riverboat.

Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck

Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.

Walt Disney on a car

Walt Disney on a car.

Walt Disney on the E.P. Ripley

Walt Disney on the E.P. Ripley.

Walt Disney rehearsing for the Disneyland Opening Ceremony

Walt Disney rehearsing for the Disneyland Opening Ceremony.

1955 Disneyland opening ceremony

1955 Disneyland opening ceremony.

Walt Disney with California Governor Goodwin Knight at the Disneyland Opening Ceremony

Walt Disney with California Governor Goodwin Knight at the Disneyland Opening Ceremony.