It's summertime! That means more time with family and kids since school is out. Time to vacation, time to picnic, time to just simply have fun. What better way to engage in fun activities than visit an amusement or theme park? When you hear someone speak of going to a theme park, many such locations could possibly come to mind - Cedar Point, Epcot, Six Flags (any of many), Sea World, Universal Studios, just to name a few, and of course, the 'biggie' not mentioned which fills today's history pages.
This Day in History: July 17, 1955
Walt Disney's very first theme park, Disneyland, opened its gates at
2:30PM on Sunday, July 17, 1955 in Anaheim, California.
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6,000 special invitations (passes) were sent out for opening day since the park was not ready for a public crowd.
The pass was counterfeited and thousands of uninvited people were admitted into Disneyland on opening day.
As a result...
Food and drink ran out.
A women's high-heel shoe got stuck in the wet asphalt of Main Street USA.
The Mark Twain Steamboat nearly capsized from too many passengers.Did Disneyland recover?
Of course, we all know the answer to this question. Disneyland is still going strong with many changes indeed made through the years.
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~Walt Disney World: October 1, 1971. Epcot Center, Disney-MGM Studios, and Animal Kingdom were later added to Walt Disney World, and it remains Florida's premier tourist attraction.Which Disney Park never made it past the Disney Drawing Board?
~In 1983, Tokyo Disneyland opened in Japan.
~In 1992 Disneyland Paris--or "EuroDisney"--opened to a mixed reaction in Marne-la-Vallee.
~The newest Disneyland, in Hong Kong, opened its doors in September 2005.