Nowadays, The Walt Disney Company accepts July 17 as the official opening day of Disneyland, but we like to be different. So we will celebrate today July 18, as at the time, during the lifetimes of Walt and Roy Disney, July 17 was considered merely a preview to them, with July 18 the official opening day. Since then, aided by memories of the television broadcast, the company has adopted July 17 as the official date, the day that is commemorated every year as Disneyland's birthday.
We will celebrate today with Walt and Roy, with a few totally random facts!! ✨ ✨
Disneyland opened to the public from 10 AM to 10 PM, with general admission costing US$1 for adults and 50 cents for kids. ✨ ✨
Attractions were separate to entrance fees. The 20 attractions range from 10c to 35c. ✨ ✨
The first guests are Kristine Vess and Michael Schwartner, and they are both given lifetime passes. But they owned tickets numbers 2 and 3. Ticket number 1 was pre-purchased by Roy O. Disney! ✨ ✨
A gas leak forced Fantasyland to close early. It opened the next day. ✨ ✨
Although 28,000 people attended the event, only about half of those were actual invitees, the rest having purchased counterfeit tickets. ✨ ✨
Disney was given a choice of having working drinking fountains or running toilets. He chose the latter, leaving many drinking fountains dry. This generated negative publicity since Pepsi sponsored the park's opening, and disappointed guests believed the inoperable fountains were a cynical way to sell soda. ✨ ✨
The opening day was over 100 degrees. And the asphalt that had been poured that morning was soft enough to let women's high-heeled shoes sink into it. ✨ ✨
Some parents grew impatient and actually passed their children over the crowd's shoulders to get them onto rides, such as the King Arthur Carrousel. Crowd surfing kids get rides at Disney... that’s pretty cool 😄
Yesterday I received a gift, I was and I still am so shocked!!
This was from my Wonderful friends Melissa & Mitzi. In life you never know who you’ll meet or when or where, I started talking with Melissa as she helped me set up my YouTube channel, then with Mitzi. They are two of the loveliest, funniest, kind, caring, generous ladies you could be lucky enough to meet, and I get to call them my very special FRIENDS XXX
Love you both very much, but you already know that 💖💖 xx