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5089.4 #13 DL Qual #6 7-17-12 6:23AM
Good Morning! This day in Disney history July 17th, 1955 @ 2:30pm. TV crews, Walt Disney, Art Linkletter, Ronald Reagan, Bob Cummings, the Mouseketeers, Thurl Ravenscroft, California Governor Goodwin J. Knight & over 28,000 guests witness the opening of Disneyland! Opening day had it's fair share of hiccups; Including a food shortage, traffic jam, a gas leak in Fantasyland & even a piece of a window from the Mark Twain falling on the head of a State Senator! Broadcast on ABC, it is the biggest live telecast to date! Happy birthday Disneyland & thank you Walt Disney for persevering! To watch the complete ABC broadcast: 🎬 http://is.gd/3DVWGj 🎥

Awesome! This is probably the best History post ever! Only because It's Disneyland's birthday of course! Thank you for taking the time to share this with us SMK! - PrinceTeaJack  908.6 #147 7-17-12 6:29AM Like(4)  Reply
Hehe! Thanks for taking the time to leave awesome comments! ::high five:: - Duchess_SMK  5089.4 #13 7-17-12 6:39AM
I concur! - dpaz310  36.1 #4703 7-17-12 7:08AM
Happy Birthday Disneyland!! Great post! - Willierose  1811.3 #61 7-17-12 8:36AM Like(1)  Reply
That was so special!! I've never seen that broadcast before! Thank you for posting! That is the best hour and 13 minutes of television that I've watched in a long time. - JinglePoe  289.9 #828 7-17-12 10:18AM Like(1)  Reply
thanks. - GoofyJoe  1906.6 #57 7-17-12 6:26AM Like  Reply
You're welcome! How are you GoofyJoe?! - Duchess_SMK  5089.4 #13 7-17-12 6:36AM
Happy Birthday Disneyland. - PrincessLeia  285.3 #857 7-17-12 6:29AM Like  Reply
😘 indeed! - Duchess_SMK  5089.4 #13 7-17-12 6:48AM
This post put a smile on my face. Happy Birthday Disneyland! - DisneyVacationLover  341.2 #578 7-17-12 6:53AM Like  Reply
And your comment put one on mine! Thank you! - Duchess_SMK  5089.4 #13 7-17-12 10:00AM
Glass on a senators head?? Wow, I bet he thought, oh darn! Thank you for today's history! - MarshaMouse  3503.4 #23 7-17-12 7:04AM Like  Reply
Ah.. another post that I always look forward to reading in the morning. Thank you! - Jacqueline  580.0 #264 7-17-12 7:48AM Like  Reply
Wow, awesome! Happy birthday Disneyland - JSparrow1911  52.8 #4110 7-17-12 7:51AM Like  Reply
Thanks SMK. It's so SWEET of you to take time to make these posts for us😘 - E-Ticket  958.3 #134 7-17-12 7:53AM Like  Reply
Love your post as usual and a very happy birthday to Disneyland. - maxinerenton  422.7 #426 7-17-12 7:58AM Like  Reply
Wow!! Thank you for the wonderful link. That was a lot of fun!!! - Tealtownfan  851.6 #157 7-17-12 7:58AM Like  Reply
Thank you for todays history lesson .. - BeagleBoy12  167.3 #2248 7-17-12 7:59AM Like  Reply
Thank you for the Disneyland History lesson. I greatly appreciate all the fascinating tidbits of information. Happy happy birthday Disneyland! - dccp  348.3 #563 7-17-12 8:02AM Like  Reply
THank you for posting this ! - MarcoInTheAz  1085.4 #117 7-17-12 8:17AM Like  Reply
💙💜💛💚💗 - MagicalLand  414.2 #441 7-17-12 8:20AM Like  Reply
Thank you for the link. Awesome - disneygal  433.1 #412 7-17-12 8:25AM Like  Reply
Perfect way to celebrate dl's bday duchess! - madsdad  1748.0 #62 7-17-12 8:27AM Like  Reply
Good Morning!! 😄👍 - ReachForTheSky  676.2 #213 7-17-12 8:27AM Like  Reply
Happy birthday Disney! - piratelife4me  649.0 #225 7-17-12 8:33AM Like  Reply
Nicely done. Thanks. I also think of the ladies' heals sinking into the fresh asphalt, and management having to choose between functioning drinking fountains or bathrooms! - MelodyMouse  2526.0 #36 7-17-12 8:53AM Like  Reply
Yes!!! I wish I was tough enough to wear heels to Disneyland! Women back then were a amazing! - Duchess_SMK  5089.4 #13 7-17-12 9:59AM
Well done. Thank you! Happy Birthday Disneyland!!! - Boundin  459.4 #373 7-17-12 9:05AM Like  Reply
Great post, thanks for sharing the link.  Happy Birthday Disneyland!!! - dduckfan  280.1 #894 7-17-12 9:10AM Like  Reply
WTG SMK - Mouse4life  1150.1 #102 7-17-12 9:12AM Like  Reply
Remember that thousands of those tickets were counterfeit. Even though it was a day of celebration, it is a day that we don't like to remember due to all of the mishaps and accidents. It will forever be known as Black Sunday. Anyways, Happy Birthday!  - BaseballMickey_CM  5315.5 #12 7-17-12 9:15AM Like  Reply
Yes! Lol I did leave the counterfeit ticket part out! Thanks for adding that! - Duchess_SMK  5089.4 #13 7-17-12 9:57AM
Morning SMK! Thanks for posting this with a link! You are awesome! - Tataandbeyond  80.1 #3576 7-17-12 9:28AM Like  Reply
No YOU are! Thanks for the love! Glad you liked it! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  5089.4 #13 7-17-12 11:20AM
Wow! Awesome post. Thank you!! :) - RickChavez  3146.7 #25 7-17-12 9:48AM Like  Reply
Awesome!!!!! Thank you for sharing!!!!! :)(: - LoveDisneyDucklings  28.8 #5132 7-17-12 9:58AM Like  Reply
Love this post, thanks! - adisneyfamily  675.6 #214 7-17-12 11:01AM Like  Reply
Happy 57th Birthday Disneyland! - Becky  551.2 #280 7-17-12 11:04AM Like  Reply
Thank you for posting this! It's so neat to see Disneyland when it first opened and seeing all the changes!! Im not gonna lie. I got goosebumps watching this and I had tears in my eyes. - Flyingtoneverland  188.1 #1961 7-17-12 11:04AM Like  Reply
YES! thank you for this and all your wonderful this day in Disney history posts!!! - crustle  625.4 #239 7-17-12 11:06AM Like  Reply
Great post! I love watching the broadcast, it just shows how much has changed over the years! - JoeDownTheRabbitHole  396.0 #469 7-17-12 11:12AM Like  Reply
Love!! I got goose bumps and teary eyed.... #sap. Thank you for posting this!! 😊😊😊 - DisneyFanZoe  1106.9 #112 7-17-12 1:07PM Like  Reply
this is awesome!!like we traveled back in time to opening day =D - StitchEars  330.7 #620 7-17-12 2:50PM Like  Reply
Once Again thank you!!! This was so wonderful! 😊 - CourtyAstroBlisters  627.0 #237 7-17-12 5:47PM Like  Reply
Thanks SMK!! - LilSterner  4140.9 #19 7-17-12 7:39PM Like  Reply
Thank you so much! - Gabster1  413.9 #442 7-17-12 8:33PM Like  Reply
Happy Birthday Disneyland! It's the happiest day on earth! - coll  30.4 #5023 7-17-12 8:41PM Like  Reply
Happy Birthday. - Disneymagic2009  195.5 #1886 7-17-12 11:20PM Like  Reply
I kept telling everyone at work "Today is Disneyland's Birthday!!" :) - SarahJoshDisney  77.8 #3610 7-18-12 4:31AM Like  Reply
Thank you! - LaPearleNoir  1107.7 #111 7-18-12 6:09AM Like  Reply
Wow, what an amazing broadcast!  Thank you for sharing!! - Oinker34  1057.9 #121 7-18-12 8:05AM Like  Reply