This Day in History: 07/17/1955 - Disneyland Opens

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In a This Day in History video, learn that on July 17, 1955, Disneyland opened its doors in Anaheim, California; it was a disaster. The summer heat was so intense that women's heels were sinking into the soft asphalt, refreshment stands ran out of drinks, some rides were breaking down, and there was a gas leak. The next day, newspapers announced that Walt Disney's dream had become a nightmare. But Walt and his crew fixed the problems and by the time the year was coming to an end, nearly four million people had visited his magic kingdom.

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