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Today in Disneyland history

Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room

On June 23, 1963 Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room opened – which is the only attraction at the park that contains Walt’s name. The location was originally planned as a restaurant but that never came to be… the kitchen entrance is immediately to the left as soon as you enter the building.

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Girl, 4, Disneyland’s 5 Millionth Visitor

By Bob Beckman Four-year-old Debra Rutherford knew Disneyland was going to be wonderful. When she arrived Wednesday it exceeded her wildest dreams. It was her insistence – and that of her 3-year-old sister Patricia – that convinced their parents Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Rutherford, to travel hear from their home in Quincy, Wash. They … Continue reading »

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Space Mountain history and photos

It happened on May 4th, 1977 – Disneyland opened Space Mountain – though not ‘officially’… The attraction was open to guests to ride for an “E” ticket, but the park’s second ‘mountain’ wasn’t dedicated until a few weeks later on May 27, 1977. It’s also interesting to note that Disney World opened their version of … Continue reading »

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April 22, 1964: The 1964/1965 New York World’s Fair opened

Today is Disneyland history – April 22, 1964: The 1964/1965 New York World’s Fair opened, featuring many popular attractions that eventually moved to Disneyland. In the early 1960’s Disneyland was embarking on the largest expansion since the park was built. The plans, ideas and construction for New Orleans Square were well under way when Walt … Continue reading »

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