On this day: Disneyland Opened

Thursday, 17th July 2014 by

On July 17, 1955, Walt Disney opened the first of his corporation's theme parks - Disneyland in Anaheim, CA. Although 14,000 guests and media were invited, just as many people with fake tickets showed up. Traffic chaos and plumbing problems led to negative press early on, but the park quickly became hugely popular. With more than 16 million visitors a year, it is the 3rd-most visited theme park in the world.