“To all who come to this happy place: welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here, age relives fond memories of the past; and here, youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts which have created America; with the hope that will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.” — Walter Elias Disney (July 17, 1955)
58 years ago today, Walt Disney opened Disneyland using those famous words. To celebrate the magic, I present you with the 1955 ABC Opening Day broadcast, courtesy of Marcio Disney. Have a magical day and a Happy Birthday to you, Disneyland!