Mousetalgia Episode 351: 60 years of Disneyland

Happy 60th, Disneyland! Team Mousetalgia offers our advice for dealing with the crowds at Disneyland on its 60th birthday, and then we take a look back at Disneyland’s origin story to see how different (and similar) things were back in 1955. We’ll take you back to opening day (when four-person-wide lines stretched a mile down Harbor Boulevard) on a brief tour of the original attractions that are no longer with us. Learn why the New York Times called the park “everything exciting and wonderful to a child’s eyes… that will surely take years off the shoulders of countless adults, too” just days after the gates first opened. Plus – renewing vows at Disneyland, Danny Kaye on Disneyland’s 25th birthday, and more.

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