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Celebrating the Grand Opening of Disneyland

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    Walt Disney uses a baton to point to sketches of Disneyland, 1955. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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    Walt Disney shows Disneyland plans to Orange County officials, Dec. 1954. Photo courtesy Orange County Archives
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    Walt Disney at the grand opening of Disneyland, Anaheim, California July 17, 1955. (Photo by Allan Grant/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)
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    Orange County officials at Disney Studios, Dec. 1954. Photo courtesy Orange County Archives
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    Walt Disney, his wife, Lillian, and their daughter, Diane, ride a spinning tea cup at Disneyland, shortly after its opening, Anaheim, California. (Photo by Gene Lester/Getty Images)
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    Walt Disney drives a red bumper car with his daughter and grandson as passengers at Disneyland theme park, Anaheim, California, circa 1958. (Photo by Gene Lester/Getty Images)
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    Disneyland, circa late 1950s. Photo courtesy Orange County Archives
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    Disneyland entrance, Anaheim, circa 1960. Photo courtesy Orange County Archives
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    Main Street, U.S.A., Disneyland, Anaheim, Dec. 1966. Photo courtesy Orange County Archives
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    Disneyland, Anaheim, Dec. 1966. Photo courtesy Orange County Archives
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    Disneyland, June 1962. Photo courtesy Orange County Archives
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    Disneyland, Anaheim, July 15, 1955. Photo courtesy Orange County Archives