Happiest Place on Earth? the Disaster of disneyland's opening day

Walt Disney gives his opening speech.
The weather in the parks was 100 degrees.
"I was on the bridge that led to Sleeping Beauty's Castle, and it was full of people. We couldn't move. And the asphalt was sticky. I looked down and saw Frank Sinatra, and he was cursing."
There wasn't a single water fountain in the park.
The race car ride didn't have an guide rails, causing crashes.

One stagecoach ride was too top heavy and tended to flip.

''There were so many people I couldn't see the park!" -Fess Parker
A crowded Disneyland street on opening day.

Disneyland has now been visited by over 650 million guests from around the world!









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