History of Disneyland

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  • The transformation into Disneyland begins

    The transformation into Disneyland begins
    More than 180 acres of south Anaheim orange groves begin their transformation into the "Happiest Place on Earth." To finance Disneyland, Walt Disney sells a vacation home and borrows against his life insurance.
  • Disneyland Opens

    Disneyland Opens
    The gates to Disneyland open for the first time.
  • The Disneyland special "A Gala Day at Disneyland" was released

    The Disneyland special "A Gala Day at Disneyland" was released
    The Disneyland special "A Gala Day at Disneyland" was released. It showcased the opening of the Submarines, Monorail, and Matterhorn."Dixieland at Disneyland" debuts on the Rivers Of America in Frontierland
  • 50 Millionth Guest Admitted

    50 Millionth Guest Admitted (Mary Adams)
  • Walt Disney dies

    Walt Disney dies
    At 9:35 AM December 15, Walt Disney, 65, dies of cancer. Disney had been recovering from surgery a month earlier to remove one of his lungs. His brother, Roy, takes charge of the Disney entertainment empire.
  • Disneyland's 30th Anniversary

    Disneyland's 30th Anniversary
    the nationally televised TV special "Disneyland's 30th Anniversary Celebration" showcases 30 years of Disneyland
  • Disneyland opens everyday

    Disneyland opens everyday
    Disneyland begins 365 day operation.
  • Disneyland stages the Super Hooper Duper

    Disneyland stages the Super Hooper Duper
    Disneyland stages the Super Hooper Duper. This gathering of 1,527 engertic hula-hoopers in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle smashes the world's record for the most persons hula-hooping at one time in one location.
  • Construction begins for Disney's California Adventures

    Construction begins for Disney's California Adventures
    The Disneyland Parking lot officially closes for the construction of Disney's California Adventure
  • Tony Baxter steps down from overseeing Disneyland attractions

    Tony Baxter steps down from overseeing Disneyland attractions
    Tony Baxter began scooping ice cream at Disneyland in 1965 as a college job and rose up to spearhead the creation of some of the park's biggest rides, including Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Star Tours. Now Baxter is stepping down from overseeing Disneyland attractions.