July 17, 2005 - Disneyland (RXSQ)

Disneyland turns 50

Some decry it, while most embrace it. Faux fantasy or pure escapism? Whatever the stance, there’s no denying that Disneyland has left a huge imprint on American culture.

This weekend, the “Happiest Place on Earth” officially turns 50. Yes, five-zero.

A lot has changed in both the Park and America in those five decades. But one thing has remained consistent — that Disney magic. No other theme park has managed to capture — let alone maintain — our imagination as has Disneyland.

And it all began on July 17, 1955.



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