Happy Anniversary to the Happiest Place on Earth! The Grand Opening of Disneyland was 59 years ago today!! Construction began in 1954 and the park was unveiled during a special televised press event on the ABC Television Network on July 1955
Disneyland opens (1955) When Southern California’s Disneyland opened on July 17, 1955, not only were there thousands of kids and their parents in attendance, there were also hoards of media types. Here’s a story from Life magazine about the day Walt Disney’s first amazing theme park opened — when all you needed.