ByAllanah Faherty, writer at Creators.co
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Allanah Faherty

60 years ago the door to the happiest place on earth opened when Walt Disney's dream was realized in Disneyland. the $17 million park was called "the most lavish amusement park on Earth" and sprawled across 160-acres.

Disneyland opening day in 1955
Disneyland opening day in 1955

Despite the parks operating almost without a hitch these days, the opening day for the original Disneyland in Anaheim was a disaster: traffic was jammed for hours which delayed celebrity and distinguished guests, the temperature was so intense (above 100 degrees) it caused heels to sink into softening asphalt, and there was also a gas leak.

Walt Disney standing in front of Fantasyland castle
Walt Disney standing in front of Fantasyland castle

Since then, Disneyland has hosted people from all walks of life, including at least nine American presidents and untold amounts of celebrities.

Jimmy Carter running at Disneyland
Jimmy Carter running at Disneyland

Today, however, everyone is enjoying the festivities, take a look at some of the posts on social media from happy Disney lovers enjoying the party:

My happy place!!! Happy 60th Disneyland!!! #disney #disney60 #happiestplaceonearth

A photo posted by mychulita28 (@mom2cvc) on

I'm here and ready to celebrate! Happy 60th Disneyland!!!

A photo posted by markdesign79 (@markdesign79) on

Happy 60th Disneyland! Such a fun celebration! #floridasuntravel #disneyland #disney #disney60 #wishiwasthere #friday #familyvacation

A photo posted by Florida Sun Travel (@floridasuntravel) on

#Disney60

A photo posted by Drew Parker (@drew.alexia) on

Source: Time, Dad Logic

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