30 DAY DISNEY CHALLENGE
DAY 29: YOUR FAVORITE THEME PARK ATTRACTION
The Haunted Mansion (Disneyland, Anaheim CA)
This photo blows my mind. It was taken just a few weeks after I was born…but it’s the Land I would work in 19 years later. Gosh, I love Disney.
The Happy Birthday continues! Haunted Mansion collectibles released today!!
(at The Haunted Mansion)
July 18 1955: Disneyland’s First Public Day!
Disneyland’s first public operating day had crowds gathering in line as early as 2:00 am. On this humid day, admission cost only $1. David MacPherson was the first person to buy a ticket and enter the park, with his number 2 ticket. Roy O. Disney had pre-purchased ticket number 1. A misleading, official picture of Walt Disney and two children—Christine Vess Watkins (age 5) and Michael Schwartner (7)—incorrectly identifies them as the first two guests of Disneyland. They were awarded—along with MacPherson—were awarded lifetime passes to Disneyland. Also in attendance was a young boy named Ron Schneider and his family. (Ron later worked at Disneyland, and then later became Epcot’s original Dreamfinder.) Approximately 50,000 guests attended the Monday opening day.