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Opinion: Disneyland’s opening day 60 years ago is a day to remember

Known as The Happiest Place on Earth, Disneyland has given countless memories to families all over the world; if you want to pull an all-nighter at Disneyland on May 22-23, I have all the details you need to know.

Originally opening on July 17, 1955, Walt Disney had an imagination to create a world where parents and children could have limitless remembrances as a family.

A day to remember was opening day, to which Walt Disney personally sent out over 28,000 invitations, the park was filled with the smell of cotton candy and the sound of screaming children who could not stop adoring the sun hitting their skin as they rode rides such as Dumbo or Peter Pan. The park has since added lands like ToonTown and New Orleans Square.

Do you remember when you walked into the amusement park? Do you remember the smell of kettle corn and cotton candy? Or do you remember the rides?

Popular rides such as the Mark Twain River Boat or the Mad Tea Party, the wind blowing in our hair and their incredible smells, made our magical childhood. If you are craving to attend Disneyland or California Adventure again, go to their 60th anniversary celebration.

The celebration has a lot in store for their guest such as a new LED light parade, fireworks, and “Life In Color” hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and Mickey Mouse. And you might ask yourself, why should I attend? Well, let’s imagine Disneyland at 3:30 a.m., there would be no children, which means more room teens.

All rides are expected to be open. Of course, if you show up at the park at four in the afternoon, there are going to be long, dreadful lines, but if you show up at three in the morning, don’t expect too many long lines.

Walt Disney definitely created a land for children and parents. Disneyland wants everyone to attend their “birthday party,” so go convince your friends or family to embark on this adventure to the Happiest Place on Earth.