Disneyland Turns 57 -- Five Fun Facts About The Park's First Day!

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Happy 57th Birthday, Disneyland! In 1955, Walt Disney opened a theme park in Anaheim, California, to give families a place to have fun together. Fifty-seven years later, tourists, locals and celebs are all still hitting the park 365 days a year. Click “Launch Gallery” below to see stars like Salma Hayek, Selena Gomez, Gwen Stefani and more celebrating their day at the Happiest Place on Earth – as well as at Disney World in Florida and Disneyland Paris -- then scroll down to learn five fun facts about Disneyland’s opening day!1. July 17, 1955 was supposed to be "International Press Preview" day, but thousands of extra guests showed up due to counterfeit sold tickets. 2. On opening day, Disneyland consisted of 5 lands and 18 attractions, including the still-loved Jungle Cruise, Autopia, King Arthur's Carrousel and Peter Pan's Flight. Today, there are 8 lands and a whopping 58 attractions at the park! 3. Fifty-seven years ago, the freshly poured
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