The Matterhorn Bobsleds at Disneyland was the world's first steel tubular roller coaster and it paved the future of the modern coasters we love today. American Coaster Enthusiasts have declared it a historical landmark. Hard to believe this photo is over 53 years old!
Tom Sawyer Island Treehouse, August 1961
Before the Matterhorn was constructed, the treehouse on Tom Sawyer Island was the "highest point in Disneyland", a fact that is mentioned o...
Farmland vs. Fantasyland, 1955
Orange trees and a row of fully-grown eucalyptus trees on the outskirts of Disneyland during the autumn of the park's opening year. Today, the orange grove is gone, but amazingly those eucalyptus trees have survived. You can see them today as you face the Storybook Land attraction. The trees were planted over a hundred years ago by Anaheim farmers as a windbreak to their property line.
Vintage Disney Parks
disneylandguru: “Tiny Kline, the first Tinker Bell to appear at Disneyland Park, and was hired in 1961 to fly during the fireworks display. She was a very petite woman who was four feet ten inches...
See Vintage Disneyland, from when Walt Disney's magical theme park in Southern California opened in the '50s
Before vintage Disneyland opened in 1955, Walt Disney said the huge amusement park would be the most fabulous playground on earth. See what it looked like!