Rewind·Posted on Nov 17, 2016This Is What Disneyland's Opening Day Looked Like In 1955Opening day at "The Happiest Place on Earth," presented by Getty Images.by Gabriel H. SanchezBuzzFeed News Photo Essay EditorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink On July 17, 1955, the world became a bit more magical... Allan Grant / Getty Images Walt Disney smiles as he stands in front of the Sleeping Beauty's castle at the grand opening of Disneyland in Anaheim, California, in 1955. Loomis Dean / Getty Images Planted flowers forming design of Mickey Mouse's face, with the Disneyland train in background. University Of Southern Californi / Getty Images A full parking lot on the opening day of Disneyland as several cars try desperately to find a parking space. Loomis Dean / Getty Images Children run as fast as they can to enter Disneyland on opening day. Allan Grant / Getty Images Children running through gate of Sleeping Beauty's Castle. Loomis Dean / Getty Images Park attendees enjoy the "Mad Hatter's Tea Party" attraction at Disneyland. Loomis Dean / Getty Images Cups and saucers filled with children in the Fantasyland section of the park. Bettmann / Bettmann Archive Walt Disney, with a toy gun in hand, halts a stagecoach filled with smiling youngsters in the Frontierland realm of Disneyland. Loomis Dean / Getty Images A father and daughter ride the "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride" attraction. Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images Actor Adelle August plays with the Esmeralda fortune reader. Bettmann / Bettmann Archive Eddie Fisher offers a drink to an aluminum-clad astronaut as actor Debbie Reynolds looks on. Loomis Dean / Getty Images A quartet of showgirls in costumes have a drink between performances. Loomis Dean / Getty Images Children wait to take off on Disneyland's "Autopia" attraction. Loomis Dean / Getty Images Park attendees take a spin in go-karts on a track at Disneyland. Loomis Dean / Getty Images Parkgoers visit and rest at Tomorrowland's "Spaceport." Loomis Dean / Getty Images A crowded riverboat heads downstream at Disneyland. Loomis Dean / Getty Images An animatronic giraffe peers down at children on Disneyland's "Jungle Cruise." Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images Actor Kathleen Case poses with a monkey while fans and children look on. Loomis Dean / Getty Images The Disneyland opening day parade is met with crowded streets and smiles. University Of Southern Californi / Getty Images Walt Disney waves to the crowds with former California governor Goodwin Knight. Gene Lester / Getty Images Walt Disney stands with a brass band and attendees to dedicate his park on opening day. University Of Southern Californi / Getty Images Park attendees crowd Disneyland's streets as the opening day parade passes. University Of Southern Californi / Getty Images Costumed characters from the films Alice in Wonderland and Dumbo parade down Main Street, U.S.A. Gene Lester / Getty Images Walt Disney sits on a bench at Disneyland. See more pictures of Disneyland through the years at Getty Images.