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On This Day in Show Biz: DISNEYLAND OPENS

July 17, 2009

On this day in 1955, Disneyland, Walt Disney’s metropolis of nostalgia, fantasy, and futurism, opened to the public. The $17 million theme park was built on 160 acres of former orange groves in Anaheim, California, and soon brought in staggering profits. Today, Disneyland hosts more than 14 million visitors a year, who spend close to $3 billion. Read More



 
 
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