Ten Historical Photos Showing Disney Parks In Their Earliest Days


working on mechanical pirates at disney
Mechanical pirates / KiwiReport

Of course, we know Pirates of the Caribbean with Johnny Depp, but long before that, it was an original attraction in 1967 at Disneyland. The attraction allows its guests to take a trip through a Louisiana bayou, complete with singing mechanical pirates.

mad tea party ride
Mad Tea Party Ride / KiwiReport

The Mad Tea Party Ride was based off the 1951 classic film Alice in Wonderland. It was one of the original Disneyland rides when the park opened just a few years after the film was released. Since then, the ride has become a popular staple in many Disney parks all over the world!


Julie Andrews at Disney World
Julie Andrews at Disney World / KiwiReport

Did you know that Julie Andrews helped commemorate the opening of Disney World in 1971 by performing there? She would perform and march along Main Street U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom.

vintage vehicles at disney
Vintage vehicles / KiwiReport

In this photo, actors Steve Rowland and Kathleen Case are photographed driving a miniature vintage car at Disneyland’s opening day in 1955. There’s just something about driving a little car like that at amusement parks!


Walt Disney on opening day
Walt Disney on opening day / KiwiReport

Walt Disney had dreamed for years about building a theme park for both children and adults to enjoy. The photo above taken of Walt Disney shows him on the opening day of the Disneyland park in 1955. He must have been so proud!

Aren’t these historical photos of Disney amazing? Back in 1955, the cost to get into the park was $1. See what the prices are now!

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