July 17th, 1955 marks the grand opening of the very first Disney theme park, Disneyland in Anaheim, California. The creation of beloved Disney parks didn't stop there when Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida would soon open in 1971. As of today, many Disney parks exist in places like Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong, and China.\r\n\r\nHave you ever seen historical photos from any of the Disney parks in some of their earliest days? They invoke so much nostalgia! Do you remember the original opening of the first Disney theme park ever?\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThere is something truly magical about seeing all the characters lined up together on opening day! After one year of announcing the Florida Disney project, Walt Disney would sadly die from lung cancer. This did not stop his plans for many future Disney parks though!\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIn this photo, we get a glimpse of Disney characters and their earlier costumes. This includes some of the most popular Disney characters like Minnie and Mickey Mouse. Chip and Dale, Donald Duck, and Captain Hook also stand nearby!\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe photo above was taken in 1955 shortly after the park opens. A few modern touch-ups were made to this castle in 2008, and it remains one of the staple attractions in the park.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIt's so weird to see the iconic fairytale castle from Disney World under construction. It stands at 183 feet tall today and it took 18 full months to build. It was officially complete just in time for the grand opening of Walt Disney World in Florida in 1971!\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIf you're not a fan of dolls, you may not like looking at this one for too long! Employees are holding up the original dolls for the attraction "It's a Small World." It's one of the biggest and most popular attractions appearing at multiple Disney parks all over the world.\r\nRead onto the NEXT page for more historical photos of Disney parks back in the day...\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nOf 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.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe 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!\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nDid 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.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIn 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!\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWalt 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!\r\nAren'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!