Happy Birthday, DLand

Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of Disneyland. We have all seen the ads, and heard about the fanfare for this event, and today 30,000 people lined up outside of Disneyland before it opened. People started lining up at 2:30 this morning, tickets went on sale not too much after that. They expect the park to reach its 75,000 person capacity by 9AM.

While many from Orange County are jaded about DLand, I am not. I think it’s a wonderful place, even if they have screwed up many parts of it in recent years. Without Disneyland, I don’t think Orange County would have developed much of its own identity, we would be just a part of the LA area, even more than we already are.

Next Saturday I’m headed to Disneyland and DCA. I’ve never been to DCA before, so I’m looking forward to checking it out. I also haven’t been on Space Mountain since it reopened, and haven’t yet tried my hand at Buzz Lightyear Astro Blaster. So I’m looking forward to all those things. Get there early, do what I want, and then spend the rest of the day watching children torture their parents, it’s fun!

1 Comment so far

  1. brendoman (unregistered) on July 17th, 2005 @ 4:49 pm

    I work at the park. I’m actually getting ready to head out to work the evening shift. Should be madness. Astro-Blasters is great. Get a fast pass for Space Mountain and then go on Astro Blasters. If you haven’t been to DCA, get a fastpass for Soarin’ Over California and then go on California Screamin’. Also, the Aladdin show is really, really good. We might actually creep up towards 80,000 today from what I’ve heard.

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