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Disneyland opening day 1955 - Teacups and Fantasyland. From Life Magazine, photos by Allan Grant and Loomis Dean. Color corrected by United Style

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Disneyland opening day 1955 - Storybook Land Canal Boats and Casey Jr. Railroad in Fantasyland. From Life Magazine, photos by Allan Grant and Loomis Dean. Color corrected by United Style

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Disneyland opening day 1955 - Tomorrowland. From Life Magazine, photos by Allan Grant and Loomis Dean. Color corrected by United Style.

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Although it's widely known that Disneyland's "official" opening day was July 17, 1955...this newpaper clipping from 1955 proclaims the big day as July 18.

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Disneyland opening day 1955 - Autopia with the Space Bar in the foreground. From Life Magazine, photos by Allan Grant and Loomis Dean. Color corrected by United Style.

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Opening day at Disneyland – July 17th, 1955. This is a shot taken from the Sleeping Beauty Castle looking down along Main Street.

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