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Disneyland Celebrates 62 Years

Discussion in 'Disneyland Resort' started by epcot82fan, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. epcot82fan

    epcot82fan EPCOT Center Purist

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    Today marks the 62nd anniversary of Disneyland's grand opening. In honor of the occasion, a small gathering will be held at noon today at the front of the park.

    Happy birthday Disneyland!
     
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  2. NiarrNDisney

    NiarrNDisney Well-Known Member

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    Happy Birthday Disneyland!
     
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  3. wdrive

    wdrive Well-Known Member

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    I love that Disneyland still does something to celebrate it's smaller anniversary's.

    I feel that it's the only Disney park worldwide that recognizes every birthday?
     
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    Happy Birthday, Disneyland! So excited to be coming for a visit on one month!!!
     
  5. mickeyfan5534

    mickeyfan5534 Well-Known Member

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    Tokyo releases anniversary merch every year but no ceremony.
     
  6. raven24

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    Happy Birthday to my first love.
     
  7. TP2000

    TP2000 Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. They are classy that way. And I think the only property that does that every year.

    I was in Tokyo Disneyland during an anniversary, and there was no ceremony or any public acknowledgement. But the gift shops had specific anniversary t-shirts for sale, which was odd.

    Happy 62nd birthday Disneyland!
     
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    Here's the 62nd birthday celebration from today. Cute!

     
  10. TP2000

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    I think the reason why the other parks don't really celebrate their birthday's is because they don't have a famous Walt speech to play over the PA system.

    Did Roy do a speech for WDW that anyone knows about? (I'm sure there was something said, but what? WDW doesn't seem to acknowledge it anywhere.)

    And who cares what Card Walker or Eisner said in Tokyo and Paris and Hong Kong? Shanghai?
     
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    I have the same theory. Disneyland is the only one who does this every year because of its status as the first Disney park and its connection to Walt Disney. For these reasons, I feel like it's expected that thebpark at least do something each year, even if it's just getting some characters together to sing "Happy Birthday."
     
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    Plus I've known several people that make a special trip to DL just to be there on its birthday. How many people would do that for WDW or elsewhere? Or even know when it's birthday is?
     
  13. epcot82fan

    epcot82fan EPCOT Center Purist Original Poster

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    I'm hoping to visit EPCOT for its 35th this year.
     
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    You wouldn't have to do anything with a speech. I don't feel that it would all be worthless just because an opening day speech isn't included in the festivities.
     
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    We were near Town Square on Monday and hear the replaying of Walt's speech, it was very touching to hear it played. Part of me could imagine what it would have been like to hear it on opening day.
     
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    I know when Epcot and Magic Kingdom's Birthdays are (Oct. 1st 1971, 82) and if I lived in Orlando would gladly go there just to celebrate them every year!

    I knew the years Animal Kingdom (98) and MGM Studios (89) opened but not the exact day ;)
     
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    I have traveled to Disney World specifically to celebrate Disney World's 15th Anniversary!
     
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    July 17, 1955 (Disneyland) October 1, 1971 (Magic Kingdom) October 1, 1982 (Epcot) April 15, 1983 (Tokyo Disneyland) May 1, 1989 (Disney's Hollywood Studios) April 12, 1992 (Disneyland Paris) April 22, 1998 (Disney's Animal Kingdom) February 8, 2001 (Disney California Adventure) September 4, 2001 (Tokyo DisneySea) March 16, 2002 (Walt Disney Studios Park) September 12, 2005 (Hong Kong Disneyland) June 16, 2016 (Shanghai Disneyland)

    There. Every Disney theme park in the world and their opening dates. ;)
     
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