Milt Albright promoted to manager of accounting at Disneyland

Walt agrees to produce a regular television show for ABC in return for funding

Key Disney Staff members begin touring American amusement parks, learning what not to do

-July 21

The ground is broken for the beginning of the Magic Kingdom of Disneyland. A one-year race against time begins to build the Happiest Place on Earth on a 180 acre site in Anaheim.

-August 13

Excavation of the Disneyland site begins

-October 27
“The Disneyland Story” airs (first episode of Disneyland television show)