1955

-January 15

Tomorrowland construction begins

-February 9

“A Disneyland Progress Report/Nature’s Half Acre” airs


-July 4

The two Disneyland steam trains (C.K. Holliday and E.P. Ripley) make their first run around the Park


-July 13

Walt and Lillian’s 30th Anniversary celebrated at Disneyland
Mark Twain makes its first circle of the Rivers of America
“A Pre-Opening Report on Disneyland” airs


-July 17
Disneyland opens. 28,154 attend. 90 million watch on ABC.

“Dateline: Disneyland” airs


Attractions open:
Main Street, U.S.A.:

Bank of America,
Bekins Van Lines Locker Area,
Camera Center,
Carnation Ice Cream Parlor
City Hall
Emporium,
Fine Tobacco,
Fire Wagon [Hose and Chemical Wagon],
Gibson Greeting Cards,
Grandma’s Baby Shop,
Horse-Drawn Streetcars,
Horse-Drawn Surreys,
Main Street Cinema,
Main Street Shooting Gallery,
Market House,
Penny Arcade,
Plaza Pavilion,
Red Wagon Inn,
Refreshment Corner,
Ruggles China and Glass House,
Santa Fe & Disneyland Railroad,
Story Book Shop,
Upjohn Pharmacy,
Wurlitzer Music Hall


Adventureland:
Adventureland Bazaar,
Jungle Cruise,
Plaza Pavilion


Frontierland:
Chicken Plantation Restaurant,
Davy Crockett Arcade,
Frontier Trading Post,
Golden Horseshoe Revue,
Mark Twain Riverboat,
Mule Pack,
Stage Coach


Fantasyland:
Canal Boats of the World,
King Arthur Carrousel,
Mad Tea Party,
Merlin’s Magic Shop,
Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride,
Peter Pan’s Flight,
Sleeping Beauty Castle,
Snow White’s Adventures


Tomorrowland:
Autopia,
Circarama, U.S.A. (playing “A Tour of the West”)
Clock of the World,
Monsanto Hall of Chemistry,
Space Station X-1


-July 18

Disneyland openened to the public with general admission costing US $1. Cost of attractions ranged from 10c to 35c.


Main Street, U.S.A.:
Puffin Bakery,
Silhouette Studio


Frontierland:
Pendleton Woolen Mills Dry Goods Store


-July 22
Main Street, U.S.A.:
Candy Palace


Tomorrowland:
Rocket to the Moon


-July 30
Tomorrowland:
Tomorrowland Boats


-July 31
Fantasyland:

Casey Jr. Circus Train


August


Frontierland:
Conestoga Wagons


Tomorrowland:
The Color Gallery,
The World Beneath Us


-August 3

Tomorrowland:
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Exhibit


-August 9


Frontierland:
Aunt Jemima Pancake House


-August 11


Frontierland:
Casa de Fritos


-August 15
Tomorrowland:
Tomorrowland Boats renamed to the “Phantom Boats”


-August 16
Fantasyland:
Dumbo Flying Elephants


-August 27
Fantasyland:
Mickey Mouse Club Theater


-August 29


Fantasyland:
Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship and Restaurant


-September
Tomorrowland:
Flight Circle


-September 4
Tomorrowland:
Hobbyland (removed, 1966; area became walkway)


-September 8

One Millionth Guest

-September 16
Fantasyland:
Canal Boats of the World close


-October
Disneyland News sold on Main Street, U.S.A.
Disneyland Hotel opens on 60 acre site next to the Park


-October 11

Ticket books available for the first time, containing A, B, and C Tickets (D Tickets added, 1956; E Tickets added, June, 1959)


-November 11
Fantasyland:
“Tent raising” ceremony held for the Mickey Mouse Club Circus


-November 16

“Davy Crockett’s Keelboat Race” airs


-November 24
Fantasyland:
Mickey Mouse Club Circus (removed, January 8, 1956; replaced by Keller’s Jungle Killers, February 19, 1956)


-December
Tomorrowland:
Aluminum Hall of Fame


-December 1
Main Street, U.S.A.:
Maxwell House Coffee House


-December 25
Frontierland:
Mike Fink Keel Boats

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