A Look Back at Some Disneyland Opening Day Artifacts from the Walt Disney Archives

Mr. DAPs interviews Justin Arthur of the Walt Disney Archives
Mr. DAPs interviews Justin Arthur of the Walt Disney Archives
Mr. DAPs interviews Justin Arthur of the Walt Disney Archives

Disneyland is celebrating 60 years of magic. With all the glitz and glamor, it is fun to look back and see how Disneyland has grown through the last 6 decades. The opening of the Disneyland Forever! fireworks spectacular reminds guests of how Disneyland was once a grove of orange trees that a man with a dream walked through. Once Disneyland opened in 1955, things started appearing that were excited for guests at the time as a new way to experience Walt Disney’s magic. Now, those things have become artifacts that Disney fans are still quite excited about but for a completely different reason. What were once a part of daily life at Disneyland, are now treasures.

Recent, DAPs Magic had the opportunity to interview Justin Arthur from the Walt Disney Archives. During this interview, he shared a through treasures from the vaults of the Archives. Join Mr. DAPs and Justin Arthur as they take a quick journey through history of the happiest place on Earth! 

What is your favorite collectible he shared?

Now, watch Disneyland Forever! with a slightly different and more historical perspective. Does this change the way you watch the fireworks at all?

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Hi, I'm Mr. DAPs, the Founder, and Editor in Chief of DAPS MAGIC! I can be regularly found at Disneyland with my hat and bow tie taking pictures and simply enjoying the Happiest Place on Earth. I'm also the weekly host of GEEKS CORNER and your Disney reporter for DISNEY REPORTER on DAPS MAGIC's YouTube channel. I am also now honored to announced that I'm a Brand Ambassador with Her Universe! Find me on Twitter and Instagram. as I'd love to connect with you. Make sure and say hi!






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