Valley News 19 July 1955
'DISNEYLAND Diego Tucker of so:,-,! H QP ft] Xuys. Mr L N T II I I Vii-k i- dl**-* ' I 4: - J l t i t ^^V Â· ^^^ Â· Â· THE PUBLIC Walt Pisney's $17,000.000 Dis- 'ineylnmi was formally opened I ' t o the public yesterday nt iii.m. J The fiO-iicre ' wonderland nt H313 Harbor Blvd., Anaheim. [was previewed for the press, -civic official.^ and entertain- 'mem industry Sunday. i Disneyland" v a = formally !dedicated by Disney "to the ipoople of the world, yrung [old. with a dream in their ^hearts." Gov, G o o d w iKnight added: i "All America can take pride lin Disneyland, a wondrous 'munity' w h i c h reflects charm'of the old world snd ingenuity and progress of the new." Blocked Freeway Disney, the governor, Mr?. Knight and Fred Gurley. Santa Fe Railroad president, arrived Ijaboard a little locomotive that circles Disneyland. Thousand* of persons Waiting to be first to enter yesterday blocked the Santa Ana Freeway Freeway qnd Harbor Blvd. in jheim. ' Sgt. Burnett Lane of the Orange County office of the California Highway Patrol, said parking lots were opened at a.m. when the congestion got so bad traffic was halted in area. An estimated 70.000 to 90,000 are expected to tour Disneyland Disneyland on week ends. List Attractions Police and Highway Patrol officers said Sunday's press preview of the magic park caused the "worst" tieup in history of the Santa Ana :way, Automobile? Automobile? were jammed I bumper to bumper for five Jmiles hetwen Buena Park and ; Nor\vaIk, Visitor? to Disneyland will] : ?ee a true-to-Iife frontier village; inside a stockade, an almost, ^full-scale replica of a river; ipaddleboat: Tomorrow-land with; ia rocket to the moon, [automobiles- in Autopia and: scaled-down speedboats. Transformed in Year Fantasyland inside a towering towering castle, King -Arthurs' carrousel. carrousel. Peter Pan and Snow- White and Mr. Toad Rides, medieval street of cobblestones and crooked houses; Adventure- land with mechanical crocodiles and other animals, A year ago the land on Disneyland rests was an grove'wiih 11,000 trees.