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Walt Disney Opens Iconic American Amusement Park on This Day in 1955

Walt Disney was already a well-known creative genius — the creator of Mickey Mouse and the 1938 feature-length cartoon Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs — when he had an idea to create Disneyland, his famed Anaheim, California, amusement park.   “All my life I heard him talk about doing this park, from the time I was five,” daughter Diane Disney Miller said in a documentary about Disneyland. “The dream just grew,” she says in the film, adding that by the time she turned 21, her father had finally done it, at…

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