Disneyland was the original name of the park, later on it turned out to be Disneyland Park. It was built at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, dedicated on July 17, 1955. It was the only designed park theme and built under the direct supervision of Walt Disney. Before discussing further in detail, we like to concentrate our discussions on its history, as the mostly people know what it is and how does it look like, but hardly people knows about its history how did it came into existence.
Walt Disney is the one who had dreamed during his life that he was engaged in construction of a place where children adult, and parents could have fun together and used to enjoy their life freely in a permissive society where the human and animal instinct live together without any scare under the specified limit, without afflicting one another. In order to make them in a real sense, he had initially planned to acquire a place spreading over in 8 acres which later on expanded to 160 acres.
Initially, the location of Disneyland Park was set to next to Burbank studio where the employees and families of this studio could go and relax. The hunt for the best spot finally ended in the rural Anaheim, California with procure of a 160-acre instead of 8 acres, orange grove and boscage near the junction of the Santa Ana Freeway and Harbor Boulevard. Construction for It began some time back on July 21, 1954, a meager 12 months before the park was scheduled to open. It was approaching towards its final form bit by bit and got ready for Opening Day. The staff had worked around the clock to get it ready. It is believed Walt Disney was 53 years old when he dedicated Disneyland Park. It was a memorable ceremony at Town Square; Walt could look around and see the fulfillment of his ideas, hopes, thoughts, and ambitions in the form of a spectacular entertainment kingdom.
It is in the record, the opening day was an awful disaster and a 15-day heat wave blowing around that helped raising the temperatures up to 110 degrees Fahrenheit. Further, there was a plumber strike on that particular day, few water fountains were operating in the hot weather. Asphalt was still steaming, because it had been laid down a night before, literality “trapping” high penciled shoes. After opening day, the heat wave continued roughly a week and almost had wiped out the recreational area. Beside all these facts and the terrible opening day situation, the place did eventually pick up.