Vintage Footage Shows Early Days Of Disneyland

GettyImagesFotoPublished: July 12, 201812 views
Published: July 12, 2018

If there is one thing that we love, it’s vintage footages. It’s so precious to see what things looked like in the past. It seems like a millenia ago while it was nothing more than half a century. Things have changed a lot since then, whether for better or for worse is still up for discussion, but the stark difference is almost unimaginable.

However, there is one place on Earth that defies time, and it is none other than Disneyland. Disneyland became a reality after Walt Disney decided to open a theme park after the many trips he had to other theme parks with his daughters prior to the opening of Disneyland. On July 17, 1955, the first Disneyland opened in Anaheim, California. Although it has had major technological improvements over the last 60+ years, the spirit of the happiest place on earth was as joyous then as it is now. Until the 1990s, there was only one location for Disneyland, however it was renamed to Disneyland Park to distinguish itself from the latest addition right next to it madu during that time.

This theme park caters to many fiction lovers and it is filled with characters from the Brothers Grimm fairy tales to modern science-fiction movies and a plethora of amusement park rides. It really doesn’t seem like there is an end to the plentiful repertoire this place has to offer.

The footage shows us a place that is so similar, yet so different from our present perception of Disneyland. The rides and the decorations all look whimsical and definitely one of a kind, but the thing that stand out are the people and their reactions. We can see people of all ages move towards the entrance of the amusement park nad hop on the various rides. There is one major difference between them and the visitors of today, there is a surplus of electronic devices when you look at the videos of today.

The experience is completely different. Visitors in the past could genuinely enjoy the rides and experience the wind blowing in their faces as they dropped down rollercoasters and spinned inside magic cups. Nowadays, chances are that they are seeing everything through the shield of their GoPro cameras and their selfie sticks.

We can’t deny the fact that the advancement of technology has been responsible for all of the goodness we are seeing in the Disneyland Park. Without it, there wouldn’t have been half of the rides that grace the 160 acres of the place. But we simply can’t accept that recent visitors are forgoing the real experience just so they can keep their memories locked tight in a metal box. Who knows, maybe people in the future will look at this a totally different way, but all is well as long as we have amazing places like Disneyland to nurture the child in all of us.

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