Herb Ryman’s concept drawing of Sleeping Beauty Castle from 1953 is one of the earliest sketches of what would become the most iconic Disneyland landmark.
On this day in 1955, Walt Disney gave the order to go ahead with the construction of Tomorrowland for Disneyland’s opening after previously putting it on hold because there wasn’t enough time.
On this day in 1955 these overhead photos were taken of the Disneyland construction site. Incredibly, the park would open just over seven months later!
Where to start? Why not at the spot where the very idea of Disneyland first sprang into Walt Disney’s mind - the Griffith Park merry-go-round.