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Theme Park Worldwide : This is fantastic, really enjoyed it

Spa Guy : Thanks guys this video rocked!! I Love History and an inside look!

Kayla // Loki’s Queen : This is truly amazing. I love Disneyland history!

Hack Fraud : The 'dislike button' shouldn't even exist on videos like this. There's absolutely zero logical reason a person could click that button.

Gary Smedley : My dad was one of the heavy equipment operators during the early clearing and grading of Disneyland.

28brasco : The fastest 40min. I've ever lived through. Thank you for sharing. How Walt brought his vision to life is extremely impressive.

Gareth Walton : To the people that run this YouTube channel. You need to TURN OFF youtube video stabilizer. Because it is turned on it is causing your footage to look weird and move by it self, it’s also zooming into this footage and cropping is not what you want. look up how to turn it off, you will literally thank me when you realise how much better this footage looks after you turn it off 🤙🏻

Dave Hansen : Outstanding video. Our first visit was around 1961 when I was just four years old. And we still have 8mm video footage. Those were the days.

Brackish nz : amazing footage

todd : At around 35:30, what kind of transport is being used for the camera? Helicopter?

Carlos Carpinteyro : Absolutely stunning footage and narration!!! Thank you for posting this! A new book "Three Years in Wonderland" by Todd James Pierce just came out in April of 2016 to tell untold stories of the making of Disneyland. My Uncle, Eugene "Doc" Lemmon is listed as 'the fifth official employee of Disneyland' on pg. 104 of Todd's book. He was the Disneyland Park Operations manager from 1956-61. My uncle using his Disneyland experience later picked the site, named, and was the President of Magic Mountain in Valencia, Ca. My pic depicts my uncle's hard-had that he wore while Magic Mountain was under construction.

Richard Ambrose : The first time I visited Disneyland was in December 1966.  I was with my mom & sister waiting to board the monorail when many of the employees started crying.  The news that Walt had just died reached the park.  One of the sadest days of my life. 

Bruce HikesHollywood : fantastic footage  loved it every minute of it

mamayama2 : My dad worked for the audio recorders that got the original Jungle Cruise sound contract...Walt insisted on a longer tape loop than anybody had ever asked for, so that the background sounds not repeat over the duration of the ride. So my dad ran the tape from the machine...out into the hall...over a series of hat-racks...into the bathroom....around another hat-rack...and all the way back to the studio again! Just another example of Walt's attention to detail :-)

ncolclas : Fresh Baked, have you seen this? Wonderful footage!

Bryan Roth : Very nicely done... Thanks to all that where involved and making this free for all of us to watch..

John VanAcker : I was so happy to see this footage.  Also glad that someone was just curious enough to check the film before it was moved to long term storage, who knows what would have happened to it then.  I hope that it would all be transcribed to video and be able to view it all at some point.

Candi andPinkie : Oh wow 5 dislikes.Come on guys it's Disneyland!

VLOGNOSIS : The building process is amazing! Did the narrator say $17 million dollars to build... in the dollar value of that era??? Or in today's money??? I can't even imagine Walt being able to scrape those funds together, let alone find a group of workers that could come through in the end (and on time!). Simply amazing. The flips side of all this is the sad demise of that entire area, for hundreds of miles around it. What used to be beautiful orange groves & clean living... is now decaying urban sprawl, pollution, traffic and concrete :( Not to mention the complete ripoff pricing of the park today. $25 to park your car, $155 for an admission ticket, $5 drinks, $20 meals, forget souvenirs. I don't go anymore!

Whtxombi : My Grandfather watched them tear out the orchards to build the park. "It'll never work" he is quoted as saying

John Johnson : I hope to become a Disney imagineer one day because I have so many ideas. For example...the Matterhorn could be re-done with a "Frozen" theme from the movie and instead of the abominable snowman, it can be that you have to help Anna & Kristoff escape from the ice creature that Elsa created.       Gosh that could be a good idea

Neil Ogley : Thanks so much for posting and such a Fun place to have in this world.

Madalyn Nobles : Going to disney tomorrow!!:) so excited !!:)

Gary Laatsch : I have photos of me in a stroller when I was 1 year old in 1957 in the park. I grew up in La Puente and live in Orange for many years....to see where it s gone from where it was is mind boggling. I remember our parents dropping us off on a Saturday afternoon when we were 12 and 13 years old and staying till the fireworks and then our parents picking us up. I haven't been there since my son was 16, he is now 33. Thinking I need to go back if I can get the loan approved for admission :-)

Diox321 : I enjoyed this thoroughly! Great work!

Michael J-H : I can only imagine what else is in that deep storage that people may have stored away without realizing.

Karla Rubi : I love Walt Disney he makes me so happy

pressrolls : 3:58 I hate how this moron mispronounces Foliage. It's Fo-lee-ige. Not Fo-luge.

David C : It's quite amazing how fast they built things years ago and also did quality work. Pretty sad that today, everything is done by people who are paid low wages and it's looked upon like work only uneducated would do.

Charles Ramsey : This was awesome footage I would love to see more. I was born in 1953 in Whittier and after the opening my mother and dad took me to Disneyland every other weekend if not more. I always dreamed of working in one of the parks for Disney but I have not made it yet and I am now 61.

Hank Austin : The narration on this video is superbly done! Tony, you are the best!!

Alan Bond : I wish it was just down the street, and not the other side of the world!!! When do we get Disneyland - Sydney, Australia!!

irwinisidro : Disneyland is pretty much a real life Sim City.

Rachel Xavier : Fantastic! Delivered on giving that special Disney-magical feeling that I felt when I was kid visiting Disneyland. Not boring or frustrating; a very satisfying watch. Would love to see more.

tj d : That's incredible! Wow

Bo Loney : Fess Parker was my grandfathers first cousin. Fun to see him in these videos.

David Ybarra : This footage is priceless! You simply must convert any other footage you have. Please, for posterity. Thank you for sharing.

jenny1a2a : Do you have the original 16mm cans or footage taken by Disney of Frontier Town in North Hudson NY? Disney sent a camera crew and then rebuilt the log village in California?

Antonio TwizShiz Edward : cool video. my first visit to Disneyland was in the 70's. Well, I was born in 1972. Watching this video gives a cool perspective on the creation of Disneyland. Also working at Disneyland in 1997-1999 as a parking lot tram announcer give me behind the scenes look at the magic.

ColoradoH2 : Oh what a nostalgic rush... this just blew me away!! My sister and I worked at the park from 1960 to 1964. Admiral Joe Fowler lived down the street from us in Corona del Mar and he was the one who made it possible for us to work there, bypassing a waiting list of 5000 applicants! I was a ride operator working in Fantasyland, and my sister worked on Main Street. Thanks for posting this!

Azo Prodigy : They are getting rid of frontier land and putting Star Wars land

J Jukeboy : I opened this nostalgic (Disneyland under construction) some time ago!

LifeWithBayle : OMG! This is the best video on YouTube! Did you know that $15,000,000 USD today is around $133,334,831 USD. Wow.

Matthew Mollet : Amazing!

Dave F. Macias : This was amazing...   Loved-It-!!! Thank-you for sharing it with us.

Andrew Kuder : Happy 60th birthday, Disneyland :)

Scott Gerling : 1/29/14 Went to Disneland today. The park has been kept very close to the original with a few updates. It still feels like it did in the 70's when I went as a kid. I am glad they are keeping it frozen in time!  The art, the cleanliness, 4 themes and main attractions were very well maintained. Thouroughly impressed. Walt Disney's presence was there, no doubt.

9959 Press : We're a family of 6. Our trip to Disneyland set me back close to $1000.

Tony Cortese : There were no drawings laying out  track for Jungle Cruise... just a guy with a stick on site with the bulldozer operator!  WOW!  Just blows me away

Don Neary : I was one lucky 10 year boy to visit Disneyland in 1955, shortly after it opened.  Myself, my 8 year old sister, and parents had the time of our lives.  I still have vivid memories of the day almost 60 years later.  One thing I remember my Dad saying was that the day cost our family of four  $20.  That was for everything including a meal there.  I got the impression that he thought it was a great expense.  I wonder what it would cost now?