Souvenir Book, "Disneyland," 1955

Summary

Walt Disney's idea for "a new kind of family park" began in the 1930s, while he was watching his young daughters ride a carousel. In creating what would become known as Disneyland, Disney chose a clean, harmonious, unified environment. Disneyland, considered the first theme park, opened in Anaheim, California in 1955. It would set the model for other theme parks.

Walt Disney's idea for "a new kind of family park" began in the 1930s, while he was watching his young daughters ride a carousel. In creating what would become known as Disneyland, Disney chose a clean, harmonious, unified environment. Disneyland, considered the first theme park, opened in Anaheim, California in 1955. It would set the model for other theme parks.

Artifact

Brochure

Date Made

1955

Subject Date

1955

Creators

American Souvenir Company 

Colourpicture Publishers (Firm) 

Walt Disney Productions 

Place of Creation

United States, Massachusetts, Boston 

Creator Notes

Published by American Souvenir Company, printed by Colourpicture Publishers, Boston, Massachusetts, for Walt Disney Productions.

Driving America
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

Object ID

86.13.27.3

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 6 in

Width: 8.75 in

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