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Disney's birthday

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Disney's birthday

Does anyone know if there will be anything special going on for Disney's actual birthday - July 17, 2006 - I read somewhere that they do special events and wondered if it is something to take in.

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1. Re: Disney's birthday

Just to be technical, Disneyland opened to the public on July 18th, 1955. Disney decided to use the July 17th day, since that was the day they aired a large TV special that was shown live. But every guest was supposed to have a special private invite (though many jumped the fence or forged tickets).

It is unknown if there will be any special celebrations this year. Last year, there was a in-park celebration on July 17th, and many hard core Disneyland fans lined up overnight to enter the park.

This year, I doubt that the celebration will be that big, since it is the 51st anniversary. They might have a small ceremony, but those type of events are really designed for the media, and there is very limited viewing for park guests.