The Happiest Place on Earth opened 61 years ago today, July 17, 1955.
I'm fortunate to have spent my entire life living close enough to Disneyland to tell time by the sound of the fireworks each evening.
Most importantly, I have Walt Disney and Disneyland to thank for my husband and family, as my husband and I met while working there during our college years.
Here's a look back at last year's Diamond Anniversary, and here are a few more favorite photos from my 59th Anniversary post.
And here's Walt Disney himself, greeting guests on Opening Day, 1955: "To all who come to this happy place, welcome!"
Happy Birthday, Disneyland!