If I had a time machine at my disposal, it would be very tempting to travel back to 1955, cough up the dollar fifty admission and visit Disneyland during its inaugural year. While, I don’t have a time machine, there is YouTube and the great culture of sharing home movies. Here are a few home videos that feature Walt’s park in its earliest incarnation.
This next one captures the park just a few days after opening. Walt even makes an appearance:
Holy smokes. Did you see that clown at the 2:08 mark? Where did that come from? Also note at 2:30 that Dumbo was still under construction.
This one from the Disney History Institute places 1955 Disneyland in historical context:
What do you miss the most about the early days of Disneyland?