The Happiest Place on Earth

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The celebrity-studded TV special that opened Disneyland 55 years ago today, hosted by Art Linkletter, with cameos from Bob Cummings, Ronald Reagan, Danny Thomas.

The show runs to at least eight segments, and you'll find related video -- e.g., construction progress -- on the "freedogshampoo" YouYube account.

Via Wilhelm Murg on Facebook. Wilhelm posts items "on this date" in pop culture history almost daily. Today's other milestone: The 42nd anniversary of the debut of the Beatles' animated movie, Yellow Submarine.

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Sid Burgess said:

The video was neat to watch but Melinda and I got quite the kick seeing the guys smoking in the office like it was nothing. :)

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