Walt's office at the Disney studios was adorned with an oversized aerial photo of Disneyland that could be used, as it is here, as a reference.
Walt Disney gives viewers a preview of Main Street USA during the Disneyland television show on ABC 1954.
"You know it seems like only yesterday that Disneyland was just an idea and some plans on paper." - Walt Disney
Growing up in Los Angeles in the 70s/80s we visited Disneyland on a regular basis and often after school, before "Annual Passes".