Walt Wednesday #51
On July 24, 1966, Walt Disney opened his newest land, New Orleans Square. “Disneyland has always had a big river and a Mississippi sternwheeler,” Walt Disney said in Disneyland Around the Seasons (1966), one of his last televised appearances. “It seemed appropriate to create a new attraction at the bend of the river. And so Disneyland’s New Orleans Square came into being: a New Orleans of a century ago when she was the ‘Gay Paree’ of the American frontier.”
Walt during the opening day of New Orleans Square with New Orleans mayor Victor H. Schiro sampling fragrances from Mlle. Antoinette’s Parfumerie.
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Growing up in Los Angeles in the 70s/80s we visited Disneyland on a regular basis and often after school, before "Annual Passes".