Oldest Disneyland Rides from 1955 to Today Story

Disneyland draws more than 15 million visitors to its gates every year, as families from across the globe come to enjoy the Happiest Place on Earth.

To imagine and engineer the magical kingdom, Disney has employed some of the most creative minds in the world (dubbed Imagineers) to work together to design world-class attractions that are both awe-inspiring and entertaining.

When Walt Disney opened the gates for the first time on July 17, 1955, the park consisted of 33 different attractions. 

July 17, 1955: Autopia Autopia is the only Tomorrowland ride that remains from opening day. When the park opened, this attraction represented the future of auto travel, as interstate highway legislation had yet to be signed. 

July 17, 1955: Disneyland Band

The Disneyland band helped herald a new era in amusement parks. In 2015, 14 of the 16-member ensemble were reassigned to other musical groups around the park, and new blood was brought aboard to bring new energy for the 60th anniversary.

July 17, 1955: Disneyland Railroad When the first train departed from the Disneyland Main Street Station, it only had one other stop, New Orleans Square, and just two trains. 

July 17, 1955: Jungle Cruise

The Jungle Cruise is the third ride to inspire a film. The theme of the ride is a journey through a tropical jungle. 

Swipe up for more!