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Walt Disney once said, “Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.” More than 60 years after his beloved park first opened, Disney’s words still reverberate.

Much of the original park remains intact, and many of its opening day attractions still delight visitors. But Disneyland has evolved considerably since Disney, who passed away in 1966, last walked its storied streets. And planned for summer 2019, the park will welcome its most ambitious new land to date, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

 

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This tiny town is the site of Disney’s ‘lost’ park

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You may have paid to see gussied-up variations of the quaint town of Marceline, Missouri. The community of about 2,500, two hours northeast of metro Kansas City, was the hometown and emotional lodestone of Walt Disney.

His boyhood remembrances of Marceline influenced such films as the 1949 live-action/cartoon “So Dear to My Heart” and “Lady and the Tramp” (1955). When Disneyland opened in 1955, visitors entered the Southern California theme park through Main Street USA, an idealized rendition of downtown Marceline’s Kansas Avenue of the early 1900s.

Such Main Streets are at the gates of most Disney theme parks.


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