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On 17 June 1955, the happiest place on earth was dedicated and opened in Anaheim, California.  Walt Disney came up with the concept for Disneyland after visiting various amusement parks with his daughters.  He wanted a place where adults and their children could go and have fun together.  Disney and his staff also created numerous characters that are beloved still today such as Donald Duck, Goofy, and of course, Mickey Mouse.

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