First Look: Original Opening Day Disneyland Ticket & Employee Badge

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Disneyland is gearing up for its 65th anniversary while D23 is celebrating its 50th anniversary of the Archives’ founding.

The Disney parks in California recently announced its reopening plans, which allows the parks to reopen to guests just in time for this milestone anniversary, but that is not the only way Disney is celebrating. In fact, D23 recently shared a few images which all focus on the history of Disneyland in honor of both the 65th anniversary of Disneyland and the 50th anniversary of the D23 Archives’ founding.

The first image D23 shared was an exclusive look at the first ever Disneyland employee badge, which was worn by Walt Disney himself. The second image shared by D23 was of the first ever Disneyland ticket, which was purchased by Roy O. Disney on July 18, 1955.

D23 also shared this fun image of Engineer Mickey Mouse, which was used by Walt Disney on opening day at Disneyland on July 17, 1955!

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If you are a D23 member, you will love this. D23 is also debuting a very special new documentary titled Adventure Thru the Walt Disney Archives in honor of its 50th anniversary of the Archives’ founding. This documentary will bring viewers behind-the-scenes for a first look at rarely seen treasures from the Archives’ founding.

Read more: D23 Celebrates 50 Years With New Documentary

According to D23:

Adventure Thru the Walt Disney Archives celebrates every part of Disney we love—through the lens of the Walt Disney Archives, its history, and its collection. Everything from Disney theme parks to the Studio lot is examined through an engaging, historical lens, as Hahn speaks with Walt Disney Archives Director Becky Cline and other members of the Archives team. Each stop on the adventure offers a look at some of the iconic treasures that have played a role in shaping The Walt Disney Company. The film, directed by John Gleim, features new interviews with Disney Executive Chairman Bob Iger, Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige, Pixar’s Pete Docter, film historian Leonard Maltin, and many more.

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