Disneyland. The first of the Disney Parks. Opening July 17, 1955, Disneyland was thought to fail! Why? Well, rides frequntly broke down, it was very hot so womans heels sunk into the asphalt, tickets were being faked, 15,000 more people showed up than expected, plumbers went on a strike, so it was driking fountains or bathrooms. Bathrooms won that battle, a ferryboat sank and there was a gas leak in Fantasyland. But years and years later, Disneyland is the second most visited park (Magic Kingdom being the first).