Fan­ta­sy­land

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Sur­vey­ing the con­struc­tion site on April 16, 1955, Walt Dis­ney kept a keen eye on the progress of his brain­child, Dis­ney­land, and its iconic Sleep­ing Beauty Cas­tle. Af­ter pay­ing $879,000 in 1953 for the 160-acre par­cel in Ana­heim, CA, Dis­ney part­nered with ABC-TV and spent $17 mil­lion more be­fore open­ing day on July 17, 1955.

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