Jonathan Carr, who was 9 years old when he attended opening day, told Cracked that his family, among many others, weren’t told in advance that many rides wouldn’t be open until the next month. “All day, people stood in lines for rides that were closed.” And to think you probably once threw a fit because Peter Pan’s Adventure had a 45-minute wait.
“You couldn’t do anything. Anywhere you could sit was taken, rides had long lines, stores were filled,” he added. “To me, it was like a mall parking lot during Christmas. Every space is filled, and there are endless cars either idling and waiting or circling around and hoping. That was Disneyland on the first day, but with nobody pulling out.”