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August 11, 1955 – Vice President Nixon and Family Visit Disneyland

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“I don’t know when I’ve had so much fun.” – Richard M. Nixon

On August 11, 1955, a few weeks after its opening, Vice President Richard M. Nixon and his family visited Disneyland in Anaheim, California. The Nixons were welcomed into the park and brought to City Hall along with actor Fess Parker, with Parker awarding Nixon the “Key to City Hall.” After several photographs (including a few in front of the castle), the Nixons are taken on a tour of the park, with the family able to ride several of the attractions, including the Mark Twain Riverboat and Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. The Nixons would be on hand again at the park in 1959 to help with the inauguration of the monorail.

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