RSS Feed

August 11

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


“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.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: