The 1950’s was a terribly serious time. The second World War had just ended, and just like that, America found itself in a deadly conflict in Korea. The Cold War between the USSR was quickly escalating. Fear of nuclear annihilation had become a real threat.

But there was a bright side to the 50’s as well. One of the most upbeat historical events was in 1955 when Disneyland first opened its doors. The new¬†Disney History¬†channel just published this vintage compilation of classic video footage from the first days of the world famous park that is taking viewers back to a simpler time.