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Disneyland prepares for crush of visitors during 60th anniversary celebration
Disneyland prepares for crush of visitors during 60th anniversary celebration

The gripes about Disneyland crowds started on opening day — July 17, 1955 — when so many people showed up that refreshment stands ran out of food and drinks. Sixty years later, Disneyland is celebrating its diamond anniversary with a new pulsating nighttime parade, an upgraded fireworks show and a sparkling veneer on Sleeping Beauty's castle. Theme park experts predict that visitors will pack the park to near capacity, based on the 8.5% increase in attendance — to 14.5 million visitors — for the 50th anniversary. Disneyland managers say they have been testing several crowd management tactics to make sure that the throngs attending the celebration, which...

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