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  • Disney characters Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse perform during a parade at Hong Kong Disneyland Park, Sept. 11, 2005, in Hong Kong.
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  • Visitors stand at the entrance of Hong Kong Disneyland as they wait for the theme park to open its gates in Hong Kong, Sept. 12, 2005.
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  • Hong Kong Disneyland celebrates its grand opening in Hong Kong, Sept. 12, 2005.
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  • With Sleeping Beauty Castle in the backdrop, employees sell Mickey Mouse balloons before a parade at Hong Kong Disneyland Park, Sept. 12, 2005.
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  • The Main Street Electrical Parade lights up Disneyland Paris, April 11, 1992.
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  • Inaugural celebrations at Disneyland Paris in April 1992.
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  • Disneyland Hotel officially opens at Disneyland Paris on April 11, 1992.
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  • Masatomo Takahashi, president of Oriental Land Company, and Esmond Cardon "Card" Walker, chairman of The Walt Disney Co., cut the opening ceremony ribbon at Tokyo Disney on April 15, 1983.
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  • Mickey Mouse leads other Disney characters in a parade in front of spectators during "VIP Day" of Tokyo Disneyland, April 11, 1983.
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  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs pose outside Cinderella Castle in Orlando, Florida, Oct. 1, 1971.
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  • Families ride the monorail train, Oct. 2, 1971, at Orlando, Florida. The monorail runs through the unfinished 14-story Contemporary Resort in the background.
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  • Small crowds wait for Magic Kingdom’s Main Street to open Oct. 2, 1971, in Orlando, Florida. Some 12,000 people visited the theme park that day.
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  • Julie Andrews performs on Main Street U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom during the grand opening of Walt Disney World.
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  • Fess Parker and Buddy Ebsen lead the way during Disneyland's opening day parade, July 17, 1955, in Anaheim, California.
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  • Actress Kathleen Case poses with a monkey during the opening day of Disneyland in Anaheim, California, July 17, 1955.
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  • Children run through the gate of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland in California, July 1955.
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  • Walt Disney and his wife, Lillian, and their daughter, Diane, ride a spinning tea cup at Disneyland shortly after its opening, Anaheim, California, 1955.
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