Paging the Disneyland Sign Shop, please report to the Disneyland Almanac author’s office. pic.twitter.com/jk1NL2FMzU
— Jason Schultz (@ArchivistJason) January 20, 2023
Of course, 1955 is the well-known opening year of Disneyland, which was probably fresh in the mind of whoever wrote this copy/designed the banner. However, the Matterhorn Bobsleds would not open for another four years in 1959, the same year that Sleeping Beauty premiered. Oops!
Honestly, it’s not that big of a mistake and likely an easy one to make, even if you’re extremely familiar with Disney Parks history. Whoever is responsible likely just had a lapse of memory, which happens to us all. In fact, Theme Park Duo Podcast even noticed a spacing error on another banner, this time commemorating the opening ceremony of Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort, suggesting a possible mistake in printing rather than design:
Who exactly is Walt Disneyworld? Is it Walt’s other other brother? pic.twitter.com/aETNqNvNyG
— Theme Park Duo Podcast (@ThemeParkDuo) January 20, 2023
Now that it’s aware of these typos, Disney Parks & Resorts will likely rectify the situation, and everyone hoping to enjoy the 100 Years of Wonder celebration can live Happily Ever After…
Follow along with DisneyTips as the Disney100 anniversary celebration continues throughout 2023!