I think I was there about the same time - probably '61. A bit older than you, as I got to ride the teacups, submarines, Autopia, Matterhorn, Jungle Cruise, and just about everything else there was at the time. Wanna know what my coolest memory was? My dad was in a wheelchair, and we got to go to the head of every line (even though he didn't ride anything but the subs). No standing in line - that was heaven to me! The next year, we got the same treatment at the Seattle World's Fair. Now, for those of you who will accuse my mom and me of taking advantage of the old man's wheelchair to cut the lines, I guess we were guilty. But remember, we also had to load him into and out of the chair, the car, the tub, the bed, etc. We also had to help push him all over Disneyland, Marineland, Knott's Berry Farm, and other sites, as his hands would blister and his shoulders would tire out on those long days of site-seeing. My job especially, as I was a pretty big, strong young fella, was to take him up and down steps and stairs. So we gladly partook of the little bits of benefits that came along with the situation. So @Historian, I hope I wasn't being snotty at the same time as you were there, going to the front of the line and riding everything you couldn't 😃 - I mean, I hope that I at least waved at you as I cruised around on the Autopia course! Oh, and the sub ride was awesome to me at the time...
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I have received more information about the 20 vs 50 years discussion. Bill France wasn't racing there until the late 1930s, so we are adding that bit of info and reverting back to the 20+ year comment.
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