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20/06/2018 07:47 SAST | Updated 20/06/2018 07:47 SAST

25 Old-School Photos Of Disney Parks, Just Because

The characters’ costumes looked SO different.

As the Disney parks gear up for an inevitably busy summer, we wanted to take a peek at what all the fun attractions looked like years ago.

We rounded up magical photos from Disneyland in Anaheim, California, and Disney World in Orlando, Florida, throughout the years. The images feature children on Disneyland's opening day, celebrities enjoying their time at the parks, and rides and decor that definitely look a lot different now.

Check out 25 old-school photos of Disney parks below.

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    Workmen (in the foreground) help ready Sleeping Beauty Castle for Disneyland's opening in July 1955.
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    Walt Disney smiles at Disneyland's grand opening on July 17, 1955.
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    Parade participants prepare themselves for the televised grand opening.
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    Kids cavort outside Sleeping Beauty Castle in 1955.
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    Kids ride the teacups at Disneyland's Mad Tea Party ride in 1955.
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    Actors Steve Rowland and Kathleen Case on a ride during Disneyland's opening day.
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    Disney rides a spinning teacup with his wife, Lillian, and their daughter, Diane, shortly after Disneyland's opening.
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    A man and two children move past a scary illustration on the Snow White ride at Disneyland in 1955.
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    Disney with one of his grandsons on the lawn outside Sleeping Beauty Castle shortly after Disneyland's opening.
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    Tourists stroll through Tomorrowland at Disneyland in 1955.
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    Women dressed as mermaids sit on a rock in the water at Disneyland in the 1950s.
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    A couple enjoys an "All-Night Prom" at Disneyland in 1961.
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    A Disneyland guest ties Goofy's shoes during a visit in 1962. 
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    Disney employees handle the dolls for the "It's a Small World" exhibit.
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    A man works on the animatronic figures featured in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" ride at Disneyland.
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    Model Twiggy wears mouse ears during a visit to Disneyland in 1967.
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    A crowd gathers to watch Snow White and Grumpy at Disneyland in 1969.
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    Characters greet guests during a parade at Disneyland in 1970.
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    Julie Andrews performs during the grand opening of Disney World in 1971.
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    Mickey Mouse posing with Disney World's early cast members.
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    The Disney World staff poses for a photo to celebrate the park's opening.
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    James Sylvers of R&B group The Sylvers rides the carousel at Disneyland in 1973.
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    Workers complete the final stages of construction for Epcot's Spaceship Earth at Disney World. Epcot opened in 1982.
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    Two children pose with Mickey Mouse at Disneyland in 1982.
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    Cast members parade past the crowd at Disney World.