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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Today in Disney History (November 23, 1963)


A day after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, Disneyland closed its gates in observance of the National Day of Mourning. The newly sworn in President, Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed that the day of Kennedy’s funeral, Monday, November 25, 1963 would be a National Day of Mourning. During this time Disneyland was already closed on Mondays and Tuesdays so I’m assuming they honored the fallen President on Saturday instead. This was the first unexpected or unplanned closure in the history of Disneyland. 

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