- June 16 - Holidayland, a new themed land that featured playgrounds and a baseball diamond, opens at Disneyland Park. It would close in 1959 to make way for the Matterhorn Bobsleds.
- June 26 - The Disneyland Viewliner opens. It would close just over a year later, making it one of the shortest-lived rides in Disney history.
- The Monsanto House of the Future (closed 1967) opens in Tomorrowland at Disneyland Park.
- Midget Autopia (closed 1966) opens at Disneyland Park.
- Motor Boat Cruise (closed 1993) opens.
- January 25 - Jenifer Lewis, performer (Star Tours "Safety Instructor")