President Kennedy visited Disneyland only once; as a senator in October of 1959. In this picture he greets the President of Guinea, Ahmed Sékou Touré, by the Disneyland Railroad.
Here we have a sign displayed at the park’s front entrance informing guests that Disneyland would be closed in observance of the president’s death. This marked the first time Disneyland had been closed unexpectedly. Since then this has only happened twice, once in 1994 after the Northridge earthquake and then most recently in 2001 following the September 11 attacks.