publication date: Saturday, September 26, 2020 (part of Fall 2020)

category: Records

clue: Plenty of Angelinos make an annual visit to Disneyland. This one was there before all of the others.

explanation: MacPherson became celebrated as a Disneyland fan: He was the very first person to buy a ticket on opening day in 1955, and was awarded a lifetime pass that he used to return every single year until his death in 2018. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Denise Sawicki, and Erik Bates


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