Disneyland (California) had a private opening for investors and members of the press on July 17, 1955, and opened to the public the next day, on July 18, 1955. The first guests through the turnstiles were Kristine Vess, age 5, and her cousin Michael Schwartner, age 7. Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, Florida, on October 1, 1971. Tokyo Disneyland opened on April 15, 1983. Disneyland Paris opened its gates on April 12, 1992. Hong Kong Disneyland opened on September 12, 2005.