Today in Disney Parks & Resorts History

Disneyland:  August 19, 1955
Casa de Fritos opens in Frontierland, serving Mexican fare, and features a chip-dispensing machine with the “Frito Kid”.  Guests insert their nickel into the machine and then watch the Frito Kid come to life.  The very basic animatronic figure rolls his eyes, licks his lips, turns his head and then hollers back to an unseen partner to send down a bag of Fritos corn chips. 

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