Here's the Castle, early 1956. Nice ain't it?
I really love that Walt interview from the early sixties where he brags about placing latin tags on the weeds in order to fill out Disneyland's thin flora problem.
The second shot shows that new nature of the park...even six months after opening. Disneyland foliage was still fairly barren, not to mention its winter.
Very soon, all of this will change.
It's hard to make out in this second slide, but notice the orange tree in the bare dirt (center).
Gotta hand it to the guy, he's a thinker!