“San Diego Temple Open House Attracts Thousands,” Ensign, May 1993, 105
On the opening day of the public tours at the San Diego Temple, a beautiful rainbow broke through the clouds, indicative of the bright and hopeful attitudes of the thousands who toured the temple that day. According to Clyde Romney, chairman of the open house committee, approximately 21,000 people toured the temple on February 20, the opening day. Hundreds of people waited in line to tour the building, some arriving more than an hour before the open house began. More than 720,000 people toured the building during the six-week open house.
Prior to the open house, two days of preview tours were held for the news media, community leaders, the clergy, and other specially invited guests. Some 7,500 people toured the facility during those two days.
The open house concluded April 3, and the temple was closed in preparation for dedication ceremonies, scheduled April 25–30. (See July 1993 Ensign for complete coverage on the open house and dedication ceremonies.)