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Disneyland (1)

Key information

Anaheim, California, USA

Opening date:
17 July, 1955

The Walt Disney Company

Official website:
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Opening information:
Open 365 days a year.
(See Calendar and Opening Hours)

Ticket details:
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The first ever Disney theme park is still among the most popular parks in the world, ranking second only to Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in 2011 attendance (with some 16.1 million visitors). The park in Anaheim, California still retains the core of its original design and layout, which has become the template for Disney's other parks around the world. After entering the park on Main Street, U.S.A. guests can head to any of 7 themed lands. These are Adventureland, New Orleans Square, Frontierland, Critter Country, Fantasyland, Mickey's Toontown and Tomorrowland.

History: Disneyland holds the distinction of being the only Disney theme park to have been constructed under the full supervision of Walt Disney himself. Disney claimed to have conceived the idea for the park after visiting Griffith Park in Los Angeles with his children. Frustrated by the lack of attractions that could be enjoyed by adults and children alike, he designed Disneyland to fulfill that need. The park took exactly one year to construct, and opened on July 17, 1955.

Top Rides and Shows:

Pirates of the Caribbean
Your rating: None Average: 4.6 (113 votes)
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Haunted Mansion
Your rating: None Average: 4.6 (110 votes)
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Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye
Your rating: None Average: 4.5 (121 votes)
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Splash Mountain
Your rating: None Average: 4.5 (133 votes)
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Top Restaurants:

Club 33
Your rating: None Average: 5 (2 votes)
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Daisy's Diner
Your rating: None Average: 5 (2 votes)
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Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor
Your rating: None Average: 5 (3 votes)
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Mint Julep Bar
Your rating: None Average: 5 (1 vote)
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Pluto's Dog House
Your rating: None Average: 5 (3 votes)
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New attraction opening dates
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Refurbishment schedule
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Latest News:

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After a lengthy refurbishment, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is finally due to reopen at Disneyland - and the ride will now boast some stunning additional special effects.


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