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Disneyland
Disney theme park
Sleeping Beauty's Castle 2008.JPG
Resort Disneyland Resort
Opened July 17, 1955
Theme Magic Kingdom
Operator The Walt Disney Company
Website Disneyland Resort Homepage
Plaque at the entrance
.Disneyland is an American theme park located in Anaheim, California, owned and operated by the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts division of The Walt Disney Company.^ In addition, we explore Disneyland's other theme park in Anaheim, Disney's California Adventure.

^ Disneyland was the first true theme park .
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^ Transition: theme park becomes resort .
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.It was dedicated with a press preview on July 17, 1955, and opened to the general public on July 18, 1955. Disneyland holds the distinction of being the only theme park to be designed and built under the direct supervision of Walt Disney himself.^ Disneyland was the first true theme park .
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^ Walt Disney discussing plans for Disneyland.
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^ Perhaps inevitably, opening day – July 17, 1955 – was a disaster.
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.As of 2005, the park has been visited by more than 515 million guests since it opened, including presidents, royalty and other heads of state.^ Disneyland is more than an amusement park.
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^ Three more lands have been added since the park's opening.
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^ An estimated 515 million visitors have visited the park since its opening on July 17, 1955.
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[1] .In 1998, the theme park was re-branded "Disneyland Park" to distinguish it from the larger Disneyland Resort complex.^ Disneyland was the first true theme park .
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^ Transition: theme park becomes resort .
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^ Disneyland ® Park is the original theme park of the Resort.
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.In 2007, more than 14,800,000 people visited the park making it the second most visited park in the world, behind the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.^ Walt Disney World Resort is the most visited and l...
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^ Now, almost 400 million people have visited the Magic Kingdom.
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^ Are you interested in visiting a Disney Park?
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[2]
.The dedication to all Disney magic kingdom-style parks begins with the phrase "To all who come to this happy place, welcome ..."^ "To all who come to this happy place, Welcome.
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^ To all who come to this happy place: Welcome.
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^ The Magic Kingdom theme park is main park of Walt Disney World.

with the exception of .Magic Kingdom Park in Florida.^ The Kingdom of Dreams and Magic is larger than other Disneyland theme parks covering about 115 acres (46.5 hectares).
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^ Maps Magic Valley Park Thorpe Park Walt Disney World (Magic Kingdom) .

^ One (1) night stay at the Cinderella Castle Suite in the Magic Kingdom® Park with select food and beverage to be determined by Sponsor .

.The dedication there begins "Walt Disney World is a tribute to the philosophy and life of Walter Elias Disney ..."^ Walt Disney magic world.
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^ Visiting Walt Disney World can be expensive.

^ Walt Disney World rewards Disney and more!
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Contents

Dedication

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"To all who come to this crappy place: -Welcome- Disneyland is your land.^ "To all who come to this happy place – welcome.
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^ "To all who come to this happy place, Welcome.
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^ To all who come to this happy place: Welcome.
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.Here age relives fond memories of the past ...^ Here, age relives fond memories of the past, and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future.
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^ Here age relives fond memories of the past...
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^ Here age relives fond memories of the past...and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future.

and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. .Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts that have created America ...^ Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams and the hard facts that have created America, with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world."
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^ Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts that have created America...
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^ Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams and the hard facts that have created America with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.
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with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world."
—Walter E. Disney, July 17, 1955 4:43pm[3]

History

Concept and construction

.The concept for Disneyland began one Sunday, when Walt Disney was high Griffith Park with his daughters Diane and Sharon.^ Walt Disney discussing plans for Disneyland.
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^ Walt Disney was 53 when he dedicated Disneyland Park.

^ This is one of Disneyland's employee parking areas.

.While watching his daughters ride the Merry-Go-Round he came up with the idea of a place where adults and their children could go and have fun together.^ Q. Who came up with this idea?
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^ Watching them play, he would ponder the idea of a clean and safe place where children and their parents could have fun together.
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^ It was a vision of a place where children and parents could have fun together.

.His dream would lie dormant for many years.^ Many people recommended waiting until 6 years old and I would recommend the same.
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^ As Disneyland's founding trainer and a man intimately involved with the Disney University for many years, Van would have come up with this language.

[4] .Walt Disney's father helped build the grounds of the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago.^ Walt Disney magic world.
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^ Visiting Walt Disney World can be expensive.

^ (For example, everyone says that Walt Disney World is located in Orlando, Florida...when it really lies in the town of Lake Buena Vista.

.This perhaps gave Disney the creative spark whence Disneyland originated.^ History: Opened in July 1955, Disneyland was Walt Disney's original theme park and the only one Walt himself lived to see open.

^ Disney originally envisioned his Florida property to be just a larger Disneyland that could expand without the land limits or the California Park.

^ Devoted to Walt Disney's original theme park, Disneyland, in Anaheim California where it all started way back in 1955.
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.The Midway Plaisance somewhat apart from the Exposition grounds included a cheaply constructed set of individual "Country" areas from around the world and areas representing various time periods of man; it also included many "rides" including the first Ferris wheel, sky ride, a passenger train that circled the perimeter, Wild West Show, etc.^ The train ride also circles around Adventureland instead of the outside of the park.
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^ In 2003, a dark ride called The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh replaced the long-running Country Bear Jamboree, a show featuring singing Audio-Animatronic bears.
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^ Walt's dream was that the train would run across the country and stop in small towns, where people would come and see the miniature sets, which would be coin operated.
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.Although the 1893 World's Fair was meant only to last a summer in Chicago, in Southern California the weather was accommodating to a "Fair Grounds" of stucco buildings that would otherwise disintegrate in the rain, snow and ice of other climates.^ The weather in Southern California is unbeatable .
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^ If you had to name one spot in Southern California that has been visited by virtually every famous Hollywood celebrity at one time or another, where would it be?
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^ On the other hand, if you have pre-purchased your tickets online before you get to Southern California, then you WILL spend your days visiting Disneyland.

.One can see the resemblance of a "Land" filled with "rides" and a fairgrounds with differently themed areas to the Disneyland created 60 years later in the 1950s as the population of America for the first time shifted West into desert climes.^ Disneyland was the first true theme park .
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^ This is one of Disneyland's employee parking areas.

^ Avoid the crowds (See: What is the best time of year to come to Disneyland?

[5].
.While many people had written letters to Walt Disney about visiting the Disney Studio, he realized that a functional movie studio had little to offer to the visiting fans.^ While many people had written letters to Walt Disney about visiting the Disney Studio lot and meeting their favorite Disney character, Walt realized that a functional movie studio had little to offer to the visiting fan.
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^ As many people know Walt Disney had a small railroad called… »»» .

^ Many people have “real specific” feelings about “it’s a small world”.
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.This began to foster ideas of building a site near his Burbank studios for tourists to visit.^ He then began to foster ideas of building a place at his Burbank studios for tourists to visit and perhaps take pictures with Disney characters set in statue form.
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^ Disney's initial idea was to build a park near his Burbank studio for his employees and their families, but those plans changed over time and his dream grew.
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^ Then when I built the new studio in Burbank, I got the idea for a three-dimensional thing that people could actually come and visit.
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.His ideas then evolved to a small play park with a boat ride and other themed areas.^ His ideas then evolved to a small play park with a boat ride and other themed areas.
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^ Destinations reviews Other theme park Reviews .
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^ The resort is owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company through its Parks and Resorts division and is home to two theme parks, three hotels and a shopping, dining, and entertainment area.

.Walt's initial concept, his "Mickey Mouse Park", started with an 8 acres (0.012 sq mi; 0.032 km2) plot across Riverside Drive.^ As Disneyland celebrates its 50th birthday, the park is grappling with a harsh reality of middle age: Mickey Mouse's entourage has put on a few pounds.
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^ Walt christened his 160-acre park with these now famous words (penned by Winston Hibler): T he park offered 5 themed lands with a total of 18 attractions.

^ Guestrooms feature such distinctively Disney touches as Snow White themed mirrors, an early concept drawing of Disneyland Park on the armoire, and bathroom wall sconces shaped like Mickey Mouse's gloved hands.
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.Walt started to visit other parks for inspiration and ideas, including Tivoli Gardens, Greenfield Village, The Efteling, Tilburg , Playland, and Children's Fairyland.^ While some players joked around with each other and visited the parks, the trip was made very special for those with their families present.
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^ Currently the park has been visited by more than 515 million guests since it opened, including presidents, royalty and other heads of state.

^ Walt Stayed close to every detail of the Park's Construction, and he visited the site in Anaheim several times a week.

.He started his designers working on concepts, but these would grow into a project much larger than could be contained in 8 acres (32,000 m2).^ It covers fewer than 300 acres while Walt Disney World is over 30,000 acres.

^ And don’t be fooled, you can fit just as much in (if not more) on these days than a day when the hours are 8am-midnight during peak season.
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^ Buffalo Bills Wild West Show Breakfast with Disney Characters What could be more wonderful than starting the day with a delicious breakfast accompanied by Disney Characters?
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[6]
.Walt hired a consultant, Harrison Price from Stanford Research Institute, to gauge the proper area to locate the theme park based on the area's potential growth.^ Ward Kimball D isney consultant Harrison "Buzz" Price (who a few years earlier had chosen the then-sleepy agricultural town of Anaheim as the location for Disneyland) attended opening day.

^ Finally in 1953, he had the Stanford Research Institute conduct a survey for a 100-acre site, outside of Los Angeles.

^ After studying a myriad of factors, the Stanford Research Institute recommended a 160-acre orange grove in Anaheim, California and an investment of US$11 million.
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.With the report from Price, Disney acquired 160 acres (0.250 sq mi; 0.647 km2) of orange groves and walnut trees in Anaheim, southeast of Los Angeles in neighboring Orange County.^ While Anaheim is located NEAR Los Angeles, it's location in Orange County places it SOUTH of Los Angeles.

^ Anaheim is south of Los Angeles.
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^ Anaheim, California is located in Orange County, California.

[7]
.Difficulties in obtaining funding prompted Disney to investigate new methods of fundraising.^ Difficulties in obtaining funding caused Disney to investigate new ways of raising money.
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^ NEWS 01/14 Disney to donate $100,000 to Haitian relief fund .
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.He decided to use television to get the ideas into people's homes, and so he created a show named Disneyland which was broadcast on the then-fledgling ABC television network.^ He decided to use television to get the ideas into people's homes, and so he created a show named Disneyland which was broadcast on the fledgling American Broadcasting Company (ABC) television network.
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^ This brought the idea of Disneyland into reality for Walt and the American people.

^ The show was not, however, Walt Disney's first foray into television, since there had been two Christmas specials produced before Disneyland premiered on October 27, 1954.
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.In return, the network agreed to help finance the new park.^ In return, the network agreed to help finance the new park.
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^ He created a TV show, Disneyland, for fledgling network ABC, as a way to both promote Disneyland and provide unique programming for ABC. In return, the network helped finance the park.
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^ Disney agreed--in exchange for partial financing of his amusement park.
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For the first five years of its operation, Disneyland was owned by Disneyland, Inc., which was jointly owned by Walt Disney Productions, Walt Disney, Western Publishing and ABC.[8] .In 1960 Walt Disney Productions purchased ABC's share (it had earlier bought out Western Publishing and Walt Disney).^ In 1960, Walt Disney Productions bought ABC's share of the theme park.
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^ Disneyland, with it’s smaller castle, smaller grounds, and more intimate scale, epitomizes the quaint, family-friendly haven that Walt Disney set out to create.

^ The Tarzan Treehouse actually started out as the Swiss Family Treehouse in Adventureland is a copy of the elaborate treetop dwelling portrayed in Disney's 1960 adventure film " Swiss Family Robinson ."
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.In addition, many of the shops on Main Street, U.S.A. were owned and operated by other companies who rented space from Disney.^ Based on the stereotypical turn-of-the-20th-century city Main Street, specifically Disney's boyhood home of Marceline, Missouri, Main Street, U.S.A. is home to many shops but is the only land in all of Disneyland without a permanent ride.
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^ All 24 members were featured in the inaugural Main Street parade and were showcased with their very own musical production number.

^ Offering 2 main parks and 7 Disney hotels , each with their own theme, there is a little bit of Disney magic for everyone on a holiday to Disneyland Paris.

.Construction began on July 16, 1954 and would cost USD$17 million to complete, and was opened exactly one year later.^ Construction on the Disneyland Vacations park began on July 21, 1954.
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^ The park took exactly one year to build and cost $17 million.
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^ Date Opened: July 17, 1955.

[9] .U.S. Route 101 (later Interstate 5) was under construction at the same time just to the north of the site; in preparation for the traffic which Disneyland was expected to bring, two more lanes were added to the freeway even before the park was finished.^ This site is not affiliated with the Disneyland Parks.

^ Disneyland under construction in 1955 .

^ U.S. Highway 101 (later Interstate 5) was under construction at the same time just to the north of the site; in preparation for the traffic which Disneyland was expected to bring, two more lanes were added to the freeway even before the park was finished.
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[7]

1955: Opening day

An aerial view of Disneyland in 1956. The entire route of the Disneyland Railroad is clearly visible as it encircles the park.
.Disneyland Park was opened to the public on Monday, July 18, 1955. However, a special "International Press Preview" event was held on Sunday, July 17, 1955, which was only open to invited guests and the media.^ Perhaps inevitably, opening day – July 17, 1955 – was a disaster.
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^ Walt Disney, opened July 17, 1955 .
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^ Disneyland history started on July 17, 1955.

.The Special Sunday events, including the dedication, were televised nationwide and anchored by three of Walt Disney's friends from Hollywood: Art Linkletter, Bob Cummings, and Ronald Reagan.^ Opening day in 1955 included Walt’s guests; Ronald Regan, Bob Cummings and Art Linkletter, and a massive crowd.

^ The opening ceremonies were televised nationwide and anchored by three of Walt Disney's friends from Hollywood: Art Linkletter, Bob Cummings, and Ronald Reagan.
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^ The televised opening is hosted by Ronald Reagan, Art Linkletter and Bob Cummings.
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.ABC broadcast the event live on its network; at the time, it was one of the largest and most complex live broadcasts ever.^ The event was televised on ABC, and at that time had the largest viewing audience for a live broadcast.
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^ We have also added a video of probably the least reliable and most boring attraction Observatron The video actually shows one the few times it worked correctly.
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^ This is one of the largest events at the Convention Center with about 90,000 attendees and many attendees combine it with trips to the Disneyland Resort.

.The event did not go smoothly.^ Opening day did not go smoothly.
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.The park was overcrowded as the by-invitation-only affair was plagued with counterfeit tickets.^ The park was overcrowded as the by-invitation-only affair was plagued with counterfeit tickets.
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^ Day Park Hopper Bonus Ticket ARES Travel charges only $194 adult / $164 child (ages 3-9).
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^ Day Park Hopper Ticket ARES Travel charges only $149 adult / $129 child (ages 3-9).
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.All major roads nearby were empty.^ All major roads nearby were congested.
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.The temperature was an unusually high 101 °F (38 °C), and a plumbers' strike left many of the park's drinking fountains dry.^ The high temperature was over 110 degrees Fahrenheit, and a plumbers' strike left many of the drinking fountains dry.
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^ Drinking fountains are plentiful around the park.
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^ Also, due to a plumbers strike, few water fountains were operating in the hot weather.

.Disney was given a choice of having working fountains or running toilets and he chose the latter.^ He later went on to work for Disney as a publicist before relocating to Orlando, Florida to run Disney's public-relations department for 30 years!

.This, however, generated negative publicity since Pepsi sponsored the park's opening; enraged guests believed the inoperable fountains were a cynical way to sell soda.^ Opening Hours: 10:00 to 19:00 (weekdays) 10:00 to 21:00 (weekends and holidays) Tickets Selling Hours: From 09:00 until the park closes Park Tickets: .

^ The first Disney theme park has since added another park ('California Adventures') to its complex and opened outposts in Asia and Europe.
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^ The park opened to invited guests on July 17, 1955, and 33,000 people poured into the park.
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.The asphalt that had been poured just that morning was so soft that ladies' high-heeled shoes sank in.^ The asphalt that had been poured just the night before was so soft that ladies' high-heeled shoes sank in.
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^ Asphalt poured just hours before guests arrived hadn’t fully dried, and women’s spike heels sank into Main Street.
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^ Asphalt still steaming, because it had been laid the night before, literality "trapping" high heeled shoes.

.Vendors ran out of food.^ Vendors ran out of food.
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.A gas leak in Fantasyland caused Adventureland, Frontierland, and Fantasyland to close for the afternoon.^ A gas leak in Fantasyland caused Adventureland, Frontierland, and Fantasyland to close for the afternoon.
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^ Disneyland consists of the following areas, Main Street USA, Adventureland, Frontierland, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, New Orleans Square, and Mickey’s Toontown.
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^ The five original lands are Adventureland, Frontierland, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland and Main Street USA (the only entrance/exit for the park).
  • DISNEYLAND TIMELINE 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.csus.edu [Source type: General]

.Parents were throwing their children over the shoulders of crowds to get them onto rides such as the King Arthur Carrousel.^ King Arthur Carrousel then go on Fantasyland rides together.
  • Official Website for unOfficial Homeschool Day at Disneyland 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC ochomeschooling.com [Source type: General]

^ Video clip of King Arthur Carrousel .
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^ Parents were throwing children over the shoulders of crowds to get in line for rides such as Dumbo.
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

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.The park got such bad press for the event day that Walt Disney invited members of the press back for a private "second day" to experience the true Disneyland, after which Walt held a party in the Disneyland Hotel for them.^ Disneyland was the first true theme park .
  • Disneyland@Everything2.com 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.everything2.com [Source type: General]

^ Walt Disney discussing plans for Disneyland.
  • Disney Dreamer - Disneyland History 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.disneydreamer.com [Source type: General]

^ Disney® Hotels only, except Disneyland® Hotel.

.Walt and his 1955 executives forever referred to the day as "Black Sunday". Every year on July 17, cast members wear pin badges stating how many years it has been since July 17, 1955. For example, in 2004 they wore the slogan "The magic began 49 years ago today."^ Walt and his executives forever referred to the first day as Black Sunday.
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

^ Walt Disney, opened July 17, 1955 .
  • Disneyland - LA Must Do List - Did it? 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.diddit.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ How many days do you stay?
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.But for the first twelve to fifteen years, Disney did officially state that opening day was on July 18, including in the park's own publications.^ Disneyland opened its doors to the public on July 18, 1955.
  • Disneyland Amusement Park | Anaheimer 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC anaheimer.com [Source type: General]

^ The first day is for invitees only; the general public is admitted July 18.
  • Disneyland Resort - OC Register Wiki 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC wiki.ocregister.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Opening day did not go smoothly.
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

.Disneyland referred to July 17, 1955, as "Dedication Day" in one of its July, 1967, press releases.^ Perhaps inevitably, opening day – July 17, 1955 – was a disaster.
  • 50 Things You Didn’t Know About Disneyland | Listropolis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.listropolis.com [Source type: General]

^ Disneyland history started on July 17, 1955.

^ Date Opened: July 17, 1955.

On Monday July 18, crowds started to gather in line as early as 2 a.m., and the first person to buy a ticket and enter the park was David MacPherson with admission ticket number 2, as Roy O. Disney arranged to pre-purchase ticket number 1. Walt Disney had an official photo taken with two children instead, Christine Vess Watkins (age 5 in 1955) and Michael Schwartner (age 7 in 1955), and the photo of the two carries a deceptive caption along the lines of "Walt Disney with the first two guests of Disneyland." Vess Watkins and Schwartner both received lifetime passes to Disneyland that day, and MacPherson was awarded one shortly thereafter, which was later expanded to every single Disney-owned park in the world.
.In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev spent thirteen days in the United States.^ In 1959 Nikita Khrushchev, a Soviet Premier, was denied access to Disneyland.
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^ Soviet Premier, Nikita Krushchev, is denied entry into Disneyland.
  • DISNEYLAND TIMELINE 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.csus.edu [Source type: General]

^ For rules and information about the "Give a Day, Get a Disney Day" program, visit DisneyParks.com (for the United States and Puerto Rico) or DisneyParks.ca (for Canada).
  • Give a Day Get a Disney Day : Official Disneyland Resort Podcasts 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.channels.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.On his visit Khrushchev had two requests: to visit Disneyland and to meet John Wayne, Hollywood's top box-office draw.^ Originally Posted by dgreen12 John Wayne (SNA) is closer to Disneyland than Long Beach (LGB), so I'm a bit perplexed as to how LGB can be more convenient.
  • AS or QX for family to Disneyland - FlyerTalk Forums 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.flyertalk.com [Source type: General]

^ How Long To Visit Depending on how fast a pace you want to keep, you can see all of Disneyland in two to three days.
  • Disneyland: Things to know before you go 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.vacationshop.com [Source type: General]

^ Anaheim - Disneyland Attractions Information on the top Anaheim - Disneyland attractions to see when you visit.
  • Anaheim Hotels: Book Your Anaheim California Hotel Online | BookIt.com� 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.bookit.com [Source type: General]

.Due to the Cold War tension and security concerns, he was famously denied an excursion to Disneyland.^ In 1963 , at the height of the Cold War , the US Department of Defense drafted a full-scale Tactical Response Scenario for the possibility of Disneyland nuclear aggression, concerned in part about possible Soviet influence on the Confederation.
  • Disneyland - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC uncyclopedia.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A young girl died while riding "Body Wars" at Epcot Disneyland at one time denied admission to long-haired men.
  • www.Disneyland.com 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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1990s transition: Park becomes Resort

Disney's California Adventure
.In the late 1990s, work began to expand on the one-park, one-hotel property.^ Disney originally envisioned his Florida property to be just a larger Disneyland that could expand without the land limits or the California Park.

^ Hotels Information : A one diamond property ideal for the value conscious traveler looking for a clean quiet and comfortable place to stay while visiting southern California.

^ There are many inexpensive hotels right near the entrance to the park (I found one through the AAA book) in fact many are suites.
  • Berkeley Parents Network: Going to Disneyland 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC parents.berkeley.edu [Source type: General]
  • Berkeley Parents Network: Going to Disneyland 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC parents.berkeley.edu [Source type: General]

.Disneyland Park, the Disneyland Hotel and the site of the original parking lot as well as acquired surrounding properties were earmarked to become part of a greater vacation resort development.^ Hotels near Disneyland Park Paris .
  • Hotels near Disneyland Park Paris - Map of Disneyland Park Paris Area Hotels - TripAdvisor 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.tripadvisor.com [Source type: General]

^ Disneyland ® Park is the original theme park of the Resort.
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^ The Disneyland Hotel is the original hotel that first accompanies the Disneyland park.
  • Disneyland Vacations - Your Guide To Planning A Disneyland Vacation 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC disneylandvacationsguide.com [Source type: General]

.The new components of this resort were to be another theme park, Disney's California Adventure Park; a shopping, dining and entertainment complex, Downtown Disney; a remodeled Disneyland Hotel; Disney's Grand Californian Hotel; and the acquisition of the Pan Pacific Hotel (later to be remodeled and renamed Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel).^ Disneyland was the first true theme park .
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^ New kid-friendly theme park attractions in Southern California” .
  • Disneyland Resort - Anaheim - Reviews of Disneyland Resort - TripAdvisor 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.tripadvisor.com [Source type: General]

^ Disney's California Adventure has floundered in the shadow of its legendary neighbor, Disneyland.

.Because the existing parking lot (south of Disneyland) was built upon by these projects, the six-level 10,250 space "Mickey and Friends" parking structure was constructed in the northwest corner of the property, at the time of its completion in 2000, it was the largest parking structure in the United States.^ With six levels and 10,250 parking spaces, it is the second-largest parking structure in the world, behind only the structure at the Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan.
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

^ Guest parking for 10,250 vehicles.
  • Disney Dreamer - Disneyland History 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.disneydreamer.com [Source type: General]

^ Time was, there was just Disneyland Park.
  • Your Best Disneyland Resort Vacation--Here are Tips from locals! 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.socal-vacation-guru.com [Source type: General]

[12]
Downtown Disney
.The park's management team during the mid-1990s was a source of controversy among Disneyland fans and employees.^ This is one of Disneyland's employee parking areas.

^ The park's management team of the mid-1990s was a tremendous source of contention to many Disneyland fans and employees.
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^ Attendance is less than expected, although it still manages to beat out every other park in California except Disneyland.
  • DISNEYLAND TIMELINE 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.csus.edu [Source type: General]

.In an effort to boost profits, various changes began by then-executives Cynthia Harriss and Paul Pressler.^ Headed by executives Cynthia Harriss and Paul Pressler, each with a retail marketing background, Disneyland's focus gradually changed from attractions to merchandising.
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

.While their actions provided a short-term increase in shareholder returns, they drew widespread criticism from employees and guests alike for the lack of foresight.^ Also, Disneyland guests remain in the boats as they travel up a lift chain at the end of the ride that returns the boats to their original level.
  • Fun Facts of Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.hiddenmickeys.org [Source type: General]

^ At Disney World, guests exit the boats before they return to their original level.
  • Fun Facts of Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.hiddenmickeys.org [Source type: General]

.With the retail background of Harriss and Pressler, Disneyland's focus gradually shifted from attractions to merchandising.^ Headed by executives Cynthia Harriss and Paul Pressler, each with a retail marketing background, Disneyland's focus gradually changed from attractions to merchandising.
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^ In 2003, both Harriss and Pressler stepped down to take over operations of national clothing retailer The Gap.
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^ (Other important linguistic curiosities in Disneyland's history include the shift to Disneyland Park , the replacement of attractions for rides, and the origin of the theme park appellation.

.Outside consultants McKinsey & Co were also brought in to help streamline operations, which resulted in many changes and cutbacks.^ Dewitt "T" Irby, a retired U.S. Army officer hired as facilities manager, was blamed for the destruction of much of the tooling and attraction components in storage in the backstage areas in an effort to streamline operations as recommended by outside consultants.
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

.After nearly a decade of deferred maintenance, Walt Disney's original theme park was showing visible signs of neglect.^ The Magic Kingdom theme park is main park of Walt Disney World.

^ Walt Disney Studios Park at a glance .

^ Walt Disney's original theme park, Disneyland ® Park, is the place where it all began!
  • Disneyland Resort Travel and Disneyland Resort Vacation Orbitz 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.orbitz.com [Source type: General]

Fans of the park decried the perceived decline in customer value and park quality and rallied for the dismissal of the management team.[citation needed]

Disneyland in the 21st Century

.Matt Ouimet, formerly the president of the Disney Cruise Line, was promoted to assume leadership of the Disneyland Resort in late 2003. Shortly afterward, he selected Greg Emmer as Senior Vice President of Operations.^ Matt Ouimet, formerly manager of Disney Cruise Lines, was promoted to assume leadership of Disneyland.
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

^ In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the area went under a major expansion project -- including the addition of Disney's California Adventure and Downtown Disney District -- and was renamed the Disneyland Resort.
  • Disneyland Resort - OC Register Wiki 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC wiki.ocregister.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ According to pictures posted to WestCoaster this week this is where Disney will build a massive new Central Baking facility that will service not only the entire Disneyland Resort but is being built with enough capacity to supply the Disney Cruise Line when they begin to port on the west coast on a regular basis in the future.

.Emmer is a long-time Disney cast member who had worked at Disneyland in his youth prior to moving to Florida and holding multiple executive leadership positions at the Walt Disney World Resort.^ Walt Disney World Resort is the most visited and l...
  • USA travel channels: Disneyland Park (Anaheim) (also known simply as Disneyland), a theme park in Anaheim, California, USA and the original property to bear the moniker. 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC usa.tearn.com [Source type: News]

^ Walt Disney discussing plans for Disneyland.
  • Disney Dreamer - Disneyland History 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.disneydreamer.com [Source type: General]

^ Oh, and I have a friend who works for Disney.

.Ouimet quickly set about reversing certain trends, especially with regards to cosmetic maintenance and a return to the original infrastructure maintenance schedule, in hopes of restoring the safety record of the past.^ Praised by Disney fan sites for his success in building the Cruise Lines, Ouimet quickly set about reversing negative trends, especially with regards to cosmetic maintenance and a return to the original infrastructure maintenance schedule, in hopes of restoring the good safety record of the past.
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.Much like Walt Disney himself, Ouimet and Emmer could often be seen walking the park during business hours with members of their respective staff.^ Walt Disney Studios Park at a glance .

^ Much like Walt Disney himself, Ouimet can often be seen walking the park during business hours with members of his staff.
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

^ Walt Disney himself could not have narrated this any better.
  • Internet Archive: Free Download: Disneyland Dream 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.archive.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.They wore cast member name badges, stood in line for attractions and welcomed comments from guests.^ He wears a cast member name badge and welcomes comments from guests.
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

^ It is sad that the hotel management is steering the ship and cast members in the direction they do.
  • Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, CA - Yahoo! Travel 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC travel.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Those who help put on this "show" aren't called "employees," they are called "cast members," who "audition for roles," and wear "costumes" instead of uniforms.
  • Disneyland: the Park that Movies Built 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.seeing-stars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In July 2006, Matt Ouimet announced that he would be leaving The Walt Disney Company to become president of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.^ History: Opened in July 1955, Disneyland was Walt Disney's original theme park and the only one Walt himself lived to see open.

^ "To create a land that would make this dream reality," said Walt Disney, "we pictured ourselves far from civilization, in the remote jungles of Asia and Africa."
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

^ Disney hotels and restaurants nearby in the Anaheim Resort District.
  • Your Best Disneyland Resort Vacation--Here are Tips from locals! 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.socal-vacation-guru.com [Source type: General]

.Soon after this announcement, Ed Grier, executive managing director of Walt Disney Attractions Japan, was named president of the Disneyland Resort.^ Walt Disney discussing plans for Disneyland.
  • Disney Dreamer - Disneyland History 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.disneydreamer.com [Source type: General]

^ Many classic attractions (often ones neglected during Paul Pressler and Cynthia Harriss' times as Disneyland Resort President) have been restored, probably most notably Space Mountain, Jungle Cruise and Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room, which has received a completely rejuvenated soundtrack based on the original forty year old music.
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

^ Today, the entire Disneyland Resort encompasses approximately 500 acres and features over 60 attractions, three hotels and a shopping district.

Greg Emmer retired from his job on February 8, 2008.

50th Anniversary

.The Happiest Homecoming on Earth was the eighteen-month-long celebration (held through 2005 and 2006) of the fiftieth anniversary of the Disneyland theme park, which opened on July 17, 1955. The Happiest Celebration on Earth commemorated fifty years of Disney theme parks, and celebrated Disneyland's milestone throughout Disney parks all over the globe.^ Disneyland was the first true theme park .
  • Disneyland@Everything2.com 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.everything2.com [Source type: General]

^ Perhaps inevitably, opening day – July 17, 1955 – was a disaster.
  • 50 Things You Didn’t Know About Disneyland | Listropolis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.listropolis.com [Source type: General]

^ A worldwide celebration began in commemoration of Disneyland's 50th anniversary on May 5, 2005.
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

.In 2004, the park undertook a number of major renovation projects in preparation for its fiftieth anniversary celebration.^ The park is undergoing a number of major renovation projects, and celebrates its fiftieth anniversary (see below) in May, this year.
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

^ The railroad reopened in March 2005 after undergoing a three-month restoration to bring the roadbed back to gauge in time for the park's fiftieth anniversary.
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

^ The Sounds Of Disneyland A book Review press release), CA - In 2005 Disney released 'A Musical history of Disneyland', a lavish six-CD set issued to celebrate that park's fiftieth anniversary.
  • Disneyland - Boxxet 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

.Many classic attractions were restored, notably Space Mountain, Jungle Cruise, and Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room, also Attractions that had been in the park on opening day in 1955 had one ride vehicle painted Gold, and there were Golden Mickey Ears throughout the Park.^ The Indiana Jones Adventure, the Jungle Cruise and Enchanted Tiki Room are musts for the adventurous at heart.
  • Get Away Today Vacations - Official Site - Destinations - DISNEYLAND Resort 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.getawaytoday.com [Source type: General]

^ Will have a one day and a park hopper, which park first?
  • Disneyland (California) - The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC disboards.com [Source type: General]

^ These days, guests will not find many one-of-a-kind Disney theme park attractions.
  • Disneyland Reviews and Photos, Anaheim - IgoUgo 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.igougo.com [Source type: General]

The 50th Anniversary celebration started on May 5, 2005 (To play on the 5-5-05 date) and ended on September 30, 2006 to be replaced by the Disney Parks "Year of a Million Dreams" celebration, which actually lasted 27 months and ended on December 31, 2008.

55th Anniversary

.Starting this year, Disney Parks is hosting the Give a Day, Get a Disney Day volunteer program in which Disney is encouraging people of all ages to volunteer with a participating Disney Charity and get a free Disney Day at either the Disneyland Resort in California or the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.^ Throughout the year, Guests will get in free on their birthdays at a Disney Park, at either the Disneyland Resort in Southern California or at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
  • Give a Day Get a Disney Day : Official Disneyland Resort Podcasts 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.channels.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Walt Disney World Resort is the most visited and l...
  • USA travel channels: Disneyland Park (Anaheim) (also known simply as Disneyland), a theme park in Anaheim, California, USA and the original property to bear the moniker. 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC usa.tearn.com [Source type: News]

^ Walt Disney discussing plans for Disneyland.
  • Disney Dreamer - Disneyland History 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.disneydreamer.com [Source type: General]

.Go to DisneyParks.com for more info.^ For more images go to http://www.dlrptowerofterror.com/cgi-bin/cafemickey/ikonboard.cgi .
  • Disneyland Park « DLRPblog 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC dlrpblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The 55th anniversary - Remember the memories.
The Disney Parks' themes this year are:

Park layout

Aerial view of Disneyland in 1963, looking southeast. .The Santa Ana Freeway (I-5) is in the upper left corner.^ Gridlock, of course, developed around the Park and backed up the Santa Ana Freeway, keeping many from gaining the free admittance they sought.

^ History does not record the number of young Disneyland-bound families wiped out in fiery holocausts on the Santa Ana freeway.
  • Death/disney deaths 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC tafkac.org [Source type: General]

^ Transportation and Parking Traveling southbound on I-5 (Golden State/Santa Ana freeway): Take I-5 south.
  • Disneyland: Things to know before you go 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.vacationshop.com [Source type: General]

.Harbor Boulevard forms the eastern boundary of the park.^ Best Western Park Place Inn Mini Suites 1544 South Harbor Boulevard Map Anaheim Type: All Suites .
  • Disneyland Hotels in Anaheim, California | Book a Cheap Hotel near Disneyland 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.travelhero.com [Source type: General]

^ Park Vue Inn 1570 South Harbor Boulevard Map Anaheim Type: Hotel .
  • Disneyland Hotels in Anaheim, California | Book a Cheap Hotel near Disneyland 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.travelhero.com [Source type: General]

Anaheim's newly completed Melodyland Theater ("theater-in-the-round"), at the top of the photo.
.
May, 1965 aerial photo of Disneyland and surrounding Anaheim area.
^ At Disneyland in Anaheim, CA on May 31st and June 1st they will be filming the target market promos for the grand re-opening of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride.
  • Fun Facts of Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.hiddenmickeys.org [Source type: General]

^ (From the Pirates of the Caribbean Movie) REPORTED: Michael 27 MAY 06 Coming this July, a change will be occuring at both Disneyland Anaheim and Walt Disney World.
  • Fun Facts of Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.hiddenmickeys.org [Source type: General]

^ Area Food & Lodging: When DISNEYLAND opened, Anaheim had five hotels and two motels with a total of 87 rooms.
  • Disney Dreamer - Disneyland History 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.disneydreamer.com [Source type: General]

Includes Disneyland Hotel with its Monorail Station, the Disneyland Heliport, orange groves, Santa Ana Freeway and Melodyland Theater.
.The park is divided into realms, which radiate like the four cardinal points of the compass from Central Plaza, and well-concealed backstage areas.^ They have a huge parking lot, as well as a huge front yard area where we could all stretch our legs.
  • Berkeley Parents Network: Going to Disneyland 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC parents.berkeley.edu [Source type: General]
  • Berkeley Parents Network: Going to Disneyland 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC parents.berkeley.edu [Source type: General]

^ In a flashback to the original themed format, many episodes initially were divided into one of four categories: "Fantasy Night," "Adventure Night," "Comedy Night," and "Animation Night."
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^ Areas closed to park visitors are considered in Disneyland lingo "backstage".
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

.On entering a realm, a guest is completely immersed in the environment and is unable to see or hear any other realm.^ For not all of the millions of "guests" (never visitors, patrons or suckers) entering the park in search of fantasy and pleasure survive to see the Electric Parade.
  • Death/disney deaths 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC tafkac.org [Source type: General]

^ You can enter into a side of the park (through one of the other hotels) where lots of rides are and you can get there early, ride lots of rides and then see the other end of the park later.
  • Berkeley Parents Network: Going to Disneyland 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC parents.berkeley.edu [Source type: General]
  • Berkeley Parents Network: Going to Disneyland 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC parents.berkeley.edu [Source type: General]

^ Similarly, the Disney environment, in which everyone is a paying — and, therefore, an acceptable — guest, is completely inapplicable to actual urban environments.
  • Walt Disney World Monorail Crashes, Shattering Dream « The Transport Politic 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.thetransportpolitic.com [Source type: News]

The idea behind this was to develop theatrical "stages" with seamless passages from one land to the next.[13] .The public areas occupy approximately 85 acres (0.133 sq mi; 0.344 km2).^ Size: The magic lands and public areas of DISNEYLAND occupy 85 acres of ground.
  • Disney Dreamer - Disneyland History 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.disneydreamer.com [Source type: General]

When the park initially opened, it consisted of five themed areas:
Since the initial opening, additional areas have been added:
.
.An elevated berm supports a narrow gauge railroad which circumnavigates the park.^ Disneyland Railroad — Experience on of Walt Disney's favorite things while circumnavigating the park on one of these classic trains.

^ Laid to three-foot gauge, the most common narrow gauge measurement used in North America, the railroad is laid in a continuous loop around the park.
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

^ The railroad reopened in March 2005 after undergoing a three-month restoration to bring the roadbed back to gauge in time for the park's fiftieth anniversary.
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

.Disney's California Adventure Park was added in what used to be a Disneyland parking lot.^ Disney's California Adventure has floundered in the shadow of its legendary neighbor, Disneyland.

^ You may use them at BOTH Disneyland theme park AND at Disney's California Adventure theme park.

^ They can also be used at Disneyland in California as park hopper passes.
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Lands of Disneyland

.There 8 themed lands that hold a host to shops, restaurants, live entertainment, and attractions that differ from each land.^ With attractions for both adults and children alike, the theme park features exciting rides and attractions, as well as live entertainment and shows.
  • Disneyland Hotels in Anaheim, California | Book a Cheap Hotel near Disneyland 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.travelhero.com [Source type: General]

^ It sits on 85 acres of land with 60 attractions in 7 themed lands.
  • Disneyland Amusement Park | Anaheimer 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC anaheimer.com [Source type: General]

^ Since Disneyland ® Park opened in 1955, it has grown to encompass two full theme parks, three signature Disney themed hotels, and the Downtown Disney shopping and restaurant district.
  • Get Away Today Vacations - Official Site - Destinations - DISNEYLAND Resort 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.getawaytoday.com [Source type: General]

Main Street, U.S.A.

Main Street USA.
.Main Street, U.S.A. is patterned after a typical Midwest town of the early 20th century.^ Based on the stereotypical turn-of-the-20th-century city Main Street, specifically Disney's boyhood home of Marceline, Missouri, Main Street, U.S.A. is home to many shops but is the only land in all of Disneyland without a permanent ride.
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^ Main Street is by the look of it, a simulation of a main street in small-town America in the good old days (an indeterminate time period of somewhere between the late 1800s and the early 1950s , I suppose).
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^ Begin your magical trip to and stroll back in time to the early 1900s on Main Street, U.S.A®.

.Walt Disney derived inspiration from his boyhood town of Marceline, Missouri and worked closely with designers and architects to develop the Main Street appeal.^ Main Street represents Walt’s home town, Marceline, Missouri, in 1901, the year he was born.
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^ Main Street is set in 1901, and represents Marceline, Missouri, Walt’s boyhood town.

^ Main Street is based in large part on the town of Marceline, Mo., where Walt Disney spent part of his childhood.
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.It is the first area guests see when they enter the park (if not entering by monorail), and is how guests reach Central Plaza.^ They have a huge parking lot, as well as a huge front yard area where we could all stretch our legs.
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^ Walt Disney loved trains and The Disneyland Railroad is the first ride you see when entering Disneyland.
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^ Three generations of monorail cars have been used in the park, since their lightweight construction means they wear out quickly.
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.At the center of The Magic Kingdom and immediately North of Central Plaza stands Sleeping Beauty Castle, which provides entrance to Fantasyland by way of a drawbridge across a moat.^ FANTASYLAND A happy kingdom of storybook enchantment awaits beyond Sleeping Beauty Castle.
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^ Disneyland has Sleeping Beauty’s castle.
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^ The drawbridge to Sleeping Beauty’s Castle really works.
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.Adventureland, Frontierland, and Tomorrowland are arrayed on both sides of the castle.^ The five original lands are Adventureland, Frontierland, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland and Main Street USA (the only entrance/exit for the park).
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^ Unfortunately, Tomorrowland was dumb enough to piss off Frontierland by sinking one of their canoes, causing them to win the war on the side of Fantasyland.
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.For those of us who remember the carefree time it recreates, Main Street will bring back happy memories.^ Walt Disney said, "For those of us who remember the carefree time it recreates, Main Street will bring back happy memories.
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^ My most memoriable memory at Disneyland was one Sunday when Walt walked out on Main Street and invited 15 to 20 of us kids to his office above the Fire Station for ice cream.
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^ Begin your magical trip to and stroll back in time to the early 1900s on Main Street, U.S.A®.

.For younger visitors, it is an adventure in turning back the calendar to the days of grandfather's youth.^ Be prepared to go to California Adventure (which has some great rides for little ones) or back to your hotel during the day when Disneyland is too crowded.
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^ The Disneyland Resort has nearly 29,000 parking spaces for its visitors and employees, but guests still sometimes get backed up or have to park far away on crowded days.

^ Melanie · Mar 9, 07:16 PM · # I remember the days when Disney would turn away what they would back then deem “punks” or alternatives.
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— Walt E. Disney
.Main Street, U.S.A. is reminiscent of the Victorian period of America with the train station, town square, movie theater, city hall, firehouse complete with a steam-powered pump engine, emporium, shops, arcades, double-decker bus, horse-drawn streetcar, jitneys and other bits of memorabilia.^ Main Street Emporium UPDATED! 9/17 .
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^ Emporium, Main Street UPDATED! 9/17 .
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^ A number of vehicles, including a double-decker bus, a horse-drawn streetcar, an old-fashioned fire engine, and an old-fashioned automobile, are available for rides along Main Street, U.S.A. .
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.At the far end of Main Street, U.S.A. is Sleeping Beauty Castle, and the Hub, which is a portal to all the themed lands.^ Disneyland has Sleeping Beauty’s castle.
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^ Based on the stereotypical turn-of-the-20th-century city Main Street, specifically Disney's boyhood home of Marceline, Missouri, Main Street, U.S.A. is home to many shops but is the only land in all of Disneyland without a permanent ride.
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^ This type of “magical trickery” is displayed all around the parks from Big Thunder Mountain Railroad to the Matterhorn, but it is not quite as awe inspiring than that of Sleeping Beauty’s castle.

.The design of Main Street, U.S.A. utilizes a process to give the appearance of height called forced perspective, frequently used in movies.^ Plaza Inn restaurant opens on the Plaza Hub at the end of Main Street, U.S.A. A theatrical 19th century design was used in replacing the former Red Wagon Inn with a buffeteria and dining in a grand Victorian setting.
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^ In reality, however, they implement forced perspective to give the illusion that they are full height.
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^ Horse-Drawn Streetcar — Use this old-fashioned form of public transportation to get from one end of Main Street to the other.

.Buildings down Main Street are built at 3/4 scale on the first level, then 5/8 on the second story, and 1/2 scale on the third—reducing the scale by 1/8 each level up.^ Most attractions break down within the first few hours and many women lose the heels of their shoes (yes people dressed up for Disneyland back then) as the asphalt paving on Main Street USA had just been poured and was still soft.
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^ In the background can be seen Main Street taking shape and all the way in the background is the new administration building made from the Dominguez House and another house mov...
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^ First Aid and Baby Care: The first aid station and baby care center are located right next to each other at the castle end of Main Street.

Adventureland

Adventureland provides a 1950s view of adventure, capitalizing on the post-war Tiki craze.
.Adventureland is designed to be an exotic tropical place in a far-off region of the world.^ Adventureland is designed to be an exotic tropical place in a far-off region of the world.
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^ Adventureland is designed to take the visitor to a tropical jungle full of surprises and adventure: .
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^ Not so far from BTM, the Colonel Hathi Pizza Outpost in Adventureland is far from tropical temperatures...
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"To create a land that would make this dream reality", said Walt Disney, "we pictured ourselves far from civilization, in the remote jungles of Asia and Africa." Attractions include opening day's Jungle Cruise, the "Temple of the Forbidden Eye" in Indiana Jones Adventure, and Tarzan's Treehouse, which is a conversion of the earlier Swiss Family Robinson Tree House from the Walt Disney film, Swiss Family Robinson. .Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room which is located at the entrance to Adventureland is the first feature attraction to employ Audio-Animatronics, a computer synchronization of sound and robotics.^ Audio-animatronic robot pirates galore!
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^ Disneyland introduces the world to audio-animatronic characters with the opening of the Enchanted Tiki Room .
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^ On Star Tours, the short, squat robots you pass while waiting in line are the audio-animatronic ducks from the old “America Sings” attraction, with their feathers and skin yanked off.
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New Orleans Square

The Haunted Mansion is patterned after a Southern plantation home.
.New Orleans Square is a themed land based on 19th century New Orleans.^ New Orleans Square added to Disneyland .
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^ New Orleans Square is a themed land based on 19th century New Orleans.
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^ You get there to the left of the men's restroom to the right of the exit from the Disneyland railroad, New Orleans Square.
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It was opened to the public on July 24, 1966. Despite its age, it is still very popular with Disneyland guests, being home to two of the park's most popular attractions: Pirates of the Caribbean and Haunted Mansion and evening show, Fantasmic!.

Frontierland

.Frontierland recreates the setting of pioneer days along the American frontier.^ Frontierland recreates the setting of pioneer days along the American frontier.
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.According to Walt Disney, "All of us have cause to be proud of our country's history, shaped by the pioneering spirit of our forefathers.^ According to Walt Disney, "All of us have cause to be proud of our country's history, shaped by the pioneering spirit of our forefathers.
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^ Walt Disney and Disney Online A quick bio of Walt Disney, what to expect at Disney.com, and a few of our top pick Disney movies.
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^ Nearly all of the US’s theme parks follow this regional theme park concept rather than the Disney “destination park” concept.
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.Our adventures are designed to give you the feeling of having lived, even for a short while, during our country's pioneer days."^ Our adventures are designed to give you the feeling of having lived, even for a short while, during our country's pioneer days."
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^ The Tomorrowland attractions have been designed to give you an opportunity to participate in adventures that are living blueprint of our future."
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^ The Tomorrowland attractions have been designed to give you an opportunity to participate in adventures that are a living blueprint of our future."
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.Frontierland is home to the Pinewood Indians band of animatronic Native Americans, who live on the banks of the Rivers of America.^ Frontierland is home to the Pinewood Indians band of animatronic Native Americans, who live on the banks of the Rivers of America.
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^ Rivers of America in Frontierland at a cost of $30 millioin.
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^ You will experience the Home as a guest of the Elias family, the fictional family who "lives" inside and guides guests throughout this technical marvel.
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Entertainment and attractions include Fantasmic!, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Mark Twain Riverboat, Frontierland Shootin' Exposition and Sailing Ship Columbia. .May 2007 featured the opening of "Pirate's Lair at Tom Sawyer Island". Frontierland is also home to the Golden Horseshoe Saloon, a show palace straight out of the Old West.^ Plan to have lunch at the Golden Horseshoe in Frontierland.
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^ The Golden Horseshoe Saloon offers a live stage show with a frontier or old-west feel.
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^ You may also want to take a look at Tom Sawyer's Island.
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.Currently the comedic troupe "Billy Hill and the Hillbillies" entertain guests on a daily basis.^ Most recently, Billy Hill and the Hillbillies have played their guitars and banjos in a bluegrass-and-comedy show.
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^ Frontierland Billy Hill and the Hillbillies — A comedy musical show featuring bluegrass.

^ The Golden Horseshoe — Fried foods for eating while watching Billy Hill and the Hillbillies.

Critter Country

Splash Mountain is a combination log flume and dark ride attraction at three Walt Disney Parks, based on the 1946 Disney film Song of the South.
.Critter Country opened in 1972 as "Bear Country", and was renamed in 1988. Formerly the area was home to Indian Village where actual indigenous tribespeople demonstrated their dances and other customs.^ Critter Country opened in 1972 as "Bear Country," and was renamed in 1988.
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^ Bear Country until 1988 ) .
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^ Many people consider Critter Country to be a "hillbilly" neighborhood inhabited by evil foxes and bears with droopy drawers.
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.Today, the main draw of the area is Splash Mountain, a log-flume journey inspired by the Uncle Remus stories of Joel Chandler Harris and the animated segments of Disney's Academy Award-winning 1946 film, Song of the South.^ "Toy Story" adventure inspired by Disney•Pixar's "Toy Story" films!
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^ Its main draw is Splash Mountain a log flume attraction themed after the animated segments of Disney's 1946 movie Song of the South.
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^ The professor captures your "animated" expression as you plunge 52 feet down Splash Mountain.

.In 2003, a dark ride called The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh replaced the Country Bear Jamboree, which closed in 2001. The Country Bear Jamboree presented shows featuring singing bear characters that were visualized through Disney's electronically controlled and mechanically animated puppets, known as Audio-Animatronics.^ In 2003, a dark ride called The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh replaced the long-running Country Bear Jamboree, a show featuring singing Audio-Animatronic bears.
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^ Snow White's Scary Adventure — This dark ride travels through scenes from Disney's first animated feature film.

^ A tribute to the Country Bear Jamboree appears in The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh; look behind you to see it!
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Fantasyland

The entrance to the ride, “it's a small world”.
.Fantasyland is the area of Disneyland which Walt Disney said, "What youngster has not dreamed of flying with Peter Pan over moonlit London, or tumbling into Alice's nonsensical Wonderland.^ Alice in Wonderland opens in Fantasyland.
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^ Included are pics the famous "Walt Disney & Mickey Mouse" statue, Matterhorn Mountain in the springtime, the Walt Disney Parade of Dreams, and Disneyland's Jack Sparrow character at Pirate's Lair.

^ You travel through large empty dark rooms on a flying boat looking down on glow-the-dark dioramas of London and scenes from Peter Pan .
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.In Fantasyland, these classic stories of everyone's youth have become realities for youngsters - of all ages - to participate in."^ In Fantasyland, these classic stories of everyone's youth have become realities for youngsters - of all ages - to participate in."
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^ Everyone plays for the kid's price on a 3-day hopper bonus ticket: All ages $129.00 .
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^ Everyone plays for the kid's price on a 4-day hopper bonus ticket: All ages $149.00 .
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.Fantasyland was originally styled in a medieval European fairground fashion, but its 1983 refurbishment turned it into a Bavarian village.^ Fantasyland was originally styled in a fairground fashion, but its 1983 refurbishment turned it into a Bavarian village.
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.Attractions include several dark rides, the King Arthur Carrousel, and various children's rides.^ Video clip of King Arthur Carrousel .
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^ King Arthur Carrousel (sic) reopened in February 2003 after extensive renovations.
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^ (Other important linguistic curiosities in Disneyland's history include the shift to Disneyland Park , the replacement of attractions for rides, and the origin of the theme park appellation.

.Before the fireworks begin, some attractions in Fantasyland close at approximately 8:30 on nights that fireworks shoot off at 9:25. The inside of Sleeping Beauty's Castle in a walk through attraction that was previously opened from 1959-1972 but after being hidden for years this darkride walkthrough of the story of Sleeping Beauty.^ This time of year, Sleeping Beauty Castle is transformed into Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle.

^ Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough — Walk through the inner walkways of the castle while experience Sleeping Beauty's story.

^ Sleeping Beauty Castle’s interior walkways open.
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The walkthrough is now reopened and it features the restored work of Eyvind Earle (not Mary Blair) . The dioramas have been made in to 3D to capture new ages.

Mickey's Toontown

Mickey's Toontown.
.Mickey's Toontown opened in 1993 and was partly inspired by the fictional Los Angeles suburb of Toontown in The Walt Disney Studios' 1988 release Who Framed Roger Rabbit.^ Walt Disney Studios Park at a glance .

^ Mickey’s Toontown opens as an extension of Fantasyland.
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^ Opened in 1993 and patterned after "Toontown" in the Disney/Touchstone Pictures 1988 release Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Mickey's Toontown looks like a 1930s Max Fleischer cartoon short come to life.
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.Mickey's Toontown is a 1930s cartoon come-to-life and is home to Disney's most popular cartoon characters.^ Fairytales like Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty come to life in these popular attractions.
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^ Opened in 1993 and patterned after "Toontown" in the Disney/Touchstone Pictures 1988 release Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Mickey's Toontown looks like a 1930s Max Fleischer cartoon short come to life.
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^ Meeting Characters : The following characters can be met wandering around the park (usually in Mickey's Toontown ): .
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.Toontown features two main attractions: Gadget's Go coco and Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin.^ Meet Mickey and Minnie, then play on Gadget’s Go-Coaster, Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin, and wacky cartoon props.
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^ Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin — Take a wild taxi ride through Toontown.

^ Chip 'n Dale Treehouse-1993 Donald's Boat-1993 Gadget'sGo Coaster-1993 Mickey's House-1993 Minnie's House-1993 Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin-1994 .
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.The "city" is also home to cartoon character's houses such as the house of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.^ Meet Mickey and Minnie, then play on Gadget’s Go-Coaster, Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin, and wacky cartoon props.
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^ Chip 'n Dale Treehouse-1993 Donald's Boat-1993 Gadget'sGo Coaster-1993 Mickey's House-1993 Minnie's House-1993 Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin-1994 .
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^ July 1972 Walt Disney Productions Cover: Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse at the beach.
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.It is also the most notable place to find Daisy, one of the rarest characters to find around the park.^ Disneyland Amusement Park, also known as The Magic Kingdom and one of the most famous places on Earth, is located in Anaheim, California next to Disney's California Adventure Park.
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^ A trip to the Park is just not complete without your Mouse ears or one of the other crazy Character caps, hats or visors from this popular Fantasyland shop.

^ The Mickey and Friends parking structure — that’s the huge one off of Ball Road — is supposed to be the easiest place to park with regular tram rides to the theme parks’ entrance.

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Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland after its 1998 refurbishment
.During the 1955 inauguration Walt Disney dedicated Tomorrowland with these words: "Tomorrow can be a wonderful age.^ In Walt Disney's words, "Tomorrow can be a wonderful age.
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^ Walt Disney and the Multiplane camera Walt Disney World Haunted Mansion re-open ASIMO robot is back at Tomorrowland Innoventions Stage !
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^ The park is going to offer tours of Walt Disney's secret apartment during Disney's 2008 Disney Dreams Giveaway.

.Our scientists today are opening the doors of the Space Age to achievements that will benefit our children and generations to come.^ Our scientists today are opening the doors of the Space Age to achievements that will benefit our children and generations to come.
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^ This pass really benefits groups or families who have smaller children but still would like to go on the larger attractions that have height and age restrictions.
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.The Tomorrowland attractions have been designed to give you an opportunity to participate in adventures that are a living blueprint of our future."^ The Tomorrowland attractions have been designed to give you an opportunity to participate in adventures that are living blueprint of our future."
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^ The Tomorrowland attractions have been designed to give you an opportunity to participate in adventures that are a living blueprint of our future."
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^ This ticket gives you 3 days of unlimited admission to both Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure.
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.Disneyland producer Ward Kimball had rocket scientists Wernher von Braun, Willy Ley, and Heinz Haber serve as technical consultants during the original design of Tomorrowland.^ Wernher von Braun , the designer of the V-2 rocket and coffee makers, in Germany during Nazi rule, was invited into the Disneyland to develop military technologies.
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^ From a base in Tomorrowland , von Braun helped Disneyland develop a fleet of submarines and a rocket-to-the-moon program.
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^ Much of Hong Kong Disneyland ($3.6 billion) is based on the original Disneyland, which will visually make it different from its sister in Tokyo, although many of the Hong Kong attractions are completely unique in their design.
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[14] .Initial attractions included Rocket to the Moon, Astro-Jets and Autopia; later, the first incarnation of the Submarine Voyage was added.^ When Disneyland launched its original Submarine Voyage ride, it included Weeki Wachee-type mermaids swimming among the submarines.
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^ From a base in Tomorrowland , von Braun helped Disneyland develop a fleet of submarines and a rocket-to-the-moon program.
  • Disneyland - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC uncyclopedia.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The area underwent a major transformation in 1967 to become New Tomorrowland, and then again in 1998 when its focus was changed to present a "retro-future" theme reminiscent of the illustrations of Jules Verne.^ The area underwent a major transformation in 1967 to become "New Tomorrowland," and then again in 1998 when its focus was changed to present a "retro-future" theme reminiscent of the illustrations of Jules Verne.
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

^ WALT DISNEY WORLD now and forever - Photos and Videos Will this AMAZING new technology be coming in Disney theme parks in the future?
  • Disney and more: Disneyland Paris Update : A Frozen Magic Kingdom 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC disneyandmore.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the 1990s, major construction began to transform Disneyland from a theme park into a vacation resort.
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

.Current attractions include Space Mountain, Innoventions, Star Tours, Captain EO Tribute, Autopia, the Disneyland Monorail Tomorrowland Station, the Astro Orbitor and Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters.^ Tomorrowland : Astro Orbitor .
  • Disneyland@Everything2.com 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.everything2.com [Source type: General]

^ The monorail shuttles visitors between two stations, one in Disneyland itself (in Tomorrowland) and one outside the park, originally at the Disneyland Hotel but now, after the 2001 remodel, at the Downtown Disney shopping complex.
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

^ This virtual experience (a Disneyland first) allows players to connect from home and engage in live action from the Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters attraction at Disneyland Park during park hours."

Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage opened on June 11, 2007, resurrecting the original Submarine Voyage which closed in 1998.

Theatrical analogy

Disneyland staff use theatrical terminology. .This is to emphasize that a visit to the park is intended to be similar to witnessing a performance.^ The work must be performed in 2010, and the park visit must take place by Dec.

.For example, visitors are referred to as Guests and park employees as Cast Members.^ He wears a cast member name badge and welcomes comments from guests.
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

^ Some cast members and visitors have reported seeing ghosts in the park, including those of the people who have died in the park.
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

^ In the half-century that Disneyland has been in operation, nine guests and one cast member have died at the park.
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

On Stage refers to any area of the Resort that is open to Guests. .Backstage refers to any area of the Resort that is closed to Guests.^ Areas closed to park visitors are considered in Disneyland lingo "backstage".
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

A crowd is referred to as an "audience." .Costume is the attire that Cast Members who perform the day-to-day operations of the park must wear.^ Regrettably, we are unable to guarantee the validity of tickets in advance by e-mail or telephone, as our Cast Members must physically see the tickets in question.

^ The work must be performed in 2010, and the park visit must take place by Dec.

^ Some cast members and visitors have reported seeing ghosts in the park, including those of the people who have died in the park.
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

Terms such as uniform are not used. .Show is the Resort's presentation to its Guests, such as the color and façades of buildings, placement of rides & attractions, costumes to match the themed lands.^ Hong Kong Disneyland (香港迪士尼樂園), the smallest Disney-themed park, opened in 2005 and divided into four main attractions: Main Street, U.S.A. with it's US-style streets and buildings, Tomorrowland and futuristic rides and shows, Pirateland with Captain Jack Sparrow, and Fantasyland.
  • Budget Travel Philippines | Living Asia Backpacking Guide | Tours Tourism Reviews Pictures: Enchanting Hong Kong Disneyland Adventure 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.backpackingphilippines.com [Source type: General]

^ The building that once house this film-based attraction has been demolished, and will eventually be replaced with the new Little Mermaid ride.

^ This theme park has been a favorite for tots and teens with a wide variety of attractions and thrill rides for all ages.
  • Get Away Today Vacations - Official Site - Destinations - DISNEYLAND Resort 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.getawaytoday.com [Source type: General]

When signing credit card receipts for souvenirs or food, Guests are asked for their autograph. "Stage Managers" are responsible for overseeing the operation of the different areas of the park. .Cast Members who are in charge of a specific team are called "Leads," as in a film or theater "Lead Role."^ It is not given to one or two specific people, so if the person who watched the child decides not to ride a couple people from the group members can ride again without waiting.
  • Disneyland: Things to know before you go 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.vacationshop.com [Source type: General]

^ The name of the Cast Member cafeteria underneath the Pirates atraction is actually called the "WestSide Diner."
  • Fun Facts of Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.hiddenmickeys.org [Source type: General]

^ Some cast members and visitors have reported seeing ghosts in the park, including those of the people who have died in the park.
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

.In the earlier years of the park, the offices where administrative work took place were referred to as "Production Offices."^ It’s the best place I ever worked and was my favorite job so far in my life, I know I wouldn’t want to be banned from the park for “leaking” secrets.

^ Tentative plans were highlighted for a Park expansion program that could possibly take place over the next six years.

^ There had been amusement parks for years, but it was Walt Disney who came up with the idea of a place for the entertainment of fantasies, specifically fantasies centred in Disney movies, for the most part.
  • Disneyland@Everything2.com 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.everything2.com [Source type: General]

."Production Schedulers" build employee work schedules to meet the necessary workload, while "Stage Schedulers" handle day-to-day changes in that work schedule (such as a change in park hours, necessitating a change in everybody's shifts).^ We were in the park for 7 hours the first day.
  • Berkeley Parents Network: Going to Disneyland 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC parents.berkeley.edu [Source type: General]
  • Berkeley Parents Network: Going to Disneyland 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC parents.berkeley.edu [Source type: General]

^ Park hours and schedules kwally .
  • Disneyland (California) - The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC disboards.com [Source type: General]

^ I have played with it a LOT and got so comfortable that I could get our family around off schedule when we showed up at the park a day early.
  • Berkeley Parents Network: Going to Disneyland 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC parents.berkeley.edu [Source type: General]
  • Berkeley Parents Network: Going to Disneyland 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC parents.berkeley.edu [Source type: General]

.Each Cast Member's job is called a "Role."^ The name of the Cast Member cafeteria underneath the Pirates atraction is actually called the "WestSide Diner."
  • Fun Facts of Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.hiddenmickeys.org [Source type: General]

^ Disneyland has always been a Show and therefore its employees have always been called Cast Members.

.When working in their roles, Cast Members must follow a "Script."^ Follow all signs, Cast Members, and/or the Anaheim Police Department.

.This is not a traditional play script, but more of a strict code of conduct and approved, themed phraseology that Cast Members may use when at work.^ It's debatable whether the author intended that use of cast member in the sense that we now know (since Tom Pletts also performed in "regular" shows).

^ Then everyone is walked out using the Cast Member service tunnels and is given a front-of-the-line pass for their trouble.
  • Fun Facts of Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.hiddenmickeys.org [Source type: General]

^ "Disney's Armed Forces Salute Companion" tickets may be used only by the friends and family members for whom they are purchased.
  • MouseSavers.com - Discounts on Disneyland Tickets & Passes 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mousesavers.com [Source type: General]

.Park employees were often reminded that "no" and "I don't know" are not a part of a Cast Member's script.^ I don't know when Disney went digital with their sound effects in the park, but I noticed the change, along with several of my friends.
  • Fun Facts of Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.hiddenmickeys.org [Source type: General]

^ Often I've heard Cast Members refer to that pirate as Blackbeard.
  • Fun Facts of Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.hiddenmickeys.org [Source type: General]

^ I don't know what it is; I don't know that I want to know what it is, but it certainly does not contain mint or Bourbon and therefore, has no business being called a mint julep.
  • Disneyland Dining: The Mediocrest Place on Earth - Los Angeles Area - Chowhound 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC chowhound.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Backstage

.Backstage areas include closed areas of attraction, store, and restaurant buildings, as well as outdoor service areas located behind such buildings.^ The major bulidings backstage include Team Disney Anaheim, where many of the park's support staff and top-level managers work and the Old Administration Building, behind Tomorrowland and Main Street.
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

^ They have a swimming pool with several jacuzzis, two restaurants, and a nice outdoor garden area with room to walk around.
  • Berkeley Parents Network: Going to Disneyland 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC parents.berkeley.edu [Source type: General]
  • Berkeley Parents Network: Going to Disneyland 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC parents.berkeley.edu [Source type: General]

^ As the train passes behind the "it's a small world" attraction in Fantasyland, it crosses a service road that is protected by two miniature wigwag crossing signals.
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

.Although some areas of the park, particularly New Orleans Square, have underground operations and storage areas, there is no park-wide network of subterranean tunnels, such as Walt Disney World's utilidors.^ New Orleans Square was among the last additions to Disneyland overseen by Walt Disney himself.
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

^ Walt Disney felt that no park was complete without a carousel.
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

^ Love the new Walt Disney World commercial .
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.There are several points of entry from outside the park to the backstage areas: Ball Gate (from Ball Road), T.D.A. Gate (adjacent to the Team Disney Anaheim building), Harbor Pointe (from Harbor Boulevard), and Winston Gate (from Disneyland Drive).^ There are several points of entry from the outside world to the backstage areas: Ball Gate (at the terminus of Cast Place off Ball Road), TDA Gate (adjacent to the Team Disney Anaheim building), Harbor Gate (off Harbor Boulevard, behind Tomorrowland), and Winston Gate (off Disneyland Drive, behind the Mickey and Friends parking garage).
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

^ Areas closed to park visitors are considered in Disneyland lingo "backstage".
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

^ Three locker locations are also available outside of the park: a large locker room (also containing just small and large lockers) is positioned to the left of the entry gates outside of each park and three sizes of larger lockers are found in the picnic area, outside the security checks on the Downtown Disney side.

.Berm Road encircles the park from Firehouse Gate (behind the Main Street Fire Station) to Egghouse Gate (adjacent to the Disneyland Opera House).^ Berm Road encircles the park from Firehouse Gate (behind the Main Street Fire Station) to Egghouse Gate (adjacent to the Main Street Opera House).
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

^ In the background can be seen Main Street taking shape and all the way in the background is the new administration building made from the Dominguez House and another house mov...
  • Disneyland - Boxxet 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ My most memoriable memory at Disneyland was one Sunday when Walt walked out on Main Street and invited 15 to 20 of us kids to his office above the Fire Station for ice cream.
  • Seven Secrets About Disneyland – Neatorama 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.neatorama.com [Source type: General]

.The road is so called because it generally follows outside the path of Disneyland's berm.^ The road is so called because it generally follows outside the path of Disneyland's earthen berm, although with the addition of Mickey's Toowntown, the road now strays as much as 100 yards from onstage areas at some points.
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

^ (Strollers in general are not a burden because every other family there has one and there are huge parking areas outside of almost every ride.
  • Berkeley Parents Network: Going to Disneyland 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC parents.berkeley.edu [Source type: General]
  • Berkeley Parents Network: Going to Disneyland 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC parents.berkeley.edu [Source type: General]

.A stretch of the road, wedged between Tomorrowland and Harbor Boulevard, is called Schumacher Road.^ A stretch of the road, wedged between Tomorrowland and Harbor Boulevard, is called Schumaker Road.
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

^ There are also two railroad bridges that cross Berm Road: one behind City Hall and the other behind Tomorrowland near Harbor Gate.
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

.It has two narrow lanes and runs underneath the Monorail track.^ It has two narrow lanes divided by a double yellow line, runs underneath the Monorail track.
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

.There are also two railroad bridges that cross Berm Road: one behind City Hall and the other behind Tomorrowland.^ There are also two railroad bridges that cross Berm Road: one behind City Hall and the other behind Tomorrowland near Harbor Gate.
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

^ There was one crucial difference between the two sleep losses.

^ New Orleans Square is also one of the stops along the Disneyland Railroad with a station along the berm behind French Market Restaraunt.

.Major buildings backstage include the Frank Gehry-designed Team Disney Anaheim, where most of the division's administration currently works, as well as the Old Administration Building, behind Tomorrowland.^ The major bulidings backstage include Team Disney Anaheim, where many of the park's support staff and top-level managers work and the Old Administration Building, behind Tomorrowland and Main Street.
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

^ Disneyland Amusement Park, also known as The Magic Kingdom and one of the most famous places on Earth, is located in Anaheim, California next to Disney's California Adventure Park.
  • www.Disneyland.com 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There are several points of entry from the outside world to the backstage areas: Ball Gate (at the terminus of Cast Place off Ball Road), TDA Gate (adjacent to the Team Disney Anaheim building), Harbor Gate (off Harbor Boulevard, behind Tomorrowland), and Winston Gate (off Disneyland Drive, behind the Mickey and Friends parking garage).
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

.The Old Administration Building additionally houses the Grand Canyon and Primeval World dioramas visible on the Disneyland Railroad.^ The Primeval World Diorama also debuted in the summer.

^ The 1958 addition of the "Grand Canyon/Primeval World" diorama necessitated a change in the rolling stock as well; instead of facing forward, the benches of the new flatcars now faced right so that the diorama could be better enjoyed by the passengers.
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

^ The Administrative Council Building in Slee-bin-bú-tee, from which the Great Council makes policy for the Disneyland confederation.
  • Disneyland - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC uncyclopedia.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The northwest corner of the park is home to most of the park's maintenance facilities, including:
  • Company vehicle services, including Parking Lot trams and Main Street Vehicles
  • Scrap yard, where the Resort's garbage and recyclables are sorted for collection
  • Circle D Corral, where the Resort's horses and other animals are stabled
  • Parade float storage and maintenance
  • Distribution center for all Resort merchandise
  • Ride vehicle service areas
  • Paint shop
  • Sign shop
Backstage also refers to parts of show buildings that are normally not seen by guests. .Backstage areas are generally off-limits to park guests.^ DL. Also, on certain days of the week, as a DL property guest, you get ''early entry'' to DL and hour before the park opens to the general public.
  • Berkeley Parents Network: Going to Disneyland 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC parents.berkeley.edu [Source type: General]
  • Berkeley Parents Network: Going to Disneyland 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC parents.berkeley.edu [Source type: General]

^ We are excited to confirm that the classic musical spectacular that thrilled Disneyland park guests from 1986 – 1997, will return for an exclusive, limited engagement at Disneyland park beginning in February 2010!

^ Areas closed to park visitors are considered in Disneyland lingo "backstage".
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

This prevents guests from seeing the industrial areas that violate the "magic" of on-stage and keeps them safe from the potentially dangerous machinery. .Cast members can also find some solace while they work or rest, as backstage offers alternate routes between the park's various areas.^ They have a huge parking lot, as well as a huge front yard area where we could all stretch our legs.
  • Berkeley Parents Network: Going to Disneyland 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC parents.berkeley.edu [Source type: General]
  • Berkeley Parents Network: Going to Disneyland 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC parents.berkeley.edu [Source type: General]

^ They thoroughly enjoyed both parks (Disneyland and California Adventure) and I would recommend a park "hopper" pass, which allows you to bounce back and forth between parks.
  • Berkeley Parents Network: Going to Disneyland 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC parents.berkeley.edu [Source type: General]
  • Berkeley Parents Network: Going to Disneyland 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC parents.berkeley.edu [Source type: General]

^ Areas closed to park visitors are considered in Disneyland lingo "backstage".
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

.Many attractions are housed in large, soundstage-like buildings, some of which are partially or completely disguised by external theming.^ The building that once house this film-based attraction has been demolished, and will eventually be replaced with the new Little Mermaid ride.

^ The decision to remodel Tomorrowland, derided by some fans, was attributable to Pressler, as was the closure of a great many popular attractions within the area.
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

^ Much of Hong Kong Disneyland ($3.6 billion) is based on the original Disneyland, which will visually make it different from its sister in Tokyo, although many of the Hong Kong attractions are completely unique in their design.
  • DISNEYLAND TIMELINE 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.csus.edu [Source type: General]

.Generally, these buildings are painted a dull green color in areas not seen by guests; ostensibly, this choice has been made to help disguise the buildings among the foliage and make them less visually obtrusive.^ In the background can be seen Main Street taking shape and all the way in the background is the new administration building made from the Dominguez House and another house mov...
  • Disneyland - Boxxet 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Disney has made two lines to help make your wait shorter and so they can get more people on the ride at one time.
  • Disneyland: Things to know before you go 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.vacationshop.com [Source type: General]

^ The only reason to build a monorail would be to make it less “visually intrusive” and thus politically acceptable to have an elevated line in an existing urban setting (and saving the cost of tunneling).
  • Walt Disney World Monorail Crashes, Shattering Dream « The Transport Politic 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.thetransportpolitic.com [Source type: News]

Walt Disney Imagineering has termed this color, "Go Away Green." Most of them have off-white flat roofs that support HVAC units and footpaths for cast members. .Inside are the rides, as well as hidden walkways, service areas, control rooms, and other behind-the-scenes operations.^ (Strollers in general are not a burden because every other family there has one and there are huge parking areas outside of almost every ride.
  • Berkeley Parents Network: Going to Disneyland 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC parents.berkeley.edu [Source type: General]
  • Berkeley Parents Network: Going to Disneyland 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC parents.berkeley.edu [Source type: General]

^ REPORTED: Mark Huffman 04 DEC 96 In the shooting scene at the end of the ride, there used to be pirates shooting at each other on both sides.
  • Fun Facts of Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.hiddenmickeys.org [Source type: General]

.Photography is forbidden in these areas, both inside and outside, although some photos have found their way to a variety of web sites.^ Main Street, U.S.A. Candy Palace and Candy Kitchen — A wide variety of candies and other sweets, some of which are made on site in the Candy Kitchen, within view of park guests.

^ The road is so called because it generally follows outside the path of Disneyland's earthen berm, although with the addition of Mickey's Toowntown, the road now strays as much as 100 yards from onstage areas at some points.
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

^ While some of this is true, I recently found out that Disney often hires outside companies to do things for the parks.
  • Fun Facts of Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.hiddenmickeys.org [Source type: General]

Guests who attempt to explore backstage are warned and often escorted from the property.
The boundary between on and off-stage is demarcated at every access point. .Everything within guest view when a door or gateway is open is also considered on stage.^ Main Street, U.S.A. Candy Palace and Candy Kitchen — A wide variety of candies and other sweets, some of which are made on site in the Candy Kitchen, within view of park guests.

It is from this point, that characters start playing their part. .That way, when the door is open, guests will not accidentally see a person out of character backstage.^ It was pretty cool that we got to see it with the lights on, the ceiling is so low on the drop, and there was a tiny secret door the crew came out of.
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^ It was used not just for internal communications, but also in the pre-opening newspaper insert, Vacationland , and the guidebooks handed out to Park Guests.

.Various amenities exist for Cast Members backstage when they are on breaks, or before and after their scheduled shifts.^ Getting autographs from the different characters is great & the kids love it, but you can be in line a long time and sometimes they take a break right before you get there.
  • Berkeley Parents Network: Going to Disneyland 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC parents.berkeley.edu [Source type: General]
  • Berkeley Parents Network: Going to Disneyland 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC parents.berkeley.edu [Source type: General]

.A number of cafeterias, now run by Sodexo, offer discounted meals throughout the day.^ Many universities in Southern California offer one-day, one-park Disneyland and DCA tickets at major discounts for their students.
  • MouseSavers.com - Discounts on Disneyland Tickets & Passes 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mousesavers.com [Source type: General]

^ Many large corporations and certain government agencies in Southern California offer one-day, one-park Disneyland and DCA tickets at discounted rates for their employees.
  • MouseSavers.com - Discounts on Disneyland Tickets & Passes 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mousesavers.com [Source type: General]

^ ARES Travel offers the 2-day to 5-day Disneyland Park Hopper tickets listed below at a discount.
  • MouseSavers.com - Discounts on Disneyland Tickets & Passes 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mousesavers.com [Source type: General]

.These include Inn Between (behind the Plaza Inn), Eat Ticket (near the Team Disney Anaheim building behind Mickey's Toontown), and Westside Diner (located in a lower level beneath New Orleans Square).^ The major bulidings backstage include Team Disney Anaheim, where many of the park's support staff and top-level managers work and the Old Administration Building, behind Tomorrowland and Main Street.
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

^ CONFIRMED: Kat 16 OCT 98 On the Pirates of the Carribean ride in New Orleans Square, during the ride, there is a HUMAN skull.
  • Fun Facts of Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.hiddenmickeys.org [Source type: General]

^ New Orleans Square is also one of the stops along the Disneyland Railroad with a station along the berm behind French Market Restaraunt.

.Partners Federal Credit Union, the credit union for employees of The Walt Disney Company in Orange County, provides nearly 20 ATMs backstage for cast member use and maintains an express branch at the Team Disney Anaheim building.^ The last original cast member (Disney employee) from 1955 retires.
  • DISNEYLAND TIMELINE 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.csus.edu [Source type: General]

^ The major bulidings backstage include Team Disney Anaheim, where many of the park's support staff and top-level managers work and the Old Administration Building, behind Tomorrowland and Main Street.
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

^ Disney cartoon characters (cast members in costume) greet visitors, talk with children, and pose for photos.
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Transportation

.Walt Disney had a longtime interest in transportation, and trains in particular.^ Walt Disney had a longtime interest in transportation, and railroads in particular.
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

^ Disneyland Railroad — Experience on of Walt Disney's favorite things while circumnavigating the park on one of these classic trains.

^ He was a longtime senior executive for The Walt Disney Company, which his father Roy Oliver Disney and his uncle Walt Disney founded.

.Disney's passion for the "iron horse" led to him building a miniature live steam backyard railroad—the "Carolwood Pacific Railroad"—on the grounds of his Holmby Hills estate.^ He had built a miniature steam railroad on the grounds of his own home.
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

^ Patterned after the Lilly Belle, a miniature steam locomotive Broggie had made for Walt's backyard Carolwood Pacific Railroad, these were also models of classic "Wild West" style American 4-4-0s, but built to a larger three-fifths scale.
  • Disneyland - Mickeypedia: The Disney Encyclopedia! 19 November 2009 18:54 UTC www.mickeypedia.com [Source type: General]

.Throughout all the iterations of Disneyland during the seventeen or so years when Disney was conceiving it, one element remained constant: a train encircling the park.^ Nostalgia is a big part of the original park's appeal, and despite many advancements, changes, and expansions over the years, Disneyland remains true to the vision of founder Walt Disney.
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^ And as of May 2005, all the Disney parks worldwide are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the original Disneyland with an 18-month-long tribute featuring new shows, parades, rides, and fireworks.
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^ For the first time in Disneyland's 45 year history, a second park is being added to the resort.
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[15] The primary designer for the park transportation vehicles was Bob Gurr who gave himself the title of Director of Special Vehicle Design in 1954.

Disneyland Railroad

Disneyland Railroad engine #2
.Encircling Disneyland and providing a grand circle tour is the Disneyland Railroad (DRR), a short-line railway consisting of five oil-fired and steam-powered locomotives, in addition to three passenger trains and one passenger-carrying freight train.^ Disneyland incorporates a steam railroad.
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^ Trains provided the germ of the idea for Disneyland.
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^ Originally known as the Disneyland and Santa Fe Railroad, it was sponsored by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.
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.Originally known as the Disneyland and Santa Fe Railroad, the DRR was presented by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway until 1974. From 1955 to 1974, the Santa Fe Rail Pass was able to be used in lieu of a Disneyland "D" coupon.^ Originally known as the Disneyland and Santa Fe Railroad, it was sponsored by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.
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^ So if you go to Disneyland on a Saturday and buy an Annual Pass that is normally not valid on Saturdays, you will still be able to use it that day at both parks.
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^ Unlike tickets and passes at Walt Disney World, all multi-day passes at Disneyland expire 13 days after the first day you start using them.
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.With a three-foot gauge, the most common narrow gauge measurement used in North America, the track runs in a continuous loop around The Magic Kingdom through each of its realms.^ Laid to three-foot gauge, the most common narrow gauge measurement used in North America, the railroad is laid in a continuous loop around the park.
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^ The Carousel of Progress is later moved to the Magic Kingdom in Florida and replaced with America Sings at Disneyland in 1974.
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^ We purchased one of those Magic Kingdom Club packages (available through UC Visitors Center) which included hotel and Disneyland passes (also has airfare if needed).
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.Each turn-of-the-19th-Century train departs Main Street Station on an excursion that includes scheduled station stops at: Frontierland Station; Toontown Depot, the gateway to Fantasyland; and, Tomorrowland Station.^ Fire Engine — Ride Main Street in this authentic turn-of-the-century fire engine.

^ Based on the stereotypical turn-of-the-20th-century city Main Street, specifically Disney's boyhood home of Marceline, Missouri, Main Street, U.S.A. is home to many shops but is the only land in all of Disneyland without a permanent ride.
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^ The five original lands are Adventureland, Frontierland, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland and Main Street USA (the only entrance/exit for the park).
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The Grand Circle Tour then concludes with a visit to the "Grand Canyon/Primeval World" dioramas before returning passengers to Main Street, U.S.A.

Disneyland Monorail System

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The original red Mark I ALWEG Monorail train, with one car added, and then designated Mark II. Both trains were created especially for Disneyland.
^ Disneyland had signed a contract with the Alweg company which required the Alweg name to be displayed on the monorail.
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^ The monorail shuttles visitors between two stations, one in Disneyland itself (in Tomorrowland) and one outside the park, originally at the Disneyland Hotel but now, after the 2001 remodel, at the Downtown Disney shopping complex.
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^ The original chariots were removed and used as cars on the "Casey Jr. Circus Train" attraction.
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The other train was identical, but blue color. Seen at the Disneyland Hotel station, in August, 1963
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The blue Mark II ALWEG Monorail train.
^ As of 2004, three monorail trains, Monorail Red, Monorail Blue, and Monorail Purple, are in regular service.
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Seen at the Disneyland Park station, in August, 1963
.One of Disneyland's signature attractions is its monorail service, which opened in Tomorrowland in 1959 as the first daily-operating monorail train system in the Western Hemisphere.^ One of Disneyland's signature attractions is its Alweg monorail system, installed in 1959.
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^ Disneyland Monorail — Take a circular tour of the resort on America's first daily operating monorail.

^ The monorail shuttles visitors between two stations, one in Disneyland itself (in Tomorrowland) and one outside the park, originally at the Disneyland Hotel but now, after the 2001 remodel, at the Downtown Disney shopping complex.
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.The monorail guideway has remained almost exactly the same since 1961, aside from small alterations while Indiana Jones Adventure was being built.^ The monorail track has remained almost exactly the same since 1961, aside from small alterations while Disney's California Adventure and Downtown Disney were being built.
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^ Will we see in "Indiana Jones and the temple of the crystal skull" the decors of Tokyo Disney Sea "Indiana Jones adventure" version?
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^ Indiana Jones Adventure — Indiana Jones helps guide you to safety on this wild jeep ride through an archaeological site.

.Five generations of monorail trains have been used in the park, since their lightweight construction means they wear out quickly.^ Three generations of monorail cars have been used in the park, since their lightweight construction means they wear out quickly.
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^ The parking lot is small and they usually sell out the hotel so all the parking spots are taken.
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^ You should check out the other hotels in the area since you will have to take a shuttle to and from the Park anyway.
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.The most recent operating generation, the Mark VII, was installed in 2008. The monorail shuttles visitors between two stations, one inside the park in Tomorrowland and one in Downtown Disney.^ In an effort to help attendance at Disney’s California Adventure and keep people in the park later in the day (mainly for dinner, the most expensive meal of the day), the Main Street Electrical Parade , which had been operating in Tokyo Disneyland, returns to California Adventure.
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^ DisneyQuest , interactive indoor theme park, opens at Downtown Disney Westside in Florida.
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^ There was one crucial difference between the two sleep losses.

.It follows a 2.5 mile (4 km) long route designed to show the park from above.^ It follows a 2.5 mile (4 km) long route designed to show off the park from above.
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Currently, the Mark VII is running with the colors Red and Blue and Orange.
Monorail Red travels over the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage in Tomorrowland.
.The monorail was originally built with one station in Tomorrowland.^ The monorail shuttles visitors between two stations, one in Disneyland itself (in Tomorrowland) and one outside the park, originally at the Disneyland Hotel but now, after the 2001 remodel, at the Downtown Disney shopping complex.
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^ If you are going for just one day, get ahold of the map/brochure in advance (at your hotel or at the monorail station in the Disneyland Hotel -- you don't have to be a guest at the hotel to use the station).
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.Its track was extended and a second station opened at the Disneyland Hotel in 1961. With the creation of Downtown Disney in 2001, the new destination is Downtown Disney, instead of the Disneyland Hotel.^ On this land, Disney's California Adventure and Downtown Disney opened in 2001.
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^ Second best: Disneyland Hotel.
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^ In 2001, Disney unveiled a brand-new theme park (Disney's California Adventure), a new shopping/dining/entertainment district (Downtown Disney), and a third on-site hotel (Disney's Grand Californian Hotel).
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.The physical location of the monorail station did not change, however the original station building was demolished as part of the hotel downsizing, and the new station is now separated from the hotel by several Downtown Disney buildings, including ESPN Zone and the Rainforest Café.^ The monorail track has remained almost exactly the same since 1961, aside from small alterations while Disney's California Adventure and Downtown Disney were being built.
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^ The monorail shuttles visitors between two stations, one in Disneyland itself (in Tomorrowland) and one outside the park, originally at the Disneyland Hotel but now, after the 2001 remodel, at the Downtown Disney shopping complex.
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^ I don't know when Disney went digital with their sound effects in the park, but I noticed the change, along with several of my friends.
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Main Street vehicles

Main Street at Disneyland as seen from a Horseless Carriage.
.All vehicles that are found on Main Street were designed to accurately reflect turn-of-the-century vehicles, including a double-decker bus, a horse-drawn streetcar, a fire engine, and an automobile.^ Main Street vehicles .
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^ A number of vehicles, including a double-decker bus, a horse-drawn streetcar, an old-fashioned fire engine, and an old-fashioned automobile, are available for rides along Main Street, U.S.A. .
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^ Fire Engine — Ride Main Street in this authentic turn-of-the-century fire engine.

.They are available for one-way rides along Main Street, U.S.A. The horseless carriages are modeled after cars built in 1903. They are two-cylinder, four-horsepower (3 kW) engines with manual transmission and steering.^ The horseless carriages are modeled after cars built in 1903.
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^ Fire Engine — Ride Main Street in this authentic turn-of-the-century fire engine.

^ They (as well as the fire truck) have two cylinder, four horsepower (3 kW) engines and manual transmission and steering.
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.Walt Disney used to drive the fire engine around the park before it opened, on most mornings.^ The fire engine was built for Walt Disney, who used it to drive around the park and host celebrity guests.
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^ The opening ceremonies were televised nationwide and anchored by three of Walt Disney's friends from Hollywood: Art Linkletter, Bob Cummings, and Ronald Reagan.
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^ Smaller than Walt Disney World, Disneyland -- which opened in 1955 on a 107-acre tract surrounded almost exclusively by orange groves -- has always capitalized on being the world's first family-oriented mega-theme park.
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.It has also been used to host celebrity guests and used in the parades.^ The fire engine was built for Walt Disney, who used it to drive around the park and host celebrity guests.
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Disneyland Helipad

A Los Angeles Airways S-61L helicopter lifting off from the Disneyland heliport, August, 1963, with the Matterhorn visible in the background
.From the late 1950s to 1968 Los Angeles Airways provided regularly scheduled helicopter passenger service between Disneyland and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and other cities in the area.^ Los Angeles Area Board discussions .
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^ Disneyland Railroad - Steam Engine train takes you to several other area of the park.
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^ Major Airports John Wayne Airport City: Irvine, CA The most convenient airport to land at for visiting Disneyland .
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The helicopters initially operated from Anaheim/Disneyland Heliport, located behind Tomorrowland. .Service later moved, in 1960, to a new heliport north of the Disneyland Hotel.^ The Carousel of Progress is later moved to the Magic Kingdom in Florida and replaced with America Sings at Disneyland in 1974.
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^ Disney creates the Carousel of Progress (moved to Disneyland in 1967), It’s A Small World (1966) and Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln (1965) for the World’s Fair in New York.
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^ For Disneyland Resort Hotels: Continue on Katella Avenue approximately 1 mile to Disneyland Drive and turn right (north).
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[16] Arriving guests were transported to the Disneyland Hotel via tram. The service ended after two fatal crashes in 1968: The crash in Paramount, California, on May 22, 1968 killed 23 (the worst helicopter accident in aviation history at that time). The second crash in Compton, California on August 14, 1968, killed 21.[17]

Live entertainment

.In addition to the attractions, Disneyland provides live entertainment throughout the park.^ Snowflakes Fall Early This Year at Hong Kong Disneyland Will Shanghaî Disneyland be the first Disney theme park to have WDI Marvel super-heroes attractions ?
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^ How Disneyland attractions inspired parks around t...
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Characters

.Many Disney characters can be found throughout the park, greeting visitors, interacting with children, and posing for photos.^ DisneyQuest , interactive indoor theme park, opens at Downtown Disney Westside in Florida.
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^ Currently Disneyland has meet and greets in the following locations: Character Corner on Small World Promenade - Characters vary and there are usually many out at once.
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^ Restrooms: Restrooms are of course easily found throughout the park, with varying levels of amenities and theming.

.Some characters have specific areas where they are scheduled to appear, but can be found wandering as well.^ We had found a seat right by the fence where the characters emerge (across the street from the Hollywood area) so he got a really great view of them all.
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^ They have a huge parking lot, as well as a huge front yard area where we could all stretch our legs.
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^ General character schedules can also be found inside the Disneyland Today map you pick up when you enter Disneyland.
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.One reason Mickey's Toontown was created was so that there would be a place for Mickey Mouse to always be available to guests in his own house.^ Mickey Mouse can always be found at his house in Toontown and Minnie can often be found at her house as well.
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^ Rides inside Toontown won't be running but there will be plenty of character meet-and-greet opportunities and the chance to tour the character houses without long lines.

^ As for parts of the park, ToonTown is great for little ones - there are even play structures for the kids.
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.Periodically through recent decades (and most recently during the summers of 2005 and 2006), Mickey Mouse has climbed the Matterhorn attraction several times a day with the support of his friends Minnie, Goofy, and some Disneyland guests.^ This was at Disneyland during the summer of 2003.
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^ Disneyland does not release attendance numbers, but our impression is Saturday is the most crowded day of the week followed by Sunday, Friday (especially Friday evenings), Monday, then Tuesday through Thursday.
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^ The $20 million Space Mountain becomes the parks’ most popular attraction and is the second time Disneyland has copied an attraction that debuted in Florida, although it is significantly different due to the Florida version’s similarity to Matterhorn and the limited space within Disneyland (Disneyland’s version is only 118ft high while the Magic Kingdom version is 164ft high).
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.Other mountain climbers could also be seen on the Matterhorn from time to time.^ Matterhorn contains breaking blocks, and at any time, all of the trains can be stopped without running into each other.
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^ We thought we would take advantage of them when we could and dine out the other times.
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As of Spring 2007, Mickey and his "toon" friends no longer climb the Matterhorn but the climbing program continues.

Daily ceremonies

.Every evening at dusk, there is a military-style flag ceremony to lower the Flag of the United States for the day, performed by a detail of the Disneyland Security Personnel.^ The show performs every 15 minutes and I have to say that it is brought up about 15 times per day at our house.

^ We stayed at the Paradise Pier hotel for a week and we went to Disneyland every day except for one and we still didn’t manage to go on all the rides!
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^ There is just something about the magic of Disneyland that brings joy to every child.
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The ceremony usually begins at 4:30 or 4:45pm.

The Disneyland Band

.The Disneyland Band, which has been part of the park since its opening, plays the role of the Town Band on Main Street, U.S.A. It also breaks out into smaller groups like the Main Street Strawhatters, the Hook and Ladder Co., and the Pearly Band in Fantasyland.^ In an effort to help attendance at Disney’s California Adventure and keep people in the park later in the day (mainly for dinner, the most expensive meal of the day), the Main Street Electrical Parade , which had been operating in Tokyo Disneyland, returns to California Adventure.
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^ Of note, I have not been to any of these places in 10+ years, as like the OP mentioned, you can get away with bringing a certain amount of "snacks" into Disneyland.
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^ Don't forget the rides on Main Street (old cars, horse-drawn carriage) and the railroad if your kids like that; less waiting there, too.
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Fantasmic!

Fantasmic! which debuted in .1992, is a popular multimedia nighttime show on the Rivers of America.^ The stage show has been performing on the shores of Rivers Of America since 1992.
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.The star Mickey Mouse summons the characters and spirit of beloved Disney cartoons and uses the power of imagination to defeat the evil villains that try to turn his dream into a nightmare.^ Mickey and Friends Star Wars Figures If you have a Star Wars fan who also loves Disney on your shopping list, these are a must.

^ Mickey, Donald, Minnie, Goofy, Chip and Dale, and Stitch are dressed as famous Star Wars characters from both the original and new movies.

^ This “adult” theme park has no Mickey Mouse (that is later changed) and serves alcohol – another first for Disney.
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.The presentation is made at the Laffite's Tavern end of Pirate's Lair at Tom Sawyer Island and uses the Rivers of America as part of the stage.^ (I understand they've completely gutted all those things like the teetering rocks on Tom Sawyer Island.
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^ The Skyway opens and is the first aerial tramway of its kind in the US. Tom Sawyer Island opens.
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^ A teenager drowns in the Rivers of America surrounding Tom Sawyer Island at Disneyland as he tries to swim across carrying his little brother.
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.It uses Frontierland and New Orleans Square as the spectator arena.^ You get there to the left of the men's restroom to the right of the exit from the Disneyland railroad, New Orleans Square.
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^ CONFIRMED: Kat 16 OCT 98 On the Pirates of the Carribean ride in New Orleans Square, during the ride, there is a HUMAN skull.
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^ Suzanne Broughton from the blog Alive and Wonderland and I waiting for our first interview of the day in New Orleans Square.

.It consists of synchronized lighting and special effects, with floating barges, the Mark Twain Riverboat, the Sailing Ship Columbia, fountains, lasers, fireworks, thirty-foot-tall "mist screens" upon which animated scenes are projected, and an automated forty-five foot fire-breathing dragon.^ REPORTED: Bmaynard 22 JAN 96 REPORTED: Nick Morgan 30 DEC 96 The fire on Pirates is made by shining lights onto a special, moving cloth.
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^ We have added 2 new attraction videos from 1959: Video clip of Sailing Ship Columbia .
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^ The Sailing Ship Columbia on the Rivers of America is responsible for the first death in the park that is determined to be the fault of Disneyland, not the patron.
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.This show is currently down while the refurbishment of Rivers of America happens, which is scheduled to reopen in mid-May 2010 (but might be delayed due to weather issues).^ The stage show has been performing on the shores of Rivers Of America since 1992.
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Fantasmic! should open sometime in June 2010, based on the current plans.

Fireworks

Disneyland Fireworks from Sleeping Beauty Castle
Elaborate fireworks shows synchronized with Disney songs and often an appearance by the Peter Pan character Tinker Bell. .Since 2000, presentations have become more elaborate, featuring new pyrotechnics, launch techniques and story lines.^ We never waited in line for a ride more than 5-10 minutes - even Space Mountain, Indiana Jones, the new rollercoaster, etc.
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^ Disney Store on line released new Main Street collectible replicas, and more...
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.In 2004, Disneyland introduced a new air launch pyrotechnics system, reducing ground level smoke and noise and decreasing negative environmental impacts.^ Disneyland introduces the world to the tubular steel roller coaster with the opening of the Matterhorn Bobsleds to go along with the studio’s new movie, Third Man on the Mountain .
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^ Disneyland's New Orleans Square Original Artwork ► 2009 (508) ► 12/27 - 01/03 (8) What is Disney waiting for to introduce " Augmente...
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.At the time the technology debuted, Disney announced it would donate the patents to a non-profit organization for use throughout the industry.^ Star Tours opens for the 10 th anniversary of Star Wars, and is the first time a major Disneyland movie-based attraction is based on a non-Disney movie.
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^ On the success of the Tampa park and Los Angeles park (which would later close), Busch tries its luck in a non-Disney part of the country.
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^ Compared to the $900-1100 it would have cost to stay in any of the Disney hotels for the same time it was quite a bargain.
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[18]
  • Special Fireworks Show:
.Since 2009, Disneyland has moved to a rotating repertoire of firework spectaculars.^ Links to this post Labels: fireworks , holiday , holidays 2009 , reasons to visit Disneyland Older Posts Subscribe to: Posts (Atom) THE Disneyalnd Mom I am THE Disneyland Mom!

.During the Holiday Season, there is a special fireworks presentation called Believe...^ Previously, I wrote about the beauty and magic of Disneyland during the day during the holiday season.

In Holiday Magic
which has been running since 2000, except for a short hiatus in 2005 during the park's 50th Celebration.
Fireworks shoot off nightly at 9:25pm weather permitted. Times and dates may change.

The Golden Horseshoe Revue

.The Golden Horseshoe Saloon offers a live stage show with a frontier or old-west feel.^ Frontierland Shootin' Exposition Golden Horseshoe Stage - Dinner/theater includes meal and professional live show.
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^ Catch a show at the Golden Horseshoe Playhouse: Share in some spectacular comedy acts in a small playhouse setting.
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.The Golden Horseshoe Revue is an old-west Vaudeville type of show starring Slue Foot (or Sluefoot) Sue and Pecos Bill.^ Frontierland Shootin' Exposition Golden Horseshoe Stage - Dinner/theater includes meal and professional live show.
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^ Catch a show at the Golden Horseshoe Playhouse: Share in some spectacular comedy acts in a small playhouse setting.
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It ran until the mid-1980s, when it was replaced by a similar show starring Lily Langtree (or Miss Lily) and Sam the Bartender. Most recently, Billy Hill and the Hillbillies have played their guitars and banjos in a bluegrass-and-comedy show.
Additionally, in front of the Golden Horsehose Saloon, The Laughing Stock Co. enacts small humorous skits with an old-west theme.

Parades

.Disneyland has always had parades that have marched down Main Street.^ Jack Skellington and Sally will join Halloween season at Disneyland Paris Disneyland Paris Main Street High-res wallpaper pictures All aboard Disneyland Paris Nautilus !
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^ We also stayed at a very reasonable and clean hotel, Park Inn International, which is right across the street from the main entrance to Disneyland....about a ten minute walk.
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^ Just down Main Street from the castle in Town Square, Disneyland’s Christmas tree is lit with more than 62,000 energy-efficient LED lights.

.There are several daytime and nighttime parades that celebrate Disney films or seasonal holidays with characters, music, and large floats.^ Small World is decorated with lights, lights are in the trees, there are several Xmas parades a day, and the Haunted Mansion is done as Nightmare Before Christmas.
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^ The kind of barbershop sung back then is similar to that of the music of the vultures from Disney's animated film The Jungle Book .
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^ I went under california search and put in Anaheim and there was several threads on a type of hot pepper used in food dishes not the location anaheim near disney.
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.One of the most popular parades was the Main Street Electrical Parade.^ One of the most sought after seats at the Disney table, the Blue Bayou's main draw is the location.
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.Debuting in May 5, 2005 as part of the Disneyland's 50th Anniversary, and running through November 7, 2008, Walt Disney's Parade of Dreams was presented, celebrating several of the classic Disney stories including The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Alice in Wonderland, and Pinocchio.^ Animal Kington hotels California Adventure hotels Disney Water Parks hotel Disneyland Park hotels Disneyland hotels Epcot hotels Hollywood Studios hotels Magic Kingdom hotels Walt Disney World hotels Key Disney Destinations .
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^ Nostalgia is a big part of the original park's appeal, and despite many advancements, changes, and expansions over the years, Disneyland remains true to the vision of founder Walt Disney.
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^ And as of May 2005, all the Disney parks worldwide are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the original Disneyland with an 18-month-long tribute featuring new shows, parades, rides, and fireworks.
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.During the Christmas season, Disneyland presents "A Christmas Fantasy" Parade which celebrates the joy & wonder of the Christmas season.^ We have a complete video of the Christmas Fantasy Parade .
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^ However, most shows and parades do perform on the weekends - even during the off-season.
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^ Disneyland Paris Christmas Season Update Hidden Secrets of Disneyland Paris It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....
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.In 2009, Walt Disney's Parade of Dreams was replaced by Celebrate!^ Roy Disney, Walts Nephew, Dies At Age 79 (POSTED: 12/18/2009 3:24:07 PM) Roy E. Disney, the son and nephew of The Walt Disney Co.
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^ Pre-order at magic price the NEW Walt Disney Imagineering book "A Behind the Dreams Look at Making MORE Magic Real" Disney and more Grand Emporium .
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^ Buzz Lightyear Returns from Space to a Homecoming Parade at the Magic Kingdom It's Walt Disney World 38th anniversary !
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.A Street Party, which premiered on March 27, 2009. Disney does not call Celebrate!^ The 2nd time (2005) we stayed on the street perpindicular to Disney called Anabella Hotel at 1030 West Katella Ave., 714-905-1050.
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A Street Party a parade, but rather a "street event."
  • Current Street Events:
    • Celebrate! - A Street Party (2009–Present)

Tomorrowland Terrace

The Tomorrowland Terrace is a stage in Tomorrowland. It is a two-story stage where the lower stage rises from below with dramatic effect. It was popular in the 1960s with music performers of the day. .Over the years, it was eventually replaced with Club Buzz, a Buzz Lightyear themed stage and show featuring the space character from the Toy Story movies.^ Ultimate Toy Story toys to be released this fall New " Ultimate Buzz Lightyear " Robot released this fall !
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^ Here's a website that shows which times of year are the busiest at Disneyland (including the week between xmas and new years) http://www.scottware.com.au/theme/feature/crowds.htm Elizabeth .
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^ Does the Character breakfast allow us to meet Buzz Lightyear?
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In 2006, it was restored to the Tomorrowland Terrace with the same style and design as the original. It is now home to the Jedi Training Academy interactive stage show where children are chosen as Jedi padawan and taught how to use a Lightsaber. Each child then has the opportunity to face Star Wars antagonists Darth Vader or Darth Maul. Recently, local bands have returned to play in the evenings, just as Tomorrowland Terrace hosted in the 1960s.

Other performers

Alice plays "Musical Chairs"
Various other unscheduled street performers play and sing throughout the park, sometimes only seasonally, including:
.
  • The All-American College Band performs around the park.^ They walked all day all around the park too.
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    The band is composed of talented college students who audition for the chance to perform in Disneyland;
  • Alice in Wonderland characters staging a wacky game of "Musical Chairs" either at "Coke Corner" or the porch of the Plaza Inn daily;
  • The Bootstrappers, a band of pirates that performs songs based on Pirates of the Caribbean, along with other sea-shanties;
  • The Dapper Dans barbershop quartet often sings on Main Street;
  • The Firehouse Five Plus Two, originally a band composed of Imagineers, can be found on Main Street;
  • The Main Street Piano Players play at Corner Cafe, also known as "Coke Corner" on Main Street;
  • Merlin appears in Fantasyland several times a day to help a lucky child pull the sword from an anvil and stone;
  • The Trash Can Trio, a STOMP like group that performs using trash cans in Tomorrowland; and
  • Various bands in New Orleans Square, often with a jazz influence.
  • The Tomorrowland janitors perform during breaks (note that this is not Disneyland Day Custodial; these are Entertainment Cast Members).
.Also, during the Holidays, many other smaller entertainment offerings are added, such as the Main Street Carolers who perform throughout the day.^ They have done many other performances for Disney.
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^ There are characters in Main Street at opening, at Toon Town throughout the day, etc.
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^ The event was a lot of fun and also the prize for the families who won the Disney holiday party from my and other selected parenting blogs.

Attendance

Attendance of Disneyland Park
Attendance of Disneyland Park (in millions)[19][20][21]
Year           1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
Attendance           1 4 4,5 4,6 5,1
Year 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
Attendance 5 5,3 5,5 5,7 6 6,5 6,7 7,8 9,2 9,1
Year 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Value 10 9,3 9,4 9,8 9,5 9,8 9,8 10,9 11 11
Year 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Attendance 11,5       9,8 12 12 13,5 13 14,4
Year 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Attendance 12,9 11,6 11,6 11,4 10,3 14,1 15 14,2 13,7 13,5
Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Attendance 13,9 12,3 12,7 12,7 13,3 14,26[22] 14,73 14,87[23] 14,72[24]  

Tickets

.From Disneyland's opening day until 1982, the price of the attractions was in addition to the price of park admission.^ It shows the opening day ceremony, as well as a complete tour of the attraction.
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^ DL. Also, on certain days of the week, as a DL property guest, you get ''early entry'' to DL and hour before the park opens to the general public.
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^ Snowflakes Fall Early This Year at Hong Kong Disneyland Will Shanghaî Disneyland be the first Disney theme park to have WDI Marvel super-heroes attractions ?
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[25] .Park-goers paid a small admission fee to get into the park, but admission to most of the rides and attractions required guests to purchase a book of tickets that consisted of several coupons, initially labeled "A" through "C". The coupons were also sold individually.^ Here's an idea for you: I have purchased and sold partial Disneyland Park Hopper Tickets on Ebay.
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^ We booked through Triple A so the bus tickets were included with the package.
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^ Beyond the tickets for admission, it's real easy to spend $50-$100, even though the rides are free.
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."A" coupons allowed admission to the smaller rides and attractions such as the vehicles on Main Street, whereas "C" coupons were used for the most common attractions like the Peter Pan ride, or the Tea Cups.^ The ''bump'' on Peter Pan sounds like an unnecessary worry--unless you've been confined to bed rest, you get bumps at least that big in your day-to-day activities.
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^ Don't forget the rides on Main Street (old cars, horse-drawn carriage) and the railroad if your kids like that; less waiting there, too.
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^ It sounds like a lot but there are many rides and attractions for little ones that are safe for you.
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.As more thrilling rides were introduced, such as the Monorail or the Matterhorn bobsled, "D" and then eventually "E" coupons were introduced.^ It may be a different story with your 4 year old on some of the more adult rides (such as haunted mansion).
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Coupons could be combined to equal the equivalent of another ticket (e.g. two "A" tickets equal one "B" ticket). .From the thrill ride experience at Disneyland, the colloquial expression "an E ticket ride" is used to describe any exceptionally thrilling experience.^ Disneyland Paris Enchanted Fireworks wallpaper pictures Will the future WDS Ratatouille attraction use a GPS ride system, or a "LPS" system, or something else...
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Disneyland ticket book circa 1975–1977. The tickets are actually printed as "coupons".
Later Disneyland featured a "Keys to the Kingdom" booklet of tickets, which consisted of 10 unvalued coupons sold for a single flat rate. These coupons could be used for any attraction regardless of its regular value. .Obviously it would behoove the buyer to use these for the most thrilling attractions or rides.^ There's an excellent book that describes all the rides and attractions and gives you strategies for getting the most out of your time.
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.In 1982 Disney dropped the idea for individual ride tickets to a single admission price with unlimited access to all attractions, "except shooting galleries" .^ There's an excellent book that describes all the rides and attractions and gives you strategies for getting the most out of your time.
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^ Beyond the tickets for admission, it's real easy to spend $50-$100, even though the rides are free.
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^ We really saved a ton of money that way, in fact, our Disney vacation was really reasonable as we didn't spend much beyond the admission ticket.
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[26] .While this idea was not original to Disney, its business advantages were obvious: in addition to guaranteeing that everyone paid a large sum even if they stayed for only a few hours and rode only a few rides, the park no longer had to print tickets or ticket books, staff ticket booths, or provide staff to collect tickets or monitor attractions for people sneaking on without tickets.^ Here's an idea for you: I have purchased and sold partial Disneyland Park Hopper Tickets on Ebay.
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^ Eventhough our walk was only 5 minutes from the park, if you go to Downtown Disney the walk is father.
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^ If you stay in a Disney hotel or buy your ticket through AAA you will have the opportunity to get in early (1 hr before park opening...
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.Later Disney introduced other entry options such as multi-day passes, Annual Passes which allow unlimited entry to the Park for an annual fee and Southern California residents' discounts.^ I think the only way we can affort it is if we go with the 5-day Park Hopper passes again and split them with another family.
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^ In fact the family that had the second set of days went on to purchase an annual pass.
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^ The down-side is unless you have a special unlimited park ticket, you can only get one fast pass at a time (per ticket) or until the posted time on the fast pass.
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Ticket price of Disneyland Park
One-Day, One-Park, Adult Admission Prices over time
Year 1981* 1982 1984 1985 1986 1987 1990 1991 1993 1994 Jan 1999 Jan 2000
Price US$ $10.75 $12.00 $14.00 $17.95 $18.00 $21.50 $25.50 $27.50 $28.75 $31.00 $39.00 $41.00
Month & Year Nov 2000 Mar 2002 Jan 2003 Mar 2004 Jan 2005 Jun 2005 Jan 2006 Sep 2006 Sep 2007 Aug 2008 Aug 2009
Price US$ $43.00 $45.00 $47.00 $49.75 $53.00 $56.00 $59.00 $63.00 $66.00 $69.00 $72.00
 * previous to 1982 passport tickets were available to groups only.[27]

Accidents, injuries and deaths

.Since the park's opening in July 1955, there have been numerous accidents, injuries, and deaths at the park.^ Since we got there late his first experience of the park was the parade with all of the princesses and characters.
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^ Try to be there when it opens and start at the far end of the park -- we always start at the Dragon, which is a roller coaster.
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^ Since small children get overstimulated fast there, you should go early in the morning when it opens.
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As of December 2006, 13 guests and 1 Cast Member have died inside the park, while over 100 guests have been injured.[citation needed]

Closures

Disneyland Park has had three unscheduled closures since it opened in 1955:
  • In 1963 due to President John F. Kennedy's assassination.[28]
  • .
  • In 1994 for inspection after the 1994 Northridge earthquake
  • Both Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure Park were closed due to the September 11 attacks.^ Better food at Disneyland or California ADventure?
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    ^ Disney is dry/California Adventure is wet.
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    ^ We had a great time in both California Adventure and Disneyland.
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    .Unlike Disney World, where the parks had already opened for the day and were closed while already in operation, the Disneyland Resort theme parks never opened (the parks were not scheduled to open for several more hours, due to the time difference).^ We were in the park for 7 hours the first day.
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    ^ They actually closed Disneyland one day around 1:00 pm and sent people to CA Adventure because Disneyland was too crowded (people could come back to Disneyland after the 5:00 pm parade when a lot of people left the park).
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    ^ I don't know when Disney went digital with their sound effects in the park, but I noticed the change, along with several of my friends.
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    [29]
Additionally, Disneyland has had numerous planned closures included:
.
  • In the early years, the park was often scheduled to be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays during the off-season.^ I have played with it a LOT and got so comfortable that I could get our family around off schedule when we showed up at the park a day early.
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    ^ We are looking for a hotel that's in close proximity to the park so we can head back to our room during nap hours for our 3 years old.
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    [30] .This was in conjunction with nearby Knott's Berry Farm, which closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays to keep costs down for both parks, while offering Orange County visitors a place to go 7 days a week.
  • On May 4, 2005 for the 50th Anniversary Celebration media event.^ DL. Also, on certain days of the week, as a DL property guest, you get ''early entry'' to DL and hour before the park opens to the general public.
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    ^ Book your Anaheim hotel , flight , and vacation package to experience Anaheim`s amazing attractions, including Disneyland ®, Knott`s Berry Farms, and Universal Studios.
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    ^ All of this and more make Anaheim and Orange County, California a great place to vacation!
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  • .
  • Due to various special events, the park has closed early to accommodate them, such as, special press events, tour groups, VIP groups, private parties, etc.^ If you can, it also helps very much to stay in a hotel close to the park such as the Grand Californian or Disneyland Hotel.
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    ^ It gives you the lowdown on every section, ride and event at the park (as well as California Adventure), and the appropriate ages, scare-factors, etc.
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    It is also common for a corporation to rent the entire park for the evening. .Special passes are issued, which were good for admission to all rides and attractions.^ There's an excellent book that describes all the rides and attractions and gives you strategies for getting the most out of your time.
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    ^ After going on a ride in the morning, if you all really like it and want to go again, you might want to get a ''fast pass''.
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    .At the ticket booths and on published schedules, regular guests would be notified of the early closures.^ As a fairly regular guest, I thought I would share my experiences in Disney dining and help you identify the pitfalls and possibly, a few hidden gem.
    • Disneyland Dining: The Mediocrest Place on Earth - Los Angeles Area - Chowhound 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC chowhound.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    In the late afternoon, cast members would announce that the park was closing, then clear the park of everyone without the special passes.

See also

References

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  2. ^ "TEA/ERA Theme Park Attendance Report 2007". www.themeit.com. 2008-03-14. http://www.connectingindustry.com/downloads/pwteaerasupp.pdf. Retrieved 2008-03-14. 
  3. ^ "Wave file of dedication speech". http://www.justdisney.com/walt_disney/media/media.html. 
  4. ^ "Walt Disney Family Museum, Dreaming of Disneyland". http://disney.go.com/disneyatoz/familymuseum/exhibits/articles/dreamingdisneyland/index.html. 
  5. ^ Devil in the White City
  6. ^ "Disneyland History". http://www.justdisney.com/disneyland/history.html. 
  7. ^ a b Standford Alumni, Harrison Price and Just Disney History
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  12. ^ "The World's Largest Parking Lots". 2008-04-10. http://www.forbes.com/2008/04/10/parking-automobiles-retail-biz-logistics-cx_ew_0410parking_slide_7.html. Retrieved 2009-03-03. 
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  16. ^ Freeman, Paul. "Disneyland Heliport, Anaheim, CA". Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields. http://www.airfields-freeman.com/CA/Airfields_CA_OrangeCo_NW.htm#disneyland. 
  17. ^ 21 Aboard Killed as Copter Falls in Compton Park" William Tully; Dave Larsen Los Angeles Times Aug 15, 1968 pg. 1
  18. ^ The Walt Disney Company - Environmentality Press Releases - June 28, 2004
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  21. ^ "Attendenance of Disneyland Park 1984-2005". http://www.scottware.com.au/theme/feature/atend_disparks.htm. 
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  23. ^ 2007 TEA/ERA Attendance Report
  24. ^ 2008 TEA/ERA Attendance Report
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  26. ^ Pacific Ocean Park is credited as being the first amusement park to use this method [1]
  27. ^ 1981–1994 data: "Collection of tickets". finddisney.com. http://www.finddisney.com/tickets.htm. 
  28. ^ "LA Times - Security Becomes Major Theme at U.S. Amusement Parks". http://articles.latimes.com/2001/sep/21/business/fi-48022. 
  29. ^ "Terror attacks hit U.S.". http://archives.cnn.com/2001/US/09/11/worldtrade.crash/index.html. 
  30. ^ Disneyland History - Important Events in Disneyland history
  31. ^ Welcome to DizHub.com!

Further reading

  • Bright, Randy (1987). Disneyland: Inside Story. Harry N Abrams. ISBN 0-8109-0811-5. 
  • France, Van Arsdale (1991). Window on Main Street. Stabur. ISBN 0-941613-17-8. 
  • Gordon, Bruce and David Mumford (1995). Disneyland: The Nickel Tour. Camphor Tree Publishers. ISBN 0-9646059-0-2. 
  • Dunlop, Beth (1996). Building a Dream: The Art of Disney Architecture. Harry N. Abrams Inc.. ISBN 0-8109-3142-7. 
  • Marling, ed., Karal Ann (1997). .Designing Disney's Theme Parks: The Architecture of Reassurance.^ Disney has added a whole new theme park to its Disneyland center (so now they call it Disneyland Resort) called California Adventure.
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    Flammarion. ISBN 2-08-013639-9.
     
  • Koenig, David (1994). Mouse Tales: A Behind-the-Ears Look at Disneyland. Bonaventure Press. ISBN 0-9640605-5-8. 
  • Koenig, David (1999). More Mouse Tales: A Closer Peek Backstage at Disneyland. Bonaventure Press. ISBN 0-9640605-7-4. 

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