23 Facts About Disneyland


Disneyland is a theme park in Anaheim, California, which opened in 1955; it is the only one designed and built under the direct supervision of Walt Disney, who came up with the concept of Disneyland after visiting various amusement parks with his daughters in the 1930s and 1940s.

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Disneyland initially envisioned building a tourist attraction adjacent to his studios in Burbank to entertain fans who wished to visit; however, he soon realized that the proposed site was too small.

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Since its opening, Disneyland has undergone expansions and major renovations, including the addition of New Orleans Square in 1966, Bear Country in 1972, Mickey's Toontown in 1993, and Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge in 2019; Disney California Adventure Park opened in 2001 at the site of Disneyland's original parking lot.

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Disneyland has a larger cumulative attendance than any other theme park in the world, with 726 million visits since it opened.

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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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Concept for Disneyland began when Walt Disney was visiting Griffith Park in Los Angeles with his daughters Diane and Sharon.

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Disneyland's ideas evolved to a small play park with a boat ride and other themed areas.

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Disneyland's designers began working on concepts, though the project grew much larger than the land could hold.

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For its first five years of operation, Disneyland was owned by Disneyland, Inc, which was jointly owned by Walt Disney Productions, Walt Disney, Western Publishing and ABC.

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Disneyland was dedicated at an "International Press Preview" event held on Sunday, July 17, 1955, which was open only to invited guests and the media.

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Disneyland was not ready and tried to give the coverage back to Linkletter, who had lost his microphone.

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Disneyland underwent several changes in preparation for the United States Bicentennial.

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In July 2015, Disneyland celebrated its 60th Diamond Celebration anniversary.

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Disneyland Park introduced the Paint the Night parade and Disneyland Forever fireworks show, and Sleeping Beauty Castle is decorated in diamonds with a large "60" logo.

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In February 2021, Disneyland announced a limited-capacity ticketed event called “A Touch of Disney”, which would offer guests to shop at stores and enjoy eateries around the park from March 18 through April 19, 2021.

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Encircling Disneyland and providing a grand circle tour is the Disneyland Railroad, a () narrow gauge short-line railway consisting of five oil-fired and steam-powered locomotives, in addition to three passenger trains and one passenger-carrying freight train.

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Disneyland debuted a new nighttime parade called "Paint the Night", on May 22, 2015, as part of the park's 60th anniversary.

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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.

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Since 2009, Disneyland has moved to a rotating repertoire of firework spectaculars.

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Disneyland spends about $41, 000 per night on the fireworks show.

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In recent years, Disneyland uses smaller and mid-sized fireworks shells and more low-level pyrotechnics on the castle to allow guests to enjoy the fireworks spectaculars even if there is a weather issue such as high wind.

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Disneyland later featured a "Keys to the Kingdom" booklet of tickets, which consisted of 10 unvalued coupons sold for a single flat rate.

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In February 2016, Disneyland adopted a demand-based pricing system for single-day admission, charging different prices for "value", "regular", and "peak" days, based on projected attendance.

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