Disneyland, CA – Walt Disney’s Original Masterpiece
“To all who come to this happy place, welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past, and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideas, 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.” — Walt Disney, July 17, 1955
Disneyland Resort is divided into two separate theme parks, three hotels, and a shopping and entertainment district. The first park is the original Disney theme park Disneyland, which opened on July 18, 1955. While the park has changed dramatically over the years, there are still many favorite classic attractions, such as the Disneyland Railroad, Pirates of the Caribbean, “it’s a small world,” and Space Mountain. Today, Disneyland boasts over 50 attractions, more than any other Disney theme park.
Its sister park Disney California Adventure, which opened in February 2001, is located across the entry plaza on the former site of Disneyland’s parking lot. The park has recently undergone a major overhaul, with new lands, new rides, and refurbished areas and has a California theme, with lands representing fanciful imaginings of certain parts of the state. Disney’s California Adventure Park is also where you’ll find most of the Pixar-themed attractions.
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