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This article is about the original park in Anaheim, California. For the surrounding complex, see Disneyland Resort. For other uses, see Disneyland (disambiguation).

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Disneyland Park Disneyland Park Logo.svg

DisneylandCastle.JPG

Sleeping Beauty Castle, the icon of Disneyland Park.

Location Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, California, United States

Coordinates 33.809°N 117.919°WCoordinates: 33.809°N 117.919°W

Theme Fairy tales and Disney characters

Owner The Walt Disney Company

Operated by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Opened July 17, 1955[1]

Previous names Disneyland

Operating season Year-round

Website Disneyland Resort Homepage

Disneyland Resort

Theme Parks

Disneyland

Disney California Adventure

Resort hotels

Disneyland Hotel

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel

Shopping, dining and entertainment

Downtown Disney

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Disneyland Park, originally Disneyland, is the first of two theme parks built at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, opened on July 17, 1955. It is the only theme park designed and built under the direct supervision of Walt Disney. It was originally the only attraction on the property, though it was slightly renamed to distinguish it from the expanding complex in the 1990s.

Walt Disney came up with the concept of Disneyland after visiting various amusement parks with his daughters in the 1930s and 1940s. He 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. After hiring a consultant to help determine an appropriate site for his project, Walt bought a 160-acre (65 ha) site near Anaheim in 1953. Construction began in 1954 and the park was unveiled during a special televised press event on the ABC Television Network on July 17, 1955.

Since its opening, Disneyland has undergone a number of expansions and renovations, including the addition of New Orleans Square in 1966, Bear Country (now Critter Country) in 1972, and Mickey's Toontown in 1993. Disney California Adventure Park was built on the site of Disneyland's original parking lot and opened in 2001.

Disneyland has a larger cumulative attendance than any other theme park in the world, with over 650 million guests since it opened. In 2011, the park hosted approximately 16.14 million guests, making it the second most visited park in the world that calendar year.[2] According to a March 2005 report from the Disney Company, there are 65,700 Jobs supported by the Disneyland Resort.[3] This article is about the original park in Anaheim, California. For the surrounding complex, see Disneyland Resort. For other uses, see Disneyland (disambiguation).



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Disneyland Park

disneyland park logo.svg
disneylandcastle.jpg

Sleeping Beauty Castle, the icon of Disneyland Park.



Location

Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, California, United States

Coordinates

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/55/wma_button2b.png/17px-wma_button2b.png33.809°N 117.919°WCoordinates: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/55/wma_button2b.png/17px-wma_button2b.png33.809°N 117.919°W

Theme

Fairy tales and Disney characters

Owner

The Walt Disney Company

Operated by

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Opened

July 17, 1955[1]

Previous names

Disneyland

Operating season

Year-round

Website

Disneyland Resort Homepage



Disneyland Resort

Theme Parks

Disneyland
Disney California Adventure

Resort hotels

Disneyland Hotel
Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel

Shopping, dining and entertainment

Downtown Disney

  • v

  • t

  • e

Disneyland Park, originally Disneyland, is the first of two theme parks built at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, opened on July 17, 1955. It is the only theme park designed and built under the direct supervision of Walt Disney. It was originally the only attraction on the property, though it was slightly renamed to distinguish it from the expanding complex in the 1990s.

Walt Disney came up with the concept of Disneyland after visiting various amusement parks with his daughters in the 1930s and 1940s. He 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. After hiring a consultant to help determine an appropriate site for his project, Walt bought a 160-acre (65 ha) site near Anaheim in 1953. Construction began in 1954 and the park was unveiled during a special televised press event on the ABC Television Network on July 17, 1955.

Since its opening, Disneyland has undergone a number of expansions and renovations, including the addition of New Orleans Square in 1966, Bear Country (now Critter Country) in 1972, and Mickey's Toontown in 1993. Disney California Adventure Park was built on the site of Disneyland's original parking lot and opened in 2001.

Disneyland has a larger cumulative attendance than any other theme park in the world, with over 650 million guests since it opened. In 2011, the park hosted approximately 16.14 million guests, making it the second most visited park in the world that calendar year.[2] According to a March 2005 report from the Disney Company, there are 65,700 Jobs supported by the Disneyland Resort.[3]

WGS84 33° 48′ 32.4″ N, 117° 55′ 8.4″ W

33.809, -117.919

UTM 11S 414941 3741358

Zoom 8 Scale ± 1:17000

Region US-CA Type landmark

Title Disneyland (Edit | Report inaccuracies)



WGS84

33° 48′ 32.4″ N, 117° 55′ 8.4″ W
33.809, -117.919

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UTM

11S 414941 3741358

Zoom

8

Scale

± 1:17000

Region

US-CA

Type

landmark 

Title

Disneyland (Edit | Report inaccuracies)



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