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Disneyland Park, called Disneyland originally, opened in Anaheim, California on July 17, 1955. It’s the only theme park designed and constructed under the supervision of Walt Disney himself.
650 million people have visited Disneyland since it opened. This is a larger cumulative attendance record than any other theme park on the planet. And in 2013, the park saw approximately 16.2 million guests, making it the 3rd most visited park anywhere that year.
Disneyland is made up of of 8 themed “lands” and several concealed areas backstage. Mainstreet, U.S.A. was first, then came Adventureland, Frontierland, Fantasyland, and Tomorrowland, and since adding New Orleans Square, Critter Region in 1972, and Mickey’s Toontown in 1993.
Main Street, U.S.A is designed after a regular Midwest town of the first 20th century. It is the first section visitors see when they enter the park, if not arriving my monorail. This is how visitors reach Central Plaza. In the center of Disneyland and North of Central Plaza stands Sleeping Beauty Castle, giving entry to Fantasyland.
Adventureland was built to replicate the feeling of the tropical setting found in a far-away location of the world. Here, you will see Jungle Cruise, the Indiana Jones Experience, and Tarzan’s Treehouse, a transformation of Swiss Family Treehouse from the Walt Disney film, Swiss Family Robinson. Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, is located as you enter Adventureland. This might be the first feature attraction to use audio-animatronics.
The New Orleans Square opened in 1966. It is patterened on 19th-century New Orleans. A favorite of Disneyland guests because it is home to a number of the park’s most popular attractions, such as Pirates of the Caribbean and the Haunted Mansion, , Fantasmic! This area is also home of the popular Club 33.
Recreating pioneer times along the old frontier is Frontierland. It is residence to the Pinewood Indians tribe of animatronic Native Americans living on the edge of the Rivers of America. Entertainment and sights contain Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, the Mark Twain Riverboat and Frontierland Shootin’ Exposition. Frontierland is where the comedic troupe “Billy Hill and the Hillbillies” entertains guests.
Critter Country opened next. It was previously the home of the Indian Village. Today, the key attraction is definitely Splash Mountain, a log-flume journey.
Fantasyland was at first created in a medieval European fairground vogue, but later switched into a Bavarian village. Fantasyland gets the most fibers optics in the entire area.
Mickey’s Toontown opened in 1993. It had been inspired in part by the fictional L.A. suburb of Toontown in the 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Patterned on a 1930s cartoon aesthetic, Mickey’s Toontown houses Disney’s most popular cartoon people.
Tomorrowland is many themed lands featured at every one of the Magic Kingdom-styled Disney theme parks all over the world. Each variant of the land features countless attractions that depict glimpses into the future.
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