Overview

Disneyland

Partners Statue at Disneyland


"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 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."

(Official dedication plaque located at the flagpole in Town Square on Main Street.)

Known as the "Happiest Place on Earth," Disneyland opened on July 17, 1955. More than just an amusement park, this "theme park," with its five themed "lands," was the first of its kind, and continues to fulfill Walt Disney's dream of creating a place where parents and children can have fun together.

Now Disneyland has grown to eight different lands, with over 40 attractions designed to appeal to guests of all ages - the young as well as the young at heart.


LAY OF THE LAND

Main Street, U.S.A. -- Just inside Disneyland's entrance gates is this re-creation of the main street of a small town in the early 20th century. There's City Hall, the Cinema, turn-of-the-century vehicles, and a variety of small shops.

Adventureland -- This exotic land combines elements of many foreign locales like jungles, bazaars, and tiki gods. One of Disneyland's most thrilling attractions, The Indiana Jones Adventure, is located in an ancient temple.

Frontierland -- Along the banks of the Rivers of America the wild, wild, west comes to life with attractions like Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and the Mark Twain Riverboat. Young and old alike can explore the mysteries of Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer Island.

New Orleans Square -- Stroll the streets of New Orleans' picturesque French Quarter, dine on gumbo and Monte Cristo sandwiches, and listen to the sounds of a Dixieland band. New Orleans Square is home to two of Disneyland's best known attractions: Pirates of the Caribbean and The Haunted Mansion.

Critter Country -- Splash Mountain and the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh make every day a zip-a-dee-doo-dah day!

Fantasyland -- In this land of enchantment and make-believe most of the attractions are based on a classic Disney animated film, like Dumbo, Peter Pan, Snow White, Alice in Wonderland, or Pinocchio.

Mickey's Toontown -- Visit the homes of Disneyland's most important citizens - Mickey and Minnie, Goofy, Donald and Pluto. Attractions include Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin and Gadget's Go-Coaster.

Tomorrowland -- Experience exotic planets on a thrilling Star Tours adventure, an undersea voyage of discovery with Nemo and friends in Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, battle the evil Emperor Zurg at Buzz Lightear Astro Blasters, or take an exhilirating space coaster ride on Space Mountain.

Disneyland Live Entertainment -- A variety of live entertainment acts are featured throughout the park, from jazz and marching bands to comics and singing pirates.

Disneyland Attractions at a Glance

Disneyland Restaurants at a Glance


KIDS AND CHARACTERS

There are many opportunities for kids to meet and greet their favorite characters. Consult the daily Times Guide for regularly scheduled times and locations. In addition there are usually characters available early in the day near just inside the Main Entrance and around Town Square. Disney Princess meet and greets are available in the Royal Hall at Fantasy Faire.


What's New?

New Limited Time Guest Experiences at Disneyland.

Star Wars Season of the Force - Tomorrowland at Disneyland hosts a variety of exhibits and events.

  • Star Wars Launch Bay - Meet some favorite Star Wars characters, get a closer look at props and costumes from the movies, or play some of the latest games, including Disney Infinity 3.0.
  • Star Tours - The Adventures Continue - features a new scene visiting the planet Jakku, from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple - Kids may be selected to participate in this new Jedi training experience which includes characters and a new villain from Star Wars Rebels.
  • Through September 5, guests can experience Hyperspace Mountain where they are part of a Rebel X-wing starfighter battle against the First Order. In the Tomorrowland Theater, Path of the Jedi is a collection of clips from the Star Wars movies which tell the story of Luke Skywalker. And at the Galactic Grill and Redd Rockett's Pizza Port guests can sample Star Wars-inspired food offerings such as First Order Specialty Burger, Darth by Chocolate, and The Forest of Endor.

 

What's Next?

Starting in September, Fantasy in the Sky fireworks will replace Disneyland Forever. Fantasy in the Sky will run until the holiday season begins in November. Paint the Night also ends in September, but will return on select evenings during the holiday season.

Halloween Time returns to the Disneyland Resort September 9-October 31. Mickey's Halloween Party, an after-hours, special ticketed event, will take place on 17 selected evenings in September and October, including October 31. New for the party this year: the Frightfully Fun Parade, featuring Jack Skellington, grim grinning ghosts, Dr. Facilier and a host of Disney villains. The popular attraction overlays, Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy, will also return.

The Main Street Electrical Parade returns to Disneyland in 2017 for a limited encore engagement. Return date is TBD.

Star Wars-Themed Lands Coming to Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Announced by Disney CEO Bob Iger at the D23 Expo in August, 2015, there are limited details as yet. Attraction and area closures at Disneyland took place in early 2016 and construction is underway. Current information as well as any future updates is posted HERE.



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