Everything you should know about Disneyland Park in Southern California | AllEars.net
Everything you should know about Disneyland Park in Southern California | AllEars.net
Everything you should know about Disneyland Park in Southern California | AllEars.net


"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.

Partners Statue at Disneyland


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


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?

The Main Street Electrical Parade has returned to Disneyland for a limited encore engagement. The parade's run has been extended to August 20, 2017.

Remember...Dreams Come True, the fireworks show that celebrated Disneyland's 50th anniversary, returned on February 3 and is performed on weekends.

Autopia recently re-opened with the addition of figures of ASIMO and his friend Bird on a camping trip.

Red Rose Taverne, with decor and menu items inspired by the upcoming Beauty and the Beast movie, has opened in the Village Haus location in Fantasyland.

New Limited Time Guest Experiences at Disneyland.

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

  • Hyperspace Mountain - Join the Rebel Alliance in a space battle against the Empire, set to a soundtrack of thrilling Star Wars music.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?

The Rivers of America attractions are scheduled to re-open sometime this summer. This includes Fantasmic!, Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes, Mark Twain Riverboat, Sailing Ship Columbia, Tom Sawyer Island, and the Disneyland Railroad.

Fantasmic! will return with new scenes and characters. Mickey Mouse will make additional experiences, and the Genie from "Aladdin" will also be featured as well as scnes from "Tangled", "The Lion King", and "Pirates of the Caribbean."

Star Wars-Themed Lands Coming to Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Originally announced by Disney CEO Bob Iger at the D23 Expo in August, 2015, additional details were made available at the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando in April, 2017. Attraction and area closures at Disneyland took place in early 2016 and construction is underway, with a planned opening date in 2019. Current information as well as any future updates is posted HERE.

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