Disneyland Overview

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 17th, 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


What’s New?

Genie+ is now available at Disneyland Resort. Guests who purchase Genie+ can make digital Lightning Lane selections using the Disneyland app.

Avengers Campus opened on June 4th, 2021.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opened at Disneyland Park on May 31st, 2019.

Jessie’s Critter Carousel, inspired by Jessie’s animal friends from “Woody’s Roundup” opened on April 5th, 2019 in the Toy Story Boardwalk neighborhood of Pixar Pier in Disney California Adventure.

Disney California Food and Wine Festival returned with over a dozen Festival Marketplaces showcasing foods and beverages inspired by California cuisine. The Festival also includes family-friendly seminars, culinary demonstrations, and live musical entertainment.

Mickey’s Mix Magic, a nightly projection show, debuted in 2019. During the 10-minute show, state-of-the-art projections, lighting, and lasers transform Main Street, U.S.A., the water screens of the Rivers of America, and the façade of “it’s a small world” into a colorful display of sights and sounds to celebrate Mickey Mouse. On select nights, “Mickey’s Mix Magic” is enhanced with the addition of fireworks.

Mobile Order of foods and beverages is available at select quick service restaurants at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.

Pixar Pier opened at Disney California Adventure, featuring four new neighborhoods inspired by beloved Pixar stories and the new Lamplight Lounge restaurant. New attractions include the Incredicoaster and the Pixar Pal-A-Round.

What’s Next?

Paradise Pier Hotel will be re-themed to the Pixar Place Hotel with a Pixar theme.

Mickey’s Toontown is undergoing a major transformation and will reopen to guests in Spring 2023.

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway will open in Toontown on January 27th, 2023!

Downtown Disney is in the process of a multi-year transformation that will add new restaurants, shopping, and an open lawn.

Splash Mountain will be re-themed with a Princess and the Frog-inspired story. The ride will be re-named Tiana’s Bayou Adventure and it’s currently scheduled to open in late 2024.


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 CountrySplash 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 classic Disney animated films like Dumbo, Peter Pan, Snow White, Alice in Wonderland, and 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 exhilarating 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.

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