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Introduction to Disneyland Park

Disneyland opened July 17, 1955, with 18 major attractions.  Today, there are more than 60 adventures and attractions.

The magic of Disneyland comes to life in eight themed lands:

Main Street, U.S.A.

Here contemporary life gives way to the quaint and reassuring charms of turn-of-the-century America.  It is the essence of hometown life that greeted the dawn of the 20th century.


This realm of exploration is a collage of the world’s far-off places and uncharted regions.  Would-be explorers can discover the tropical magic of Polynesia (Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room), the wilds of Africa (Tarzan’s Treehouse), the exotic rivers of the world (Jungle Cruise) and the steamy jungles of India (Indiana Jones Adventure).


A robust panorama of America’s pioneer past, from the bustling riverfronts of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers of the late 1700s (Columbia Sailing Ship, Mark Twain Riverboat, Tom Sawyer Island) to the dusty southwest deserts of the 1880s (Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Golden Horseshoe Stage)

New Orleans Square

The Paris of the American frontier, the Crescent City as it was over 150 years ago.  Within its sheltered courtyards and winding streets, elegance and charm mingle comfortably with Dixieland jazz, restless spirits (Haunted Mansion) and marauding buccaneers (Pirates of the Caribbean).

Critter Country

Things are “mighty satisfactual” in this shady glen, nestled in a lazy corner of the backwoods. Guests visiting this bend of the river can find their very own “Laughing Place” (Splash Mountain) as they witness the “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” antics of Brer Fox and Brer Bear as they try to outwit wily Brer Rabbit.  Also residing in this land are Pooh and his many friends in the Hundred Acre Wood (The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh).


Enchanted tales of childhood adapted from classic Disney animated films come to life in this timeless realm of imagination.  Within this magical Old World setting, guests can fly to Never Land (Peter Pan’s Flight), see an elephant fly (Dumbo the Flying Elephant), navigate an out-of-control motorcar (Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride) or attend a mad tea party (Alice in Wonderland).

Mickey's Toontown

Bursting with color and frenetic energy, this “town” is a 1930s Disney cartoon come to wacky life.  From the bustle of downtown (Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin) to the charm of its residential neighborhood (Mickey’s House, Donald’s Boat, Goofy’s Play House), this civic hub is a slice of “reel” life.


This intriguing realm of imagination, discovery and wonder features a landscape of whirling spaceships (Astro Orbitor), zooming rocket vehicles (Star Tours, Space Mountain), racing roadsters (Autopia), visions of the future (Innoventions) and amazing inventions (Honey, I Shrunk the Audience).


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