Everyone knows about Disneyland Park (originally called just Disneyland) in Anaheim, so here in this post we will summarize some key tidbits about this amusement park.
Disneyland Park and sister theme park Disneyland California Adventure together form Disneyland Resort, along with three hotels (Disneyland Hotel, Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel) and Downtown Disney, an outdoor shopping and restaurant area connecting the theme parks and hotels.
Disneyland Park Sections (or "Lands")
Disneyland is divided into the following "lands," or themed sections: Main Street, U.S.A., Adventureland, New Orleans Square, Frontierland, Critter Country, Fantasyland, Mickey's Toontown and Tomorrowland. Ground breaking for a new section, "Star Wars Land," began in April 2016. Star Wars Land will encompass 14 acres when completed at a future date.
The eight existing lands occupy 85 acres. The original lands when Disneyland opened on July 17, 1955 were Main Street U.S.A, Adventureland, Frontierland, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland. Later on came New Orleans Square (1966), Bear Country (later changed to Critter Country) in 1972 and Mickey's Toontown in 1993.
The "lost" land is Holidayland, which opened in 1957, a 9 acre area with a circus and baseball diamond, that closed in 1961. (Good to know this, trivia buffs!)
Disneyland Park Attractions by Land
Visit touringplans.com/disneyland-resort/closures for updates on rides that are closed for renovation.
Main Street U.S.A: The Disney Gallery, The Disneyland Story presenting Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, Main Street Cinema and Main Street Vehicles (turn of the 20th century vehicles)
Adventureland: Enchanted Tiki Room, Indiana Jones Adventure, Jungle Cruise, Tarzan's Treehouse
Critter Country: Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Splash Mountain (NOTE: As of October 2016, all attractions closed for refurbishment)
Frontierland: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Frontierland Shootin' Expedition, Mark Twain Riverboat, Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer Island, Sailing Ship Columbia
Fantasyland: Alice in Wonderland, Casey Jr. Circus Train, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, King Arthur Carrousel (yes, it is spelled with two r's), Mad Tea Party, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, Peter Pan's Flight, Pinocchio's Daring Journey, Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough, Snow White's Scary Adventures, Storybook Land Canal Boats, it's a small world
Mickey's Toontown: Chip 'n Dale Treehouse, Donald's Boat, Gadget's Go Coaster, Goofy's Playhouse, Mickey's House and Meet Mickey, Minnie's House, Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin
New Orleans Square: Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean
Tomorrowland: Astro Orbitor, Autopia, Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, Disneyland Monorail, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy, Star Tours - The Adventures Continue, Star Wars Launch Bay, Star Wars: Path of the Jedi
Various Areas: Disneyland Railroad (closed for refurbishment; to re-open Summer 2017)
Character Experiences and Live Entertainment
There are various opportunities to meet Disney characters throughout the park. Visit disneyland.disney.go.com/entertainment/#/character-experiences for details. And for live entertainment opportunities, visit disneyland.disney.go.com/entertainment.
Retail pricing is as follows as of mid-November 2016 and of course is subject to change for
- 1-Day, 1 Park: Varies from $95 (Value) to $105 (Regular) to $119 (Peak) (For Ages 10+; Ages 3 to 9 are about $6 less per ticket)
- 2-Day, 1 Park Per Day: $195 or Park Hopper $235
- 3-Day, 1 Park Per day: $255 or Park Hopper $295
- 4-Day, 1 Park Per Day: $280 or Park Hopper $320
- 5-Day, 1 Park Per Day: $295 or Park Hopper $335
- Annual Passports: There are 5 to choose from and they vary from $329 to $1,049 per year. The $1,049 Disney Signature Plus Passport gets you in to both park every day of the year.
- One Day Parking: $18
Learn more at disneyland.disney.go.com.