Welcome to the original Disneyland Park, located in the popular town of Anaheim, Southern California USA.
An early concert for an amusement park to be called “Mickey Mouse Park” was developed by Walter Elias Disney in the early 1950s with intentions for it to be located adjacent to the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank.
As the new ideas emerged, Walt and his brother Roy Disney realized that the Burbank location would be too small for their grand plans and moved the project to its current site in Anaheim California with a whole new name.
Construction began in 1954 and Disneyland Park was unveiled during a special televised press event on the ABC Television Network on July 17, 1955.
Since its opening, Disneyland has undergone expansions and major renovations, including the addition of New Orleans Square in 1966, Bear Country (now Critter Country) in 1972, Mickey’s Toontown in 1993, and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in 2019.
Disneyland Park consists of nine themed “lands” and a number of concealed backstage areas. Throughout the park are “Hidden Mickeys”, representations of Mickey Mouse heads inserted subtly into the design of attractions and environmental decor.
Disneyland has a larger cumulative attendance than any other theme park in the world, with 726 million visits since it opened (as of December 2018).
The park welcomes approximately 18.6 million visits a year, making it the second most visited amusement park in the world that year, behind only Magic Kingdom, the very park it inspired.
The Happiest Place on Earth
Inspired by Walt Disney’s hometown of Marceline, Missouri, Main Street, U.S.A. is designed to resemble the center of an idealized turn-of-the-20th-century (c. 1910) American town.
Here you can get a new style hair cut at Dapper Dan’s salon, board the Disneyland Railroad for a gentle ride around the park, pick up those all important souvenir in the shopping emporium or grab a bite from the Jolly Holiday Bakery.
Walt Disney said of Main Street USA, “For those of us who remember the carefree time it recreates, Main Street will bring back happy memories.
Adventureland opened in 1955 with the Jungle Cruise as its star attraction, and has since gone on to adopt a 1930’s inspired theming.
Here you’ll find popular attractions like Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room which uses groundbreaking technology of audio animatronics, Indiana Jones Adventure which gave the entire land that 30s theme, and Tarzan’s Treehouse formally known as the Swiss Family Robinson Tree.
Frontierland is a wild west wilderness where you can ride the coaster tracks of the The Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, or rest & relax on the Mark Twain Riverboat or the Sailing Ship Columbia on a journey around the Rivers of American
The land’s long shoreline is considered a prime viewing location for the nighttime Fantasmic! show.
If you look closely in Frontierland at the storefront marked “Crockett and Russel Hat Co.”, there is a window honoring Fess Parker, who played Davy Crockett in Walt Disney’s Davy Crockett.
Fantasyland is where you will find the enchanting Sleeping Beauty Castle, and a central courtyard dominated by King Arthur’s Carrousel.
Here you can go flying with Peter Pan over moonlit London, or tumbling into Alice’s nonsensical Wonderland. There are classic stories from everyone’s youth – of all ages – to participate in.
The plaque in front of the castle marks the spot where the Disneyland Time Capsule is buried. Sealed on the 40th anniversary of the park, it contains different items from the history of Disney parks. It is scheduled to be opened in the year 2035
Fantasyland was said, by Walt Disney, to be his favorite land in the park.
Tomorrowland represents the vision and fantasy of futurists such as H.G. Wells, Jules Verne and, of course, Walt Disney. Guests can zoom through the universe on Space Mountain, travel through the galaxy in Star Tours, drive the Autopia racecars and enjoy so much more as they experience the “future”.
Plus if your fans of the blockbuster movies Toy Story and Finding Nemo you can find fun interative adventures on Buzz Lightyears Astro Blasters or Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage.
New Orleans Square is based on 19th-century New Orleans, and is exclusive to Disneyland Anaheim.
The urban plazza is a weave of shops and restaurants, and is home to the popular attractions Pirates of the Caribbean and The Haunted Mansion.
You can also pick up the Disneyland Railroad from this land for a gentle ride around the park.
Critter Country is located in the northwest quadrant of the park, and is themed to the forests of the Pacific Northwest where you can find the Country Bear Jamboree, Teddi Barra’s Swingin’ Arcade, and Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes.
The lands biggest attraction is Splash Mountain’s which is about to undergo a major reworking to a new ride based on the 2009 animated film The Princess and the Frog.
Mickey’s Toontown is inspired by Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and resembles a set from a Max Fleischer cartoon. The buildings are stylized and colorful. There are several attractions involving classic cartoon characters, such as the houses of Mickey and Minnie Mouse, and a small children’s coaster.
Disney has announced that Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway will open at Mickey’s Toontown in 2022. The attraction, which is expected to replace the Gag Factory store, will be the first new attraction added to Mickey’s Toontown since Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin opened in 1994.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is set within the village of Black Spire Outpost, on the remote frontier planet of Batuu, and features attractions, shops, restaurants, and entertainment offerings.
In this land you can ride the latest state of the art attractions such as Star Wars: Millennium Falcon Smugglers Run, a simulator ride in which guests pilot the Millennium Falcon, and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, a dark ride in which guests are involved in a battle between the First Order and the Resistance.
Drop “inn” for hearty American fare the whole family will love and a lively Character Breakfast with some favorite Disney friends at The Plaza Inn.
Dine on home-style favorites in a lavish Victorian setting, one of the original landmarks of Disneyland Park. Drenched in dazzling décor, it’s no surprise that the Plaza Inn was one of Walt Disney’s favorite places to dine.
Begin Your Big Day the Disney Way
Rise and shine for “Minnie & Friends – Breakfast in the Park,” an all-you-care-to-enjoy spread of all your morning favorites: made-to-order omelets and Mickey waffles, French toast, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, breakfast potatoes, fresh-baked pastries and breads, fruit, and hot and cold cereals.
Help yourself to as much as you’d like, but don’t forget to keep a lookout for a motley crew of beloved Disney Characters.
Savor casual fare with a French Quarter flair at the historic New Orleans Square eatery, Cafe Orleans.
Its where the past meets the present, this inviting sidewalk café has been serving up Cajun charm—along with a nostalgic menu of classic favorites.
While you’re there, take a gander at character displays from The Princess and the Frog—plus the original espresso machine that made Walt his favorite brew. You may even feel inspired to conclude your meal with an espresso in tribute.
The café is a dreamy spot to dine when the weather’s fine. Sit outside on the patio and enjoy picturesque views of the Mark Twain Riverboat and Sailing Ship Columbia gliding by on the Rivers of America.
Dine on delectable down-home cooking served with a helping of Southern hospitality at the River Belle Terrace.
No matter what time of day you’re joining us, you’ll find variety of delicious dishes that are sure to satiate any appetite. Breakfast boasts signature entrées like the short rib skillet and country biscuits & gravy, while lunch and dinner features bounty of hearty crowd-pleasers.
Think delightful sides, salads, savory sandwiches, fresh fish and finger-lickin’ favorites like barbecue ribs—plus kid-sized options half-pints will love.
When it comes to grabbing a bite to eat between those all important rides & attractions, Disneyland Paris Park has you covered with 5 different quick service restaurants across the 5 lands offering choices from American, French, Italian and Snack style menus.
Disneyland Paris Park has over 30 specialty stores across its vast theme park, ranging from gifts, souvenirs & apparel to traditional collectibles and attraction merchandise. Whether your looking to put together your very own BB-8 at the Droid Depot or looking for something to commemorate your visit to Disneyland Park at Crystal Arts, they have it all just for you and while some stores have a lot of similar items, there are loads that have unique memory making collections in to!
Big Thunder Mountain
Hold tight, as this runaway mine train cart rattles you and your family wildly around a haunted mountain…
Indiana Jones™ and the Temple of Peril
Hold on to your hat as this runaway wagon races you in and out of the dark and mysterious jungle ruins.
Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain
Blast off and do battle with the evil Empire in this epic takeover of a classic roller coaster attraction.
Star Tours: The Adventures Continue*
Feel the Force of this blast through the Star Wars galaxy on this galactic flight simulator
You’ll be peeking through your fingers in this fun-filled mystery, where ghoulish ghosts and spirits greet your every turn.
Peter Pan’s Flight
Swoosh through the sky in a magic galleon over starlit London before sweeping through Never Land, where mermaids, Indians and pirates await.
Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast
Blast off into space and help Buzz defeat Zurg in this intergalactic laser-shooting gallery.
Les Voyages de Pinocchio
Join Pinocchio, and his friend Jiminy Cricket, on his incredible quest to become a real boy in this no-strings-attached adventure.
Blanche-Neige et les Sept Nains®
Ride a mine cart through the magical land of Snow White and discover how the 7 dwarfs helped her defeat the evil queen.
Pirates of the Caribbean
Steer a course for the Golden Age of Piracy on a swashbuckling cruise through seas plagued by scoundrels.
Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes
Paddle down the Rivers of America on a grand oar-venture all the way around Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island.
Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage
Journey into the charming world of Disney and Pixar’s Finding Nemo on a gentle undersea expedition
“it’s a small world”
Board a whimsical boat ride for a song-filled journey around the globe—this cherubic chorus is pure joy!
Cast off on a guided tour of the world’s most remote rivers—where dangerous beasts and dry wit abound.
Mark Twain Riverboat
Cruise the scenic Rivers of America on a sightseeing tour aboard a majestic 19th-century paddle boat.
Sailing Ship Columbia
Sail into the wilderness aboard a full-scale replica of a majestic ship from the 18th century.
Storybook Land Canal Boats
Cruise through the mouth of Monstro the Whale into a magical land of Disney movie locales—all in miniature.
Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough
Gaze at Sleeping Beauty Castle and venture inside to relive scenes from the beloved Disney classic.
Pilot your very own rocket ship high in the sky amid a gleaming constellation of orbiting planets.
Autopia powered by Honda
Put the pedal to the metal on an unforgettable road trip along a miniature motorway.
Casey Jr. Circus Train
Enjoy a whimsical tour through miniature versions of fairytale locales from classic Disney movies.
Chip ‘n Dale Treehouse
Scamper into the home of the nuttiest duo around and see the world from a very chipmunk point of view.
Ride the historic, high-speed zero-emission transportation system that rockets along a single rail through the Disneyland Resort.
Embark on a relaxing 18-minute scenic journey aboard an authentic steam-powered train around Disneyland Park.
Take a whimsical self-guided tour of Donald’s colorful vessel docked on Toon Lake.
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
Soar high in the sky aboard the famous little pachyderm on a fanciful flight for all ages.
Meet Disney Princesses, attend live performances, browse magical mementos—and revel in pure fairytale enchantment.
Mickey and the Magical Map
Mickey has been left alone with an unfinished—and enchanted—map. When he can’t resist taking a paintbrush and trying to complete the map himself, a wild journey ensues!
The Royal Swing Big Band Ball
Swing by the Royal Theatre at Fantasy Faire on Saturday nights and have a ball dancing to live big-band music.
Storytelling at Royal Theatre
Make your way inside an open-air medieval-style tent and gather in front of the charming stage. Dynamic thespian duo Mr. Smythe and Mr. Jones are your hosts as they direct their witty version of scenes from Beauty and the Beast or Tangled.
As darkness falls, dazzling special effects transform the Rivers of America into an epic canvas for this extravagant live show.
Fast asleep, Mickey dreams he is the Sorcerer’s Apprentice. With a wave of his hands, he conducts scenes from Fantasia across enormous screens of water while brilliant sparks burst overhead. Pink elephants, swashbuckling pirates, princesses and more appear on and around the Rivers of America.
When Mickey is suddenly pulled into the Magic Mirror, his dream takes a dark turn. The Evil Queen from Snow White conjures up some of Disney’s most dastardly villains—including Maleficent as a 45-foot, fire-breathing dragon! Mickey must use the power of his imagination to vanquish his foes—and save the day.
Featuring a fantastical array of live performers, beloved Disney characters, enhanced special effects and spectacular pyrotechnics, this show will wow the entire family.
Fireworks at Disneyland
Behold spectacular fireworks, timeless music and surprise appearances by some classic Disney characters.
“Magic Happens” Parade
With a wave of his wand, Mickey Mouse leads a cavalcade of fabulous floats, whimsically costumed performers and popular Disney pals like Anna, Elsa and Olaf around the park and into your hearts—all while moving to a high-energy musical score that puts a contemporary spin on classic Disney hits.
The parade features several distinct “stories,” with a delightful mix of characters. Watch Moana ride the crest of a beautiful wave in her voyager canoe, followed by Coco’s guitar-strumming Miguel, who’s joined by his dog Danté and other fantastical spirit animals.
Behold the enchanted forest from Frozen 2, as Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven pass by. Then prepare for the grandest finale of all as the parade commemorates memorable story moments from Sleeping Beauty and other Disney classics. It’s an incredible procession not to be missed!