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Disneyland

Updated 04/01/2014

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One of the biggest misconceptions people have about Disneyland is that they've "been there, done that" if they've visited either Florida's mammoth Walt Disney World or one of the Disney parks overseas. But Disneyland, which opened in 1955 and is the only one of the parks to be overseen by Walt himself, has a genuine historic feel and occupies a unique place in the Disney legend. Expertly run, with polite and helpful staff ("cast members" in the Disney lexicon), the park

has plenty that you won't find anywhere else—such as the Indiana Jones Adventure ride and Storybook Land, with its miniature replicas of animated Disney scenes from classics such as Pinocchio and Alice in Wonderland. Characters appear for autographs and photos throughout the day; times and places are posted at the entrances. Live shows, parades, strolling musicans, nightly fireworks, and endless snack choices add to the carnival atmosphere. You can also meet some of the animated icons at one of the character meals served at the three Disney hotels (open to the public). Belongings can be stored in lockers just off Main Street; stroller rentals at the entrance gate are a convenient option for families with small tykes.

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Sight Information

Address:

1313 S. Disneyland Dr., between Ball Rd. and Katella Ave., Anaheim, California, 92802, USA

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Phone:

714-781–4636-Guest information

Sight Details:

  • $92; parking $16
  • Hrs vary

Updated 04/01/2014

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Oct 17, 2012

Disneyland Park at Los Angeles. A fantasy comes true. Disneyland Park in LA

Been to Disneyland was a dream that finally came true last week. I’ve been in different thematic parks around the country but no other park is like this one. Disneyland has a magic atmosphere and the resort is fantastic too. I went with my family: my wife, my two kids and my mom. After 4 days of magic we finished exhausted and we almost feel we need another vacation to recover. I have a few piece of advice that can be useful when booking and enjoying

the park. When booking first check if there is a special event going o the days you are staying. Normally, for a few more dollars you would enjoy a less crowded show, meaning that you would see better, there would not be rush when exiting, among other advantages. 2. When booking your entrance tickets or purchasing your packages, give to yourself a little bit of time to get informed about the park. This is important in case you want to spend more time in a specific zone than in other. It is important also to consult with your family what kind of activities they would like to experience. When arriving to the park it is important to bring water and some snacks, nothing really big of course, to give to your children while walking or doing any activity. This is important because you will spend a treasure in snacks and water/beverages if you do not bring some. Because, yes, Disneyland is expensive. It is also important to arrive early and to check in advance what time are the shows you are interested in watching. Otherwise, you will be missing a lot of important staff and precious time trying to figure out where is everything. Getting informed first is the clue to completely enjoy this park.

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Mar 6, 2011

Disneyland Review

There is no other experience like Disneyland, no matter the age. The trip is planned many different ways in my mind the night before, considering the “fast” rides first before the crowds gather; or traveling the park one “land” at a time. Having grown up at Disneyland, you would think I would be “over it” at 49 years of age. My dad worked there for 27 years so I had many opportunities throughout my childhood to go to Disneyland regularly.

Yet even so, each trip offers new memories, especially now that I get to take my children at ages 9 and 10. I get to experience watching my kids run to the next ride because they can’t wait to experience the thrill of the Matterhorn or Space Mountain, the same rides I loved as a child. One special event this last trip was watching the High School Musical parade. Disney always does everything with such excellence. One of the things that really sets Disney parks apart from other theme parks is their customer service that is modeled by organizations everywhere. It is through their commitment to excellence, cleanliness and safety that make a day at Disneyland worth the ticket price. Disneyland offers the opportunity to escape into a world that is truly magical like no other place on earth. It’s a sensation I will never outgrow.

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Oct 16, 2007

Worth Seeing Once

I'm a young adult, grew up in the late 80's and early 90's watching the Disney Channel. They would constantly run the old television specials with Walt Disney talking about the building of his theme park and what was happening next. I was fascinated. After moving to California, I had forgotten all about Disneyland. A friend mentioned that we should go, and it rekindled all those old memories. I must say, a lot of the "magic" was lost for me as

everything seemed much more shrink-wrapped and packaged and less genuine. I don't think the Disneyland of today is the Disneyland Walt had of yester-year. However, this is the park we have...and it is still a wonderful place to visit all your favorite Disney Characters and ride some very enjoyable rides. The summer wait times can be HORRIBLE...so, go during the fall or early spring...but, check it out.

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Jan 19, 2004

It is the Happiest Place on Earth

Took our two kids to Disneyland and it is hard to say who had more fun, them or us! Get on the Disneyland Web Site so you can print out a schedule ahead of time. This lets you know park hours, parade schedules and show times so you can plan. There are always some rides closed for refurbishment. Plan on a minimum of three days to see both DL and California Adventure, five is better. Saturday is the best day for California Adventure, its less crowded

than Disneyland. Plan on spending a lot of $$$ but it is worth it! Best rides for adults and older kids: Indiana Jones, Pirates, Splash Mountain, Star Tours. For little kids check out the rides in Fantasyland but remember some of them can be a little scary. Toon town is also ideal for little ones. Also a Bugs Land in California Adventure. Make sure you buy a guide book and read up. You can also order a video from the Disneyland website for free. Have fun!

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By Emily

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Feb 11, 2003

Disneyland CA Resort is a MUST SEE for families

All I can say is Go, Go, Go! You have to! We have taken our family twice in the last two years and both trips have been fabulous. With so many activities for kids and adults, everyone is satisfied. Disney's California Adventure now offers a great selection of thrill rides, including a great rollercoaster for the teens, the young kids LOVE A Bug's Land. My two year old had a grand time playing in "dot's puddle park", and I (having grown up traveling

to California, often) found "soarin' over california" to be an amazing ride. I would recommend traveling here to all families!

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