Disneyland Park (USA)

Amusement park in the United States


Disneyland Park
Location
Anaheim, California, USA
Status Operating
Opened July 17, 1955
Owner The Walt Disney Company
Operator Disney Parks, Experiences and Products
General manager Jon Storbeck (vice-president)
Operating season All year-round
Previous names Disneyland
Area 85 acres (34.4 ha)
Website http://disneyland.disney.go.com/destinations/disneyland

Disneyland Park is an amusement park located in Anaheim, California, USA, owned by The Walt Disney Company and operated by Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. Originally known as Disneyland, it opened to the general public on July 17, 1955. In 1998, the theme park was re-named "Disneyland Park" to distinguish it from the larger Disneyland Resort complex. Disneyland has the most cumulative attendance of any theme park in the world, with close to 600 million guests since July 18, 1955. In 2018, 18.7 million people visited the park, making it the second most visited park in the world during that year.

History

Disneyland opened on July 17, 1955 to an invitation-only crowd of over 11,000 people. When it originally opened, park tickets were only a single dollar. This only included entry to the park, but any attractions visitors wanted to ride would cost an extra 10 to 30 cents per ride.[1]

Roller coasters

Present

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Arrow Dynamics Sit-Down 1979 Operating
Chip 'n' Dale’s Gadget Coaster Vekoma Sit-Down 1993 Operating.
Matterhorn Bobsleds Arrow Dynamics Twin June 4, 1959 Operating
Space Mountain Arrow Dynamics Enclosed May 27, 1977 Operating

Attractions

Operating

Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Alice in Wonderland Arrow Dynamics Tracked Dark Ride June 14, 1958
Astro Orbiter Unknown Jets April 30, 1994
Autopia Arrow Dynamics Track Ride July 17, 1955
Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters Sansei Technologies Tracked Dark Ride April 17, 2005
Dumbo the Flying Elephant Arrow Dynamics Jets August 15, 1955
Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage Unknown Tracked Dark Ride June 11, 2007
Haunted Mansion Arrow Dynamics Tracked Dark Ride August 9, 1969
Indiana Jones Adventure MTS Systems Corporation Tracked Dark Ride March 4, 1995
It's a Small World Arrow Dynamics Dark Boat Ride May 28, 1966
Jungle Cruise Unknown Scenic Boat Ride July 17, 1955
King Arthur Carrousel Dentzel Carousel Company Gallopers July 17, 1955
Mad Tea Party Arrow Development Teacups July 17, 1955
Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Unknown Tracked Dark Ride April 11, 2003
Peter Pan's Flight Cleveland Tram Rail Company Tracked Dark Ride July 17, 1955
Pinocchio's Daring Journey Unknown Tracked Dark Ride May 23, 1983
Pirates of the Caribbean Arrow Dynamics Dark Boat Ride March 18, 1967
Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin Unknown Dark Ride January 26, 1994
Snow White's Enchanted Wish Arrow Dynamics Tracked Dark Ride July 17, 1955
Star Tours - The Adventures Continue Thales Training & Simulation Simulator January 9, 1987
Star Wars: Millennium Falcon – Smugglers Run Unknown Simulator May 31, 2019
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Unknown Tracked Dark Ride January 17, 2020
Tiana's Bayou Adventure Hopkins Log Flume July 7, 1989

Closed

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Adventure Thru Inner Space Arrow Development Tracked Dark Ride August 5, 1967 September 2, 1985 Scrapped
Flying Saucers Arrow Development Flying Saucers 1961 September 5, 1966 Scrapped
Skyway Von Roll Ropeway June 10, 1956 November 9, 1994 Scrapped

References

  1. "Reinventing the American Amusement Park". American Experience. PBS. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
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