New Orleans Square

New Orleans Square

July 1966 – present BACKGROUND New Orleans Square was not one of the original lands in Disneyland, but its conceptualization began almost immediately after Opening Day in 1955. Imagineers envisioned an old timey square for park guests to relax in, with restaurants, shops, and waterfront views of the Rivers of America, and in 1966, New […] Read more…

Mr. Toad's Wild Ride

Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride

July 1955 – present LOCATION Fantasyland – When entering from the castle, you will find it on the right hand side, just beyond Peter Pan’s Flight. BACKGROUND This ride is one of the few rides remaining that was in full operation on Opening Day in 1955. Based on the characters from the 1908 story The […] Read more…

Frontierland

Frontierland

July 1955 – present BACKGROUND Frontierland was dedicated on Opening Day in 1955 as a land to memorialize and celebrate the past. Originally, the land had no attractions and served as an open space for guests to take rides on wagons and pack mules, or to wander a number of walking trails. A small mine train […] Read more…

Critter Country

Critter Country

November 1988 – present BACKGROUND Critter Country has been Disneyland’s problem child since 1956. In the beginning, it wasn’t Critter Country at all – the space was an extension of Frontierland called Indian Village, and housed Native American shows and attractions, including dances and canoeing. But the land wasn’t very popular among park guests, and Disney […] Read more…

Adventureland

Adventureland

July 1955 – present BACKGROUND Adventureland opened as one of the original lands in 1955. With the tremendous success of his Asian and African nature documentaries, Walt envisioned a land that would combine elements of the world’s jungles and rainforests, offering park guests the chance to immerse themselves in the exotic worlds they admired on […] Read more…

Lines-Free, Stress-Free

If you’re lucky enough to have an annual pass (or perhaps you just have an impatient family member), the long lines for the big rides and shows are less than appealing. But have no fear! There are lots of attractions in the park that have little to no line for entry, and you are free […] Read more…

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