Disneyland Lands

Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland

July 1955 – present BACKGROUND Tomorrowland is the land that serves as a testament to innovation, growth, and hope for the future. Meant to resemble the “futuristic” world of 1986, Tomorrowland was one of the original lands that debuted on Opening Day in 1955. In keeping with its message of continuing development, Tomorrowland has changed […] Read more…

Mickey's Toontown

Mickey’s Toontown

January 1993 – present BACKGROUND Mickey’s Toontown was the last of the main lands in Disneyland to open, debuting in 1993. This land was also the first designed specifically for the youngest of Disney fans, with no major attractions and a primary focus on characters and the charm of the town. Although it has expanded […] Read more…

Main Street USA

Main Street USA

July 1955 – present BACKGROUND Modeled after Walt Disney’s hometown of Marceline, Missouri, Main Street USA is park guests’ first glimpse of Disneyland. Imagineers wanted guests to be immediately taken away from their normal lives and into a completely different place and time, thus the old-timey feel of the land. Main Street USA is set […] Read more…

Fantasyland

July 1955 – present BACKGROUND Without a doubt, Fantasyland is the most famous and heavily visited area in Disneyland. Walt Disney envisioned Fantasyland as a place for children to become part of the stories they loved, and was supposedly his favorite area in the park. Fantasyland is styled as a medieval Bavarian village, but stays […] Read more…

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…

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…