Disneyland Vacations are one of the most popular California beach
experiences. You can stay at the theme park in the Craftsman-style
Disney's Grand Californian with a room
overlooking the theme park rides. Guests to the hotel gain early
admission to the park to dine and shop before it opens.
The most visited amusement park in California,
Disneyland, includes more
than 60 rides, 50 shops and 30 restaurants in eight theme-oriented
regions. Disneyland vacations at "The Happiest Place on Earth,"
are guaranteed escapes into the make-believe world that turns everyone
into a kid again. Disneyland is located approximately
27 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Its hometown is Anaheim, California.
The magic lands and public areas of Disneyland occupy 85 acres of ground.
Guest parking for 11,000 vehicles. Located near many
California Beaches, Disneyland even has a beach of its own in a
make-believe region of the California Adventure theme park.
No child wants to leave Disneyland
without a hug from Mickey Mouse. He makes appearances throughout the park.
Have you ever ridden a teacup such as those seen in the photo abovee? By putting your hands on the wheel and pushing
or pulling, the cup spins faster.
Stop at Guest
Relations as you enter the park to ask what
time he'll be out with friends, Minnie, Pluto, Donald Duck and Goofy.
Disneyland opened July 17, 1955, with 18 major attractions.
Today, there are more than 60 attractions in the Park.
When Disneyland opened, Anaheim had five hotels and two motels
with a total of 87 rooms. There were 34 restaurants in the city. Today,
Anaheim boasts approximately 150 hotels and motels, with approximately
18,000 rooms and well over 450 restaurants.
More than 400 million guests have passed through the
gates of Disneyland Park since Opening Day, July 17, 1955.
During the peak of summer, The Disneyland Resort work force
includes nearly 14,000 men and women. Winter period employees total 12,500.
More than 5,000 gallons of paint are used each year to give the Park a
better-than-new look. There are almost 20 million gallons of water in the
ten bodies of water found in Disneyland. There are more than 100,000 light
bulbs used in Disneyland, including 11,000 "rim lights" used to outline
the buildings on Main Street, U.S.A. The streets of the Park are washed
and steam-cleaned after the Park closes each day.
Disneyland uses 26 million hand towels in its restrooms a
year. Additionally, the Park uses 1,000 brooms, 500 dust pans and 3,000
mops a year to keep the Park clean. Approximately 30 tons of trash is collected
during a busy day. Custodial collects 12 million pounds of trash a year.
Disneyland has an extensive recycling program in place. Recycled in one
year: 3.1 million pounds of cardboard; 500,000 pounds of office paper;
and 9,390 pounds of aluminum cans. In one year Disneyland guests buy: 4
million hamburgers, 1.6 million hot dogs, 3.4 million orders of fries,
1.5 million servings of popcorn, 3.2 million servings of ice cream, 1.2
million gallons of soft drinks and 2.8 million churros.
During the past 12 months, the Park received more than
2,200,000 phone calls. The most frequently called person: Mickey Mouse.
The most frequently asked questions (apart from those answered by the recorded
information line) relate to merchandise and collectibles.
Unquestionably one of the world's largest displays of fireworks,
Disneyland utilizes the summer-night sky as a stage for "Fantasy in the
Sky" every evening from mid-June to early September. At the end of 1999,
approximately 4,325 pyrotechnic shows had been staged since the first rocket
started the tradition in 1956.