- One must be a fox in order to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten off wolves. Machiavelli Niccolo
Visit Disneyland, California
The original theme park where Walt Disney himself walked, Disneyland opened on July 17, 1955. More than 750 million guests have followed in his footsteps and the park has grown into a world-class destination with two theme parks, three hotels and the Downtown Disney shopping, dining and entertainment district. Disneyland Resort recently underwent a significant expansion at Disney California Adventure park, including the additions of Buena Vista Street, which transformed the park’s gateway into the 1920s and 1930s Los Angeles that greeted a young Walt Disney, and Cars Land, a new 12-acre land inspired by the hit Disney·Pixar film “Cars” that immerses guests in Radiator Springs. The expansion also includes attractions such as Toy Story Mania!, The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure and the award-winning nighttime spectacular World of Color. Recent growth across the resort also includes a major refurbishment of the Disneyland Hotel and the additions of Fantasy Faire, a picturesque village square that welcomes guests to meet Disney’s princesses, and the new live show “Mickey and the Magical Map” at Disneyland park. This year, the resort is celebrating a significant milestone – its 60th Anniversary – with a Diamond Celebration that includes new nighttime spectaculars at Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure and themed decor. In 2016, Disneyland will break ground on a 14-acre Star Wars-themed land, representing the largest single-land expansion in the resort's history.