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Visit Every Disney Themepark
When Walt Disney opened Disneyland on July 17, 1955, he created a unique destination built around storytelling and immersive experiences, ushering in a new era of family entertainment. More than sixty years later, the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts (WDPR) segment of The Walt Disney Company has grown into one of the world’s leading providers of family travel and leisure experiences, providing millions of guests each year with the chance to spend time with their families and friends making memories that will last forever.
Disney’s overseas theme park operations began after the company noted how many Japanese tourists visited the two Disney parks in America. Disney licensed the Oriental Land Co. -- which owned a parcel of reclaimed land from Tokyo Bay that the Japanese government dictated be used for recreational purposes -- to build and operate Tokyo Disney. It now attracts more than 25 million visitors annually, Yoko Kubota reported in a 2008 New York Times article, and its success prompted Disney to open two more overseas theme parks.
Florida. Walt Disney World Resort. Disney Cruise Line. Disney Vacation Club. Adventures by Disney.
Japan. Tokyo Disney Resort.
France. Disneyland Paris.
Hong Kong. Hong Kong Disneyland.
China. Shanghai Disney Resort.
California. Disneyland Resort. Walt Disney Imagineering.
Hawaii. Aulani - A Disney Resort & Spa.