The One and the Original;TheDisneyland Park.
Disneyland Park, originally Disneyland, is the first of two theme parks built at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, opened on July 17, 1955. It is the only theme park designed and built to completion under the direct supervision of Walt Disney. It was originally the only attraction on the property; its official name was changed to Disneyland Park to distinguish it from the expanding complex in the 1990s.Walt Disney came up with the concept of Disneyland after visiting various amusement parks with his daughters in the 1930s and 1940s. He initially envisioned building a tourist attraction adjacent to his studios in Burbank to entertain fans who wished to visit; however, he soon realized that the proposed site was too small. After hiring a consultant to help him determine an appropriate site for his project, Disney bought a 160-acre (65 ha) site near Anaheim in 1953. Construction began in 1954 and the park was unveiled during a special televised press event on the ABC Television Network on July 17, 1955.
Anaheim Convention Center.
The Anaheim Resort district is the area of the city of Anaheim, California that surrounds the Disneyland Resort, Anaheim GardenWalk, and Anaheim Convention Center. In addition to these three venues, the district is home to the Anaheim/Orange County Walk of Stars, hotel and the hospitality industry of Anaheim, Angel Stadium of Anaheim, and the Honda Center. In 2013, the City of Garden Grove announced that it would rebrand its stretch of Harbor Boulevard immediately south of Anaheim city limits as Grove District – Anaheim Resort, in partnership with the City of Anaheim to promote the Anaheim Resort District. This section contains nine resort hotels and a number of dining and shopping locations, and was joined by the Great Wolf Lodge hotel and waterpark in 2016.
Anaheim Resort Hotels and Night Life.
The opening of Disneyland in 1955 created a boon of tourism in the Anaheim area. Walt Disney had originally intended to purchase additional land to build accommodations for Disneyland visitors; however, the park’s construction drained his financial resources and he was unable to acquire more land. Entrepreneurs eager to capitalize on Disney’s success moved in and built hotels, restaurants, and shops around Disneyland and eventually boxed in the Disney property, and turned the area surrounding Disneyland into the boulevards of colorful neon signs that Walt Disney had tried to avoid. The city of Anaheim, eager for tax revenue these hotels would generate, did little to obstruct their construction.
In the 1990s, while Disneyland was undergoing a significant expansion project surrounding the construction of Disney California Adventure Park, the city undertook a project of its own in the area surrounding the Disney property and Anaheim Convention Center. The project included removing the colorful neon signs and replacing them with shorter, more modest signs, as well as widening the arterial streets in the area into tree-lined boulevards. The name “Anaheim Resort” was coined to refer to the area.
Disney California Adventure Park
Disney California Adventure Park, commonly referred to as Disney California Adventure, California Adventure, or DCA, is a theme park located in Anaheim, California. It is owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division.
Downtown Disney – Anaheim Resort
Downtown Disney is an outdoor shopping center located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California and is open to the public (No Entrance Fee Required). It opened on January 12th, 2001; a component of the Disneyland Resort expansion project alongside the Disney California Adventure theme park and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa