Tag: Disneyland

Celebrating the Magic: Disneyland’s ‘It’s a Small World’ Turns 58

For over five decades, the enchanting “It’s a Small World” ride at Disneyland has captured the hearts and imagination of millions of visitors, both young and old alike. The captivating attraction, which first opened its doors in Disneyland on May 28, 1966, is a true testament to Disney’s magical and timeless storytelling. As the ride celebrates …

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When Did The Tiki Room Open at Disneyland?

The Enchanted Tiki Room, a beloved and iconic attraction at Disneyland, first opened its doors to the public on June 23, 1963. This groundbreaking and innovative show, located in the heart of Adventureland, was the first of its kind to feature Audio-Animatronics technology, setting a new standard for themed entertainment. Walt Disney’s vision for the …

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Savoring the Magic: A Comprehensive Review of the Best Disneyland Restaurants and Must-Try Dishes

Welcome, fellow foodie adventurers! Join me as I embark on a mouth-watering journey through the Happiest Place on Earth, exploring the best Disneyland restaurants and must-try dishes. As a self-proclaimed Disney fanatic and food lover, I’ve spent countless hours researching, sampling, and savoring the culinary delights that Disneyland has to offer. From fine dining experiences …

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Disneyland’s Fantasyland Autopia Opened On This Day in 1959

What began as Junior Autopia in 1956, the Fantasyland Autopia ride opened on this day January 1, in 1959 in California’s Disneyland as an expanded version of its predecessor. The attraction was located between the Matterhorn and the Disneyland railroad, in a space now replaced by the modern Autopia and It’s a Small World. The …

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Happy Birthday Disneyland! Here’s a Look at Some of the Events of Opening Day

Disneyland opened its gates on July 17, 1955, on a plot of land in Anaheim, California that previously consisted of orange groves. It cost $17 million to open the park, and its opening day was referred to as “Black Sunday” by Disney employees for years afterward because it had a bumpy start. Several rides were …

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“It’s a Small World” Opened On This Day In Disneyland In 1966

Happy birthday, Small World! 🎈 The colorful “It’s a Small World” attraction first opened in Disneyland on this day, May 28, 1966, following its successful showing at the New York’s ’64-’65 World’s Fair UNICEF salute at the Pepsi-Cola pavilion. In the opening ceremony, children from around the world in traditional costumes joined Walt Disney. Water that …

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¡Buenos Días, Señorita! Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room Opened On this Day in 1963

“Buenos días, señorita. My siestas are getting shorter and shorter.” -José Tiki On June 23rd, 1963, Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room was opened to the public at Disney parks.  It was an amazing event that featured the first Audio-Animatronic show. The new technology was brought about by Walt Disney’s love of animation, and his desire to …

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Wonders, Soda Fountains, Hot Springs, and Kitsch on Route 66

Some of the best places to see on the long Rt. 66 stretch between Tulsa and Los Angeles This summer my daughter, her boyfriend, and I took our longest Route 66 road trip yet: from Tulsa, Oklahoma to Los Angeles, California, tracing the route that many Oklahomans took in the ’30’s, as fictionalized in The …

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