With more than 60 rides and attractions spanning 85 acres, it’s no wonder people this spring will be getting out of Tucson to check out “The Happiest Place on Earth”, or Disneyland Park. The wildly-popular theme park, known for rides such as Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, and Pirates of the Caribbean, has continued to expand over the past five decades since its grand opening by Walt Disney on July 17, 1955.
Since that time, Disneyland Park has grown to include eight familiar themed lands including Main Street, U.S.A., Adventureland, Frontierland, New Orleans Square, Critter County, Fantasyland, Mickey’s Toontown and Tomorrowland.
The original 18 attractions that comprised Disneyland Park have grown into the Disneyland Resort, a sprawling 500-acre resort destination, featuring two renowned Disney parks, three beautiful hotel properties, and the exciting entertainment, dining, and retail fun of the Downtown Disney District.
In addition to the familiar rides, Disneyland Park will add some new attractions this year to include a meet and greet with Disney Princesses at the Fantasy Faire, a royal setting near the iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle. Also added this year will be “Mickey and the Magical Map,” a show featuring Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters in an adventure filled with music, fun and special effects on the stage of the Fantasyland Theatre.
For guests looking to extend their fun beyond one day, the Disneyland Resort is home to three hotels that are just a footstep away from the thrills of the Disneyland theme parks, which also includes California Adventure, located directly across from Disneyland.
This spring and summer, pack up the family, get out of the heat, and make a trip to one of the most popular playgrounds on the planet.