When Walt Disney threw open the doors to the Magic Kingdom in 1955, it was set on 160 acres surrounded by orange and walnut groves. His dream was to create a place where families could have fun together, which he more than achieved. Disneyland has maintained its squeaky-clean image over the years, and remains the premier Southern California attraction. Between the eight themed “lands” and approximately 60 rides and attractions, it’s easy to spend days here. Stroll down Main Street USA, ride on Space Mountain, cruise Adventureland’s faux jungles, or spin in teacups in Fantasyland, and you haven’t hit even the tip of the Disneyland iceberg. Thanks to FASTPASS, you can check in for popular rides early and avoid the lines. Finish your day with fireworks above Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, and then head home to dream of Mickey, Minnie and Donald.
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