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The Happiest Places on Earth

January 4th, 2009   •   6 comments   

What makes Disneyland theme parks so memorable? To find out, my family and I visited both Disneyland Park and its neighbouring Disney’s California Adventure Park at Anaheim, California.

Inaugurated more than 50 years ago in 1955, Disneyland at LA was the world’s second most visited theme park in 2007, attracting close to 15 million visitors (the first was Walt Disney World at Orlando). More than half a billion guests have paid homage to this icon of childhood wonder, and they included VVIPs like presidents, kings and queens.

Occupying a sprawling 55 acre, the newer California Adventure (opened in 2001) was opened to pay tribute to the Golden State of California. It provides a mini snapshot of the Sunshine State – from the golden gate bridge of San Francisco, Fisherman’s Wharf, Hollywood, to Santa Monica Pier and others.
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