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Walt envisioned a “world” where guests could completely get away from aspects of the day-to-day grind. The idea was based on the realization that vehicle traffic and other non-Disney realities were still visible from the highest rides within the extremely popular Disneyland in Anaheim, California. To correct this, Walt secretly purchased large tracts of land […]

It is true that many of the rides are similar, but not all. More importantly, the overall experience is very different. I like to say Disney World is for explorers, while Disneyland is great for “Attraction Commandos.” With four different themed lands, plus two water parks, two shopping districts, miniature golf courses, a nature conserve, […]

Excellent question! If you don’t have your own vehicle, you can use Disney’s transportation system to get there, though you will need to take a transfer. Value resorts only have bus transportation (no boats or monorails). You can take a bus to the Magic Kingdom and transfer to the Contemporary. Alternatively, you can walk to […]

The idea of Disneyland is a simple one. It will be a place for people to find happiness and knowledge. It will be a place for parents and children to share pleasant times in one another’s company; a place for teachers and pupils to discover greater ways of understanding and education. Here the older generation can recapture the nostalgia of days gone by, and the younger generation can savor the challenge of the future. Here will be the wonders of nature and man for all to see and understand. Disney(land) will be based upon and dedicated to the ideals, the dreams and hard facts that have created America. And it will be uniquely equipped to dramatize these dreams and facts and send them forth as a source of courage and inspiration to all the world. Disney(land) will be sometimes a fair, an exhibition, a playground, a community center, a museum of living facts, and a showplace of beauty and magic. It will be filled with accomplishments, the joys and hopes of the world we live in. And it will remind us and show us how to make these wonders a part of our own lives.

— Walt Disney

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