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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 for Disneyland lay dormant for several years. It came along when I was taking my kids around to these kiddy parks…I took the to zoos, I took them everywhere, and while they were on the merry-go-round riding forty times or something, I’d be sitting there trying to figure what I could do. When I built the studio I thought we ought to have a 3-dimension thing that people could actually come and visit- they can’t visit ours studio because the rooms are small. So I had a little dream for Disneyland adjoining the studio, but I couldn’t get anybody to go in with with me because we were going through this depression. And whenever I’d go down and talk to my brother about it, why he’d always suddenly get busy with some figures, so, I mean, I didn’t dare bring it up. But I kept working on it and I worked on it with my own money. Not the studio’s money, but my won money.

— Walt Disney
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