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Matterhorn Mountain & Bobsleds: Fun Facts – A Disneyland icon since 1959, the Matterhorn was part of the first major expansion to take place at Disneyland since the park’s debut in 1955. The Matterhorn Bobsleds attraction opened to the public, complete with a live nationwide television special, on June 14, 1959. Also premiering that day were the Disneyland Monorail and the Submarine ...
King Arthur Carrousel: Fact Sheet – Back in 1955, when Walt Disney was erecting his dream park in a California orange grove, the visionary businessman spent $22,000 for the derelict merry-go-round that became King Arthur Carrousel.  Today, a collector easily could spend as much on a single well-restored horse or two. Disneyland itself spends far more than that every year just ...
‘it’s a small world’: Fun Facts – “it’s a small world” was originally conceived as an exhibit that would benefit UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair. Because UNICEF is dedicated to the welfare of children all over the world, the theme for “it’s a small world” became an international voyage celebrating the happy spirit of ...
Toy Story Mania!: Fun Facts – This is the first time that Walt Disney Imagineering has created an attraction for two Disney Parks simultaneously. Toy Story Mania! opens June 17 at Disneyland Resort in Southern California and it opened May 31 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in Florida. The ride-attraction challenges guests to hit interactive targets with spring-action ...
Pirates of the Caribbean Enhancements: Fact Sheet – Stats for both California and Florida Versions of the Attraction A Pirate Legacy The concept of Pirates of the Caribbean has come full circle with the attraction initially inspiring the successful film franchise and now the films (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl – 2003 and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead ...
Steam Engines of the Disneyland Railroad: Fact Sheet – No. 1  – C. K. Holliday Namesake: Cyrus Kurtz Holliday (1826 – 1900) Founder of the Atchison & Topeka Railroad (forerunner of the Santa Fe Railroad, established in 1859) Builder: WED Enterprises (now Walt Disney Imagineering) Burbank, California, U.S.A. Year:    1955 Disneyland Service Date:  July 17, 1955 Stack Design:   Diamond Scale:    5/8 Gauge:    36″ Wheel arr./type:   4-4-0 American Weight:    23, 200 lbs. Color:    Red cab ...
Monsters, Inc.: Fun Facts – Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue! was inspired by the hit 2001 Walt Disney Pictures  presentation of a Pixar Animation Studios film “Monsters, Inc.” The exterior of the attraction is reminiscent of the opening title sequence from the film, featuring multiple colored doors. The facade also features graphics of such characters from the ...

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