Fact Sheets in ‘Disneyland Park’

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    Star Tours – The Adventures Continue: Fun Facts

    Overview: The power of the Force and the magic of Disney have combined to create “Star Tours – The Adventures Continue,” a new 3-D attraction set to open at Disneyland park With an eye-popping digital presentation leveraging Dolby 3-D to deliver a vivid and realistic experience, a dramatic musical score and motion simulator-based technology, guests […]

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    Disneyland Park: Fact Sheet

    Dedication: “To all who come to this happy place: Welcome! Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past, and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams and the hard facts that have created America … with the hope that […]

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  • Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, a beloved Disneyland attraction for nearly 45 years and a historic landmark in the development of Audio-Animatronics technology, reopens Dec. 18 on Main Street, U.S.A. at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif.  (Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland)

    Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln: Fun Facts

    Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln was originally created for the 1964 New York World’s Fair, where it appeared in the State of Illinois Pavilion. The show featured one of the world’s first fully animated human Audio-Animatronics figures. The show proved so popular that a duplicate version opened in the Main Street Opera House in Disneyland […]

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  • SUMMER NIGHTASTIC! DRAGON -- A spectacular fire-breathing dragon entertains guests in Summer 2010 as part of the cast of "Fantasmic!" -- the long-running spectacular presented on the "Rivers of America" in New Orleans Square and Frontierland in Disneyland. "Fantasmic!" combines Disney characters, live performers and amazing special effects with high-definition digital images from classic Disney movies, projected on giant mist screens. The dragon, inspired by "Sleeping Beauty," reaches more than 40 feet tall, is capable of a wide range of movement and breathes a 35-foot-long plume of fire which ignites the Rivers of America. (Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland)

    ‘Fantasmic': Fun Facts

    Show Extended With Spectacular Fire-Breathing Dragon A spectacular new dragon joins “Fantasmic!,” stretching as high as 45 feet tall and breathing great plumes of fire on the Rivers of America at Disneyland. Performances of the show have been extended nightly through Sept. 7, and will continue weekends – Friday, Saturday, Sunday – as well as […]

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    Disney’s FASTPASS: Fact Sheet

    Disney’s FASTPASS, in use at Disneyland Resort since 1999, is a virtual queuing program for certain popular attractions, a service that allows guests at Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure to receive a voucher listing a computer-assigned boarding time. The popular program was first used during the 1999 holiday season on “it’s a small world” Holiday. […]

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  • NO ESCAPE -- In one of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" attraction's most memorable scenes, a dog holds the keys - and the futures of some undesirables - in his mouth.  This classic moment was recreated in Walt Disney Pictures' "Pirates of the Caribbean:The Curse of the Black Pearl."

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Fun Facts

    Original Version of Attraction Steeped in Back-Story and Trivia Since its debut at Disneyland in California in 1967 the rollicking fun of Walt Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean adventure has thrilled guests from around the world. It is an immersive and engaging entertainment experience steeped in detail. Here are just a few of the fun […]

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  • Three of the most popular attractions at Disneyland - the Disneyland Monorail, Matterhorn Bobsleds and Submarine Voyage - all debuted on the same day, June 14, 1959.  (Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland)

    Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage: Fun Facts

    In 2008, Disneyland “re-commissioned” its fleet of eight submarines to take guests on an all-new voyage to the site of an erupting underwater volcano. Along the way guests meet up with all the characters from the Disney•Pixar hit film “Finding Nemo.” The original Disneyland Submarine Voyage debuted in 1959 along with the Matterhorn Bobsleds and Monorail […]

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  • The first tubular steel roller coaster opened in 1959 at Disneyland adjacent to the Submarine Voyage Lagoon.  Guests on the Matterhorn Bobsleds scale the snowy summit in a racing toboggan and speed down the slopes to a sensational splashdown in an Apine pond, while the Abominable Snowman is rumored to be lurking around every turn.  (Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland)

    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 […]

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    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 […]

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  • THE THREE CABALLEROS -- Guests will enjoy riding "it's a small world" again and again at Disneyland as they search for Disney and Disney•Pixar characters now represented in the attraction. The new doll costumes and playful toy decorations, including "The Three Caballeros," are fashioned in the same artistic style that was created by art director, color stylist, Disney Legend and Imagineer Mary Blair, whose sense of design shaped "it's a small world" from the very beginning. (Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland)

    ‘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 […]

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