Walt Disney's labor of love, Disneyland, is a crowning creative achievement and the template for all modern theme parks. See the iconic California park and its classic attractions in this Disneyland photo gallery.
"it all started with a mouse," Walt Disney once said. Fittingly, Mickey Mouse greets guests at the entrance to Disneyland.
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A plaque on the tunnel leading into Disneyland sets the tone.
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Looking down Disneyland's Main Street U.S.A. towards the castle.
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No Need to Fight City Hall
Disneyland's small-town, turn-of-the-century City Hall.
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Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle is the entrance to Fantasyland.
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Carousel Fit for a King
In front of Disneyland's King Arthur Carousel is The Sword in the Stone.
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One Wild Ride
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride is a classic Disneyland attraction.
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My What Big Teeth You Have
Hold tight! Passengers aboard the Storybook Land Canal Boats venture into Monstro the Whale.
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The Mad Tea Party is a Disneyland classic.
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Off With Their Heads!
Disneyland includes many one-of-a-kind attractions, including Alice in Wonderland.
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All Together Now: It's a Small World After All...
Originally part of the 1964 New York World's Fair, it's a small world (sic) is one of Disneyland's most famous rides.
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Disneyland's Matterhorn Bobsleds is the world's first tubular steel coaster.
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The Subs Find Nemo
Disneyland's Submarine Voyage reopened in 2007 as Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, featuring characters from the wildly popular Pixar film.
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Hey! Don't Push That!
Like a cartoon come to life, Mickey's Toontown features lots of whimsical architecture and comical touches.
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They'll Be Coming Down the Mountain
One of Disneyland's themed "mountain" coasters, Big Thunder Mountain.
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What Goes Up...
Passengers aboard Splash Mountain get ready for the big drop.
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Plying the Rivers of America
Disneyland's Mark Twain Riverboat recalls an earlier era.
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Filled with 999 Ghosts
Disneyland's dark ride tour-de-force, Haunted Mansion.
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It's a Jungle in There
The wisecracking skippers make Disneyland's Jungle River Cruise.
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Pirates of the Caribbean Sinks to New Depps
Disneyland's classic Pirates of the Caribbean inspired the popular film franchise. In turn, characters from the film made their way into the attraction.
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Who Are You Calling Matey?
Disneyland's Tom Sawyer Island is now overrun with scoundrels from Pirates Lair.
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Now Entering Tomorrow
The Astro Orbitor sits at the entrance to Disneyland's Tomorrowland.
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Disneyland's indoor themed coaster, Space Mountain.
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Riding the Rail
Disneyland's monorail has been shuttling guests for decades.