Happy 57th Birthday, Disneyland!
Did you know? The castles at Disney resorts are constructed utilizing an optical trick known as forced perspective, which makes the castle appear much larger than it actually is. As the castle gets taller, the proportions actually become smaller!
On July 17, 1955 Disneyland in Anaheim, California’s turnstiles began to spin as thousands of patrons flocked to visit “the happiest place on earth” — boasting just 20 attractions at the time — and visitors haven’t slowed down since! Today, Disneyland is the second-most attended park in the world behind Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida.
Since Anaheim’s grand opening in 1955, Disney fans & tourists have witnessed the construction of 4 additional parks; Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, and Hong Kong Disney, as well as the anticipation of a Shanghai Disney opening in 2015.