Driving along Interstate 5 South in the morning, the group will reach our destination-Disneyland, ''The Happiest Place on Earth''.
Disneyland, created by Walt Disney, the King of animated films, was merely a small orchard overgrown with orange and walnut trees in 1954. There were no castles here at the time, nor was there today’s adorable fairy-story world. Walt decided to build Disneyland because every Saturday his little daughter would ask him to seat on a bench and tell her a new and interesting story. This gave him an inspiration: why not build a family-type entertainment park here so that all family members could come and have a good time? This grandiose plan was finally materialized on July 17, 1955. The entire entertainment park took up 230 acres of land, and everything in it embodied Walt’s concept of having every person who comes here feel as though coming to a joyful paradise. Disneyland will never be regarded as completed, since it will be constantly expanded and modified in an effort to attain the acme of perfection.
There are eight major areas. A ride on a “steam locomotive” on Main Street U.S.A and monorail trolley takes one back to the simple life in early American towns; in Tomorrow land, high-speed spinning flying vehicles carry you into the galaxies of the universe; New Orleans square recreates enchanting scenes of new Orleans in yesteryear Louisiana; Adventure land features primeval forests and swamps; the “Indiana Jones Adventure” train is a favorite with visitors; in Mickey’s Town you can chat with Mickey and Minnie; in Frontier land, river boats and mine wagons give you an idea of the ardors of the former Wild West; a small raft will take you to Tom Sawyer’s island; in Fantasyland you can pose for picture with Snow White, Donald Duck, Dumbo the Flying Elephant and other favorite Disney characters, or soar through the skies with peter Pan, or wander through Wonderland hand-in –hand with Alice. The newly completed “Tomorrow land” draws even more tourists who enjoy themselves so much they can hardly tear themselves away.