Question of the week: Where are Disney Parks located?
There’s a total of 12 theme parks and 2 water parks in the Disney Parks family.
- Disneyland (the original Disney park)
- California Adventure
- Magic Kingdom
- Hollywood Studios
- Animal Kingdom
- Disneyland Paris
- Disney Studios Park
Hong Kong, China:
- Hong Kong Disneyland
- Shanghai Disneyland
- Blizzard Beach Orlando, Florida
- Typhoon Lagoon Orlando, Florida
Comparing the Disney Parks
- Disneyland in Anaheim was the original Disney park (opened in 1955)
- The most popular attraction at Disneyland is Pirates of the Caribbean
- The Sleeping Beauty movie was still in production when Disneyland opened in Anaheim
- California Adventure was built in Disneyland’s old parking lot
- The California parks have more local visitors than other Disney parks
- Walt Disney World Resort is the biggest Disney-themed area in the world
- The Florida parks are the most expensive
- Parks in Orlando are the most visited
- Magic Kingdom was the first of the Walt Disney World parks built (opened in 1971)
- Four Disney theme parks and two water parks are located in the Walt Disney World Resort
- Tokyo DisneySea opened in 2001
- The Japanese parks are known for their cleanliness
- The parks in Japan are more affordable Disney parks
- Tokyo Disneyland opened in 1983
- These parks are targeted for Japanese visitors (most of the attractions are in Japanese only)
- Can be more crowded than other Disney parks
- Hong Kong Disneyland is smaller in size compared to other Disney parks
- Most attractions in the Chinese parks are provided in three languages (Cantonese, Mandarin, and English)
- Hong Kong Disneyland is the 5th Disney park built and opened in 2005
- Shanghai Disneyland is the only Disney park that serves waffles with a silhouette of Donald Duck
- The movie screen at Hong Kong Disneyland for Mickey’s PhilharMagic is the largest seamless projection screen in the world (150 feet long and 28 feet high)
- Disneyland Paris opened as Euro Disney in 1992
- Space Mountain at Disneyland Paris is the fastest of the ones in operation and the only one that goes upside-down.
- Disneyland Paris is the only Disney park to have a dragon living under the castle
- The Walt Disney Studios Park is themed around a movie studio
- Disneyland Paris castle was designed using pink hues because of the constant gray skies in France
What to Remember
The Disney parks are designed to accommodate guests from all over the globe. Each Disney park has it’s own unique take on the magic of the brand. Don’t worry if you wonder how to manage through the cultural barriers and languages of the international parks.
Disney makes sure their cast members are able to care for visitors fluent in languages from all over the world!
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Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!