The Disneyland Resort, also known as Disneyland, is an entertainment resort in Anaheim, California. It’s located several miles south of downtown Anaheim, in an area branded by the city as the Anaheim Resort near the border of neighboring Garden Grove.
The Disneyland Resort is owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company through its Parks and Resorts division and is home to two theme parks (Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure), three hotels, and a shopping, dining, and entertainment complex known as Downtown Disney.
Getting In & Out of the Disneyland Resort
Special offramps from Interstate 5 combined with a reversible flyover over the intersection of Ball Road and Disneyland Drive permit easy access into and out of the Mickey & Friends parking garage during peak morning and evening traffic times. The official address of the resort is 1313 South Harbor Boulevard; the address number is a Hidden Mickey.
On July 8, 2015, the City of Anaheim granted a 30-year ban on potential ticket taxes that would be charged to theme park visitors in exchange for The Walt Disney Company investing $1 billion in new attractions, a new parking structure, and improvements to infrastructure surrounding the resort.
A condition of the City’s ban requires that Disney begin construction on resort expansion by 2017, with all construction completed no later than 2024. Speculation from both Disney fan blogs and news outlets had made mention of potential attractions or themed lands based on Disney’s Marvel, Star Wars, and Pixar properties. In August 2015, it was announced that Disneyland park will receive a 14-acre Star Wars-themed land.
About Disneyland Resort
The Disneyland Resort was developed by Walt Disney in the 1950s. When it opened to guests on July 17, 1955, the property consisted of Disneyland, its 100-acre (40 ha) parking lot (which had 15,167 spaces), and the Disneyland Hotel, owned and operated by Disney’s business partner Jack Wrather. After succeeding with the multi-park, multi-hotel business model at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Disney acquired large parcels of land adjacent to Disneyland to apply the same business model in Anaheim.
During the expansion, the property was named the Disneyland Resort to encompass the entire complex, while the original theme park was named Disneyland Park. The company purchased the Disneyland Hotel from the Wrather Company and the Pan Pacific Hotel from its Japanese owners. The latter became Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. The property saw the addition of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, a second theme park, named Disney California Adventure, and the Downtown Disney shopping, dining, and entertainment area. – Wikipedia