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Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California is owned and
operated by the Walt
Disney Company and home to two theme parks, three hotels, and
a shopping and entertainment area. Its properties include:
a theme park
* Disney's California Adventure, a theme park
* The Disneyland Hotel
* Disney's Grand Californian Hotel
* Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel
* Downtown Disney, an outdoor shopping and entertainment mall
The original Disneyland theme park opened in 1955, but much of
the surrounding area was not owned by the Walt Disney Company. In
the 1990s, expansion plans were made, and while the original concept
was scaled back, the expanded complex was inaugurated as the Disneyland
Resort in 2001 with the opening of Downtown Disney in January and
Disney's California Adventure in February.
The Walt Disney Company purchased some land around the park which
had been occupied by commercial properties and built part of Downtown
Disney and a brand new parking structure on the new land. The Mickey
and Friends parking structure is the largest parking structure in
the Western Hemisphere. Disney's California Adventure, part of Downtown
Disney, and three new hotels were built on Disneyland's original
parking lot and newly purchased land.
Disneyland park celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2005.
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