35 Amazing Disneyland Fun Facts and Statistics (March 2017)

Disneyland Fun Facts statisticsPhoto by Sean MacEntee

Disneyland is the grand daddy of Disney theme parks, yet often it is one of the most overlooked. With Disney World and its many attractions often getting the lion’s share of the limelight, there are countless reasons to stand up and take note of the goings-ons at Disneyland. With 60 years of history and in such close proximity to Disney’s movie studios, there are quite a few unique features of Disneyland that often go unnoticed.

So just how big has Disneyland become after all these years? You might be surprised. It is actually very close in annual visitors to the Magic Kingdom’s 20 million.

See also: 125 Amazing Disney Statistics and Fun Facts

Here are the more interesting Disneyland Statistics and Facts and fun facts I was able to dig up recently. As always, I will be adding more and updating these periodically as I find new stuff. Be sure to check back regularly.

Please note that some of these Disneyland Fun Facts and Statistics are easier to find than others, so some of these are based on news reports and not official company tallies. All stats are linked to their source unless it was sent to me directly from the company. No stat listed should be considered in making any type of investment decision. In other words: This is the best I can find, but I don’t guarantee anything.

Disneyland Fun Facts and Statistics

Year of Disneyland opening:


Amount of land that makes up Disneyland Resort:

486 acres

Last updated 10/3/15

Number of Disney-owned hotels at Disneyland:


Last updated 10/3/15

Number of rooms at Disneyland hotels:

2,400 rooms

Last updated 10/3/15

Disneyland attendance total for 2015:

18.3 million

Disney California Adventure attendance total for 2015:

9.4 million

Disneyland attendance total for 2014:

16.7 million

Disney California Adventure attendance total for 2014:

8.7 million

Estimated number of Disneyland visitors that rode the Skyway while it was in operation:

150 million

Space required to build “Star Wars Land” at Disneyland:

14 acres

Number of lights included in the Disneyland Main Street Electrical Parade:

600,000 lights

Original run of  Main Street Electrical Parade at Disneyland:

June 17, 1972-November 25, 1996

Date the Main Street Electrical Parade returned to Disneyland:

January 20, 2017

Number of Disneyland Resort visitors (all time):

700 million

Last updated 7/17/14

Date that Star Tours opened in Disneyland:

January 9, 1987


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