47 Interesting Disneyland Facts and Statistics (September 2017)

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.

In my latest Disney stat post, I take a look at some interesting Disneyland facts and statistics. Enjoy!

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: 160 Amazing Disney Statistics and Fun Facts

Here are the more interesting Disney California Adventure and 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 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 Facts and Statistics

When did Disneyland open?

1955


When did the Disneyland Monorail open?

June 14, 1959


How many Monorails are there at Disneyland?

3 (Red, Blue, Orange)


How much did it cost to build Disneyland?

$17 million


Number of people that it took to build Disneyland:

2,500


Number of people that were invited to attend the Disneyland grand opening:

22,000


How much did Disneyland tickets cost in the first year?

$1 for adults and $.50 for children


Amount of land that makes up Disneyland Resort:

486 acres

Last updated 10/1/16


Number of Disney-owned hotels at Disneyland:

3

Last updated 10/1/16


Number of rooms at Disneyland hotels:

2,400 rooms

Last updated 10/1/16


Number of people that have visited Disneyland (all time):

more than 750 million

Last updated 6/12/17


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


Annual amount that Disneyland generates for the Southern California economy:

$5.7 billion

Last updated 6/12/17


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Craig Smith
I am founder and editor of DisneyNews.us and DisneyEverything.com My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back but was deepened by two semi-recent developments:1) The birth of my son (who is now 6 years old and can't get enough Disney); and 2) Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm/Star Wars (did I mention I was a super Star Wars geek?)I recently came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching it with my son, so it only made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it.