Disneyland is a recreational theme park located in Anaheim, California (USA). The park, which opened in 1955, was created by Walt Disney, and took one year to build, at a total cost of 17.5 million dollars.
When the park first opened, there were 18 rides or "attractions" contained in the themed areas within the park: Adventureland, Fantasyland, Frontierland, Tomorrowland, and Main Street, U.S.A. Newer rides and themed areas have been added over the years, and there are currently more than 60 attractions.
Many rides incorporate characters from Disney cartoons and movies, and popular Disney characters can be seen in the park, including Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. Disneyland calls itself "the happiest place on earth"  There is also a larger group of Disney theme parks in Florida called Disney World which includes the Magic Kingdom