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Disneyland Information

Posted by terrepruitt on February 25, 2019

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia in the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Gentle Yoga, Group Ex classes, YMCA, Zumba, Nia Technique, SJ City Fit, SJCityFit, City of San Jose Exercise Classes, Cambrian Yoga & Cardio Dance, CYCDThis past week we spent in Disneyland. We were celebrating our niece’s birthday. She, and the rest of my family, are BIG Disney fans. They go to Disneyland every chance they get. My husband and I had not been to Disneyland since 1996 or maybe 1997. I don’t know the exact year, but we were there for a dance competition. We, as you may have guessed, are not Disney Fanatics. But since it was a milestone birthday we thought we would tag along with the family. We had a nice time, but I have to say I was not prepared for the weather. It was so cold. The temperature wasn’t THAT bad. I would have been ok, if it were just the temp of high 40s, but it was the wind. The first two nights I thought I had gotten sunburned because my face HURT and it was bright red. But then I woke up each morning with no redness. I was just getting windburned. Weathermen are useless because the reports were NO RAIN – nothing, nada, but the rain we experienced on one night was torrential accompanied by thunder and lightning. How did they not have a clue about that? Perhaps Disney pays them to lie so that people will go to their parks? The parks are really amazing to me. In addition to the rides I am fascinated by the workings of an amusement park. On the way home I was curious as to how many people attend the park per day. When I tried to look it up I found that Disney does not make those figures public. On the flight home I sat next to a man whose wife works at Disney and he happened to mention that same fact. Of course in looking up that information it made me curious about other things. So I thought I would compile a short list of Disneyland or Disney Park facts that interested me. They are from various sources on the internet.

“Disneyland officials won’t discuss daily attendance numbers, but theme park experts estimate that the 85-acre park draws an average of about 44,000 people a day.” This information is from 2015.

A website called Statista claims to have figures on attendance.  Stating that attendance at the Disneyland in Anaheim, California in 2017 was 18.3 million.  That is about a 6,000 person per day increase from 2015.

Disneyland had 53 attractions (as of March 2017). Attractions include exhibits, shows, and rides. (Wiki)

Popsugar says Disneyland sells 2.8 million churros a year. That is roughly 7,671 churros a day. I had a bite of one. Not that exciting for me.

Travel and leisure had an interesting list from December 2016:

Top eight rides at Disneyland:

“1. Splash Mountain. Clocking in at 10 minutes long, Disneyland’s take on the classic log flume is well worth the wait. 
2. Indiana Jones Adventure
3. Pirates of the Caribbean  
4. Matterhorn Bobsleds
5. Haunted Mansion
6. Mad Tea Party
7. Space Mountain
8. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad”

It was way too cold for us to go on Splash Mountain. We went on Indian Jones twice over a two and a half day period. Thankfully we went on Pirates of the Caribbean the first day we were there because it was down the other two days. I don’t need to go on the Matterhorn again. It is super rough. Haunted Mansion is always fun. I don’t know remember having been on the Mad Tea Party, but I am assuming I have, but when I was very young. I love Space Mountain. That is my favorite ride at Disneyland. Big Thunder I love too, but it was down at least one of the days we were there. We were there to be with my niece so she was in charge of what we rode. She had our Fastpasses on her phone and would reserve all of our spots for us. We just went where she said to do.

It was in 2017 that the Fastpass system was available on phones.  (Business Insider)

According to GOBankingRates.com:

It costs $3.25 million (estimated) daily to operate Disneyland.

There are about 3,000 to 6,000 people a day working at Disneyland.  The amount changes according to the need. So sometimes it is double.

“The estimated cost of employee pay per day is $396,000.  Many cast members are paid hourly, with most making $10 to $12 per hour.”

Estimated daily cost of landscape: $1.69 million

Estimated daily cost of roller coaster maintenance:  $7,424.00

Well, I find all of this interesting.  We enjoyed our time and I am thinking it will not be 20 years before we go back.

Have you been to Disneyland?  When was the last time you were there?  What is your favorite ride?

2 Responses to “Disneyland Information”

  1. Aww happy (belated) birthday to your niece, what a wonderful way to celebrate! I don’t think I would have wanted to go when it was cold, but I’d be curious too as to how many people attend the park every day. 44,000… that’s beyond anything I can really imagine. I’ve never been to Florida or Paris Disneyland parks, and although I’m not a huge Disney fanatic, I’d like to go as an adult for the childlike joy I’m sure it inspires. It sounds incredibly impressive there. xx

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    • I think it is over 44,000 per day now. The other site said it is more around 50,000. And I think that the week we went it was even more. My uncle . . . . who goes often, said he had never seen it that crowded. It was PACKED!!! I’ve been to Disneyworld. I have not been to any Disney outside of the US. I kinda of think that I would not really want to spend my time in Paris in Disneyland. I would rather be doing other things in Paris.

      Normally I would rather be cold than hot, but I really, really, really do not like wind! 🙂

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