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Monday, July 15, 2013

Disney Math

Disneyland entrance
Disneyland Entrance

On July 17, 1955 Disneyland officially opened in Anaheim, California. 

The $17 million theme park was built on 160 acres of former orange groves.

Legend has it that Walt Disney had his workers mark the trees that were to be cut down with a certain color of colored ribbons.

Those trees that were to be spared were tied with a different ribbon color.

Somehow, the instructions did not translate properly (or the person coordinating the cutting was color blind) and most of the trees Walt Disney wanted spared were the ones that got cut down!

Today Disneyland hosts more than 14 million visitors a year, who spend close to $3 billion. Read more at

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Disney Parade
Mickey & Minnie Mouse in the Street Parade

If you're looking for ways to save on your next Disney vacation, visit as well as .

There you'll find the latest discounts, special offers, and tips for saving time in line.

Disney also has a blog where they post updates on new attractions, ceremonies and special events:

You can even join the official fan club at

Here are some interesting facts and figures about the Disney Monorail:

  • 337 individual track beams were used on the original monorail loop.
  • Each track beam is 85 to 110 feet in length, and weighs 55 tons.
  • $1,000,000 per mile is the estimated cost to build the monorail system. 
  • 15 miles is the total length of monorail track at Walt Disney World.
  • 50 miles per hour is the maximum speed of the monorail. 
  • 124 tires are on each train of Mark VI monorail train

What's your favorite memory at Disneyland or Walt Disney World? Tell us about your experience or share a story in the Comment box below.

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Goofy in the Celebration Street Parade 2009

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