When did each Disney Park open?
The first Disney theme park opened in 1955, and the most recent opening was in 2016.
List of Disney Theme Parks by Opening Date
- 07/17/1955 — Disneyland (California)
- 10/01/1971 — Magic Kingdom
- 10/01/1982 — EPCOT, originally EPCOT Center
- 04/15/1983 — Tokyo Disneyland
- 05/01/1989 — Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Orlando), originally Disney-MGM Studios
- 04/12/1992 — Disneyland Park (Paris), originally Euro Disneyland Park
- 04/22/1998 — Disney’s Animal Kingdom
- 02/08/2001 — Disney California Adventure, originally Disney’s California Adventure
- 09/04/2001 — Tokyo DisneySea
- 03/16/2002 — Walt Disney Studios Park (Paris)
- 09/12/2005 — Hong Kong Disneyland Park
- 06/16/2016 — Shanghai Disneyland
What Was the First Disney Theme Park to open?
Disneyland in California was the first Disney theme park to open, in 1955
What Was the Most Recent Disney Theme Park to open?
Shanghai Disneyland was the most recent Disney theme park to open, in 2016.
How Big Are the Disney Theme Parks and Resort Campuses?
Disney resort campuses worldwide range in size from 320 acres to 27,258 acres, with a combined total size of 31,235 acres. For our purposes, a resort campus is defined as a localized area which contains one or more theme parks, resort hotels, and other resort amenities.
Individual Disney theme parks worldwide range in size from 62 acres to 580 acres, with a combined total size of 2,053 acres.
What Is the Largest Disney Resort Campus in the World?
Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is the largest Disney resort campus in the world, at 27,258 acres in size.
What is the Smallest Disney Resort Campus in the World?
Hong Kong Disneyland is the smallest Disney resort campus in the world, at just 320 acres in size.
List of Disney Resort Campuses by Size
- 320 acres — Hong Kong Disneyland
- 494 acres — Tokyo Disney Resort
- 500 acres — Disneyland Resort (California)
- 963 acres — Shanghai Disney Resort
- 1,700 acres — Disneyland Paris
- 27,258 acres — Walt Disney World Resort
What Is the Largest Disney Theme Park in the World?
Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the largest Disney theme park in the world, at 580 acres in size.
What is the Smallest Disney Theme Park in the World?
Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris is the smallest Disney theme park, at just 62 acres in size.
List of Disney Theme Parks by Size
- 62 acres — Walt Disney Studios Park (Paris)
- 68 acres — Hong Kong Disneyland Park
- 70 acres — Disney California Adventure
- 85 acres — Disneyland (California)
- 107 acres — Magic Kingdom (Florida)
- 115 acres — Tokyo Disneyland
- 125 acres — Disneyland Park (Paris)
- 135 acres — Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Florida)
- 176 acres — Tokyo DisneySea
- 225 acres — Shanghai Disneyland
- 305 acres — EPCOT
- 580 acres — Disney’s Animal Kingdom (Florida)
Note: Theme Park and Resort acreage figures vary widely, based on land acquisitions/sales, classification of areas which are/aren’t developed or accessible to the public, etc. Our numbers above are based on generally accepted values for each park/resort.
How Many Disney Castles are There?
Six of the twelve Disney theme parks have a castle as their centerpiece icons. There are also additional smaller castles scattered throughout some parks related to attractions and restaurants.
Is Every Disney Castle Unique?
Magic Kingdom in Florida and Tokyo Disneyland in Japan have virtually identical Cinderella Castles. There are some minor differences between the two, mainly in terms of decoration/painting, but they are substantially the same building. These are the only two Disney theme parks that currently have matching castles.
Prior to 2018, Disneyland in California and Hong Kong Disneyland Park had matching Sleeping Beauty Castles, but Hong Kong has since unveiled a unique Enchanted Storybook Castle.
What’s the Shortest Disney Castle in the World?
The centerpiece of Disneyland in California, Sleeping Beauty Castle, is the shortest Disney Castle at 77 feet tall.
What’s the Tallest Disney Castle in the World?
Shanghai Disneyland’s Enchanted Storybook Castle is the tallest Disney Castle in the world, at a height of 200 feet.
List of Disney Castles by Height
- 77 feet – Sleeping Beauty Castle, Disneyland (California)
- 167 feet – Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant, Disneyland Park (Paris)
- 167 feet – Castle of Magical Dreams, Hong Kong Disneyland Park*
- 189 feet – Cinderella Castle, Magic Kingdom (Florida)
- 189 feet – Cinderella Castle, Tokyo Disneyland
- 200 feet – Enchanted Storybook Castle, Shanghai Disneyland
Hong Kong Disneyland Park was originally home to Sleeping Beauty Castle, identical in shape and size to the castle at Disneyland (California). This castle was replaced by the Castle of Magical Dreams, which opened in late 2020.
Can You Visit Every Disney Theme Park in a Single Trip?
It’s certainly possible to visit every Disney theme park in a single trip, but it’ll take some time, planning, and — of course — money.
The “easiest” way is certainly not the cheapest. Adventures by Disney has announced a 2023 whirlwind private jet adventure which includes VIP experiences at each of the twelve Disney theme parks, and all it will cost you is 24 days of your time and about $110,000 per person.
There’s of course nothing stopping a person from planning their own Disney itinerary that includes every park worldwide. Just note that there’s no single ticket/pass that gets you into every Disney theme park.