D is for Disneyland

The Unofficial Kids' Guide to the Happiest Place on Earth

by Kelly Pope Adamson | Release Date: June 25, 2015 | Availability: Print, Kindle

A Kid's Guide to Disneyland

In this delightful book written for young (and young-at-heart!) Disneyland fans, Kelly Pope Adamson provides rhymes, photos, and quick facts for every land and attraction in the park, making it the perfect companion for little trip planners.

Kids can look up each type of ride, whether they're tall enough to climb on board, and other fun facts. It's just enough information to get them excited, plus kids will love Kelly's whimsical rhymes, such as this one for Pinnochio's Daring Journey:

Ride through the streets with Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket.
If you want to relive his story, this ride is the ticket.
Stick with Pinocchio as he overcomes Monstro the whale.
A real boy awaits you at the end of this tale.

D is for Disneyland will give your children everything they need to help plan your family's vacation to the happiest place on earth.

Table of Contents


Disneyland A to Z

Photo Match

Trivia Time


Appendix A: Restaurants

Appendix B: By Land

Appendix C: By Type

“To all who come to this happy place—Welcome!”

These are the words of a famous man with a big imagination. Walt Disney was born over a hundred years ago, in 1901, and grew up in the small town of Marceline, Missouri. As a little boy, Walt was always coming up with story ideas and sketches. When he grew up, Walt left his home and took a train to California, where he opened his own studio and created such memorable characters as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Snow White. After Walt had his two daughters, he dreamt of a place where children and adults could play and have fun together. This was how the idea of Disneyland was born.

On July 17, 1955, Walt Disney opened the gates to a wonderland of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Opening day wasn’t easy, with wet cement, little water, and people trying to climb the fence, but Disneyland has carried on. Sixty years after the park opened, Disneyland now includes eight lands to explore—Main Street, U.S.A., Adventureland, New Orleans Square, Critter Country, Frontierland, Fantasyland, Mickey’s Toontown, and Tomorrowland—while still keeping Walt’s original dream alive…a place where children and adults can have fun and be young-at-heart…together.

Kelly Pope Adamson

Since nearly being born in Disneyland when her pregnant mother did the splits getting off of King Arthur Carrousel in Fantasyland, Kelly Adamson has been fanatic about all things Disney. As a preschool teacher, Kelly wanted to share that passion for Disneyland by writing a book that her four-and five-year-old students could enjoy with their whole family, and D is for Disneyland was born.

When she’s not spending time at her “happy place”, Kelly lives in northern California with her Prince Charming (husband, Ryan), Little Princess (daughter, Cambria), and furry sidekick (cat, Daisy). She is so grateful for the support of her amazing husband and family who have always had “faith, trust, and a little pixie dust” in her dream of becoming a published author someday, and for her parents, for introducing her to a lifetime love of all things Disney.

Toontown is the home of Mickey and his friends.
With the mouse who started it all, the fun never ends!
The mailbox outside lets you know this is Mickey’s house.
Come inside to explore and meet the famous mouse.

Quick Facts

  • Type: Character, Character Meet and Greet, Interactive
  • Height: Any
  • Opened: January 24, 1993
  • Location: Mickey's Toontown
Mickey's House

Much more in "D is for Disneyland"!

Enter into the stretching elevator if you dare.
Spooks and spirits reside here—beware!
Ride a Doom Buggy with those you hold dear;
just be careful when the hitchhiking ghosts come near.

Quick Facts

  • Type: Dark Ride, Scary
  • Height: Any
  • Opened: August 9, 1969
  • Location: New Orleans Square
Haunted Mansion

Much more in "D is for Disneyland"!

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