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An Irreverant Guide to Disneyland

João Canziani Mickey's sidekick has been welcoming visitors to Disneyland's Main Street for 51 years.

Photo: João Canziani

There comes a time in every family's life when you have to ride the rides and don the mouse ears. Fear not: Walt's very first park is a retro fantasia—both more endearing and more intimate than its brash Orlando sibling. Read the article

Destinations: Anaheim

Inspired by: Disneyland, the Irreverent Guide | T+L Family — by Jonathan Gold, Published Sep. 2006

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    Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel

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    Disneyland Hotel

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    Disney's Grand Californian Hotel

    Disneyland's choicest digs, done in traditional Craftsman style. In addition to kid- and adult-friendly fare, California Adventure Park is just a t

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    Blue Bayou

    Set within Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean attraction, this “outdoor” restaurant is a hit with fans of Creole dishes like jambalaya and Tesor

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    La Brea Bakery

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    Walt's original California dream - charmingly retro and much more manageable than its Orlando descendant.


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