The original Magical Kingdom opened in 1955. It’s divided into eight themed lands; Tomorrowland; Fantasyland; Mickey’s Toontown; Frontierland; Critter Country; New Orleans Square; Adventureland, and of course, Main Street USA. But for all the reliable dazzle and glitter, the nightly parade and fireworks still out-spectacle absolutely everything else, without even trying.
California’s biggest attraction is always busy, and if you want full immersion, you can stay in the Disney Resort. But Anaheim also has over 40 Good Neighbour hotels within minutes of the park, and they’re usually much better value.