When Disneyland opened in 1955, people thought it would never succeed. Boy, were they wrong!! Within its first year, everyone knew Disneyland was something special. As crowds grew, Walt began to search for a location for a second theme park and in 1972, Walt Disney World welcomed its first guests. Now, all these years later, the magic that Walt imagined those many years ago continues to grow and flourish in these amazing parks and resorts. For detailed information on the parks, resorts, rides and more that your family can experience, select a destination below.