a large amusement park in Anaheim, Calif.: prototypical theme park.


any large, bustling place noted for its colorful attractions: The new shopping center has become an after-hours Disneyland.
a land or place of make-believe; fantasyland.

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  • Tomorrowland is the orphan division of Disneyland, thrown in as sop to those interested more in the future than the past.

British Dictionary definitions for disneyland



an amusement park in Anaheim, California, founded by Walt Disney and opened in 1955. Walt Disney World, a second amusement park, opened in 1971 near Orlando, Florida. Further parks operate in Paris, Tokyo, and Hong Kong
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Word Origin and History for disneyland



in figurative sense of "land of make-believe" first recorded 1956, from U.S. entertainment park (opened in 1955) created by cartoonist Walter E. Disney (1901-1966).

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