California Disneyland revisited: A staff member’s personal look at the newest attractions

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A life-sized Millennium Falcon from the Star Wars saga is displayed inside the new Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge land in Disneyland. Shane Gibson photo
Disneyland California opened July 17, 1955, and was built on 85 acres for $17 million in downtown Anaheim. Now, with Disney’s California Adventure and the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the popular theme park has grown to 500 acres hosting millions of visitors a year. I had not been to visit Disneyland and its relatively new California Adventure since 2007 until this past week when my wife and I, who are now well into our senior years, had the opportunity to visit the park once more. That adventure proved to be amazing and admittedly a little overwhelming. The changes have been incredible, yet there are a few things that remain very much the same. A trip to the customer relations’ window was delightfully informative with the two Donnas there who spent quite a bit of time explain
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