Disney owns three properties in the Disney Resort area. The Disneyland hotel is the original hotel, which was opened along with the park opening. The other two are the Grand Californian and Paradise Pier. Each hotel has its own distinctive theme.
Disneyland opened its doors to the public on July 18, 1955. Since then over 500 million people visited the park from all over the world. It is considered the most visited park in the world, second only to Disney World in Orlando, Florida.