National Geographic Tours Disneyland

July 16, 2010

Usually I look through National Geographic and sigh at all the fancy trips I can’t afford, then I plot to figure out how I can do something equally cool, but cheaper.

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, left, inspired Disneyland's Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Today though I came across this article about how famous landscapes around the world have influenced Disney rides and architecture. So if you don’t have the time or money to visit Utah’s Monument Valley, and some castles in Austria, and Burundi, Rwanda, and Tanzania, and New Orleans, and, well, space (or the future), at least you can go to the Happiest Place on Earth and see versions of it all.

See the Geography of Disneyland slideshow.

One comment

  1. I rode Big Thunder MOuntain Railroad at age 2 and at age 14. (Disneyland at age 2 and Disney World at age 14). Both rides were fun!!!!

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