The concept for Disneyland began one Sunday, when Walt Disney was visiting Griffith Park with his daughters Diane and sharonthen he came up with the idea of a place where adults and their children could go and have fun together.
Construction began on July 18, 1954 andwould cost USD$17 million to complete, and was opened exactly one year later. U.S. Route 101 (later Interstate 5) was under construction at the sametime just to the north of the site; in preparation for the traffic which Disneyland was expected to bring, two more lanes were added to the freeway evenbefore the park was finished.
Adventureland: Adventureland is designed to be an exotic tropical place in a far-off region of the world. "To create aland that would make this dream reality", said Walt Disney, "we pictured ourselves far from civilization, in the remote jungles of Asia and Africa."Attractions include opening day's Jungle Cruise, the "Temple of the Forbidden Eye" in Indiana Jones Adventure, and Tarzan's Treehouse, which is a conversionof the earlier Swiss Family Robinson Tree House from the Walt Disney film, Swiss Family Robinson.
Frontierland is one of the "themedlands" at the many Magic Kingdom-style parks run by Disney around the world. Themed to the American west in the 1800s, Frontierlands are home to cowboysand pioneers, saloons, red rock buttes and gold rushes. Every instance of Frontierland has a Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and a stretch of riverfront.