Top 10 Tourist Attractions in the World 2016

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Tourist attractions are often associated with inherent or exhibited cultural or natural value, historical significance, built or natural beauty, recreation and amusement, adventure places. This article also showcases 10 such Tourist Attractions with highest footfall of tourists. The top tourist attractions in the world include Grand Bazaar, Zocalo, Times Square, Las Vegas, Union Station along with Central Park, Sensoji Temple, Grand Central Terminal, Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Disneyland CA. Here is the list of the top 10 tourist attractions in the world 2016.


10. Disney Land, Anaheim, CA

The Tourist Attraction that ranks 10th in our list of Top 10 Tourist Attractions of the world is Disney Land located in Anaheim, California.


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Disneyland was opened on July 17th 1955 and is first of the two theme parks constructed at Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, and this was the only theme park that was directly supervised by Walt Disney himself. With 8 “themed lands” and various concealed backstage areas, Disneyland occupies an area of approximately 85 acres.

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In 1955 Disneyland had 5 different lands namely Main Street, U.S.A., Frontierland, Adventureland, Tomorrowland and Fantasyland. After its opening Disneyland has undergone several expansions and has since added 3 different lands viz. New Orleans Square (1966), Bear Country or Critter Country (1972), and Mickey's Toontown (1993). A land named Holiday land was opened to public in 1957 but was closed in 1961, often this land is referred to as Lost Land of Disneyland. A new 14 acre land based on the theme of Star wars is announced and is to be constructed and is named as Star wars Land.

When compared to any other theme park, Disneyland with over 650 million guests since its inception ranks one in terms of cumulative attendance. Being the first ever Disneyland and the only Disneyland being supervised by Walt Disney himself makes this Disneyland a special one. A reported 65700 employee work at the Disneyland Resort.

Number of visitors: 18278000