Number of tourists who visit Disneyland each year:

13 million
The park drew 3.8 million visitors in its first year.
Source: Los Angeles Times, 7/17/2005

 
   
  World leader who was denied entry to Disneyland:

Nikita Khrushchev
In 1959, the Soviet leader wanted to visit Disneyland, but was denied entry by U.S. officials citing security concerns.
Source: Los Angeles Times, 7/17/2005

 
   
  Cost of building the original Disneyland:

$17 million
Walt Disney supposedly borrowed against his life insurance policy, among other measures, to finance Disneyland's construction.
Source: Los Angeles Times, 7/17/2005

 
   
  Cost of a ticket to Disneyland in 1955:

$1
By 2005, tickets cost $56.
Source: Los Angeles Times, 7/17/2005