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Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts that have created America, with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.
— Walt Disney, July 17, 1955

Welcome to the Enchanted Archives, where you can explore the endless ways that the Disney parks draw on the people, places, experiences, and ideas from the past. Each piece of the parks has a story, and we are here to find it! Whether you're waiting in line for a ride, reminiscing about your last trip, or planning your next visit, come take an adventure into the past with us.

Click here to visit our library, which is full of Disney-inspired history topics. Check out our digital, mobile-friendly walking tours, if you want to see the Disney parks from a new perspective.

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Disclaimer

History is a tough subject. Violence, racism, trauma, war, slavery, colonialism, sexism, genocide--these are all a part of our past. In our travels through time, we cannot shy away from addressing these topics. They played a central role in what happened before, and they explain the world we live in today. Posts in the Enchanted Archives are written for a general audience of all ages. Our posts reference these difficult topics in a sensitive and age-appropriate way. We encourage our readers to embrace these stories. We believe that they do not detract from the magic. Instead, this approach allows us to achieve a more rich and complex understanding of the past and can also help us work toward a more just and equal society today.

Disney, Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Walt Disney and attraction names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Walt Disney Company and/or Disney Enterprises, Inc. ("Disney"). No infringement on the Walt Disney Company trademarks is intended. Enchanted Archives does not make any claim to any intellectual property rights associated with Disney or any of the other third parties mentioned on this website.

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