"Disney Capitol of the World."
The Disney Corporation Headquarters and Disney Studios are both located in Burbank, CA. It is also true that
Disney World in Orlando, FL; draws more visitors a year today than Disneyland; but, in 1955, Walt Disney's biggest dream became
reality in Anaheim, CA, where Walt Disney himself made his Magical Kingdom come to life for the very first time. Today,
the City of Anaheim is not only the Disney Capitol of the World, but one of the wealthiest cities in the United States, and
one of the Top Five Convention Cities in America as well. Along with Disneyland, Anaheim also hosts, Disney's California Adventure,
Downtown Disney Shopping District, and Disney Ice in Downtown Anaheim. When Disney bought an NHL Expansion Team in 1993,
he didn't bring it to Burbank or Orlando. They are now The Anaheim Ducks (Stanley Cup Champions in 2007).
Orange County, CA:
Orange County is set apart from The Southland as a Metropolitan Area (Division) with two Urban Centers/Major
1) ANAHEIM, CA.
-Urban & Economic Heart of Orange County.
-International Tourist & Convention
-Anaheim Angels and Mighty Ducks.
2) SANTA ANA, CA.
-County Seat of Orange County.
Santa Ana is the 9th largest city in California, and 51st
in the United States. Though it is the County Seat, and has a larger population than Anaheim does, it has no real economic
impact on the surrounding communities.
Anaheim, on the other hand has total economic impact the Orange
County Metro Area, and surpasses both the Cities of Santa Ana and Long Beach in wealth, power, and international tourism.
Orange County is far more centered economically on The City of Anaheim than it is on the City of Los Angeles, and that, sports
fans, is what sets Orange County apart from The Greater Los Angeles Area. Anaheim ranks as number 10 in California, and number
56 in the United States.
The Disneyland Resort is not only the economic heart of Anaheim,
but all of Metropolitan Orange County. If it were still up to Downtown Los Angeles as an economic monolith, and if the Disneyland
Resort had never been built, most of Anaheim and Orange County would still be a big rural community in the middle of an orange
grove today. But it isn't a rural community becuase of the major economic monolith we know as The Anaheim/Disneyland Resort.
A Metropolitan Division is a Metro Area in itself, but not an independent one as it is part of a "Consolidated
Metropolitan Statistical Area." The Consolidated MSA here is referred to as "The Southland (Formal Listing: Los Angeles-Long
Beach-Santa Ana)." This Consolidated MSA, plus The Inland Empire, is what Arte Moreno was aiming at with his name change,
not the City of Los Angeles. "The Southland" is a Consolidation of two Metropolitan Divisions.
1) Los Angeles-Long
Beach-Glendale (Nickname--Greater Los Angeles).
2) Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine (Nickname--"Orange County").
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(As quoted by City Officials)
"Founded in 1857, the City of Anaheim is one of the nation's premier municipalities
and California's 10th most populous city. As the oldest city in Orange County, Anaheim covers 50 square miles, with
more than 340,000 residents and 2,050 city employees. The municipal corporation's annual budget is $1.162 billion. The
city boasts world-class organizations such as the Anaheim Angels, Boeing, CKE Restaurants, Inc.,
L-3 Communications, the
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Pacific Sunwear and The Walt Disney Company. Annually, Anaheim also welcomes millions of visitors
to the city, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net
True Blue L.A. Animation.
DISTRICTS & SUBURBS OF ANAHEIM:
Districts/Suburbs of Anaheim Link.
DISTRICTS IN ANAHEIM:
Anaheim Resort/Downtown Disney
Colonial District/Downtown Anaheim
Triangle (under construction)
The Canyon District
Old Towne (Orange)
Anaheim Colleges & Universities:
1) California State University--Fullerton
2) Chapman University (Old Towne Orange)
3) Santiago Canyon College.
4) Simon Greenleaf University (Canyon District).
5) North OC Community College District--
1830 W. Romneya Drive
Anaheim, CA 92801. --INCLUDES:
a) Fullerton College
b) Cypress College
c) School of Continuing Education--Anaheim Campus.
d) School of Continuing Education--Cypress Campus.
MUSEUMS IN ANAHEIM:
INSIDE DISNEYLAND RESORT:
Disneyland: The First 50 Years (Main Street)
2) The Disney Gallery (New Orleans Square)
3) Bountiful Valley Demonstration
Farm (California Adventure)
OUTSIDE DISNEYLAND RESORT:
1) Anaheim Museum (Downtown Anaheim).
2) Mother Colony House (Colonial District)
3) Orange County Sports
Hall of Fame (Platinum Triangle).
4) Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum (Buena Park)
5) Movieland Wax Museum (Buena
6) The Mueza--(Coming Soon to Downtown Anaheim).
7) Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library (Yorba Linda).
Angel Stadium of Anaheim (Platinum Triangle).
The Honda Center (Platinum Triangle).
Convention Center Arena (Anaheim Resort).
Goodwin Field (Fullerton).
Glover Stadium/Dee Dee Field (near Colonial District).
ANAHEIM AREA ZOOS & PERFORMING ARTS:
Little Patch of Heaven Petting Zoo. This is located inside the Big Thunder Ranch at Disneyland.
Little Patch of Heaven is the name of the ranch in Disney's 2004 Animated Classic, Home on the Range.
Orange County Symphony (280 East Lincoln, Anaheim, CA 92805).
The Grove of Anaheim (Platinum Triangle)
House of Blues (Downtown Disney)
The Freedman Forum (Downtown Anaheim)
Medieval Times (Buena Park)
Pirates Adventure (Buena Park)
Anaheim/Orange County: Newspaper:
Orange County Register--North County
1771 S. Lewis St.,
Anaheim, CA. 92805
625 N. Grand Ave.
Santa Ana, CA. 92701
The newspaper use to be called the Santa Ana Register. In 1985, the paper was renamed
"The Orange County Register," and merged with The Anaheim Bulletin. and other city neswpapers in Orange County. Today, The
Orange County Register is shared equally by all 34 Orange County Cities.
ANAHEIM RADIO & TV:
KDOC TV- Channel 56.
2) KXMX Radio
Anaheim and Orange County Airport:
ANAHEIM HELIPORT (Boeing-Canyon District):
BUS LINES & TRANSITS IN ANAHEIM:
Anaheim Resort Transit.
Anaheim Bus Tours.
Greyhound Bus Terminal-Anaheim:
100 West Winston Road
Anaheim, CA 92805
County Transit Authority (OCTA)
TRAIN DEPOT IN ANAHEIM:
2150 E Katella Ave.