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DISNEYLAND BY THE NUMBERS.

515 million: Number of guests the park has welcomed since it opened.

26 million: Hand towels used in Disneyland's restrooms during the year.

13.3 million: Guests welcomed last year, making it the second-most-visited theme park in the country. Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Fla., was No. 1, with 15.1 million.

4 million: Hamburgers sold at the park each year.

3.2 million: Servings of ice cream sold at the park each year.

3.1 million: Amount of cardboard - in pounds - that the park recycles during a year.

2 million: Phone calls the park receives during a typical year. The most frequently called individual is Mickey Mouse. The most frequently asked questions - other than the ones answered by the recorded information line - relate to merchandise and collectibles.

1.6 million: Hot dogs sold at the park each year.

1 million: Annuals planted each year throughout the park.

500,000: Pieces in the Disneyland costume inventory. A new costume takes from eight months to a year to produce.

100,000: Light bulbs used throughout the park, including 11,000 ``rim lights'' that outline the buildings on Main Street, U.S.A.

75,000: Performances by the Disneyland Marching Band during the last 50 years.

21,000-plus: Cast members (employees) at Disneyland Resort.

10,250: Guest parking spots.

5,000: The minimum number of gallons of paint used each year to keep the attractions and buildings looking fresh.

5,000: Trees throughout the park. They range in size from the 1-foot dwarf spruce in Storybook Land to the 75-foot-tall eucalyptus trees along the park's perimeter.

1,000: Brooms used by park employees each year. They also go through 3,000 mops and 500 dust pans.

800: Species of plants at the park, which come from more than 40 nations.

87: Hotel and motel rooms in Anaheim in 1955. Today, there are more than 18,000 rooms at 150 hotels and motels.

85: The size of the theme park, in acres.

60-plus: Attractions and adventures at the theme park today.

$53: Price of a single-day theme park ticket. The price is $43 for ages 3-9.

34: Restaurants in Anaheim in 1955. There are more than 450 today.

30: The amount - in tons - of trash collected in the park during a busy day.

18: Attractions available on opening day.

9: The number of times the Mickey Mouse flower ``portrait,'' located at the main entrance, is replanted each year.

8: The number of themed lands. They are: Adventureland, Critter Country, Fantasyland, Frontierland, Main Street, Mickey's Toontown, Tomorrowland and New Orleans Square.

$2.37: Average per-guest spending during the first year for parking, admission, rides and souvenirs.

Sources: Disneyland Resort, Staff Research

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(1) The 9:30 p.m. fireworks display over Sleeping Beauty's Castle remains a popular Disneyland ritual.

(2) The park employs more than 21,000 people, or ``cast members.'' Here, Dopey greets a young visitor.
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