Since Disneyland opened its gates in California in 1955, it has enchanted millions of children and their parents. Disneyland calls itself the "magic kingdom" and some of the magic must surely come from the park's basic four part layout.
The largest area of the park,...the theme here is the fun and excitement of exploring new lands and facing danger.... It's an Artisan's paradise.
Main Street, USA
Greets visitors with a nostalgic look, at the safe, settled, home-town spirit of middle America a century ago... Guardians feel right at home.
Disney's wonderful world of dreams and make-believe, of storybooks and fairy tales....Catches the fancy and the "wish upon a star" spirit of the Idealists.
Explores the brave new world of science and technology. It's just the place for Rationals.
So if, as advertised, Disneyland is "the happiest place on earth," it might well be because it was designed to make all four temperaments happy. It's not just a theme park, but a four theme park: Adventure, Hometown, Fantasy, and Science & Technology.
Do You Know Where Your Children Are?
Walt Disney apparently understood that kids are not all alike -- that, in fact, they live in four different worlds.
But, then, almost anyone who's been a parent knows that, right in the crib, children have a personality all their own....