The History Of New Orleans Square

If you want to have a feel of what New Orleans was like a century ago, then New Orleans Square in Disneyland is the place to be. New Orleans Square is a themed land that was opened to the public on July 24, 1966. Walt Disney and the then mayor of New Orleans Victor H. Schiro participated in the opening ceremony of this themed land.

At the opening ceremony of New Orleans Square, which sadly was Walt Disney’s last public appearance before his death in December 1966, Disney joked that the 18 million dollars spent on this themed land is equivalent to the sum originally used to purchase the whole of Louisiana. Which is considered quite cheap by today’s standards.  Victor H. Schiro made Walt Disney an honorary citizen of New Orleans at this ceremony.

New Orleans Square is the first new land built since the inception of the park in 1955. The size of this square is about 3 acres of land. The name of this themed land is a misnomer because it is not actually a square; New Orleans Square is an intricate series of streets, shops, restaurants, and other attractions.

New Orleans Square is the only themed land in the magic kingdom to be unveiled without any single attraction. Although there were shops and restaurants dotting the landscape of this themed land, the major attractions of New Orleans Square, the Pirates of the Caribbean and the Haunted Mansion, were visibly missing during the early days of this themed land. It was just a Louisiana plantation style vicinity with superb gardens, wonderful architecture, nice shops, and elegant restaurants – none of the breathtaking and awesome attractions that has made Disney very famous all over the globe.

However, the addition of the Pirate of the Caribbean and the Haunted Mansion has added the usual Disney magic and spark to this themed land. New Orleans Square offers park visitors a wonderful opportunity to experience what it feels like to live in New Orleans a century ago. This themed land recreates the scene, architecture, and atmosphere of 19th century New Orleans. It boasts of shops which stock rare antiques and unique merchandise. Therefore, if you want to live, feel, breath, and savor the 19th century New Orleans lifestyle, the New Orleans Square is the perfect place for you.

One of the star attractions of this themed land is the Pirates of the Caribbean. This slow-moving boat ride is definitely a Disney classic. Boarding this boat ride takes visitors to an audio-animatronic pirate adventure. During this adventure, visitors can have an up close and personal experience of pirates taking over a Spanish forte and pillaging the town.

The Haunted Mansion is another breathtaking attraction in this themed land. This mansion is the home of 999 spooks. The Haunted Mansion is a ride-through adventure that takes you hallway adorned with haunted paintings, a moving ‘Doom Buggy’ platform, and a dark mansion populated with ghosts and ghouls. Watch out for the hitch-hiking ghosts during this adventure.

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