Definition of Disneyland in US English:



  • 1A theme park in Anaheim, California, that opened in 1955.

    • ‘Last week, a man died on a Disneyland roller coaster after being struck in the chest by an unknown object.’
    • ‘One keeps getting the feeling you are walking around a Disneyland Park.’
    • ‘Zhu Yilin, vice-governor of Chongming County, has said the county government was ‘actively negotiating with the Shanghai government for a large theme park project, such as a Disneyland.’’
    • ‘We could pool in for a Disneyland trip with all of us, her birthday is next week.’
    • ‘Last week, the Hong Kong Economic Times broke the story that Disney had signed a memorandum of understanding with the Shanghai municipal government to build a Disneyland in Shanghai.’
    1. 1.1 A large, bustling place filled with colorful attractions.
      • ‘Opening today, StalinWorld is surely the sickest and most tasteless theme park on earth - Alton Towers with genocide; a Disneyland of mass murder, deportations and torture.’
      • ‘With all love and deference to my friends who are flying into NYC to walk under the saffron pleats, I find ‘The Gates’ a Disneyland for a cultural elite.’
    2. 1.2 A place of fantasy or make-believe.
      ‘their own think tank, their own Disneyland of future ideas’
      as modifier ‘Disneyland conceptions of defense which have no genuine relevance’
      • ‘I have no wish to live in some Disneyland of the mind and spirit, some Nirvana of utter null completeness.’
      • ‘But if these people think that getting rid of the needle exchange is going to turn Hollywood into a Disneyland with no homeless people or poverty, they're dreaming.’
      • ‘Replaced, by a Disneyland of monsters and horrors.’
      • ‘‘I always thought,’ she said, ‘of America as some sort of a Disneyland, innocent, naïve, childlike, a place that didn't have all the scars that we have.’’
      • ‘Today, Britain is the fourth largest contributor to this Disneyland of corruption.’
      • ‘But a Disneyland syndrome affects other suburbs.’
      • ‘The closest comparison that occurs to me, pace Tyler, is of Europe as a Disneyland or SeaWorld.’