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Friday, July 17, 2015

Disney Math - Celebrating 60 Years!

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On July 17, 1955 Disneyland officially opened in Anaheim, California. 

Happy 60th Birthday! 

Walt Disney created a magical world of nostalgia, fantasy, family fun and futurism.

Some people may even remember the live donkeys and E-ticket rides.

Which one was (or still is) your favorite?

The $17 million theme park was built on 160 acres of former orange groves.

Legend has it that Walt Disney had his workers mark the trees that were to be cut down with a certain color of colored ribbons.

Those trees that were to be spared were tied with a different ribbon color.

Somehow, the instructions did not translate properly (or the person coordinating the cutting was color blind) and most of the trees Walt Disney wanted spared were the ones that got cut down!

Today Disneyland hosts more than 14 million visitors a year, who spend close to $3 billion. Read more at

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The unique spiraling system built into Excel Math lessons helps children become confident math students. 

Many former Excel Math students mention that they first began to develop a love for math in their elementary school years. 

With Excel Math, students learn practical ways to apply mathematical concepts to their everyday lives.

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Mickey & Minnie Mouse in the Disney Parade

Save on your next Disneyland Trip

If you're looking for ways to save on your next Disney vacation, visit as well as .

There you'll find the latest discounts, special offers, and tips for saving time in line.

Disney also has a blog where they post updates on new attractions, ceremonies and special events:

You can even join the official fan club at

Disney Monorail Trivia

Here are some interesting facts and figures about the Disney Monorail:

  • 337 individual track beams were used on the original monorail loop.
  • Each track beam is 85 to 110 feet in length, and weighs 55 tons.

. . . And a few more number facts about the Disney Monorail:

  • $1,000,000 per mile is the estimated cost to build the monorail system. 
  • 15 miles is the total length of monorail track at Walt Disney World.
  • 50 miles per hour is the maximum speed of the monorail. 
  • 124 tires are on each train of Mark VI monorail train
Read more Disney trivia and fun number facts at

What's your favorite memory at Disneyland? 

Tell us about your experience or share a story in the Comment box below.

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