Illustration of the character Goofy on a white and orange-yellow background with white and black text
Disneyland, which opened in 1955, was the first theme park built by the Walt Disney Company. It was the brainchild of Walt Disney, who was influenced by visiting various amusement parks with his children, his father's memories of the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, and the House of David's Eden Springs Park in Michigan. Disney envisioned a destination for adults and their children to have fun together. Today, Disneyland has the largest cumulative attendance of any theme park in the world. It has seen over 650 million guests since its opening.
Goofy is one of the original characters from Disney's Mickey Mouse animated cartoons and remains popular today. During his first appearance in the 1932 cartoon Mickey's Revue, he was known as Dippy Dawg. He was re-envisioned later that year as a younger dog, appearing as Goofy for the first time in The Whoopee Party.