Disneyland

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Disney +‎ -land

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Disneyland

  1. The archetypical theme park, located in Anaheim, California.

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Disneyland (plural Disneylands)

  1. (informal, often derogatory) A place resembling the Disneyland theme park, often typified by a corporately-designed saccharine cheerfulness.
    • 1979, Myron Matlaw (ed.), American popular entertainment
      With its talking statuary, its enormous and elaborate monuments and museums, and its variety of daily shows, it has become a Disneyland of the dead...
    • 1988, The Last Temptation of Christ (in New York Magazine, volume 21, number 34, 29 August 1988)
      Certainly anyone devoted to maintaining Christ as a lacquered benevolent spirit in a Disneyland of happiness is not going to like this movie.
    • 2007, Valerie Easton, A pattern garden: the essential elements of garden making
      This approach can lead to a Disneyland of a garden that busily vies for attention with the view, bringing out the best in neither.
    • 2019 May 26, Dan Cohen, “The Books of College Libraries Are Turning Into Wallpaper”[1], The Atlantic:
      But there is another future that these statistics and our nostalgic reaction to them might produce: the research library as a Disneyland of books, with banker’s lamps and never-cracked spines providing the suggestion of, but not the true interaction with, knowledge old and new.

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