When Disneyland first opened in 1955 it used a tiered coupon system. If the coupon system still existed today we would have have used four E tickets (the priciest of all the tiers) in the first hour we were there. (There must have been late nights before the park opened with Walt Disney and his leadership team arguing over which rides should be worth more than others.) Good thing the price is set now. Although the admission is expensive you only have to consider proximity and length of wait, not needing to factor in the ‘value’ of each ride or how many coupons you have. Today we rode nineteen rides, explored Tom Sawyer’s Island, ate at the Blue Bayou restaurant, and saw Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Parade. Disneyland truly is the happiest place on Earth.