Holidayland was a nine-acre grassy picnic ground located along the western edge of Disneyland, near the area that is now New Orleans Square, that opened June 16, 1957. Holidayland is often referred to as the "lost" land of Disneyland. Holidayland had its own admission gate into Disneyland and could hold up to 7,000 guests, for large events. It also had playgrounds, horseshoes, baseball field, volleyball, "the world's largest candy-striped circus tent" and other activities. It also had food and concession stands, which included the sale of beer.
Holidayland closed in 1961 due to its lack of shade, nighttime lighting, restrooms, and alleged lack of Disney "flavor". According to Milt Albright, Holidayland's manager, "It wasn't any one thing that killed Holidayland. It was just the combined effect of a whole lot of things."