Anaheim was founded by German immigrants in 1857—the land purchased was part of the Mexican land grant Rancho San Juan Cajón de Santa Ana—as a cooperative agricultural community. Its name is German, meaning “Home on the (Santa) Ana (River).” Grapes grown for wine were initially important, but, after disease decimated the vineyards, many of them were replaced with citrus groves. Other agricultural products included chili peppers and walnuts. Railroads soon linked the growers to eastern markets, which spurred the city’s growth. After 1950 the community’s citrus groves all but disappeared as a result of the Los Angeles–Orange county urban-industrial expansion. The opening in 1955 of Disneyland amusement park, one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations, stimulated economic development in the city; Disney’s California Adventure opened in Anaheim in 2001. The Hilton Anaheim is also a significant economic asset. In the 1960s the city developed major aerospace facilities.
Anaheim is home to two professional sports franchises, the Angels of Major League Baseball and the Ducks of the National Hockey League. Notable cultural attractions include the Anaheim Museum and the Hobby City Toy and Doll Museum. Anaheim hosts a Halloween Parade, an event first held in 1924; it was once dubbed the “Greatest Night Pageant West of Mardi Gras,” though its popularity has declined since the 1960s. Pearson Park, which contains an amphitheatre that hosts outdoor concerts, is a popular recreational spot. Anaheim forms a metropolitan complex with the cities of Santa Ana and Irvine. Inc. 1876. Pop. (2000) 328,014; Santa Ana–Anaheim–Irvine Metro Division, 2,846,289; (2010) 336,265; Santa Ana–Anaheim–Irvine Metro Division, 3,010,232.
For more information about Anaheim attractions, please visit visitanaheim.org.
IDETC/CIE 2019 will be held at the Hilton Anaheim, Anaheim, California. Our fantastic location across the street from Hilton Anaheim and just one mile from Disneyland® Resort, makes us the perfect choice when visiting sunny Orange County. Inside the hotel, visit the Disney® Desk, where cast members will offer expert advice, provide tickets and organize a shuttle service to the world-class attractions. Comfortable rooms and suites, fantastic dining and first-class facilities for business and recreation all combine to ensure you have an unforgettable stay in Anaheim, California.
777 West Convention Way
Anaheim, California, 92802
Negotiated rate: $179 USD. Negotiated rate is valid until Sunday, July 28, 2019.
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