The Disneyland Australia Resort is a vacation resort located in Holsworthy, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 46 minutes from the Sydney CBD. It is operated by Disney Parks, Experiences and Products and Great Australian Resorts Pty. Ltd., through a joint-venture of The Walt Disney Company and Great Australian Resorts. Construction began in 1996. It opened on February 11, 2000 with a theme park, Disneyland Sydney, and a water park, Disney's Aussie Beach. A third theme park, Disney's Studio Park, opened in 2005.


The park and the nearby Holsworthy Barracks are in a designated "development area" bordering the Heathcote National Park. Several travelers criticized Disney's move to have it to a location near an Army facility.

Theme parks

  • Disneyland Sydney, opened on February 11, 2000. The park is based on it's sister parks in Anaheim, California, Bay Lake, Florida, and Tokyo, Japan.
  • Disney's Aussie Beach, opened on February 11, 2000. The park has a theme of the Australian coastline and surfer culture. This is a waterpark.
  • Disney's Studio Park, opened on January 8, 2005. The park is based on Disney's Hollywood Studios in Bay Lake, Florida and Walt Disney Studios Park in Marne-la-Vallée, France.


  • Disney Grand Australasian Hotel - Opened in 2002, themed to Australia
  • Disney's Aussie Beach Hotel - Opened in 2002, with several guest rooms overlooking the park itself. The art deco-inspired exterior of the hotel provides much of the theming for the Hang 1 area of Disney's Aussie Beach.
  • Disneyland Australia Hotel - Opened in 2010. Featuring Victorian theming and located adjacent to the entrance of the park. First hotel after opening.
  • Great Australian Holsworthy Casino & Hotel - Opened in 2006. An AU$50 million investment into the resort, and the second casino of Great Australian Resorts in the Sydney area. Was heavily inspired by Mohegan Sun in the United States.

Official Hotels

  • Hotel Grand Chancellor Holsworthy
  • Marriott Holsworthy
  • Radisson Blu Holsworthy
  • Rodeway Inn Holsworthy
  • Quality Inn & Suites Holsworthy
  • Travelodge D.A.R. Holsworthy



  • This is the only Disney park to have the Winter event in June/July, although they have a seperate christmas event in December.
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