Disneyland opened in 1955 and was talked about all around the world. Some people visited Disneyland, and other people built their own. Nara Dreamland was built in 1961 and was, in a lot of ways, a straight up copy of Disneyland. The maps of both parks were pretty much identical with the entrance, monorail, jungle cruise, and main street. In 1982, Disneyland finally opened in Tokyo and caused a slow and long decline for Nara Dreamland. What really killed Dreamland was when Universal Studios opened up in Osaka in 2001. Nara Dreamland permanently closed in 2006.