It has always been a dream of mine to visit Disneyland!! America or Paris I would go to either just to experience the magic for myself....
I was reading something the other day about the real magic of Disneyland and things you didn't know so I thought I'd share with you some of the secrets!
There are tunnels under Disney World that allow employees and cast members to move between the different areas. The tunnels help costumed cast members avoid inconsistencies.. That’s why you never see Tomorrowland cast members in Frontierland and vice versa.
None of the shops in Disney World sell gum, which is why you never see any stuck to the rides or pavements.
There are thousands of hidden Mickey Mouse heads throughout Disney World and the surrounding resorts.
There’s actually a secret suite inside Cinderella’s castle. It cannot be booked, and is only used for promotional giveaways.
There is never a trash can more than 30 steps from where you are in Disney parks. Allegedly, Walt Disney himself went to other parks and watched how long people held on to trash before dropping it on the ground, and found that it was only 30 steps or so.
If you look closely at the hieroglyphics in the Indiana Jones sections of the “The Great Movie Ride,” you’ll see Mickey and Donald, and C-3PO and R2-D2.
Despite the fact that it’s illegal, several people attempt to spread the ashes of the deceased on Disney rides every year.
Devices called Smellitizers can be found all over Disney parks, and emit scents in certain areas to match the surroundings. You’ll notice the scent of baking cookies and vanilla around “Main Street, U.S.A.,” salty sea air in line for “Pirates of the Caribbean,” fresh citrus on “Soarin’,” and burning lumber near the scene depicting the fall of Rome on “Spaceship Earth.”
In Frontierland, you can see a wooden leg labeled “Smith.” It’s a reference to Mary Poppins. In the movie, Bert says, “I knew a man with a wooden leg named Smith,” and Uncle Albert responds, “What’s the name of his other leg?”
The brownish winding path in Liberty Square is meant to represent raw sewage that flowed down the streets of Colonial America, since indoor plumbing wasn’t yet invented.
While most of the lawns at Disney parks are meticulously tended to, the lawn at “The Haunted Mansion” is left to grow out and die, to match the mood of the ride.
Look for a wedding ring embedded in the concrete in line at “The Haunted Mansion.” It’s said that it belongs to the hanging bride you see in the stretching room and attic scenes on the ride.
Toy Story characters used to drop to the ground when guests yelled, “Andy’s coming!” but the practice has been discontinued for safety reasons.
Epcot was originally designed to be a model community and home to 20,000 residents. You can still see a diorama for Walt Disney’s vision on the “PeopleMover” ride.
You can see a dragon on the signs for Animal Kingdom, and a dragon’s head hanging above the front gates. They were there to represent a scrapped area called Beastly Kingdom, which was going to be dedicated to mythical animals.
The 14-story “Tree of Life” in the middle of Animal Kingdom is actually an old oil rig. Engineers found that an oil rig’s ability to hold up against hurricane-strength winds made it ideal for the internal structure of the attractions.