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Old 02-15-2001, 11:25 AM   #1
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Hidden DL Facts and Secrets

We are planning our first trip to DL - yippee! I'm the type of person who likes to be "in the know" about everything... so I was wondering if all you DL experts could let me in on some of the little secrets and hidden surprises that we might otherwise overlook. I don't want to miss any small detail because I don't know if we'll ever be able to make it back there again. Thanks in advance for helping to make our trip special!

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Old 02-15-2001, 04:43 PM   #2
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Here is one I just found out about in December. Go to the Bazaar in Adventure land (shop). In the back there is a magic lamp. If you insert $.50 the genie will grant you a wish. It works, my wish was granted in December.



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Old 02-15-2001, 07:22 PM   #3
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This is high end secret info

1. When you are on the Haunted Mansion you will hit the Birthday Party scene when all the ghosts are dancing around. On the table, are 3 plates shaped like a hidden Mickey, look fast.

2. If staying at a DLR hotel, you can request special things from Guest Services, like ressies at certain restraurants and events.

3. Next to the fire station at DL's entry point/ Town Square is the real "Walt Disney's Apartment" with the light on, it has been on 24/7.

4. At Tom Sawyers Island, the guns at the fort really fire (make sounds) a little girl lost part of her finger jumping down from the gun because her finger was stuck, and last but not least there is no food on the Island.

5. Someone was recently killed because a piece of metal broke off the Columbia ship while pulling away from the dock.

6. A CM was decapitated in the building which houses Innoventions.

7. A child had his brain crushed on Roger Rabbits Cartoon Spin, its still closed.

8. There is a vent that blows the smell of baked goods onto Main Street.

9. There is a private restraurant above New Orleans Square, meant to prop Walt friends, but it has become a club, Club 33, for the connected ones to dine and booze above the average Disneyland cits.

10. The statue of Walt and Mickey at the centerpiece of DL would be something that Walt would tear down, because he felt that the fantasy world should be separate from the mortal man that envisioned it.

I could go on, but I am not sure what you already know.

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Old 02-15-2001, 08:07 PM   #4
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Redhit - some of those are really gory
I remember the one about the cast member - that's when it was America Sings (1975), and she stood up and got caught between the moving walls.

Walt's apartment is above the firehouse - the lamp would be turned off when someone would be staying there, but I understand no one has stayed there for awhile.

As you walk through the castle, look down for a brass spike head in the ground - before Toontown, that was the exact center of Disneyland.

In Fantasyland - go into the Villain shop and turn the key of the cage that holds the witch.

Above Snow White's Adventures, you can see the wicked queen open the curtains and peer down. Also, just before you get on the ride, there is a brass apple - touch it & see what happens.

All the "green water" - Rivers of America, castle moat, Jungle cruise river... are connected.

New Orleans Square - at different times during the day they throw mardi gras beads to the guests - sometimes from the balcony, and sometimes the band members do it. If it's someone's b-day, they'll sing a jazz version of Happy Birthday. You can go to City Hall and get a birthday sticker to wear, and that person will get special attention all day long.

Bill Hill & the Hillbillies - is a funny show to watch - try & sit in one of the booths next to the stage.

The gallery above Pirates was built to be Walt & Roy's apartment, but they never used it.

Club 33 - the entrance is a door with a sign next to it that says 33.

You can find a lot of secrets, plus hidden Mickeys at this link:

http://www.hiddenmickeys.org/Disneyland/Secrets.html

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Old 02-15-2001, 08:48 PM   #5
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Bill Hill & the Hillbillies - is a funny show to watch - try & sit in one of the booths next to the stage.[/quote]

The one to the right, while facing the stage was Walts.

11. Tarzans Treehouse used to be Swiss Family Robinsons Tree house.

12. The chocolate chip cookies on Main Street can be bought at most grocery stores, they are Nestle Toll House.

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Old 02-16-2001, 04:22 AM   #6
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Thanks Tink33, Redhit96, and MaryJo! This is just the kind of trivia I'm looking for... maybe except for the gory stuff. MaryJo, thanks so much for the link! The DIS boards are the best!!!!!

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The Tiki Room was the first use of audio-animatronics in Disneyland.

Lincoln from Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln was first seen at the '64 World's Fair, then moved to Disneyland as the first human audioanimatronic. That later led to the animatronics seen in attractions like Pirates.

When you're walking down the queue on Indy, push the pole in the spike room.

Also in Indy's queue, when you enter the show room (with the slides), above you is a sign from the Eeyore parking lot (hard to see without both knowing where to look and a flashlight). That's because where you're standing was once the Eeyore parking lot.

On Tarzan's Treehouse, there are three things (that I know of) that remain from Swiss Family -- the first is the "watch thy head" label on a low beam. Second is the "Swissapolka" music playing in the Professor's work area at the bottom. Third is the little elephant also in that area.

The Haunted Mansion stood up but empty for several years before it finally opened to the public.

When riding Splash Mountain, while you're going around outside, listen for a snoring sound coming from Brer Bear's hole. That sound used to be the snoring of a bear for simple atmosphere when Critter Country was known as Bear Country.

I believe this is where this one is -- in one of the two theaters of Country Bears, the littlest bear (who holds a teddy bear) wears a cub scout uniform. That was donated by a cub scout who thought the bear should have the right uniform.

People once used to be able to fish in the Rivers of America from Tom Sawyer's Island.

The mill on TSI is a real working mill, and at one time they used to have it open so you could watch grain being crushed.

The Columbia is a scale duplicate of the first American ship to sail around the world. There's a museum inside the ship where you can see how the captain and crew lived.

On Thunder Mountain, the little village at the queue and end, and the rainbow caverns inside, are both remnants from an earlier train ride that used to be in the same place.

On Casey Jr. train, the open cars are actually refurbished seats from the carousel.

As you're coming around Matterhorn Way (?? -- the path to Fantasyland around the castle by way of the Matterhorn and Alice) -- look for the footprint of the Yeti. Lined up pretty much between that and Ariel's grotto is a vine-covered green concrete block. This is where the Montsano (sp?) House of the Future used to stand and is all that remains in the park of that futuristic structure. Which, by the way, had to be dismantled by hand because the wrecking ball just bounced off of it -- the house was made of plastic.

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Old 02-16-2001, 07:54 AM   #8
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Great tips, guys!


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Any more hints/secret goodies ? i'm going to DCA tommorrow & DL on Tuesday - had GREAT fun finding all the little stuff (paintbrushes on TSI etc) during our trip to WDW last Dec. Thanks !!!

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I just remembered another one. Inside the Indiana Jones que there is writing on the walls. It appears to be an ancient language. When the ride first opened the CM would give you a decoder so that while you are standing in line you could translate the ancient writing. Try

Mara Font - Indiana Jones

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Old 02-17-2001, 10:54 AM   #11
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Oh my goodness, Tink 33! Decoding the ancient writing would be awesome to my teenagers! I tried the link, but it said that the web page was not found. Is there another way to get the decoder code?

Thanks, Rajah and Redhit96, for more great insights! And, thanks for the link! You guys are the best! I can't wait for April!!!

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<font face="Comic Sans MS"><font color=#00009c>Here's a site - this one should work. I remember when they used to give out little decoder cards so we could decypher the words on the walls...

Mara Font Page

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Old 02-17-2001, 05:28 PM   #13
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MaryJo, you are AWESOME! I was able to get to the "Official Mara Font Page" with your link! Thanks so much! As I was printing the code, my daughter walked into the room and asked what it was. When I told her that we could use it to find out what was printed on the walls in the line for the Indiana Jones ride, she said, "That's really cool!"

Many thanks also to Tink33 for telling us about the decoder!

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One of the things I liked best was the canal ride by Casey's railroad. We did that one night and along the canal there are miniature castles and villiages from several Disney stories. They were really beautiful at night all lit up and lots of detail. I was disappointed when I realized that WDW didn't have anything like this.

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Thank you so so much you guys!!!

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