Oct 26, 2017

Random Thursday

Today in Disney Facts Revealed: Answers to Fans' Curious Questions by Dave Smith we venture into questions related to Disneyland!

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When Autopia first opened in 1955 there was no center rail, it was later added in 1963.

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This train station was modeled after several different ones. None that were specific, but apparently Imagineer Harper Goff's memories of Fort Collins, Colorado played a role, as well as Walt Disney's Marceline, Missouri.

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Apparently, Disneyland doesn't have as many hidden tunnels for cast members as Disney World does. The book states that there is one tunnel in the Tomorrowland Terrace.

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Disneyland opened to the press on July 17, 1955; twenty attractions were opened at that time, not including Casey Jr. Circus Train, Dumbo Flying Elephants, and Rocket to the Moon. The park would open to the public the next day.
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Many of the Disney floats get reused in parts or as wholes. Sometimes they might change the colors or other decor, but other times only the drive chassis is saved while a new superstructure is built. This was in regards to a question from a fan when asked what do they do with the floats after their "time" is up.
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In The Haunted Mansion there's a small hole in the glass separating the Doom Buggies from the birthday scene below. It's mostly obscured by a spider and web. This apparently came about when someone shot a BB gun through the plate glass windows. In order to repair it completely, maintenance would've had to take off the roof in order to get the right size glass into place. Instead, maintenance painted the spider and web around the hole to disguise it.


  1. These are cool little facts to know. I love learning new things I didn't know before. Thank you!

  2. Re Disneyland's Haunted Mansion fact you shared... I wonder if that's why Disneyworld's Haunted Mansion includes a spare glass... We took a tour backstage at Disneyworld's Haunted Mansion and they shared that the 2nd pane is there so, if the first pane was ever damaged, they wouldn't have to remove the roof to put in another. It was fascinating seeing the Doom Buggies from below... and also how the ghostly effects are done...


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