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There's a Secret Suite in Cinderella's Castle
It was originally intended to be an apartment for Walt Disney and his family, but he passed away before it was finished being built. It rocks 24 karat gold floor tiles, stained glass windows, and a magic mirror that doubles as a television. Disney now occasionally allows families who win a competition to stay in the suite for the night.
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The Window Above the Fire Station on Disnleyland's Main Street Looks out From Walt ...
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Cinderella Fountain Looks Different to Kids and Adults
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Disney Parks Are Designed to Enchant Your Sense of Smellv
Disney Parks use "Smellitizers" to ensure that various areas are equipped with the appropriate smells. They produce everything from the amazing "baked goods" smell on Main Street to the musky sea smell on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride.
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Disneyland Has a Cat Infestation
Though knowledge of their existence has been carefully guarded from reaching the ears of Mickey for decades, Disneyland actually has a number of feral cats who roam the park at night in order to help control the... mouse population. In exchange, the kitties are all spayed/neutered, given regular shots, fed, and even have their own website at disneylandcats.com.
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Walt Disney Once Ordered Trash Cans Be Placed Exactly 25 Steps From the Hot Dog Booth at ...
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The FAA Put a Flight Restriction on Disney World Airspace After 9/11
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There's a Special Car Named the "Lilly Belle" at the End of Disneyland's C. K.
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The Skull on the Pirates of the Caribbean Ride Is Real
When the ride first opened at Disneyland in 1967, its designers found that the fake skeletons available were too flimsy. Despite the creepiness factor, they discovered that actual human skeletons worked much more to their liking and originally used several that the UCLA Medical School had lying around. Though have since been replaced by fakes, the skull and cross bones seen above are among the few genuine human remains left inside the ride.
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Disney World Is Second Only to the US Military as the Nation's Largest Consumer of ...
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Disney World Is Built Atop an Intricate System of Underground Tunnels for Staff and Characters ...
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The Bench Where Walt Disney First Envisioned Disneyland Is Now in Disneyland
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Disneyland's Main Street Shops Are Named After Real People
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Disney Employee Name Tags Display First Names Only Due to Walt's Disdain of Being Called ...
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Tommorowland Depicts 1986
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People Often Try to Scatter Loved One's Ashes in the Haunted Mansion
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The Tree of Life Was Built Around an Oil Rig
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Animal Kingdom Was Originally Going to Be for Mythical Beasts
This is why there is so much dragon decor in Animal Kingdom. When it was first built, there was originally going to be an area called the "Beastly Kingdom" which would be dedicated to magical and mythical creatures. The idea was eventually scrapped but a dragon can still be seen among his non-mythical fellows in the logo on many Animal Kingdom signs.
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There's a VIP Club in Disneyland's New Orleans Square That Costs $25,000 Just to Join ...
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They Keep You Safe with an Envelope of Protectionv
All Disneyland and Disney World attractions created since 1965 have been designed so that the human body cannot reach out and touch anything. To make sure of this, they use a special vehicle as a test (see video). This is called the "Envelope of Protection" and ensures that even if you simply MUST throw your hands up with excitement on Thunder Mountain Railroad, you won't find your hand, moving up to 45 miles per hour, coming into contact with any part of the ride.
This played a role in the banning of Selfie Sticks in the parks, as they would extend beyond this safe and cozy envelope.
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