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The Coolest, Best Kept Secrets of the Disney Parks

Think you know all of the Disneyland secrets? The popular theme park harbors some deep, dark, and sometimes amusing secrets that you probably don't know. Millions are blissfully unaware as they roam the amusement park in search of... well... amusement. But what they don't know is that they could be enjoying a cocktail at a secret members-only bar next to the Pirate of Caribbean ride, playing basketball inside the top of the Matterhorn, or shopping at a secret Disneyland lingerie store on Main Street.

What are the Disneyland secrets? From the so-called "Hidden Mickeys" located all over the park, to driving an actual riverboat, you're about to learn the secrets of Disneyland (and a few about Disney World) here on this list of secret spots. Imagine your kids' or friends' surprise when you know all of these fun tricks to do next time you go to Disneyland! As you read through the hidden Disneyland secrets, make sure to vote for the secret you'll investigate during your next Disney adventure!

There are plenty of fun things to do at Disneyland (and many delicious things to eat), but the best things to do, other than spending time with your family, are the secret ones. Especially if it's that special day and you can take advantage of all the Disneyland birthday secrets. If you don't know the facts, you might miss out on a really unique experience, because Disneyland's Easter Eggs abound.

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    Urban Myth, Busted

    Several babies are known to have been born at the happiest place on earth - not a bad start in life. It was rumored that each one was given a lifetime pass to the theme park, but that's been recently debunked by a former employee. However, Teresa Salcedo was issued "Disneyland Birth Certificate No. 1" on July 4, 1979 and will forever hold the honor of being the first infant to take her first breath in the Magic Kingdom. 

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    The Bench Where Walt Disney First Envisioned Disneyland Is Now in Disneyland

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    He originally considered building Disneyland in Griffith Park, near Disney Studios, but the space didn't turn out to be large enough. The bench from the park is now located in the foyer of "Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln."
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    They Keep You Safe With An Envelope Of Protection

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    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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    Disney World Is Second Only To The US Military As The Nation's Largest Consumer Of Explosives

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    Thankfully, it's only because of the frequency of their knock-out fireworks displays.
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