Disneyland Secrets

Below you will find an ever-changing mix of Disneyland Secrets for those who are visiting Disneyland for the very first time, as well as never-before-published secrets and photos for those who have been hundreds of times!

 

Note that this web site format limits the amount of information I can include with each secret to only 500 characters.  For much more in-depth information, as well over 200 Disneyland secrets, complete with more than 170 photos, look for my exciting book, The Hidden Secrets & Stories of Disneyland on Amazon.com.

 

Enjoy the Magic!

 

Mike Fox

A Case for Opening Day
Sleeping Beauty Castle Model - 1953
A Towering Photo Above All Others
A New View of Main Street, U.S.A.
The Capitol of Disneyland
One Letter and 3,000 Miles Apart
Disneyland Fire Dept. Insurance
Walt's Bright Idea for Rim Lighting
Never Seen Disneyland History
Different Perspective of City Hall
A Nod to Sam McKim
Music from the Days of Mickey Mouse!
An Homage to Walt and Roy
Hanging In Your Portrait Chamber?
A Mast See in Disneyland
A Unique Disneyland Memory
The Carolwood Pacific - Lilly Belle
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Sleeping Beauty Castle Model - 1953

The rumor is that Walt, when presented with a model of the proposed "Fantasyland Castle", felt that the design too closely resembled Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany, so he "turned" the upper portion of the castle around so the back now faced the front, thus creating the look of the beloved castle you see today. As proof, take note of how the front of the castle in the 1953 model above more closely resembles the back of the castle as it was built in 1955.