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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The Capitol of Disneyland

Many guests assume the stately US Capitol model which resides in the lobby of the Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln attraction was built by Disney Imagineers, but it actually has a history which pre-dates Disneyland by more than 20 years! The model was hand-carved out of Caenstone by George H. Lloyd, who carved the project over the course of 3 1/2 years, finishing in 1935. Walt Disney arranged to buy Mr. Lloyd's model on October 24th, 1955, only a few months after his new park opened.