Disneyland Secrets

Disney is famous for hiding Easter Eggs in their movies. Here’s the secret: they’re even better at hiding them in their parks!


Gavin Melton

Disney’s Magic Kingdom – What secrets are hiding in the castle?

Disneyland opened its gates on July 17th, 1955. It is located at 1313 Disneyland Drive in Anaheim, California. Disneyland is about 27,000 acres, which equates to about 26,000 football fields. Disneyland offers a lot of great accommodations, like park owned hotels close to the park, great attractions and rides, lots of restaurants and food courts, and a lot of family friendly activities.

True Disney fans know that the park is full of “Easter Eggs” – fun, hidden secrets that are often missed by casual fans. These Easter Eggs include a lot of cool secrets about their rides and different things also. Here is a list of just a few of the cool and hidden secrets at Disneyland.

  1. Walt’s Apartment – Walt Disney (the creator of Disney) had an apartment at the top of the firehouse at Disneyland so he didn’t have to travel back and forth from where he lived. He also wanted to watch the construction of his park as it was being built.
  2. The Matterhorn – This attraction has a secret basketball court in it. While they were building it, they noticed they had some empty space. Walt decided to put a basketball court in that space.
  3.  Mark Twain Riverboat – This boat travels across a small river/lake in Disneyland. Rumor has it, if you ask one of the crew members, they will let you talk to the captain. They may even let you drive the Riverboat, and, at the end, you earn a certificate for learning how to drive it.
  4. Pirates Of the Caribbean – The Pirates Of the Caribbean attraction holds one of the greatest secrets, in my opinion. While you’re going through the ride, you’ll see a lot of skeletons. This ride was built before animated technology was common, so they actually used real skulls for their ride. In fact, if you can find the skeleton that is laying on the bed – that is still a real skull.
  5. Stray Cats – There are over 200 stray cats that are at Disneyland. The cast members even feed the cats to make sure they stay healthy. They are nicknamed “Disney Cats.”
  6. Food Aromas – Disneyland constantly pumps various scents and aromas into the park. Have you ever been at Disneyland, and, out of nowhere, you start to smell delicious food? That’s because Disneyland uses those scents throughout the park to drive you to buy their food.
  7. Employee’s Hands – Employees are not allowed to point with one finger, they have to point with their whole hand. Employees also can’t tell a guest, “I don’t know.”
  8. The Time Capsule – There is a time capsule buried in Disneyland. They have not announced when they will open this buried treasure, but it truly is a mystery what’s inside that box.


There are so many more secrets in Disneyland. Next time you’re at the park, see how many Easter Eggs you can find!