It’s the season for Easter eggs – and by Easter eggs, I mean hidden references and secrets that are always so exciting to find. Disneyland, the original Walt Disney theme park in Anaheim, California, is full of wonderful secrets for guests to find that reference its history, favorite Disney films, and more. Check out a few of my favorite Disneyland Easter eggs.
Many fans of Disneyland know that much of it was inspired by Walt Disney’s time as a child on a farm in Marceline, Missouri. At the Main Street Cinema, there’s a mannequin in the ticket booth. Her name is Tilly, and if you take a look at her name tag, it says she’s from Marceline, Missouri.
As you go around Disneyland, you’ll see that there are popcorn stands just about everywhere. Notice the little figures on the popcorn turners – each one is different in each land!
One of my favorite little-known Disneyland Easter eggs is this tiny hidden house. The same year that Disneyland opened, Disney Little Golden Books published “The Little Man of Disneyland”, a story about a leprechaun that lives at the base of a tree in Disneyland. You can find his little house at the base of a tree just outside the entrance to Indiana Jones Adventure.
Disneyland has seen many attractions come and in its 60-plus years. As you walk past Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (towards where the construction for Star Wars Land is currently taking place), you’ll see a large tunnel to the left that seems to be there for no reason. This is the remains of a former train attraction, Mine Train Through Nature’s Wonderland.
Snow White’s Scary Adventure in Fantasyland is one of the original rides that opened in Disneyland in 1955. If you look at the window above the entrance, every few minutes the Evil Queen will open the curtains and scowl at the crowd below.
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