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Fun Facts About Disneyland


Knowing what to look out for while at Disneyland will make the experience so much better. To that end we have gathered a few fun and little-known facts about the park and its history. Read them before your visit and you will have a trip of your lifetime. Disneyland is not only a huge park, but it also has an interesting and extensive history. There is much to learn, and we hope these facts things will help you to impress your traveling companions with additional information and knowledge. There are many rumors and many unverified ‘facts’ but the ones we list are certainly true.

Building Cinderella’s Castle

Just to completely build Cinderella’s Castle took them 18 months. The castle was completed in July 1971 and is a hundred feet taller than the Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Anaheim, California. The castle is perfect to make everybody that enters feel somewhat royal!

Disneyland’s Monorail was the First Daily Operating Monorail in the Western Hemisphere

Disneyland’s Monorail, located in Tomorrowland of Disneyland, was the first monorail operating in the Western hemisphere. Visitors can enjoy some unique aerial views when the rail passes through Fantasyland and Tomorrowland in Disneyland Park. The same applies when using it flying over Grizzly Peak, Buena Vista Street and Hollywood Land in Disney California Adventure Park.

100,000 Lightbulbs Outlining the Buildings of the Main Street in Disneyland

100,000 lightbulbs including 11,000 rim lights were utilized to outline and light up the buildings of Main Street in Disneyland. Cleaners wash and steam clean the streets of Disneyland daily after closing.

Walt’s Private Apartment Above the Fire Station on Main Street

Walt Disney constructed an apartment above the Fire Station on Main Street so that he could witness the fruition of his creation. Walt watched the guests pouring through the front gates filled with excitement and joy to experience Disneyland. Look up at the window above the fire station when you visit Disneyland and see hie private lookout!

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