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10 Fun Facts About Disneyland

March 8, 2019
Disneyland facts and secrets

You’ve probably heard of Hollywood walk of fame facts, but have heard about these Disneyland facts and secrets? Read on to learn more about these fun facts about Disneyland!

  1. When the park first opened in 1955, admission was just $1.
  2. Over 84 million Mickey Mouse ears have been sold since the opening of Disneyland making it the most popular souvenir at Disneyland.
  3. There’s actually a small basketball court located inside the Matterhorn attraction, which is only for Disneyland employees.
  4. Walt Disney actually had his own secret apartment located above the fire department on Main Street. The apartment is still there today, be sure to check out the light in the window on your next visit.
  5. There are somewhere around 200 feral cats that come out at night. They help to get rid of the rodents.
  6. Walt Disney and his wife actually celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary with a party on the Mark Twain Riverboat before the park opened up for the day.
  7. Thurl Ravenscroft, the voice of Tony the Tiger in Frosted Flake Commercials and who sang the famous “You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch” song, is also the voice of a number of Disneyland attractions including the Haunted Mansion, the Mark Twain riverboat and the monorail.
  8. The plants in Tomorrowland are actually edible as the themed area is meant to double as a farm “where humanity makes the most of its resources”.
  9. Disneyland was built in just one year and cost $17 million.
  10. Steve Martin and Michelle Pfeiffer both worked here before becoming famous! Steve Martin sold guidebooks at the Main Street magic shop and Michelle Pfeiffer dressed as Alice from Alice in Wonderland.

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