‘Disneyland Detective,’ Disney Treasures

Disneyland Detective: An Independent Guide to Discovering Disney’s Legend, Lore, & Magic This enthusiastic investigation of Disneyland’s hidden treasures leads both first-time visitors and aficionados through the legendary theme park while pointing out tiny surprises around each turn. Helpfully organized as a (more…)

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Walt’s Barn in Marceline

Walt’s Barn Raising Dedication Although Walt Disney was born in Chicago Illinois, he considered his home town Marceline Missouri. When he was a young boy he grew up on a farm in Marceline and the little town made a lasting impression on him. In 2001 in honor of Walt’s 100th Birthday, Marceline put on a […]

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Walt’s Barn

What is Walt’s Barn? Walt’s Barn is the best kept Disney secret in Los Angeles. Back in the early 1950’s Walt Disney had a little red barn in his back yard where he would tinker with his 1/8 scale train engine, the Lilly Belle. As many people know Walt Disney had a small railroad called […]

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Best Time to Visit Disneyland

When is the best time to go to Disneyland? If you ask for my opinion, I’d say right now! But if airplanes, rental cars, road trips or hotel planning is part of the equation, I may need to rethink my answer. Then the answer is; it depends. It depends on how busy, how much you […]

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Eating Healthy at Disneyland

While on vacation, there is no need to abandon the diet and gain weight that you’ve been working so hard to lose. A day at Disneyland can provide a few obstacles as Churro carts, ice cream cones, and buttered popcorn calls to you at every turn. Well, actually the vendors don’t call to you, but […]

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Treasure Hunting at Disneyland

Disneyland is filled with many Imagineer secrets (Imagineers are the people who design and build the attractions for Disney theme parks). Some of these secrets are hiding out in plain sight, while others require you to look away from the main show and in an opposite direction. These rich details are part of what separates […]

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Special Access Rides

Have you ever really wanted to impress your friends with a special access ride? If so, then read on. There are a few special privileges to those people who know Disneyland well. It isn’t advertised, but if you ever wanted to enhance a friend or family members trip or celebrate a birthday or occasion with […]

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Secrets of Club 33

Secrets of Disneyland – Club 33 History of Club 33 During the New York World’s Fair in 1964-1965 Walt Disney had learned the value of having a private dining place for his sponsors. Walt was persuaded to have a “lessee club” like many of the other exhibitors at the fair. When the New York World’s […]

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Author Fields Disneyland Questions

Covering everything from hidden Mickeys to the best time to visit Disneyland, author Kendra Trahan shares the questions she hears most. What is a Hidden Mickey? Hidden Mickey refers to the symbol of Mickey Mouse. Typically, the symbol has three circles forming the shape of Mickey’s head. Hidden Mickeys are scattered throughout the park creating […]

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