Disneyland is one of the most popular tourist attractions in California and around the world, bringing visitors from all walks of life and from all corners of the globe to its magical grounds each year. But did you know that…? Let’s take a look at some interesting facts about Disneyland to make your next visit there even more fun!
Sleeping Beauty’s Castle
The Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, which served as the Disney emblem for 21 years, is the most recognisable picture in existence. The castle isn’t as big as it looks to be in person. With a height of just 77 feet, paint methods have been applied to make it appear taller. On the lower towers, warmer pink tones were employed, and at the top, blue was used to brighten the colours. The dimly lighted passageways inside the castle also tell the well-known legend. Walt had always wanted a walk-through attraction that could not be found anywhere else in the world. Inside you will find dimly lit passageways with stained glass windows telling the story of Sleeping Beauty’s slumber until she was awakened by Prince Charming’s kiss.
Are you familiar with Carnation Café? Originally an ice cream shop, the restaurant now provides American comfort cuisine like meatloaf, waffles, and buttermilk fried chicken. With his own family recipe on the menu, the café was one of Walt Disney’s favourites. The chilli, dubbed Walt’s Chili, is topped with cheese, sour cream, and fresh tomato chunks. It is also served in a Mickey Mouse dish with a side of cornbread. Hint: It may be best to order it as a bowl or cup instead of a plate.
Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies: If you have ever been to Disneyland, chances are that you have heard mention of Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies.
Mickey Mouse Flowerbed
It makes fitting that Mickey Mouse would be included as he is the official Disney mascot. Immediately upon entering Disneyland Park, one may see a massive Mickey-shaped flower arrangement. Six times a year, new flowers are planted in the flowerbed to keep it looking beautiful. Flowerbeds around Disneyland Park have not only been designed for aesthetics but for practicality too; if there were ever an emergency or an earthquake, these areas can serve as makeshift fire lanes.