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Disneyland Railroad Secrets - New Orleans Square
Haunted Mansion Secrets and Facts
- The ride portion of the Haunted Mansion actually is outside the
Disneyland park. You unknowingly leave the boundaries of the park after taking
the elevator down (the stretching room) and walking to the Doom Buggies. (Robyn Mackay)
- Thurl Ravenscroft, in addition to providing the voice of the announcer
of the Disneyland Railroad, the captain of the "Mark Twain,"
and uncountable pirates in our favorite pirate ride, is the low-voiced lead in the
quintet of ghostly busts towards the end of the Haunted Mansion. The quintet
is the "Mellow-Men" that worked for Disney on numerous occations.
Ravenscroft was also the voice of Tony the Tiger. (Robyn Mackay)
- While riding in your Doom Buggie in the Haunted Mansion, look for
in front of you when overlooking the dining hall. The glass in front
of you used to project the apparitions was actually shattered by a Disneyland visitor with an air-pistol. To replace the glass would have been too expensive (the entire ceiling would have to be removed), so the imaginative Imagineers placed a spider on the spot complete with web to hide the shattered glass. (Robyn Mackay)
Pirates of the Caribbean Secrets and Facts
- Pirates of the Carribean was the last ride Walt Disney worked on.
He died while the ride was being constructed. (Robyn Mackay)
- Some of the audio-animatronics in Pirates of the Caribbean were
modeled after Disney Imagineers, the artists and engineers who create
- The fireflies that flit among the trees in the blue bayou are actually
tiny blinking LED lights at the end of very thin string or wire that
can be blown about.
The Disney Gallery Secrets and Facts
- When entering the Disney Gallery, ask one of the cast members to
take the behind the scenes tour of the Gallery. During this tour, you will
see numerous secrets including an actual walk through the unfinished apartment, the secret to the way the Disneyland buildings are built, the private
office of the person in charge of Disney Marketing, and the outside courtyard
that Walt built for his wife that he later had to add out-door heaters
to keep her warm. You will also be shown the back entrance to the legendary
"Club 33" private club. (The other doorway to the exclusive club can
be located on the street near the Blue Bayou by looking for an "address"
sign that reads "33" in slighty more fancy numbering than the other address
on the street.) (Robyn Mackay)
Club 33 Secrets and Facts
- The legendary "Club 33" is the only place in Disneyland
that provides guests with alcoholic beverages. (Robyn Mackay)
- Though private and very exclusive, "Club 33" did offer
occasional items for the members to take or purchase. As a result,
there are a number of "Club 33" items on sale on internet
auction site eBay. Items such as limited edition pins, special dinner
plates, and matchbooks (the matches were later removed and replaced
with tissue paper) can be found by the everyday collector. (Robyn
- Club 33 members and their guests get free entrance to Disneyland
so long as they have a meal at Club 33 on the day of their visit.
- Members of Club 33 used to have the privilege of riding in Walt's
private car of the Railroad before it was retired from use (Jonny
- There is a Table in Club 33 that was a prop in "Mary Poppins"
- There is a phone booth in Club 33 that was a prop in "The Happiest Millionaire" (Jonny Woodruff).
- The back entrance to Club 33 can also be reached through "The
Court of Angels" (Jonny Woodruff).
- Club 33 is the only place in Disneyland where you can get 2 ply
- The paper towels have imprinted on them the "Club 33"
logo in gold.
a Disneyland Secret!