Disneyland Resort Fun Facts

I love learning about the Disney Parks and Disneyland is no exception! After all, this is where all the magic started. So let’s delve in to some Disneyland Resort fun facts!

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our tips for rainy days at the Disney parks!

1. Castle Centerpiece

Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland is the centerpiece of Fantasyland and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. Surrounded by water, beautiful flowers and whimsical topiary, the Disneyland landmark beckons park visitors to explore the different realms of the “Happiest Place on Earth.”

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Sleeping Beauty Castle is the centerpiece of Disneyland!

2. The Collector’s Fortress

The Collector’s Fortress, home to the popular Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! attraction, is an extraordinary 183-foot-tall structure accented in hues of blue and gold in Disney California Adventure. Here, The Collector holds interstellar artifacts and creatures from across the cosmos—including the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Can you conquer the Collector’s Fortress?

3. Disneyland Railroad

As one of the original attractions of Disneyland and arguably Walt Disney’s personal favorite, the trains of the Disneyland Railroad offer picturesque views with colorful passenger cars, turn-of-the-century architecture, and lush gardens at Main Street Station.

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Walt Disney in the Ernest S. Marsh Train at Disneyland!

4. King Arthur Carousel

Watching his daughters ride the merry-go-round at Griffith Park in Los Angeles inspired Walt Disney to create Disneyland, and later, King Arthur Carousel became the cornerstone of his future design. Guests will understand his inspiration when they climb aboard a beautiful, ornate horse or pose for photos while trying to pull the sword from the stone in front of a whirling backdrop of color and sound.

5. Cars Land

The exciting Cars Land at Disney California Adventure features immersive attractions for the whole family, showcasing characters and settings from the Disney•Pixar film, “Cars.” Ornament Valley is an ideal setting for taking photos with family and friends while cruising down Route 66.

Cars Land is exceptionally well themed!

6. New Orleans Square

New Orleans Square in Disneyland features dark woods, brass fixtures and stained glass that transport guests to the Big Easy’s oldest neighborhood. With its winding streets, quaint shops, elegance and charm, guests will experience the Crescent City as it was more than 150 years ago. It is home to an iconic attraction, The Haunted Mansion!

Check out the Haunted Mansion in New Orleans Square!

7. Buena Vista Street

Buena Vista Street, located in Disney California Adventure, depicts a typical Los Angeles neighborhood where a young Walt Disney lived and worked after arriving in Southern California in 1923. This version of the City of Angels is re-created with quaint “mom-and-pop” shops and markets, a big city department store and architecture that draws on Southern California’s Spanish/Mexican roots.

8. All Started with a Mouse

There is a reason Mickey Mouse is Disney’s brightest star: Every encounter with him is picture perfect. Meeting Mickey is a memorable moment! Plus, it’s an opportunity to pose for pictures, share hugs and spend some time with the mouse that started it all.

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You’re sure to get a great picture with the Mouse, himself!

9. Pixar Characters

Part of Paradise Pier was reimagined and opened on June 23, 2018 to feature all things Pixar! Guests can meet favorite Pixar characters including Edna Mode, The Incredibles, Woody, and Buzz! Keep an eye out for photo ops with some newbies, like Forky!!

Pixar Pier is a smash hit at Disney’s California Adventure Park!

10. Grizzly Peak

A visit to Grizzly Peak in Disney California Adventure offers a look into the beauty and charm of the state and Californian national parks. As the Disney legend goes, Grizzly Peak was carved out of slow‐moving glaciers into a magnificent, bear‐shaped mountain

Can you spot Grizzly Peak looming overhead?

I hope you enjoyed reading these Disneyland Resort fun facts! Tune in next time for another Disney post! 🙂


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