Disneyland trivia

  1. rcgldr

    rcgldr 7,518
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    ZapperZ should like this thread ...

    No fair cheating with a web search:

    What is the tallest structure at Disneyland?

    A rare sight - one of the things you should be looking for is the witch (correction, the wicked queen) from Sleeping Beauty opening curtains and peering out onto the crowd below (you can see her from a line for one of the rides). Most people don't even notice the witch is there. So where is the window with the witch?

    At the New Orleans area train station you can hear a telegraph clicking away. What it is clicking is a message on a plaque elsewhere in the park. Where is this plaque?

    Ok, this one will be tough unless you cheat:
    Where is the half-court sized baskeball court?
     
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  2. jcsd
  3. Tallest structure at Disneyland- I'm going to say is Splash Mountain. Unless you're including California Adventure, which in that case would be the Tower of Terror.
    I've never seen a Witch (presumably Maleficent) appearing from a window from Sleeping Beauty's castle, but I have seen the Wicked Queen above Snow White's Scary Adventures.
    The plaque- I'm going to guess, is at the Main Street Train Station.
    The half-court sized basketball court is inside the Matterhorn.
     
  4. rcgldr

    rcgldr 7,518
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    Tallest structure is Space Mountain.
    Yes I got that question wrong. Most people will notice this while standing in line for the Peter Pan ride. At one time the curtains would open by different amounts, but now they always go fully open.
    The code is the older Continetal Code instead of the current Morse Code (11 of the letters are different) It's from Walt Disney's opening day dedication speech, which is on a dedication plaque (1955) that is at the south end of Main Street. The telegraph plays a portion of the message on the plaque and there's a slight difference in the wording. It was messed up when converted from a tape loop to a digital recording but the digital recording was fixed later. What it plays now is: "To all who come to disneyland, welcome. Here age relives fond memories of the past, and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future."

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    Corrrect.

    Another bit of trivia, now that Carnation Plaza Gardens has been converted to Fantasy Faire, the old CPG plaque is located above the nearby passage way that leads to the nearby Mexican restaurant and onto Frontier land. During the conversion, the swing dancing was moved to near the ESPN zone in downtown Disney, but it's now back at Fantasy Faire on Saturdays from 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm.
     
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  5. ZapperZ

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    Surprisingly enough, I am not that good with the history and trivia of Disneyland. Most of my interest has been Walt Disney World, since that is where I spend most of my vacation.

    So what is the tallest structure in all of Walt Disney World theme parks?

    Zz.
     
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