Are you going to Disneyland soon? If it’s your first time there you’ll be absolutely amazed at the details…there is so much to see. AND, there are lots of hidden Disneyland secrets to find!
This article provides a checklist of hidden secrets at Disneyland and California Adventure.
Use it as a photo scavenger hunt, or just as a way to “Next Level” your trip to Disneyland.
CLICK HERE to Download the Hidden Disneyland Secrets Checklist as a PDF (opens in a new window)
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Table of Contents
- 1 Hidden Secrets at Disneyland and California Adventure Checklist
- 2 1. Little Man of Disneyland’s Hidden Treehouse Home
- 3 2. The Split Light Bulb at Refreshment Corner
- 4 3. Toy Story Characters Hiding in Cars Land (Cozy Cone Motel lobby)
- 5 4. Mrs. Potts & Chip from ‘Beauty and the Beast’ hanging out in Tarzan’s Treehouse
- 6 5. Lamp on in the window above the Firehouse in Main Street USA
- 7 6. The “Dominguez Palm” – a 120+ year old Canary Island Palm Tree
- 8 7. Walt’s window in Toontown
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Hidden Secrets at Disneyland and California Adventure Checklist
1. Little Man of Disneyland’s Hidden Treehouse Home
Can you spot the small home of the tiny leprechaun Patrick Begorra?
It is at the base of the tree that holds up the “Indiana Jones Adventure” ride sign.
If you want to know why Disneyland has this hidden secret click here to read about the “Little Man of Disneyland.”
2. The Split Light Bulb at Refreshment Corner
Find the light bulb that is painted both red and white inside the Refreshment Corner. (It helps keep the pattern or alternating red and white lights.)
3. Toy Story Characters Hiding in Cars Land (Cozy Cone Motel lobby)
In an ode to Toy Story 2 you’ll see some Toy Story characters hiding under cones (orange pylons) in the lobby of the Cozy Cone Motel in Cars Land at California Adventure.
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4. Mrs. Potts & Chip from ‘Beauty and the Beast’ hanging out in Tarzan’s Treehouse
In Tarzan’s Treehouse in Disneyland keep your eyes open for faceless versions of Mrs. Potts and Chip from Beauty and the Beast.
5. Lamp on in the window above the Firehouse in Main Street USA
It is said that when Walt Disney was at the park he’d always turn the lamp on in his small apartment above the fire house in Main Street USA section of Disneyland. This way Disneyland workers would know he is there.
Because the spirit of Walt is, and will always be at Disneyland they keep the lamp on.
This isn’t much of a secret, and it isn’t really hidden, but it is a very interesting piece of the Disneyland story.
6. The “Dominguez Palm” – a 120+ year old Canary Island Palm Tree
This one isn’t exactly hidden either…it is soaring high up into the sky. If you look upward near the Jungle Cruise and Indiana Jones Adventure Fastness spot you’ll see a palm tree dating back to 1896.
This tree was here way before Disneyland was and Walt promised he wouldn’t destroy the tree during the building of Disneyland.
To read more, click here.
7. Walt’s window in Toontown
Look for Walt Disney’s window in Toontown. It is listed as W.E. Disney on a 2nd-story window.
Below is a screenshot of the Disneyland Hidden Secrets Checklist printable PDF.
There are so many more hidden secrets at Disneyland (such as Eeyore parking sign in the Indiana Jones ride, or Mickey Mouse ears hidden inside the same ride).
Do you have any fun Disneyland hidden secrets to add to this list?
If so, please comment below.
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Thank you. And happy hunting for these Disneyland hidden secrets!
Tim from LearnAlongWithMe.com