170.3 #2406 (DL Qual #3078

Aug 4, 2011 10:01 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
**RAK!** CLOSED: Jimcricketmom is the winner!! Congratulations! I am giving a lucky winner copies of Mouse Tales and More Mouse Tales by David Koenig! If you have not read these, they are a excellent and entertaining collection of Disney history, trivia and behind the scenes stories. Anyone who comments with their favorite bit of Disney trivia will be entered. I will ship anywhere or meet you in the parks to bring these to you - whatever is most convenient for you! Good luck! (EDIT: Forgot to say when I would pick a winner! Oops... I will pick somebody randomly on Saturday 8/6 at 11 AM PST!)

My fav. Bit of Disney trivia is from the speech the train conductor gives in the lilie belle.... What is retlaw in regards to the trains? It's Walter spelled backwards! Very clever uncle retlaw....errr.... Walt!:) - kylesdisneybride  42.4 #5102 10:04AM
My fave is that if the light in Walt's apartment is out then a member of his family is in the park. I've been wanting to read these books! Thanks! - jimcricketmom  201.2 #1980 10:07AM
At least in 1994 all the popcorn in the vending carts was given to DL for free from Orville Redenbacher in exchange for their name on the carts (at least that is what I was told by a supervisor when I worked as a cm in that Dept). - Polkadobo  384.7 #583 10:10AM
I don't think I have a fave...i love them all. But Somewhere i read they use a tiny, almost naked to the eye fly that eats the larvae of normal flies which is why there aren't many flies buzzing around the park eating your food. Add me plz - Islandariel  169.3 #2417 10:14AM
Tomorrowland is close to my heart...the majority of the vegetation in this land is edible by humans...look around and see the signs indicating all the diff types of plants that may be consumed. ;-) - uscdisneyteacher  7914.3 #10 10:20AM
My favorite piece of trivia is the one I have not learned yet. - ZBrerFox  171.5 #2379 10:23AM
Omg I want those books so bad! It's a Small World opening ceremony was the last opening ceremony of an attraction Walt Disney attended. (haha forgot to add Walt's name) Thanks! - bren12  38.1 #5324 10:32AM
My fave trivia...that the morse code is walt's opening day speech!! Add me please! - MissMadamLeota  151.5 #2690 10:34AM
Where DCA is, used to be the original DL parking lot. Thank you adding my name. - DesperateMousewife  877.4 #209 10:48AM
All the business names on the Main Street windows are of actual folks Walt knew. Thank you for adding my name. - DesperateMousewife  877.4 #209 10:58AM
the old man sitting on the porch at entrance of the pirates ride was actually one of the pirates you are actually entering his recall of it all,please enter me thank you - Tinky76  318.8 #808 11:02AM
Ohh! Great RAK! Add me, thanks! - DisneyDawn  419.2 #531 11:02AM
One of my favorite is that Walt's opening speech is played in morse code. & can be heard playing on a loop. please add me, thanks! - MisFit.Mouse  687.9 #288 11:04AM
My favorite bit of trivia is a little weird. But if anyone spreads ashes of their loved ones in HM they have to close the rude and have it cleaned. I always said I wanted my ashes spread there but that changed my mind. - Deltachiq  1232.3 #139 11:07AM
please add me (= i dont know much trivia... but I do know about the lamp in Walt's apartment that never goes off unless his daughters are visiting the park (= - splashie  25.2 #6510 11:09AM
The best trivia in my mind is that the 2nd story of buildings on Main Street tilt away from the street. This is an optical illusion that makes the castle look bigger as you walk in, and the exit look closer as you leave (so you shop more). - BamtheRocker  21.3 #7104 11:11AM
Add mr plz!! :) My fav trivia is that there is a secret club in Disneyland! - YoungDisney  369.0 #620 11:17AM
Add me please! My favorite are the buildings on Main St how they are angled to make the castle look bigger... Clever Disney designers! I'd love to learn more trivia! :) - ansloth  655.7 #306 11:21AM
Please add me! My favorite random trivia is that Thunder Mountain is 9.5 acres of painted concrete :-) thanks! - ljoy  5.1 #18355 11:21AM
Add me please! Thanks :) My favorite is that if the light in Walt's apartment is out then a member of his family is in the park. I've been wanting to read these books! - catiem_CM  311.2 #844 11:26AM
What a neat RAK!! Please please please add me. And as for my little bit of trivia, there are 4 graveyards in the happiest place on earth. Two at the haunted mansion (1 inside and 1 outside), one on Tom Sawyers island, and the last one is in the miniature churchyard of Alice's village on storybook land. - AsDreamersDo  39.4 #5247 11:26AM
I like that the morse code is Walt's opening day speech. Add me please. Thank you. - Minnique  631.0 #321 11:50AM
Hat box ghost!!! Add me please - bobapetebot  137.5 #2926 12:47PM
Mine is that there are hidden mickeys spread throughout the park. Thanks! - theDebsterM  138.2 #2913 12:57PM
My favorite is the original design of the castle shows the back is actuctally the front. Add me! - Mrs.mouse  543.6 #377 1:01PM
I thought the monorail conductor was fun add me - lovethegoof  186.3 #2168 1:02PM
please add me. :] hmm my trivia, tomorrowland was originally what Walt Disney thought the world would be like in 1986. - sailormouse  279.2 #1062 1:07PM
Please add me, as for the trivia, one of the first things added in Disneyland were the trees for the jungle cruise! - BobbyCorona  265.0 #1210 1:14PM
Please add me. My favorite trivia is how they leave the light on In Walts apt. - Sandcar13  1408.2 #122 1:15PM
My favorite bit of Disney trivia is that the light in Walts apartment always stays on. Except when his daughters are in the park. Add me please! Thank you! - TheGirlWhoHasEverything  205.5 #1922 1:19PM
Please enter me! My most favorite trivia is one of the rarest thing turned into the lost and found was a waterbed! Thank you!!! - Armenda  1159.7 #153 1:22PM
Please enter me! My favorite bit of trivia is the one about the old man at the beginning of POTC. I never put it together before this app! Also, I have heard that DL has more cameras per capita than any other place in the US. Can't recall my source though, not sure how accurate this is. - tballzz  558.2 #362 1:33PM
Enter me please! (: - Mr.Nesbit  260.7 #1251 1:46PM
Add me please. It's from a book a read(101 things you never knew about Disneyland). In 1997 the refurbishment of Pirates of the Caribbean, some of the audio-animatronics figures came from Epcot, from the ride World of Motion. They were the horse and two pirates struggling to move treasure chest and then later removed in 2006 when Jack Sparrow was added. (: - pirategirl17_CM  264.7 #1212 1:56PM
Walt wanted a Liberty Square at DL. It became the Hall of Presidents at WDW instead. Please enter me. - mcarthy6  426.5 #517 1:59PM
Oops, forgot my trivia, here it is--the court and basketball hoop that are built inside the matterhorn. Enter me please,thx! - DisneyDawn  419.2 #531 2:08PM
The first Tinkerbell to fly from the top of the Matterhorn and begin the "Fantasy in the Sky" fireworks show was Tiny Kline, a then 71 year old aerialist, who was formerly a circus performer. She continued this for several years, before giving way to younger Tinkerbells. please add me - disneysgirl76  225.6 #1656 2:49PM
Enter me please, I was just looking for mouse tales the other day at the library and they didn't have it. Great RAK! Lillian Disney came up with the name Mickey Mouse! - Andrea84  713.9 #10 7:56PM
Add me please!!! My favorite trivia is (well I don't even know if it's true) that the skull on the headboard of the bed in POTC is real. Thank you! - Disneykidds_HaveWeMet  181.9 #2230 7:59PM
Enter me plz, i loved Realityland by him! My fav is that walt would pick (or have someone pick) a family to be the first to enter. He/they would look for a nice family, with kids (not, say, a mum with 5 teens). - SplashMountainFTW  5.3 #17753 8:01PM
Enter me please. Don't know if it's really trivia, but I love that the cast members are trained to never walk between family members as they pass in the park. They don't want to interfere with the feeling of togetherness, even if it's subconsciously. - TonjaC  287.3 #993 8:22PM
Enter me please. My favorite trivia is that Small World was originally made for the Worlds Fair under a VERY tight deadline. Still classic to this day! - AKMouse  490.6 #434 8:59PM
Those books sound fantastic. My favourite trivia is the light in the firehouse and all the "secret" names in the windows on Main Street. Thanks! Please put me down for the RAK. - Manawalea  30.5 #5938 9:00PM
my favorite is the morse code of Walts opening day speech. Please enter me! - kj4ever18  234.7 #1547 9:01PM
Mine is the silhouette shadows of Peter Pan, Wendy and Hook on POTC! I showed my brother when we went in June! Add me please - DisneyPrincess24  13.3 #9209 11:29PM
what? Where? I've never heard this- do tell please! - Robynlaurel  651.8 #308 11:31PM
My favorite piece of trivia is that every popcorn cart In Disneyland park has a character spinning a little tube of popcorn, a popcorn cart by the Matterhorn for example has the yeti, the one on main street has a clown and the one in frontierland has a cowboy. Something I found very interesting. :) add me please! - micetown  175.1 #2314 11:34PM
Hmmmmm I don't know much disney trivia. I guess it would be that when they opened the park the concrete wasn't dry enough and it was so hot that it was still soft. Add me please!! :-) - dopeyluv  111.9 #3390 11:35PM
Please add me my favorite is when they were going to show the model of dl and they flip the castle and Walt Disney love it..... - sweetnerdiheartmickey  252.2 #1326 11:46PM
Add me please. My favorite piece of trivia is that all the vegetation in Tomorrow Land is edible. - MissyluvsDisneyland  362.0 #638 7:33AM
Very cool  My favorite piece of trivia would have to be the fact they 'pump' the smell of the candy shops out onto Main Street..I love it! Thanks! - London-In-Wonderland  451.0 #488 8:48AM
Bumpety Bumping for anyone who would like to join before it ends! - Chim-Cher-ee  170.3 #2406 8:43AM
In 1945 Walt Disney designed the insignia for Fighter Squadron VF-84 while the squad was getting ready for the attack on Japan. And, if I remember correctly, Disney created several training films for the armed forces. - mswendybe  193.7 #2072 8:55AM
Add me please. Favorite bit of trivia... Walt Disney was believed to have been an informant for the FBI and has a file that dates from 1936 up to his death in 1966. He supposedly received a promotion in the mid 50's that allowed him to head his own team of informants. He was commenly referred to as "The Dark Prince". I love this as I was special forces myself. Makes me feel proud that walt served our country as well. - GummyGST  31.5 #5843 8:56AM
We Have a Winner!!!! According to the random number generator Jimcricketmom is the winner of the Mouse Tales books! Thanks everyone for participating! Most of you shared really interesting trivia I didn't know! @Jimcricketmom, you can TXT me your shipping info or we could arrange to meet up in the parks! Congrats! - Chim-Cher-ee  170.3 #2406 11:41AM

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