5 Hidden Things to Hunt For at Disneyland


5 Hidden Things to Hunt For at Disneyland


After you have chosen the perfect Southern California Resort Hotel for you fabulous vacation, get ready to put some serious time into visiting some of the best amusement parks in the world. The obvious choice given its reputation as “The Happiest Place on Earth” is Disneyland. How could you possibly visit southern California without spending at least a few hours there?

You may have been there as a kid or at least heard about it from friends and television, but here are some things hiding in the House of Mouse that you may not know about:

  1. The first thing to look for is something that will help you find the other 4. This will require a bit of effort on your part. Go to the Jungle cruise and talk to one of the cast members located there. Ask them for a free map as both a souvenir and a way to figure out how to get around the park quickly. Once you have a map in hand, you can look for these other oddities.
  2. In the line for the Indiana Jones Adventure, Temple of the Forbidden Eye ride, there is a hidden Eeyore parking sign. It won’t be on the wall, or near the actual jeep used in the ride. Here’s a hint. Many of the props used in the ride are from the actual Indiana Jones movie. These are located along with the sign where Mr. Jones did most of his work. Look carefully.
  3. Many years ago, Walt Disney actually stayed in the park in his own private quarters. Although he is no longer alive, his quarters are still in Disneyland. To pay homage to the creator of such a wonderful dream come true, the park leaves something on every night to symbolize his presence. See if you can figure out what and where. Here’s a hint, it’s on Main Street.
  4. You may or may not realize it, but Disneyland boasts a five-star, exclusive restaurant that is invitation only and has a waiting list that goes for several years. The name of the restaurant is 33. The door to the restaurant is very non-descript, with no signs except for the number “33.” See if you can find that door. Here is another hint. Watch out for pirates around the area.
  5. While at Disneyland, you may get to ride the famous, “Mister Toad’s Wild Ride.” Although all in good fun, the truth of the story is that in the end, he is eaten by a snake. Not one to let loose strings remain when it comes to stories, Disneyland established a place for Mr. Toad to be buried. You can find Mr. Toad’s Tombstone outside one of Disneyland’s oldest and most famous attractions. Here is a hint. Don’t be scared.

I have to warn you, even if you do buy a fast pass, which lets you get to the front of the line quickly on most rides, you will spend some time in line. This would be a great opportunity to share some of your new found knowledge. Just remember, at the end of a long vacation day, the Southern California Resort Hotel you have chosen will make all the difference in the world. Here at the Retreat in Laguna Beach, we know how to make that difference a delightfully memorable one.