There is only one original orange tree left on the Disney site out
here. It's located over on the Hotel property, and as I understand it,
any of the CM's can point it out to you.
REPORTED: Benjamin Rockwell 30 AUG 97
Hook's pirate ship that served as a restraunt until the remodelling of Fantasyland is now over at the Disneyland Hotel in the Lagoon pool area, but no longer serves as a restraunt.
REPORTED: H. Riley 04 APR 00
When the Disneyland Hotel was built in 1955 it consisted of just two story sections of rooms. In 1961 Walt decided to expand the hotel adding a whole other wing which would be a 7 story building ,the biggest in Anaheim. When the new section was completed they ran into a bit of a problem ,they forgot about the sign. The central elevator shaft ran up the front of the hotel about a quarter away from the left wall of the hotel , not leaving enough room for "Disneyland", so for the longest time the hotel's sign read "Hotel Disneyland" until the building was expanded on the left to fit "Disneyland".
REPORTED: Jeff Myers 11 AUG 99
If you go over to the Disneyland Hotel, there is a staircase in one
area that shows the paintings "in their former mortal state" from the
Haunted Mansions stretch room / elevator. Also over in the Disneyland
Hotel are a number of pictures of Walt Disney from the early days,
greeting VIP's etc, as well as a number of the VIP's since the day's of
REPORTED: Benjamin Rockwell 30 AUG 97
Right past the huge shop on the inside of the hotel near the Check in Desk, there is a stair case which has all the stretch paintings from the Haunted Mansion. They aren't hidden but they are really fun to look at. You can also buy miniature pictures of these at the Art Gallery in New Orleans Square.
CONFIRMED: Dizneelover 16 JAN 00
Has anyone else been really upset at the prices of Disney merchandise? Has anyone else been really upset that you can no longer buy Hunchback items anywhere in Disneyland? Well, I found this great store in the Disneyland Hotel. It's called Baloo's Bargains, and it has tons of great stuff at half off. Right now (July), it has tons of Hunchback, 101 Dalmatians, and Christmas toys and clothes for dirt-cheap. It's located to the left of the California Wine Cellar. Also, has anyone noticed that you can't buy Disney fashion dolls of Esmeralda, Jasmine, etc anywhere? There are tons of real Barbies for sale in Disneyland, but Megara and Aurora are the only "Disney fashion dolls" you can buy. Why does the Disney Stores and theme park shops get rid of all merchandise from a movie one year after it comes out? Peple still like it, even if it's "old."
REPORTED: Ghost Host 22 JUL 97
You call the Disneyland Hotel and ask for Goofy's Kitchen. It
is fairly inexpensive. They have Breakfast/Lunch and Dinner, Breakfast is with
the Pooh gang, and Dinner is with all the classic characters. My sister in law
took my niece for her Birthday last year and said it was an experience they
will never forget. Goofy tried to steal her presents! and they laughed all
night long. The kids really get to spend time with the characters for
autographs etc. They did not go to the park afterward but said there was no
need with all the fun! The food is a Buffet set up with the kids buffet at
there level. I am really looking forward to doing it.
A suggestion for those parents who can't afford a big B-day bash....
Take your child and a couple of his or her friends. Send invitations to
relatives etc. offer to pay for children but not the adults. It's fair and a
lot of fun. Adult prices are $18.00 and children 4-12 are $8.75 while under 3
is $3 for dinner $13.50/ $8.25 and $3 for lunch
Call for details 714-778-6600
REPORTED: Rachael 15 APR 96
There is an office at the Disneyland
Hotel called the "Fantasy Weddings Office" for people who want to get
married on the Disney property. Appearances at the wedding by a costumed
character are $500 (that's $3500 for a set of dwarfs for a Snow White
theme). Use of the Cinderella Carriage is $10,000! Most people don't ask,
but there is a different carriage, a simpler black one, that costs
REPORTED: Richard W. Lipp 27 JUN 96
Not exactly THE best kept secret around today, but at the Disneyland Hotel, right in front of the hotel building that is across the lagoon from the main building, there is a sort of hidden grotto area, that goes below ground level. In the times that I have been there it has been very unpopulated, as most people don't seem prone to wandering down there. There are waterfalls, and walk ways, and even a little cave. I'm not sure what this area is officially called, but I remember standing at the beginning of the walkway down, just as the lights down there turned on, and it was one of the most magical parts of my trip. If you want a nice place to sit and relax, this is it. Truly Enchanting.
REPORTED: The Squishy G 11 JUL 00
Most of the rooms at the Disneyland Pacific Hotel have a sketch of four critters (cats, and some others) in a car. They are from America Sings. They have been relocated to the wagon in the riverboat room in the same position.
REPORTED: Rachel 12 JUL 97