20 Ultimate Facts About Disneyland You’ll Be Surprised to Know

11Pirates of the Caribbean ride

Pirates of the Caribbean ride

The Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland once used real skeletons taken from UCLA's Medical Center. Rumors still persist that a few of them still remains in the attraction.



Disneyland used to employ young women as mermaids who would swim in the water around the Submarine Voyage ride.

13Winnie the Pooh employee

Winnie the Pooh employee

A Disneyland employee working as Winnie the Pooh went to court for slapping a child. After recess, the man returned in costume, jigged, and answered questions on the stand in full character. The jury acquitted him after seeing the costume's short arms disallowed slapping someone at child height.

14Three Little Pigs

Three Little Pigs

A woman sued Disneyland for $150,000, claiming one of the Three Little Pigs fondled her and caused her to gain 50lb. Charges were dropped when the defense presented the costume complete with inoperable arm stubs.

15Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock

Walt Disney refused to allow Alfred Hitchcock to film at Disneyland in the early 1960s because he had made “that disgusting movie Psycho (1960)”.

16Haunted Mansion

Haunted Mansion

The organ seen in the ballroom on the original Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland is actual organ played by Captain Nemo in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

17Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman

When President Harry S Truman visited Disneyland in 1957, he refused to come aboard the popular Dumbo attraction. Truman, a Democrat, didn't want to be seen riding in the symbol of the Republican Party.

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18Steve Martin

Steve Martin

In the 1950s, actor Steve Martin worked at Disneyland, first selling guidebooks (as a kid) and later at the Magic Shop.

19Walt Disney

Walt Disney

Walt Disney was inspired to build Disneyland after taking his daughters to ride the merry-go-round at L.A.'s Griffith Park.

20100,000 light bulbs

100,000 light bulbs

Disneyland uses more than 100,000 light bulbs to outline the buildings on Main Street, U.S.A.

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