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Quiz about Little Known Disneyland Trivia
Quiz about Little Known Disneyland Trivia

Little Known Disneyland Trivia Quiz


Everybody has heard of what is probably the most famous theme park ever built and everybody should try to visit at least once. I have compiled a group of lesser known facts about the park. If this seems hard, don't say I didn't warn you!

A multiple-choice quiz by mr_x. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
mr_x
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
203,845
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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2752
Last 3 plays: Coromom (6/10), Guest 116 (10/10), daveguth (7/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. When Disneyland was first built, what occupied the land before it was bought by Walt? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. After building Disneyland, where did Walt always live when he visisted Disneyland? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. After Walt Disney's tragic death, what was the memorial to Walt that people can still see today? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. When Disneyland was first constructed, what did the architects use as a reference point that still exists? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. The Matterhorn attraction is one of the most popular rides at the park but also contains a secret hiding within its walls. What is in the mountain? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Where is the only place in the park you can legally purchase and consume alcohol? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. The Haunted Mansion is "home to 999 happy haunts ... with room for one more". What most people don't know is that there almost was one more. Which of the following actually happened? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Walt Disney loved Mickey Mouse so much that he created "hidden Mickeys". This is just a simple Mickey Mouse head that sharp-eyed guests may be able to spot. Which ride was designed with at least one hidden Mickey? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. At the train station in New Orleans Square, guests can hear a telegraph clicking away. What does the message say? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. When Walt Disney first "invented" Mickey Mouse, what was the first thing Walt wanted to name him? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. When Disneyland was first built, what occupied the land before it was bought by Walt?

Answer: An orange grove

Walt originally wanted to build a much larger park, but could not do so due to legal restrictions (mostly permit problems). Despite this initial set back, he eventually succeeded in his dream for a massive park when he built Disney World in Florida.
2. After building Disneyland, where did Walt always live when he visisted Disneyland?

Answer: Above the fire house

To this day, Walt's old "apartment" above the fire house is preserved in the same condition as it was when Walt was alive. One of his favorite things to do was to wake up before the park opened and drive the fire truck around the park. Friends and family simply explained this by stating that Walt "was playing with his toys".
3. After Walt Disney's tragic death, what was the memorial to Walt that people can still see today?

Answer: A lit lamp in the window where he used to stay

If you guessed the founders statue of Walt and Mickey holding hands, don't feel bad. Although it seems like an appropriate memorial, the real one is much more discreet. Walt used to always keep a small lamp next to his bed but on the day that he died, he forgot to turn it off. The lamp can still be seen in the upstairs window of the fire house, burning brightly as ever (it's a small table lamp on a side table in the window).

Another theory/reason:
during his life, he would have the lamp on, and that's how most people knew he was in the park. It's now always on because he has never left the park in spirit, and the CMs look at the lamp to be reminded of that fact.
4. When Disneyland was first constructed, what did the architects use as a reference point that still exists?

Answer: A golden spike

The golden spike was almost exact center of Disneyland before the addition of Mickey's Toontown. The builders pounded it all the way into the ground once the park was completed. The castle was built on top of the spot but the spike is still visible if you can find it (and if you can keep from getting trampled).
5. The Matterhorn attraction is one of the most popular rides at the park but also contains a secret hiding within its walls. What is in the mountain?

Answer: A basketball court

There are rumors that go along with this legend that say the reason for this is that Walt couldn't get a permit to build a ride that big so he applied for a permit to build a "sporting arena". Although there is no truth to that part of the story, there is a small court near the top of the mountain. The real reason it was built was so the rock climbers who used to scale the mountain would have something to do during bad weather.
6. Where is the only place in the park you can legally purchase and consume alcohol?

Answer: In a private club in New Orleans Square

Within the maze of streets and alleys of New Orleans Square is a secret entrance to "Club 33". This exclusive club is open only to members who are willing to pay the $7500 initial membership fee and $2250 annual dues. After that steep price tag, the $50 - $100 a plate meals should seem like a bargain.

It was originally built so Walt could entertain special guests. He planed to build a larger apartment next door to the club to live in but died before it was completed. The apartment is now "The Disney Gallery", an art gallery tucked away right above Pirates of the Caribbean.
7. The Haunted Mansion is "home to 999 happy haunts ... with room for one more". What most people don't know is that there almost was one more. Which of the following actually happened?

Answer: A family scattered the ashes of their dead son in the ride

One day, the security monitors observed a family carrying a small box with them into the ride. They didn't think much of it until the family started spreading the contents of the box throughout the ride. Before their son died, the mansion was his favorite ride so the family decided to accept the offer of "room for one more". Needless to say, the ride remained closed until the cleaning staff could clean out the ashes.
8. Walt Disney loved Mickey Mouse so much that he created "hidden Mickeys". This is just a simple Mickey Mouse head that sharp-eyed guests may be able to spot. Which ride was designed with at least one hidden Mickey?

Answer: All of these have hidden Mickeys

Although most of the Mickeys have been removed due to remodeling, all of these rides, as well as several others, were designed with about three hidden Mickeys each. Some remain (I have personally spotted a couple) but the maintenance staff lost interest in keeping them around.
9. At the train station in New Orleans Square, guests can hear a telegraph clicking away. What does the message say?

Answer: It is the speech Walt Disney gave when the park first opened

"To all who come to this happy place, 'Welcome'." This is the first line of Walt's speech when he opened the park for the first time. Although "Feed the birds" was Walt's favorite song, that is not what the telegraph says. Actually, a guest who knew Morse code once began translating the message while waiting for the train and discovered a typo. Disney claims to have corrected the mistake but until I learn code, I can't say for certain.
10. When Walt Disney first "invented" Mickey Mouse, what was the first thing Walt wanted to name him?

Answer: Mortimer

When Walt first arrived in Hollywood in the 20's, he teamed up with Universal Pictures to produce a cartoon called "Oswald the Lucky Rabbit". The people he was working with had creative differences with Walt so he left, but Universal still had the rights to the character.

After this meeting, he was riding the train home trying to come up with a new character. He drew a mouse and named it Mortimer. He asked his wife what she thought of the name and she didn't like it. He then suggested Mickey and the rest was history.
Source: Author mr_x

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