Fact Sheets in ‘Attractions’

  • King Arthur Carrousel: Fact Sheet

    Back in 1955, when Walt Disney was erecting his dream park in a California orange grove, the visionary businessman spent $22,000 for the derelict merry-go-round that became King Arthur Carrousel.  Today, a collector easily could spend as much on a single well-restored horse or two. Disneyland itself spends far more than that every year just […]

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  • THE THREE CABALLEROS -- Guests will enjoy riding "it's a small world" again and again at Disneyland as they search for Disney and Disney•Pixar characters now represented in the attraction. The new doll costumes and playful toy decorations, including "The Three Caballeros," are fashioned in the same artistic style that was created by art director, color stylist, Disney Legend and Imagineer Mary Blair, whose sense of design shaped "it's a small world" from the very beginning. (Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland)

    ‘it’s a small world': Fun Facts

    “it’s a small world” was originally conceived as an exhibit that would benefit UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair. Because UNICEF is dedicated to the welfare of children all over the world, the theme for “it’s a small world” became an international voyage celebrating the happy spirit of […]

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  • New characters from the soon-to-be-released Disney·Pixar film "Toy Story 3" will be added in late May to the ride-game attraction Toy Story Mania! at Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's California Adventure.  At "Rex and Trixie's Dino Darts," the new characters will invite riders to shoot their virtual darts at all-new balloon targets in a primeval world promising volcanic levels of excitement.

    Toy Story Mania!: Fun Facts

    This is the first time that Walt Disney Imagineering has created an attraction for two Disney Parks simultaneously. Toy Story Mania! opens June 17 at Disneyland Resort in Southern California and it opened May 31 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in Florida. The ride-attraction challenges guests to hit interactive targets with spring-action […]

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  • NO ESCAPE -- In one of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" attraction's most memorable scenes, a dog holds the keys - and the futures of some undesirables - in his mouth.  This classic moment was recreated in Walt Disney Pictures' "Pirates of the Caribbean:The Curse of the Black Pearl."

    Pirates of the Caribbean Enhancements: Fact Sheet

    Stats for both California and Florida Versions of the Attraction A Pirate Legacy The concept of Pirates of the Caribbean has come full circle with the attraction initially inspiring the successful film franchise and now the films (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl – 2003 and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead […]

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  • One of Disneyland's original attractions from opening day and arguably Walt Disney's personal favorite, the trains of the Disneyland Railroad have "covered enough track" in 50 years to circle the earth more than 200 times.   The trains provide guests an overall view of the park as well as the Grand Canyon and Primeval World dioramas.

    Steam Engines of the Disneyland Railroad: Fact Sheet

    No. 1  – C. K. Holliday Namesake: Cyrus Kurtz Holliday (1826 – 1900) Founder of the Atchison & Topeka Railroad (forerunner of the Santa Fe Railroad, established in 1859) Builder: WED Enterprises (now Walt Disney Imagineering) Burbank, California, U.S.A. Year:    1955 Disneyland Service Date:  July 17, 1955 Stack Design:   Diamond Scale:    5/8 Gauge:    36″ Wheel arr./type:   4-4-0 American Weight:    23, 200 lbs. Color:    Red cab […]

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  • NOT JUST ANOTHER PRETTY FACE --- The no-nonsense, ever-watchful factory dispatcher Roz interacts with passing guests aboard "Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!" Inspired by the hit Walt Disney Pictures presentation of the Pixar Animation Studios film "Monsters, Inc.," the attraction is located in the Hollywood Pictures Backlot section of Disney's California Adventure park at the Disneyland Resort. Riders board "Monstropolis Cab Company" vehicles and follow Mike and Sulley's attempts to rescue the child Boo and return her to her bedroom.  (Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland)

    Monsters, Inc.: Fun Facts

    Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue! was inspired by the hit 2001 Walt Disney Pictures  presentation of a Pixar Animation Studios film “Monsters, Inc.” The exterior of the attraction is reminiscent of the opening title sequence from the film, featuring multiple colored doors. The facade also features graphics of such characters from the […]

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