Retired Hidden Gems

Corridor of Murals

Corridor Of Murals

On my last trip to Disneyland, I stopped for a moment to think about Tomorrowland; I realized it has the fewest hidden gems of any land in Disneyland. And then it hit me: of course it does. Tomorrowland is constantly changing, to stay updated futuristic, and somewhat imaginary. With so much growth and change, not […] Read more…

Magnolia Park Bandstand

So much of Disneyland takes place in fictional worlds: enchanted kingdoms, an all-encompassing jungle, an outer planet. But Main Street USA brings you right back home to classic Americana. Main Street boasts quaint popcorn carts, horse-drawn trolley cars, and in the 1950s, a magnificent bandstand.  Source: Farm 4 Originally, Walt and his team envisioned the […] Read more…

Clock Of The World

Disney designed each land in Disneyland so that guests knew instantly they were stepping into a distinct world. Tomorrowland, the land of the future, was no exception. This land’s center courtyard was the gateway to the future, ushering guests into the world of 1985. And this courtyard had a special hidden gem as its centerpiece: the […] Read more…

Court of Angels

Court Of Angels

The Court of Angels opened as part of New Orleans Square in 1966. This hidden gem was actually one of the last features Walt Disney designed before his death. For over 40 years, the Court was a popular spot for family photos, engagements, and even occasional character meet & greets, but most of the time […] Read more…

Pioneer Cemetery

Pioneer Cemetery

If you’ve ever taken the time to explore Tom Sawyer Island, you know there are tons of trails, caves, and swinging bridges to discover. But did you know that the island had its own hidden gem, buried amid the pirate’s treasure and shipwrecks? Past Pirate’s Lair and Fort Wilderness, up on the hill, visitors stumbled across […] Read more…