But even some of the most avid park-goers skip key experiences during their visits. The following rides, secret spots and shows often go under-appreciated in favor of bigger, sparklier Disneyland attractions. Seek out these little-known gems the next time you visit, and prepare for some real magic.
1. Breakfast with the characters.
2. The Pinocchio ride.
4. The hidden background noises.
Between chomping on turkey legs and grasping Fast Passes, take some time to slow down and listen to Disneyland’s incredible ambient music. Main Street, in particular, has some hard-to-hear sound effects worth a second listen.
5. A fluffy beignet at the Mint Julep Bar.
6. A nighttime show in the Enchanted Tiki Room.
Sure, you’ve tasted the aforementioned Dole Whip at the Tiki. But you haven’t truly fulfilled Walt’s vision for the park until you’ve clapped along with his singing animatronic birds in their nightly performance.
7. Mickey and Minnie’s houses.
Ever wondered what’s in a mouse’s house? Hint: Everything is larger than life. You can walk right up to the front door in Toon Town. Have a great visit!