The Ultimate Disney Parks Scavenger Hunt

Volume I: Disneyland

by Shelby Pickett | Release Date: January 12, 2015 | Availability: Print, Kindle

Disneyland Fun Without a FASTPASS

Walt Disney believed that the best way to educate was through entertainment—or possibly a scavenger hunt. Learn the history of Disneyland, unlock its mysteries, become the resident Disney guru, as you track down trivia in the happiest place on earth.

Does a book need operating instructions? This one does. Don't read the book. If you do, it'll be the shortest book you've ever read. Use the book. Take it with you to Disneyland. Each of the 120+ trivia questions is its own quickie scavenger hunt. That's enough scavenger hunts for many trips to Disneyland. The fun is in the hunt!

Your quest will take you to every land in the park, aboard rides, in restaurants and shops, and all points in between. Just don't tell your friends. Next time you're in Disneyland with them, and casually mention the names of the two horses in the firehouse stable on Main Street, or the name of the book seen in a second-floor window of Peter Pan's Flight, they'll think you're a VIP Tour Guide.


Table of Contents

Main Street, U.S.A.





New Orleans Square

Critter Country


A Walt in the Park

Fun Facts

Shelby Pickett

Shelby Pickett’s love of Disney began at a very young age and has developed into a lifelong passion. Based in Celebration, Florida, Shelby is known and respected throughout the Disney community for his extensive knowledge of the theme parks and for his articles on various Disney-based sites. He is an avid visitor to the parks, averaging 5–6 visits per week. He is also an avid collector of Disney memorabilia and president of the Official Bob Gurr Fan Club.

The dozens of scavenger hunts in the book will take you far and wide across Disneyland property in search of answers to questions such as these:

  • What speech is being tapped out in Morse code at the New Orleans Square telegraph office?
  • What are the two ways to pay for an excursion on the Jungle Cruise?
  • Whose house can be found near one of the entrances to Pooh Corner?
  • Who is credited with creating the phrenology bust in Le Bat en Rouge?
  • What department accepts reservations at the Haunted Mansion?
  • How much is a sack of oats at Big Thunder Railroad?
  • What famous person can Donald be seen posing with in a picture inside Donald’s Boat?
  • Names, names, names, many different, only one the same. How many times is the name Schneider repeated on various items throughout the Castle Heraldry Shoppe?
  • According to a panel in the ceiling of the Space Mountain queue, who is the captain?
  • Which college pennant is represented in one of the animated scenes in the Emporium?

Continued in "The Ultimate Disney Parks Scavenger Hunt, Volume I: Disneyland"!

In addition to the scavenger hunts, the book also features "fun facts" about lesser-known Disneyland lore.

  • The Haunted Mansion and the Pirates of the Caribbean were originally conceived as walk-through exhibits.
  • A “Time Castle” was buried in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle on July 17, 1995, as part of Disneyland’s 40th anniversary. It will be opened on July 17, 2035, during the park’s 80th anniversary.
  • As soon as you pass through Sleeping Beauty Castle, you will see a small golden spike. It is said to be the center of the park, but it is actually the alignment of the castle to Main Street, U.S.A.
  • The drawbridge on Sleeping Beauty Castle has only been closed twice. Once for opening day, and once in 1983.
  • The Disneyana shop on Main Street, U.S.A used to be a Bank of America branch. The vault you see was an actual working vault until it closed in the 1970s. It was the only bank open on Sunday aside from the one on the Queen Mary. Its address was Disneyland, 1313 Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, and it featured a Sleeping Beauty Castle cancellation stamp.

Continued in "The Ultimate Disney Parks Scavenger Hunt, Volume I: Disneyland"!

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