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24 Little-Known Facts About Disneyland

In The Disneyland Book of Lists, Chris Strodder shares over 200 lists of trivia, rankings, little-known-secrets, and more. Here are some of the best from this unofficial guide.

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5. In 2014, Instagram named Disneyland as the most geotagged location in the world.

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10. Ray Bradbury was among Disneyland's greatest fans, saying, "I found, in Disneyland, vast reserves of imagination before untapped in our country."

11. There was a brief window, from 1957-1961, when visitors could get beer with their picnic baskets in the outdoor Holidayland, despite the park's ban on public alcohol.

16. And if you ring the doorbells around Mickey's Toontown, you can hear cats (at the Dog Pound), set off a flash (at the Camera Shop), or see a puppy (at the Fire Department).

18. From 1955 to 1956, a corset shop called Intimate Apparel was open for business on Main Street, and it was said to be run by "the Wizard of Bras."

19. The most expensive item for purchase is found in Main Street's Crystal Arts shop: the crystal replica of Cinderella's castle, at $37,500.

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20. Until 2000, park employees (aka Cast Members) were not allowed to have mustaches. That's changed, but they still can't have visible tattoos, "non-conservative" eyewear, or any piercings beyond the ear.

21. Kevin Costner and Steve Martin both worked at the park before hitting it big — Costner as various characters in Main Street's daily parade; Martin as a souvenir guidebook salesman.

22. The urban legend that real human bones are on display in Pirates of the Caribbean isn't totally false — the attraction opened with a few bones from the UCLA Medical Center, though they have since been removed.

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