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15 Smells You Always Smell At Disneyland

The happiest smells on Earth.

1. The smell of damp wood on Splash Mountain.

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Makes you feel like you're in the South on a mildly humid day.

2. The happy, mouthwatering perfume of vanilla and waffle cones wafting outside Main Street's Candy Palace.

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Of course, rumor has it that Disneyland uses "Smellitzers," which emit puffs of manufactured scents into the air. Still: SO GOOD.

3. The salty, musty, and slightly chlorine-like aroma of the water of Pirates of the Caribbean.

Jon Delorey CC BY-NC-SA / Via Flickr: jonsphotos

Ever notice how the air in there feels thick?

4. And the smoky scent that comes with this curtain of fog on the ride.

Alan Dayley CC BY-NC-SA / Via Flickr: alandd

Dead men smell no tales!

5. The combo of sugar and cinnamon that hits your nose at the turn of many a corner.

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6. And the tropical essence of pineapple that comes from the Dole Whip stand as you pass the Enchanted Tiki Room.

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Pineapple smells like candy.

7. The cold, dusty, attic-esque smell that hangs in the air after you step off the elevator in the Haunted Mansion.

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Ahh, the sweet smell of death.

8. The mix of savory meat and sugary goodness you pick up anytime someone eating a Monte Cristo sandwich is near.

Jocelyn & Cathy . CC BY-NC-ND / Via Flickr: foodishfetish

The treat, available at Cafe Orleans, is deep-fried with turkey, ham, and Swiss, and topped with powdered sugar.

9. The welcoming odor of oil and exhaust that comes from the Disneyland Railroad.

Joe Penniston CC BY-NC-ND / Via Flickr: expressmonorail

The second you smell this, you know you're really there.

10. The hearty scent of the juicy, all-powerful turkey leg.

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Better than Thanksgiving.

11. The rich and indulgent deliciousness that is the Disneyland corn dog.

J. Rob McCullough CC BY-NC-SA / Via Flickr: orlandorob

Hard to resist when you walk past that truck and smell all the smells.

12. The confusing — but still delightful — aroma of dozens of perfumes wafting out the doorways of Mlle. Antoinette’s Parfumerie in New Orleans Square.

If you haven't yet been to this old-school hidden gem, it's worth a visit.

13. The crisp, cold, metallic tang of Space Mountain.

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It's what space smells like, obvi.

14. Of course, don't forget that ever-present scent of salty, buttery popcorn.

Andy Castro CC BY-NC-ND / Via Flickr: andycastro

It wouldn't be Disneyland without it.

15. And finally, the smoky, burned after-smell of Disneyland's nighttime fireworks.

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The smell that says, "It's time to go home. Until next time, Disney."


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