Grand Canyon Diorama

Did You Know? 8 In-Depth Facts About the Grand Canyon Diorama

By Jim Fanning

One of the grandest but often overlooked attractions at Disneyland® Park is the Grand Canyon Diorama. Part of the scenic route of the Disneyland Railroad, this unique adventure has been offering guests impressive views of an artful simulation of the Grand Canyon as viewed from the South Rim for 60 years. As Walt Disney explained, in Town Square on…

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photo of entrance gate and bronze sign for Haunted Mansion at Disneyland

Thirteen Fun Facts About The Haunted Mansion

Because it’s one of Disney’s most beloved attractions, it’s only (super) natural that
everyone has their favorite story about The Haunted Mansion.
Here are 13 fun facts:

1. The Haunted Mansion is the only attraction located in four different lands in four different Disney Parks: New Orleans Square at Disneyland; Liberty Square at Walt Disney World; Fantasyland…

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Claude Coats at his desk painting

Claude Coats

Among the stable of “enormous” talents at the Walt Disney Studio, Claude Coats stood above the rest—literally. Claude, a background painter, color stylist, and concept designer, stood 6-feet, 6-inches tall. The gentle giant with a warm wit once recalled how Walt used to kid him about his height. Claude said:
“When the Disneyland Stagecoach was completed at the…

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