I recently posted Secrets and Fun Facts at Epcot’s World Showcase. Now, I’ll share some of the fun things in my favorite park: The Magic Kingdom! There are so many “secrets” in this park. This list only scratches the surface.
Again, I learned of most of these things through the book The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World: Over 600 Secrets of the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom by Susan Veness. You can find it here. It’s also available for Kindle. I also have several website that I used. They can be found on my Disney Pinterest board.
In front of the entrance of Tony’s Town Square, to the left of the stairs, are Lady and the Tramp’s paw prints in the cement. Aww! Puppy love!
Willie the Giant can be seen lifting the roof at the back of Sir Mickey’s Shop.
On Prince Charming Regal Carrousel, Cinderella’s horse is the second one in and has gold ribbon at the bottom of it’s tail. I didn’t get the ribbon in this picture, but this is the one!
Cinderella’s Wishing Well can be found on the walkway to the right of Cinderella Castle (toward Tomorrowland). If you find it, go ahead and make a wish. The money goes to children’s charities.
While waiting in line to ride “Dumbo The Flying Elephant,” you may find some peanuts that he left behind.
I’d read over and over again about the “Wooden leg named Smith” in the waiting area for the Frontierland train station. Being a big Mary Poppins fan, I had to find this real-life version of Bert’s silly joke, but when I visited in September 2013, it wasn’t there. I don’t know if it was being fixed up or if it’s gone forever. If you have an idea, leave a comment and let me know!
If you’ve ever been on Tom Sawyer Island, you’ve probably noticed this face in the cave. Creepy!
Look down around the “Magic Carpets of Aladdin.” You will notice jewels and lost treasure in the cement.
Adventureland is also home to the historic Orange Bird at Sunshine Tree Terrace. Stop by and get a Citrus Swirl or just stroll by for a look at this cute guy. The Orange Bird used to even be a walk-around character in the 70s. D23 Armchair Archivist has a great video about the history of the Orange Bird.
The metal palm trees in Tomorrowland actually capture solar energy. The energy is stored in the trees’ “coconuts.”