There’s a myth that the golden spike near Sleeping Beauty Castle marked the exact geographical center of Disneyland when it opened in 1955. Let’s take a look at this myth to see if it’s really true or not. If you already know about the golden spike, there’s a bonus trivia fact at the end of this post that I’ll bet you do NOT know – could there be a second golden spike?
There’s quite a story behind the Snow White Grotto just off the East side of Sleeping Beauty Castle. One account claims that it all started with an unexpected gift from an Italian sculptor to Walt Disney. Could Snow and her 7 dwarfs have been based on a European boxed, soap set?
Did you ever notice the Coat of Arms on Sleeping Beauty Castle as you walked through the drawbridge entrance on the way to Fantasyland? If you’re not looking for it, it’s very easy to miss. And there’s an interesting story behind it…
Circled in red, this is a family’s actual Coat of Arms, but whose is it? Before we get into the nitty-gritty of that, let’s talk about the family name, Disney. What are the Disney family’s roots? AndWhere did those roots originate?