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  • Are you a Disneyland Expert?

    If you're reading this the answer is probably yes. I never really thought about how much I knew about the park until last week when I was there with a friend who was not as big a fan as I. I had a great time pointing out hidden details and telling him trivia but what really impressed him were these three things: I could translate the Lattin motto on MTWR, I understood the telegraph at the NOS RR station and I could read the inscriptions along the Indy queue. If you can do those three things, he said, you're an expert, so are you? Bonus points if you can think of other things at Disneyland only an "expert" would understand.
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    Re: Are you a Disneyland Expert?

    Either an expert or a hopeless geek, I'm just not sure which I am.
    “Any sequel three or higher..... around number five they get a new cast, that’s when the magic really happens": Modern Family

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    • #3
      Re: Are you a Disneyland Expert?

      Not really, but thanks to all the people here I'll now be able to point out a lot of neat stuff to my family next time we go.
      Last edited by C-HOX; 01-11-2007, 11:54 PM.

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      • #4
        Re: Are you a Disneyland Expert?

        Originally posted by 1313HarborBlvd View Post
        If you're reading this the answer is probably yes. I never really thought about how much I knew about the park until last week when I was there with a friend who was not as big a fan as I. I had a great time pointing out hidden details and telling him trivia but what really impressed him were these three things: I could translate the Lattin motto on MTWR, I understood the telegraph at the NOS RR station and I could read the inscriptions along the Indy queue. If you can do those three things, he said, you're an expert, so are you? Bonus points if you can think of other things at Disneyland only an "expert" would understand.
        Well, I don't consider myself an expert at all (I read your post because of curiosity).

        I'm just a guy who has grown up with the place (I'm 50 years old), worked there almost eight years back in the Stone Age of 74-82, and I'm still in love with the place.

        What that makes me, I'm not sure either.

        1313Harbor...welcome aboard!!! That's an address I'll certainly never forget.

        --Barry
        God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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        • #5
          Re: Are you a Disneyland Expert?

          Hmmm... does knowing the recipes for Monte Cristo sammiches and the Bengal BBQ sqewers count?

          (please forgive my spelling, nothing looks right!)








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          • #6
            Re: Are you a Disneyland Expert?

            I know a fair bit about various types of cheese.

            Does that count for anything?
            “I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.” - Bill Hicks

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            • #7
              Re: Are you a Disneyland Expert?

              You are a Disneyland expert if you know where all the bathrooms are.

              All other information is irrelevant.

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              • #8
                Re: Are you a Disneyland Expert?

                Originally posted by MrLiver View Post
                You are a Disneyland expert if you know where all the bathrooms are.

                All other information is irrelevant.
                Including...the secret bathroom...:whistling :whistling

                --Barry
                God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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                • #9
                  Re: Are you a Disneyland Expert?

                  Ok Barry, if you start that ball rolling again you need to prove which one is the secret one LOL
                  “Any sequel three or higher..... around number five they get a new cast, that’s when the magic really happens": Modern Family

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                  • #10
                    Re: Are you a Disneyland Expert?

                    I agree with Radiobarry - I don't consider myself an "expert" so to speak. I am just someone who has grown up around the park and love it! There are soooo many people who know more then me!!! Do I know more then most, sure - but that doesn't make me an expert. I just love the place that's all really.



                    Oh...and I know where the hidden bathroom is

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                    • #11
                      Re: Are you a Disneyland Expert?

                      Does the secret bathroom happen to be on 33 Royal St.?
                      Disneyland Photos:
                      01.02.2006 (facebook album)
                      02.25.2006 - Totally random trip
                      Spring break 2006 - WALT DISNEY WORLD (also has some random spring break pics in)
                      08.01.2006 -Club 33 trip!
                      My first MC trip report!
                      More to come, of course! =D

                      Deluxe Annual Pass purchased - 12.09.2006

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                      • #12
                        Re: Are you a Disneyland Expert?

                        Originally posted by tiggerfan View Post
                        Ok Barry, if you start that ball rolling again you need to prove which one is the secret one LOL
                        Then I'd better stop this ball rolling since I remember threads dedicated to the subject but I'm not sure where it is!!!

                        (dodges tomatoes and hard boiled eggs) :blush:

                        --Barry
                        God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Are you a Disneyland Expert?

                          I have no idea what ingredients go into a Disneyland Churro, and don't want to know.

                          So I guess I'll never be an expert.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Are you a Disneyland Expert?

                            A few other items I would consider 'expert' material...

                            1. The Matterhorn Half-Court [and the story of why it was built in there]
                            2. City Hall Recipe book [contains recipes for almost every food item in the park... Mint Juleps anyone?]
                            3. The story behind the light in Walt's Apartment [and where it is, for that matter]
                            4. The History of Dr. Silverstein [Main Street's only Jewish Resident]


                            Am I leaving out anything terribly important??

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                            • #15
                              Re: Are you a Disneyland Expert?

                              Give me a random picture of a cast member with no readly identifiable park features. I can tell you from what era the picture is just by the style of nametag the cast member is wearing.

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