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  • Underground Tunnels in Disneyland?!

    I have heard on more than one occasion that there is an underground tunnel that goes from backstage behind the old Skyway ride building in Tommorowland to Coke Corner at the end of Main Street. Is there any truth to this urban legend? Are there any tunnels under Disneyland?
    P.S. I know there is a huge tunnel system under the Magic Kingdom in Florida, I have a Disney castmember map of that.
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  • #2
    Their is no tunnels under Disney land.. where did you hear that....

    (*they are on to us.. launch the mini missile in the castle and get out of here..*)

    Seriously.. their is a basement in New Orleans.... and a small tunnel from New orleans to the river i hear....

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    • #3
      I could me mistaken, but I could have sworn there was a larger underground network of tunnels. For instance, the queue for Rocket Rods went underground. Wasn't that section part of the "underground"?
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      • #4
        I can't remember who told me. I think it was an ex-Imagineer buddy of mine whom I have lost contact with.
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        • #5
          I think i have heard that as well....
          I remeber when i was a little girl we were there and a band came up from the underground on a stage.... they were the mandrel (sp) sisters.... is was the coolest thing i remeber. I think its in tomorrow land....
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          • #6
            There are not a substantial amount of accessible ones that I am aware of. I know there are some maintenance areas but nothing like Florida. Course what do I know, I just work there (seems like CMs always know the least LOL). I believe that Disneyworld is the park with the tunnels - I think I took a tour of them as a child if I remember correctly.
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            • #7
              ok here's the story on the tunnels:

              there are three underground passages in Disneyland that I am aware of. One of them is the basement under pirates. This "tunnel" which is more of a square hallway, is where the bayou CMs fold napkins and the famed West Side Diner (formerly "The Pit") CM cafe is located. For the uninnitiated, it is directly below the restrooms by the New Orleans train station (ever wonder where those swinging "saloon" style doors lead to... now you know ).

              The second tunnel starts behind Ariel's Grotto (AKA The Triton Gardens) and goes all the way behind Redd Rocket's. This is also the tunnel that the players at the Club Buzz stage take to get to the platform. The Carousel Theater motors and maintinance can also be found down there in the gloom (it's quite scary if you spend too much time snooping around, mostly because there are ghost stories about this tunnel that have to do with a certain legendary accident on America Sings some time ago...). Agan though, this tunnel is not round, it's square (but it curves). I havent been down there in some time because the Astro Blaster contractors have been using it for their project.

              Finally, the third "tunnel" is more of an oil pipeline that's located out back near the Magic Music days complex/old animatronic graveyard. It's merely a large rounded pipe that a semi truck could back down to deliver goods to the park.

              Well, I hope this clears things up and that you enjoy the info!
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              • #8
                There are tunnels underneath the rivers of america because the cm's need to get there for fantasmic and they need a way to get off the island in case of emergency. Also where do you think the giant dragon comes from?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Disneyfreak
                  There are tunnels underneath the rivers of america because the cm's need to get there for fantasmic and they need a way to get off the island in case of emergency. Also where do you think the giant dragon comes from?
                  I don't think so. I have seen the performers getting over there from the Country Bear restaurant on the old motorized rafts that they take guests to the island on. Regarding the dragon, I am pretty sure that he is actually in the Old Mill building, that is, I think he is always there, folded up in that building. Somebody help me out here.
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                  • #10
                    <The second tunnel starts behind Ariel's Grotto (AKA The Triton Gardens) and goes all the way behind Redd Rocket's. This is also the tunnel that the players at the Club Buzz stage take to get to the platform. The Carousel Theater motors and maintinance can also be found down there in the gloom > Are there any "offshoots", like to the Tomrrowland stage? Also, can you see the track for the Carousel theater, I understand that it looks very much like a train track. <Finally, the third "tunnel" is more of an oil pipeline that's located out back near the Magic Music days complex/old animatronic graveyard. It's merely a large rounded pipe that a semi truck could back down to deliver goods to the park> Is this the tunnel that goes under the tracks between Frontierland and Fantasyland?
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                    • #11
                      There are actually 2 tunnel systems in DL (if u can call them that). One runs from TLT to Carousel Theater (Innoventions) and was designed to move food items and characters to TLT without going onstage. The only other tunnel runs throughout the NOS area connecting the NOMK (New Orleans Main kitchen) with the Club, Blue Bayou, the Disney Gallery, and the rest of the area. There is also a Cast Cafe here as well. Oh! And there is one more tunnel that runs from the Harbor House (Harbor point) Cast Building where main costuming is to the old Admin building, but that's really more of a basement...
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by CaptainCM
                        There are actually 2 tunnel systems in DL (if u can call them that). One runs from TLT to Carousel Theater (Innoventions) and was designed to move food items and characters to TLT without going onstage. The only other tunnel runs throughout the NOS area connecting the NOMK (New Orleans Main kitchen) with the Club, Blue Bayou, the Disney Gallery, and the rest of the area. There is also a Cast Cafe here as well. Oh! And there is one more tunnel that runs from the Harbor House (Harbor point) Cast Building where main costuming is to the old Admin building, but that's really more of a basement...
                        Don't forget the one under the entry plaza.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Circarama
                          I don't think so. I have seen the performers getting over there from the Country Bear restaurant on the old motorized rafts that they take guests to the island on. Regarding the dragon, I am pretty sure that he is actually in the Old Mill building, that is, I think he is always there, folded up in that building. Somebody help me out here.
                          The dragon (female...) is in the building.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Circarama
                            I have heard on more than one occasion that there is an underground tunnel that goes from backstage behind the old Skyway ride building in Tommorowland to Coke Corner at the end of Main Street. Is there any truth to this urban legend? Are there any tunnels under Disneyland?
                            P.S. I know there is a huge tunnel system under the Magic Kingdom in Florida, I have a Disney castmember map of that.
                            There ARE tunnels under Dland but none of them connect like you are saying. There used to be one from the back of circle vision to behind Innoventions. It actually still exhists. It is mainly used to transport food to Club Buzz. There are several others but... they are not the types of tunnels you think they are. Most are about 5-10ft long and very uninteresting. There are underground complexs in NOS sort of... The kitchen for the Blue Bayou is sunk as well as the River Belle Terrace and there is a cast eatery down there. But gain no tunnels linking Tomorrowland to Main Street and Main Street to NOS and so forth.

                            Just think about it... if there were those tunnels you would never see cast members crossing the hub to get to and from the west of the park.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by AP2CM
                              ok here's the story on the tunnels:

                              there are three underground passages in Disneyland that I am aware of. One of them is the basement under pirates. This "tunnel" which is more of a square hallway, is where the bayou CMs fold napkins and the famed West Side Diner (formerly "The Pit") CM cafe is located. For the uninnitiated, it is directly below the restrooms by the New Orleans train station (ever wonder where those swinging "saloon" style doors lead to... now you know ).

                              The second tunnel starts behind Ariel's Grotto (AKA The Triton Gardens) and goes all the way behind Redd Rocket's. This is also the tunnel that the players at the Club Buzz stage take to get to the platform. The Carousel Theater motors and maintinance can also be found down there in the gloom (it's quite scary if you spend too much time snooping around, mostly because there are ghost stories about this tunnel that have to do with a certain legendary accident on America Sings some time ago...). Agan though, this tunnel is not round, it's square (but it curves). I havent been down there in some time because the Astro Blaster contractors have been using it for their project.

                              Finally, the third "tunnel" is more of an oil pipeline that's located out back near the Magic Music days complex/old animatronic graveyard. It's merely a large rounded pipe that a semi truck could back down to deliver goods to the park.

                              Well, I hope this clears things up and that you enjoy the info!
                              Yours seems the most logical.

                              Now that you talked about the tunnel behind Ariels grotto.... My friend and I were walking by there during a parade I think, and two lady CM's taunted us saying that there is a button to open it. So me and my friend searched for a while till we found it. Then we realized that it needed a key... those tricky tricky CM's!
                              (insert funny comment here)

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