Alice in Wonderland is one of our favorite Disney films! We love the characters, colors, the songs and and of course the craziness!
1. Alice in Wonderland is unique to Disneyland Park in Anaheim. You won’t find another attraction like it at any other Disney Park across the world. Alice in Wonderland is based on Disney’s animated feature film Alice in Wonderland, which was released July 28, 1951. The ride premiered on June 14, 1958, nearly 3 years after Disneyland Park opened to the public.
3. The Doorknob was the only character in the film and ride that did not appear in Lewis Carroll’s books.
4. The caterpillar cars have six basic color patterns: all green, green/blue-green, all pink, pink/purple, all yellow, and yellow/orange. At least they don't make you recite!
5. Disney dark rides, such as Peter Pan and Snow White, operate in the dark. Only their load areas see any daylight—with one exception...Alice! Alice in Wonderland is also the only two-story Disney dark ride.
6. All of Disney’s parks include AIW inspired attractions. The most famous is the Mad Tea Party ride, which is featured at almost every Disney Park (excluding Shanghai). At Disneyland Paris there is Alice’s Curious Labrynth, a fun walkthrough maze! In California, Disneyland has ride simply called Alice in Wonderland and it depicts the adventure of following Alice down the rabbit hole into Wonderland. Tokyo has a Queen of Hearts themed restaurant. Alice and the rest of the gang are frequent additions to many of the parades and character meet-and-greets.
7. Kathryn Beaumont provided the soundtrack for the ride. She provided the voice of Alice in the original 1951 animated feature film!
8. Alice in Wonderland is supposed to be as if you are viewing the ride through her eyes. However, Alice herself can be found in one place on the ride ... just before you enter the Queen's Courtyard. Look for her hanging out with the caterpillar reciting, "How doth the little crocodile improve his shining scales."
9. In 1984, new lighting and special effects were added and the painted cut-outs of the original attraction were replaced with three-dimensional sculpted characters. They also updated the lighting and special effects. Alice was remodled again in 2013 and opened July 4, 2014 with several new enhancements; many of the scenes were updated with digitally projected images and effects, some of which include footage taken from the film, as well as some new animation.
10. Ok we left this one for last and soley for you believers! We know there are plenty of stories and videos out there of ghosts at Disneyland, but the one on Alice is the one you may not have heard about before. Timmy is the ghost of a 10 year-old boy that haunts the Alice in Wonderland ride. Searching the internet there are only a few sightings but with most of them the names have been "changed" to protect the storyteller. Why a little boy named Timmy and who asked him his name is a mystery, but I'm going to pay a little more attention to what I thought was Alice laughing on our next ride.
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