The Sidewalks of the Magic Kingdom

Walt loves railroads having arrived in California in 1923 via the California Zephyr train.

Walt loved railroads having arrived in California in 1923 via the California Zephyr train.  Notice the red sidewalks on either side.

Disney uses the sidewalks of the Magic Kingdom as part of their storytelling.

The red brick you see when you enter Main Street has a purpose. Walt wanted guests to feel that he had rolled out the ‘red carpet’ for their arrival.

Next time you visit the Magic Kingdom, slow down and take a look around, and see how many hidden treasures you can find. Many guests miss what is right under their noses, er, feet!

Here are some examples to look for:

A pretty 'diamond' bracelet near the Bazaar.

A pretty ‘diamond’ bracelet near the Bazaar in Adventureland.

In Adventureland, you will find jewelry embedded in the ground all around the Bazaar.

At Liberty Square, find the hoof prints from the ghostly horse pulling the hearse in front of the Haunted Mansion along with the Bride’s wedding ring embedded not too far away.

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The Bride’s Ring at the Haunted Mansion.

The 'open sewer' trogh running through Liberty Square.

The ‘open sewer’ trough running through Liberty Square, notice the red “earth” color of pavement.

There’s even a yellow/brownish gravel path through main walkway of Liberty Square in Frontierland, representing the open sewers and urine trough created by the horses of colonial times.

Every morning, people would empty their chamber pots into the sewer, then pray for rain to wash everything away downhill. (Eww!)

Keeping with the colonial theme, there are no restrooms in Liberty Square as there were no public restrooms in colonial America!

How’s that for realism??!!!

Peanuts in the pavement by Dumbo.

Peanuts in the pavement by the Dumbo ride.

When waiting in line for Dumbo, you’ll see peanut shells embedded in the sidewalk, animal prints walking through Storybook Circus, and seashells in the pavement on your way to the Little Mermaid.

Maximus hoof print in Fantasyland by Tangled area.

Maximus hoof print in Fantasyland by the Tangled area.

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   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

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