Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Disneyland - Another "Hidden" Restroom

Early in this blog's short life, I made mention of one of Disneyland's least known and visited restrooms.

Today, we offer another lesser known restroom location---often missed or passed by guests (even lifetime Disneyland park goers).

Where, you ask?

Main Street.

Town Square.

East side.

Southern end.

The restrooms are situated at the northern edge of a little corridor tucked between the souvenir stand and the old Bank of America (now the new Disney Gallery).

As you enter the park through the east tunnel (uh, the one on the right as you come in), exit the tunnel and hang a right just past the souvenir stand.

The little alleyway there leads to restrooms (on your left). Towering above you to your right is the famous "berm" that surrounds the Park. You can get a pretty up close and personal look at the berm from this spot (or take a ride over it by jumping on the Disneyland Railroad). This alley also has a Cast Member entrance/exit to the backstage area.

Incidentally, for those who love to know these things, when you walk backstage at this location you pass some lockers on your right. Ahead of you is the old administration building. Housed there today are places like Custodial's offices, Security and, at the far east end of the building, the Zoo Crew---where Disney characters spruce up before heading out on stage.

To your left as you walk through the area is the back side of Lincoln theater. At the northern end of this building is the Disneyland Fire Department (a real working fire station).

Keep walking north and you'll see way up in the distance the Inn Between. To your left you will pass the large parade gate that allows floats, bands, dancers, etc. to access Main Street just above the Mad Hatter. Here's a photograph of the area I am describing for you.

This is taken from the Administration Building facing to the west. You can see the back of the Lincoln theater to the left side of the photograph---with the Disneyland Fire Department station decked out in red. Over the roof of the theater building you can see the top of City Hall (to give you some perspective).

The large tree in the top central area of the photograph is near the parade gate that exits onto Main Street.

During extremely busy days, guests are actually herded through this backstage location (egads!), so some of you folks may have walked through here even if you never wore a Mickey Mouse nametag.

Anyway, next time you need a restroom on Town Square---don't follow the crowd to the ones located between City Hall and the Fire Station--
-get "in the know" and coyly slide over to the east side, down the alley I described for you above.

(Don't let anyone see you! It'll be our little secret!)

And now folks, as we approach the dock, please keep your hands and arms inside the boat.

When we come to a full and complete stop, I'm going to ask you to rise like bread, no loafing about

I'm sorry for muffin these stale and crumby jokes,

but it’s the yeast I can do on the dough I make.

Now I don't want you going off half-baked or getting fried because you think I'm flaky.

I’ll try and do butter next time.

You’re probably wondering, where does he get that rye sense of humor?

Actually, I got it from my parents.

My father was Danish.

My mom French.

They both came from upper crust families and, when they got married,

They were the toast of the town!

Sorry folks, no matter how you slice it, this routine's ingredients make it a recipe for disaster.

I apologize for any mix ups and didn't mean to cause a stir.

I milk these jokes for all they're worth and hope that they will flower.

But I usually end up beaten and battered,

with egg on my face.

So I take it all with a grain of salt.

After all, this job is no cakewalk! Let me tell you.

But I can't let that frost me...

Because I really need the dough.

Don't stop me now,

I'm on a ROLL.

Hey, it looks like we've gotta jam now, so…

…put a fork in us---we're done!