10 Hidden Gems At California Adventure Park

Red Car Trolley

9. Trolley follies

Back in the heyday of the 1920s and the early years of Hollywood’s Golden Age trolley cars were common along the streets of Los Angeles. And they are still common along Disney California Adventure’s Buena Vista Street, which forever captures the feel of classic movie lore and nostalgia from these bygone days. In fact, guests can hop aboard one of these Red Car Trolleys, modeled after the famous Red Car Trolleys featured in the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and disembark at four convenient stops along the way. But while on board, there are a few minor trivia details to take in. Just look at the trolley car numbers, for instance, and you will see that one reads “623” and another is “717.” While the “600” and “700” both refer to common trolley series model numbers in history, the “23” in 623 signifies the year in which Walt Disney came to Los Angeles and established the Walt Disney Company. Likewise, the “17” in 717 is symbolic of Disneyland’s opening day, which was on June 17, 1955. And on another side note the overhead wires for the trolley cars are just for show and serve no real operational purpose in making the cars run.


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