When it comes to magic, Disneyland can't be beat. That's why we love learning about all the enchanting secrets that can be found inside the park. For instance, courtesy of @disneyparks on TikTok, we now know that there is a tiny house hidden in the park's Adventureland.
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If you look closely at the tree supporting the "Indiana Jones Adventure" ride sign, you'll find a surprise in the trunk. It's a tiny home (literally) featuring a door, chimney, lantern, and circular window built for a leprechaun named Patrick Begorra. Since it's Disney, you better believe there is a story behind Patrick.
According to Disney Parks Blog, Patrick is from the Disney Little Golden Book called Little Man of Disneyland. It was released in 1955, the year Disneyland opened, and is about a leprechaun (aka Patrick) who lives in a tree where Disneyland is to be built. D23 reports that Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, and Pluto take Patrick on a helicopter ride to Disney Studio, show him their Disneyland plans, and ask if they can remove his tree to build the park.
Patrick, of course, agrees to the Disneyland plans — but under one condition. He wants to be able to live in the park in a new home. So once Disneyland is ready to open, Patrick scores himself a hidden Adventureland abode that put him way ahead of the tiny house trend.
Once it's safe for us to return to Disneyland, we will definitely be paying Patrick a visit.
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