Circle D Corral Information
Last Updated:9/27/2012 6:26:18 PM
| Circle D Corral (January 1954-
| Not open to the public. Houses horses, goats and other critters that are part of Disneyland’s attractions|
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Inn 1954 the ranch was more than 10 acres. In 2009 it is less than 5 acres.
In 1954 Walt Disney invited a couple, Dolly and Owen Pope, to live at the ranch to raise the horses. He moved a 1920s bungalow that used to sit where the old Disneyland marquee stood along Harbor Boulevard to the corral property. The Popes are the only people who have ever lived there.
The bungalow remains today, used for offices, a break room, tours and occasionally, a sleeping area when a horse is really sick. An original metal barn and harness room, including a 1900s sewing machine that was retrofitted for repairs, also stayed.
The ranch sits outside the park behind Mickey's Toonto
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Dateline: May 02, 2010
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When the last Jungle Cruise boat docks for the night and lights fade to black on
Behind The Scenes At Disneyland's Corral
Dateline: November 25, 2009
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Way before Walt Disney bought the property that would become Disneyland, horses and other animals lived on a ranch north of the orange groves razed for the theme park.
In fact, Disney used to saddle up on the ranch's horses to tour the property
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