So you heard there was a Secret Path at Disneyland, right? Hence why you’re here. To be honest, it’s not really a secret, nor is it hidden, but when I found out about it, I make it a regular stop during a day at Disneyland.
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This Secret Path is behind Harbour Galley (a great spot to get Clam Chowder in a Sourdough Bowl) and Fowlers Inn, right along the banks of the Rivers of America. So, how do you find the path?
In our experience, to get more of a hidden feel for the path, you should enter the path from the Harbour Galley side across from the Haunted Mansion exit, as opposed to the Critter Country side near the viewing area of watching people go down the big drop of Splash Mountain.
Walk past the counter and the seating area, then keep going back and to the let of the buildings. At this point, you can decide if you want to join the others and sit down or see what is beyond what appears to be an employee’s only area.
Once you pass the figurehead on the front of the Columbia, you’ll find another seating area. It’s a great place to relax and enjoy some serenity from the hustle and bustle of Disneyland. But, we know you want to go further.
Secret Path at Disneyland
Once you’ve passed the second seating area, you’ll find an L shaped bridge that travels over the turnaround for Splash Mountain. This turnaround is where you’ll find guests laughing, crying, or maybe just in shock after they just finished the death-defying drop of Splash Mountian. They will most likely be very wet as well. Not only will you observe their emotions, but you just might feel emotions along with them too. You almost feel like you’re part of the ride.
The guests are so caught up in how wet they are to notice that they are being observed by people from the Secret Path. Hang out here for a few and watch the myriad of guests float by you.
If watching people come down Splash Mountain isn’t what you want to see, don’t worry, there are other things to see. For instance, you can just enjoy looking at the Rivers of America with the Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes going by or check out the Mark Twain or Columbia as they make another trip around the Rivers of America.
Once your reprieve is over and you’re ready to leave the Secret Path, simply continue down the bridge and you’ll be on the path that takes you to Critter Country. You can also grab a snack as you leave the bridge, that is if you aren’t too full from the Clam Chowder at Harbour Galley.
As I said, the Secret Path isn’t necessarily secret or hidden, but now you have something to share with your newbie friends you go with to Disneyland and sound like a real pro.