All-access pass to Disneyland: Scuba divers, Circle D Ranch and Candy Palace


by Kaley O'Kelley

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Posted on April 25, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 25 at 12:16 PM

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Our all-access pass to Disneyland let us take you behind the scenes and show you things few people ever get to see.

For example, did you know Disneyland employs a team of scuba divers? Three, actually.

One works at the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage on the east side of the park. Another works on the Big River, the Jungle Cruise and Fantasmic! on the west side. The third team -- the World of Color divers -- work in California Adventure.

The divers' jobs are among the most challenging at the Disneyland Resort.

Not all of the Disney cast members walk around the park on two legs. Some of the most beloved cast members are the horses. They live at the Circle D Ranch, also known as home of the happiest horses on Earth.

Walt Disney had a genuine love of horses which helps to explain why it was one of the original 11 attractions of the park.

Our last stop today is at the Candy Palace on Main Street, U.S.A., where I learned first-hand that making caramel apples is much harder than it looks. (Watch the video above to see my "Pinterest fail"!)

Master confectioner Rob McHargue has been making delectable sweet treats at Disneyland, and entertaining the guests while doing it, for 40 years. He showed us how it's done.

This behind-the-scenes tour of Disneyland Resort may change the way you see Disneyland Resort in the future!