Disneyland is such a magical, wondrous place during the day, it’s hard not to wonder what happens there at night. Many small children (and children at heart) imagine there might be fairies or pirates roaming the grounds. Most adults assume the place closes up for the night.
In reality, neither of these things is true. While the park is definitely awake and bustling at night, the fairies inside are not the tiny creatures of fairy tales, but very average-sized humans that are doing Disney magic the best they can.
Here are nine of the fascinating things that happen behind Disneyland’s closed doors at night.