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Facts You May Find Interesting About Disneyland
All the plants in Tomorrowland are edible. According to the official Disneyland website, "The visionary landscaping doubles as a potential farm, projecting an ecologically astute future, where humanity makes the most of its resources." However, it cannot be said that all plants in Tomorrowland are edible. There are plenty of traditional plants in Tomorrowland, such as the landscaping along the Autopia roadways.
There is a fake pet cemetery hidden behind the Haunted Mansion. Mr. Toad (of Mr. Toad wild ride that shut down in September of 1998) has a gravestone in the area, not true. Disneyland's Haunted Mansion actually has two pet cemeteries. One is along the main queue. The other is on the west side of the building, where it's usually hidden from guests. Neither one has a gravestone for Mr. Toad.
|Original Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
3.Disneyland only had 18 attractions on opening day. Fourteen of those attractions are still running today.
The purple teacup and the orange one with diamond shapes on it are the fastest spinners on the Mad Tea Party ride, not true. All Disneyland teacups are designed to work the same way. Observations about the two "fastest" teacups were posted on the HiddenMickeys website in 1999 and 2000, but the legend could be older than that. In early 2004, Disneyland modified the teacups to make them harder to spin around their fixed center wheel.
5. The gold trimmings on the outside of the It's a Small World ride are made of real 22 karat gold.
6. There's is a basketball court inside the Matterhorn. Employees go shoot hoops on their breaks.
|Not so much a court as it a backboard and hoop mounted to a set of stairs.
7. Disneyland was built in one year at a cost of 17 million dollars. It would cost over 131 million dollars today to build the same 1955 theme park.
8.Michelle Pfeiffer worked at Disneyland as Alice from Alice in Wonderland in the 1970s.
9.About 200 feral cats live in Disneyland to keep rodents away. Many of them are nocturnal, so a sighting during the day is rare.
10. The water features in Rivers of America, Jungle Cruise, and Fantasyland waterways are dyed green or brown to hide the vehicle tracks and filtration systems.
11. The Haunted Mansion has 999 ghosts. As guests approach the loading area for the Doom Buggies, the voice of the Ghost Host intones, "Actually, we have 999 happy haunts here, but there's room for a thousand. Do we have any volunteers? If you insist on lagging behind, you may not need to volunteer."
These are clever and memorable lines. But they are not meant as an actual count of how many ghostly figures are in the ride's show scenes.
12. Pirates of the Caribbean originally wasn't supposed to be a ride - it was first planned to be a walk-through attraction. The same plan was made for the Haunted Mansion.
13. Real human skeletons were used as props when Pirates of the Caribbean first opened. Today there is only one human skull left in the ride - the one attached to the headboard. The skeletons were obtained from UCLA Medical Center.
14. Steve Martin worked at Disneyland in the late '50s to mid '60s selling guidebooks and working in the magic shop. Steve Martin also worked at Knott's Berry Farm in the Birdcage theater earning $2.00 per show.
|Knott's Berry Farm, this is where Steve Martin picked up his arrow through the head gag.
15. Walt Disney loved spending time with park guests so much that he would sometimes wait in line with them.
16. A one-day ticket to
in 1955 cost $1 for adults and 50 cents for children. In addition to the price of entry, each of the park's 35 rides had a fee. Many of the attractions cost around 25 to 35 cents for adults and 10 to 25 cents for children. "If you are a glutton and try everything, it could cost you $8.70 for yourself and $5.15 for each tot,"
|This is ticket number 1 from opening day.
Ride Coupon Book
The drawbridge on Sleeping Beauty's Castle is real and can be raised or lowered. It has only been raised and lowered twice, once on opening day and again at the re-dedication of Fantasyland. In 2014 the drawbridge was disabled for safety reasons.
|Opening Day, July 17, 1955
18. When you wait in line for Star Tours, an overhead speaker will page Egroeg Sacul, which is George Lucas spelled backward.
19. The truck near the entrance to Indiana Jones Adventure did appeared in the Raiders of the Lost Ark movie. Beyond that, there were no references to any other actual props from the movies on display at the ride.
20. Disneyland does not sell gum on purpose to keep the grounds clean. They also don't sell peanuts in the shell.
21. Three babies have been born inside Disneyland park, four if you count the one in the parking lot. One on a bench near the main entrance, another at the first aid station and last one in a back room office. The fourth baby born was in the Toy Story parking lot. It's completely untrue that if a baby is born in Disneyland that they receive a lifetime pass.
22. One of the ghost host voice in the Haunted Mansion is the same voice that sang "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch." His name is Thurl Ravenscroft. Mr. Ravenscroft passed away in 2005 and was a long time resident of Fullerton Ca. He was also the voice of "Tony The Tiger" He was "Gr-r-reat!"
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5 Alarming Locksmith Facts That
Will Blow Your Mind
Locksmithing as an industry has come under intense scrutiny, time and time again. The locksmith industry is densely populated with over 15,000 locksmith companies, and at any given time, you can find over 50 locksmiths in a local area willing to help you out. However, are they really there to help? Will the fact that you are in desperate need of help make you a victim?
Many of the people who request the help of locksmiths are not aware of some of the things that they need to look out for to avoid being duped, or to ensure that they are getting the best service for their money. Hopefully, a look at some of the most alarming locksmith facts will give you some insight into the things you should pay attention to, and the things you should make sure to avoid.
1. Only 15 States Require Locksmiths To Be Licensed
Yes, you read that right. Isn't that shocking? Out of 50 states, only 15 require practicing locksmiths to be licensed. What this means is that anyone outside of those 15 states who claims to be a locksmith, does not have to show you any certification that proves that they are a locksmith; you merely take their word for it. This makes it hard for people who need professional help to get it. Simultaneously, this makes it difficult for the real professionals out there who are willing to help. Many states are densely populated with locksmiths that have no certifiable training, and this makes it hard for people to get in touch with locksmiths that can really help them.
If you are stuck in a lockout (be it a car lockout or a home lockout) and you search for a locksmith near you, there is a 50/50 chance that you may or may not be helped out by a legitimate locksmith. The states that require locksmiths to be licensed are:
- Alabama 6. Maryland 11. Oklahoma
- California 7. Nebraska 12. Oregon
- Connecticut 8. Nevada 13.Tennessee
- Illinois 9. New Jersey 14. Texas
- Louisiana 10. North Carolina 15. Virginia
If you happen to call a locksmith within any of these states, make sure that you request to see some form of identification and proof that they are licensed. For other states, you can still request that they provide you with some form of proof, but keep in mind that they are not required to be a licensed locksmith. If you happen to find one that is, then that's great! Keep using that locksmith.
Many people underestimate the importance of using a licensed locksmith. Licensed locksmiths have undergone rigorous background checks, as well as being thoroughly trained. This vetting gives them the opportunity to be licensed.
More recently, some states in the US have been calling for more regulation on locksmiths. One such example is the
State of Georgia
, which was spurred into action by the collaborative work between Jack Wynn (President of the Georgia Locksmith Association) and Rep. Harry Geisinger. Many believe that regulating this industry will help weed out the dishonest locksmiths that are cropping up at a rapid rate. These scam locksmiths make it hard to know which technicians a customer can trust.
2. Most Countries Do Not Regulate Locksmithing
As surprising as this may seem for an industry this invasive, most countries do not regulate locksmiths in any way or form. The trade of being a locksmith centers on helping people out of tough situations or advising them on how to improve their security. No matter what service is provided, a locksmith takes a step into the customer's life and for a few brief moments has unrivaled access to their private spaces. This is one of the reasons that most people believe locksmiths should be heavily regulated or, at the very least, monitored. In some parts of the United States and also in
, locksmiths have to undergo rigorous training as well as background checks before they are licensed and certified. This is merely a way of preventing any wrongdoing that might crop up later. For those states and countries that do not have any regulation whatsoever on lock picks and locksmithing, you realize that people take advantage of those in need of that service. This is because they are not legally bound to be licensed in order to practice locksmithing, so any layman can pass himself off as a locksmith. Some of the countries that do regulate lock picks, lock picking and locksmithing are Japan, Poland, Hungary, Canada and the United States (in select states).
3. Locksmith Industry Primed For 12% Growth
According to data gathered by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the locksmith industry is one of the most promising and is set to
experience rapid growth
. In a 10 year projection that was published in 2008, the BLS claims that there will be a steady increase in job opportunities for locksmiths and that by the year 2018 there will be approximately 24,800 licensed locksmiths which represent a 12% growth, 2% more than the national average. You may not think of this as an alarming fact (if you are a consumer, it can give you more options) but as a locksmith this is something that should alarm you. In an industry already filled with unlicensed technicians that make it increasingly hard for legitimate locksmiths to do their job well, the possibility of having more locksmiths is akin to having too many fish in one, very small, pond. In the future, the one thing that will set them apart is the skill set that they apply to their jobs. The data gathered by the BLS, postulates that most locksmith jobs are gradually gravitating more towards individuals who have a dexterity for electronic security equipment. Locksmiths will no longer get by with the basic knowledge of bypassing pin tumblers and deadbolts because they will have to improve their skill set. With the locks for residences, commercial businesses and facilities being improved, their skill set will need to reflect this as well. The increase in job opportunities for locksmiths is dependent on the expected demand for more locksmiths. The BLS expects that many major industries, businesses, and even residences will need the services of advanced locksmiths in the coming years. The security industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world and it's ever changing nature will change the way traditional locksmiths operate.
This might also be alarming for consumers but on a very different scale. This will only make it harder for customers who are trapped in an emergency lockout and need help. If they do not already have a go-to locksmith they will have to navigate through endless search pages trying to find the locksmith that is right for them, but with so many locksmiths available at any given time, how will they know which one to choose?
4. Some Owners Train Technicians To Drill And Replace
As absurd as it sounds, many owners of locksmith companies train their employees to
drill and replace
locks before they do anything else. This does not bode well for many of the customers who end up needing their services time and time again. Your problem could be one that requires a really simple solution, something as simple as picking the lock so that you can regain entry into your home. However, because these shady and nefarious locksmith companies would like to charge you more money for the service they are offering, they are trained to bypass all plausible solutions and only carry out the most expensive one. This involves drilling the lock that is currently on your door, which effectively destroys said lock. Once this is done, they coerce you into having them install a new lock for you, so you end up paying for the service and the price of your new lock. In most of these cases, the lock could have been picked in a matter of minutes and it would not have resulted in your lock needing to be replaced.
If a locksmith that is helping you attempts to drill the lock in your door before they do anything else, you can most definitely be certain that they are attempting to scam you, or that they genuinely have no idea what they are doing. There are many options that are available to locksmiths before they have to resort to drilling the lock. As stated earlier, the act of drilling a lock irrevocably damages it and will force you to replace the lock with a new one. It is important that customers (homeowners, car owners, office managers) who employ the use of a locksmith understand how they work and the tricks the dishonest ones use to trap you into paying hefty sums.
Take a look at this
, where you will see several locksmiths go straight to drilling the lock on some doors when they could have easily picked the lock. In response to a question as to why they did that, one locksmith claimed that it was the only way to help the customer back into their property.
5. There Is No Standard Price For A Locksmiths Service
This fact is not so much alarming as it is informative. When you go into the barbershop to get a haircut or to the salon to get a touch up on your amazing hair-do, you already have an idea of just how much you are going to have to pay. There are set prices for the varying services that these professionals provide, and customers know this when they request a service. When it comes to locksmiths, there is no set price that a majority of locksmiths adhere to. The prices for services vary from locksmith to locksmith, and is something that is constantly fluctuating due to the niche nature of their market. The locksmiths in two different states will have vastly differing price ranges and may offer varying services with a few commonalities. However, the more reputable locksmiths will be able to give you an estimate or a price range before they even begin helping you out of a lockout, or provide whatever service you need from them. They will also update you on any changes to the cost of a service as they go along.
It is hard for a locksmith to give you a complete price range when they have not been able to physically assess the damage or the situation for themselves. However, a reputable locksmith will still be able to give you a range and will gladly explain how the price may vary depending on the work that needs to be done.
It is important to know what to expect when you call a locksmith so that you know that you are receiving the highest quality of service. The process is comprised of 6 simple steps that take you from what the company is doing to what the company should do. Having this information will allow you to hold your locksmith to a higher standard of quality as well as just knowing what is happening behind the scenes when you call a professional locksmith. With this list, you will be able to confidently call a locksmith and know that you are receiving the best possible care for your property. The process comes down to:
1. Locksmith Request
- Locksmith request
You know your problem and you know what company you
want to hire
. The next step is to call your desired locksmith and request assistance. The call will be received by the home office, which acts as a central hub for the company. Centralize communication gives the company an opportunity to service larger areas. During the call, you will be asked to provide your location, the nature of the service, what type of locksmith you require (auto, home, or business), and your contact information.
The company's home office will contact the manager for the area you are in. The manager will be given the information you provided to the home office. Based off of that, the manager will choose a technician and dispatch them to your location. During the dispatching process that technician will also be given the pertinent information.
Once the technician is dispatched, that technician will call the customer. During the call, they will inform the customer of their estimated time of arrival. This keeps the customer up to date on how the process is advancing. It is also during this time that the locksmith might gather any additional information about the situation based on the information that they have received.
The technician will arrive and greet the customer in a professional manner. Once the technician arrives they will assess the situation and determine what steps will need to be taken. The customer will be informed of what services are required, and a price will be determined. Once the price is determined the customer will sign a receipt agreeing to the service and cost.
The technical process is started at this time. The amount of time that it will take to finish the job will depend on the service and situation. The reason for such a wide time range is that each case is dependent on the lock, what service is required, and the scope of the task. During the locksmithing process, the technician will not harm any part of the
or building, with the exception destructive entry (in the case of
). Destructive entry is only used when there is no other way of gaining entrance to the car or home and is viewed as a last resort. Even with destructive entry, only the what needs to be removed will be damaged.
Finally, the job is done and you are happy with the service that you have received. It is at this time that the locksmith will collect the payment for the job. The bill can be paid in cash or credit depending entirely on the customer's preference. After the business is completed the locksmith then collects their equipment and departs to help the next person in need.
Details during the locksmithing process will vary depending on what service or services you require, but your property should never be unjustly harmed. Only in the case of destructive entry (in the case of lockouts) should your locks need to be changed, any other method of locksmithing will leave all locks intact. The price should always be agreed upon before any work is done to assure that no one is being exploited. The processes should always be conducted in a professional manner and you should never feel that the technician has cut corners. For that reason, it is always good to be familiar with the processes that will be used to service your
. You have taken the most important step in being an informed consumer and protecting yourself from poor or damaging locksmithing practices. Always continue to inform yourself, and know your options before you commit to a service.
Lockout & Locksmith Tips For Consumers
1. It is best that you acquaint yourself with a local locksmith near where you live, as well as one near your place of employment. This will make it easier for you to know who to call when the need for a locksmith arises. The unpredictable nature of lockouts means that you might end up being locked out one day in a location where you know no one, but don't fret! If you give your local locksmith a call they will, very likely, point you in the direction of a trustworthy locksmith.
2. If you are in one of the states that require licensed locksmiths, then make sure that you ask for proof of their licensing before you allow them to start any work. This is extremely hard to do, mainly because of the duress that consumers are under while they are in a lockout. This is the vulnerability that most of these untrustworthy locksmiths prey on, so do not let them get the better of you.
3. Make sure that you get a complete price quote on the phone before you allow a locksmith to be dispatched. If the operator on the other end of the line tells you that only the locksmith can determine the final quote, you should hang up and look for someone else. If they are the only ones you can get in contact with, make sure that the locksmith that they dispatch your way gives you a final price quote before they attempt to start any work on your door.
4. Read up on a few DIY tips that could come in handy in your time of need, in case you are not able to get a hold of your local locksmith. These tips and tricks will definitely be a lifesaver! You might think that you don't need them just yet, but sooner or later you may be found wishing that you had at least read through them.
How to avoid the fake online locksmith scam
Is the person you're calling a real locksmith or a con artist?
It's a simple lock, but when you don't have the key, you have a problem.
A new epidemic is spreading across America. I'm not talking about
, but about fake online locksmiths who extort money from people who just want to get that door unlocked - and aren't always in the best position to negotiate.
Here's how the scam works.
Shady businesses known as "lead generators" create hundreds of websites for locksmith companies that don't exist, sometimes with photos of storefronts that don't exist, and submit local business listings to Google. Once the listings are in the system, the scammers will use thousands of fake Google accounts to write fake reviews, claiming the locksmith does good work and is affordable. (The New York Times first wrote about the problem in 2011 under the clever title "
Picking the Lock of Google's Search
When you, the unsuspecting customer, realize that you've locked yourself out of your house or car and search Google for a nearby locksmith, the results that pop up on Google Maps will include many of these fake locksmiths. When you call the number listed (or if you click through to the website), your call is transmitted to a call center operated by the lead generator, often outside of the country. The person on the other end of the line will quote you a low estimate, and then route your request to a sub-contractor in your area.
In some cases, the person who arrives at your door will not be a real locksmith and may fix the problem by drilling the lock, which destroys the lock and creates a bigger bill. The sub-contractor may say the job was more complicated than expected, often asking three to 10 times more money than the original estimate, betting that most people will simple pay the bill and get on with their lives.
If only you hadn't forgotten your keys.
Why isn't Google doing something about it?
Google has counter-measures to detect fake listings, but the business of tricking the system is so lucrative that the "lead generators" who pose as local locksmiths are able to submit new fake listings faster than the old ones can be cleared out, constantly finding new high-tech ways to trick the search giant.
So, it's best to be on the lookout.
How to spot a locksmith scam.
Here are some signs of the scam to be on the lookout for:
- When you call, you won't talk to a locksmith; you'll get a dispatcher who answers the phone with a generic phrase like "service" or "locksmith" but not the name of the business you called, simply because calls for hundreds of different fake businesses might be routed to the same call center. Ask what business you reached to be sure.
- If you ask how much the job will cost, the dispatcher may tell you something like: "It'll be $19 and up to open the lock." It's the "and up" part that's crucial. You might fixate on the $19 and think that "and up" means maybe a few dollars more, or even a few times that amount. But many people have been charged hundreds of dollars by these "$19" locksmiths.
- The fake locksmith ads may promise a 15-minute response time or something similar, but it may take 1 or 2 hours for the workman to arrive. That's because the workman isn't as close as the Google Maps listing leads you to believe.
- The vehicle used by the fake locksmith may be an unmarked car or van that doesn't have permanent business markings on it. Sometimes the vehicle will have magnetic signs (which are easier to swap out). Keep an eye out for out-of-state license plates.
- A fake locksmith will usually not wear a uniform or show ID.
- A fake locksmith may say your locks are "commercial locks" or "high security locks," claiming that he can't pick them so the locks must be drilled, which destroys the lock. He may replace it with a cheap lock and charge a much larger amount than what you were quoted. Anyone can drill a lock, but it requires skill to pick a lock without damaging it, something the real professionals are usually able to do.
- For work on a car, a scammer may be quick to explain why it'll cost you a lot of money. If your car is old, he'll say it's because it's old. If it's new, it's because it's new.
- A fake locksmith may insist that you pay cash. If you push back, he may say that he can only accept debit. A scammer wants to avoid credit cards because of the possibility of it being traced.
- After you've been scammed, it's impossible to follow up with the "company." If you talk to the technician, he'll say that it's the company that makes him charge these prices. If you call the number that you originally called, they'll say they're just a dispatch center for many businesses and have no idea. If somehow you reach someone in charge, they'll probably say that they've fired the technician you saw and there's nothing more they can do. You won't be able to get any after-the-fact accountability.
Keep your antenna up for some of the signs above when dealing with these and other types of businesses prone to this sort of setup.
How to find a real locksmith
The best way to avoid a scam is to find a real locksmith before you actually need one. Go to a real store location or ask your friends for recommendations. Add the contact info to your phone in case you ever need their services. Even if you can't go in person, if you keep the warning signs above in mind, you can usually tell just by talking on the phone who's a real professional and who's a dispatch for hundreds of fake companies.
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