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Some Disney park features are just so very Disney that you expect to find them at any Disney property, no matter which one you visit. But some of these familiar park elements aren't to be found if you don't visit the right park — and these missing attractions might surprise you.

Here are 10 attraction you'd expect to find at any Disney property you visit... but won't find everywhere.

9. The Circular Disneyland Railroad

Disneyland RailroadDisneyland Railroad© E. Harper

Walt Disney's love of trains was translated into the steam trains that run in some form at one of the parks in each resort. But the circular track that loops endlessly around the park's borders to transport guests won't be found in Tokyo Disneyland. Instead, the park has a shortened rail route that goes from Adventureland to Critter Country and back, operating as an attraction more than a transit system. Due to Japanese rail regulations, the line couldn't have multiple stops or it would be classified as a commuter rail line, which would prevent them from using the open-air rail cars found on other Disney Rail lines.

And on the subject of trains, Hong Kong Disneyland Railroad is the only one of the lot that doesn't run on steam. Instead, its trains are diesel powered but with the outward appearance of steam engines.

8. Jungle Cruise

Jungle CruiseJungle Cruise© E. Harper

It can be argued that the Jungle Cruise is a bit...okay, more than a bit...silly. This pun-tastic ride features a jungle tour with a different round of jokes each time you go through, which makes it a great one to ride and re-ride. This classic attraction is a mainstay of Adventureland in many Disney parks, including Disneyland, Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland, and Hong Kong Disneyland (where it's called Jungle River Cruise).

Disneyland Paris, however, misses out on the fun, in part due to the colder temperatures of northern France. A somewhat similar ride was originally planned for the park, but with guests riding indoor jeeps instead of outdoor boats — but when Disneyland Paris wasn't the financial success Disney hoped it would be, the plans were scrapped.

7. Haunted Mansion

Magic Kingdom Haunted MansionMagic Kingdom Haunted Mansion© Disney

The  mostly friendly denizens of the Haunted Mansion are familiar to Disney parkgoers world-wide... except for those in Hong Kong. Censorship in China affects a great deal of entertainment content - and the portrayal of ghosts can sometimes be a sticking point with the Chinese government. So at Hong Kong Disneyland, there's no Haunted Mansion because there's no haunting - and definitely no ghosts.

In the Haunted Mansion's place is Mystic Manor, which fills a similar role, but skips all of the haunting themes. The adventure you'll find in this ride isn't caused by playful spirits but instead by a magical music box which brings items throughout the home to life.

6. Mickey and Minnie's House

Mickey's HouseMickey's House© Disney

Want to visit the homes of your favorite Disney characters, like Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy? Surprisingly few Disney parks feature character homes (with, of course, meet and greets) — currently, you'll only find it in the Toontown area at Disneyland and Tokyo Disneyland. This isn't to say you won't find your favorite Disney pals at other parks...just that they don't necessarily have a permanent address.

Florida's Magic Kingdom had its own Toontown - the original, in fact, which opened in 1988 - but it closed in 2011 to make more room for Fantasyland. Hong Kong Disneyland, meanwhile, had Mickey's House on Main Street, but it closed in 2009.

5. Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room

Enchanted Tiki RoomEnchanted Tiki Room© Disney

This Retro Walt Disney attraction is a fixture in the American parks, where guests go in to enjoy a delicious Dole Whip and cool off in a refreshingly air-conditioned theater... but it isn't found at all in Paris or Hong Kong. Tokyo has its own version, called Enchanted Tiki Room: Stitch Presents Aloha e Komo Mai! This unique show maintains some of the show's original elements but - obviously - features Stitch from Lilo and Stitch, who rather steals the show from the usual avian cast.


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