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20 Interesting Facts About Walt Disney Parks

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Hey there Disney fans!  We’ve found some trivia to entertain you.

1. None of the shops in Disney World sell gum, which is why you never see any stuck to the rides or sidewalks.

2. Despite the fact that it’s illegal, several people attempt to spread the ashes of the deceased on Disney rides every year.

3. Devices called Smellitizers can be found all over Disney parks, and emit scents in certain areas to match the surroundings.

4. Walt Disney World employs almost 60,000 cast members making it one of the largest employer in the U.S.

5. The brownish winding path in Liberty Square is meant to represent raw sewage that flowed down the streets of Colonial America, since indoor plumbing wasn’t yet invented.

6. Toy Story characters used to drop to the ground when guests yelled, “Andy’s coming!” but the practice has been discontinued for safety reasons.

7. It took an act of Congress to install the Presidential Seal in the “Hall of Presidents” attraction. There are only three seals: one in the Oval Office, one in the hall containing the Liberty Bell, and one in the “Hall of Presidents.”

8. The futuristic palm trees in Tomorrowland actually fold up at dusk, and unfold at dawn.



9. Epcot’s American Pavilion is home to an American flag taken from the rubble of 9/11/2001

10.Underneath Disney World are miles of underground tunnels called utilidors that house the massive costume departments, cast member break rooms, garbage chutes and more.

11. Disney Hollywood Studios was originally built as a working studio, not a theme park. The Mickey Mouse Club was filmed there with Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling and Christina Aquilera. 

12. Adult admission to Disney World when it opened was $3.50

13. Disney Transportation System is the third largest bus system in Florida with over 290 buses.

14. Epcot was originally designed to be a model community and home to 20,000 residents. You can still see a diorama for Walt Disney’s vision on the “PeopleMover” ride.

15. There is a secret basketball court for staff in the upper third of the Matterhorn ride at Disneyland.

16. Epcot’s Aquarium of the Seas is the second largest aquarium in the U.S. at 5.7 million gallons, 

17. The World Showcase at Epcot may seem full, but there’s actually room for eight additional counties.

18. The aquarium in “The Seas” is so large that the “Spaceship Earth” sphere can fit inside it.

19. The 14-story “Tree of Life” in the middle of Animal Kingdom is constructed on an old oil rig.

20. More than 1.6 million turkey legs are consumed at the parks every year. They are such a fan favorite that you can buy turkey leg hats, t-shirts and other souvenirs.