Disney World has an extensive history and many parkgoers are fascinated by “insider” secrets, from Hidden Mickeys to rare trivia. Test your Disney knowledge with these random fun facts!
- According to Disney World Cast Members, some of the most unusual items that have been returned to the Lost and Found include a glass eye, a prosthetic leg, and a potty trainer; all of these items were claimed by their owners.
- More than 1.8 million pounds of turkey legs are eaten each year at Walt Disney World’s four parks.
- Gum is not sold at Disney World theme parks in order to prevent people sticking it on the rides, ground, or anywhere else around the park
- Since the Monorail System started operation in 1971, the monorails have logged enough miles to make 30 round trips around the moon.
- The red pavement on Main Street U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom was picked by Kodak, they said that particular shade of red would enhance guest photos, especially in direct contrast to the green grass.
- Disney donates the all of the coins tossed into the water on the walkway at it’s a small world to a charity called Give Kids The World, which makes wishes come true for kids with life threatening illnesses.
- Each mosaic in the Morocco pavilion in the World Showcase at Epcot has at least one flawed tile in it because local Moroccan beliefs state that only Allah can create something “perfect”.
- Disney uses natural bird deterrents to keep birds away from the Eiffel Tower in the France pavilion at Epcot’s World Showcase, because if one landed at the top it would spoil the illusion of the structure’s height.
- Rock N’ Rollercoaster was supposed to feature music from the Rolling Stones, but it was too expensive so Disney Imagineers ended up developing the concept around Aerosmith instead.
- In order for Animal Kingdom’s Tree of Life to withstand Florida’s hurricanes, an old oil rig was installed as the base skeleton for the tree’s trunk.
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