137 Disney World Fun Facts & Secrets

Disney World Fun Facts and Secrets

Do you love Disney Trivia as much as I do?  Are Disney World Fun Facts your thing?  Do you enjoy knowing Disney World Secrets that most people do not know?

If so, this “Did You Know?” post Disney World style is perfect for you! It’s full of Disney World fun facts and secrets compiled through the years and finally organized just for you!

Here are more than 137 Disney World Fun Facts and Secrets you’ll enjoy!

How many have you never heard?

Disney World Fun Facts and Secrets

1) Did you know there are no bathrooms in Liberty Square in Disney’s Magic Kingdom? Back then people used outhouses and chamber pots, which were then thrown into the middle of the street.  That’s the grey “stream” of waste flowing throughout Liberty Square.

2) Did you know that the house numbers (address) on the houses in Liberty Square represent the year their style is from?

3) Did you know the “Liberty Tree” in Liberty Square at Walt Disney World stands as the largest living specimen in the Magic Kingdom and is the largest tree ever transplanted on Disney property?

4) Did you know the “Liberty Tree” in WDW has thirteen “victory” lanterns hanging from its boughs that represent the thirteen original colonies.

The song gets stuck in my head every time I pass this tree. #libertytree #wdw

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5) Did you know the “Liberty Tree” is also parent to more than 500 other trees across the Disney World property too?

6) Did you know that the replica of the Liberty Bell, found in the center of Liberty Square, was built from the same authentic cast as the original in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania?

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7) Did you know the second-story windows near the “Hall of Presidents” in Liberty Square displays two lanterns? They reference the line “One if by land and two if by sea” from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem “Paul Revere’s Ride.”

8) Did you know the shutters sag on the building in Liberty Square? They sag because in Colonial Time they took the hinges off the shutters to melt down and make bullets, replacing the hinges with leather, which caused the shutters to start sagging over time.

9) Did you know it took an official 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” at Disney’s Magic Kingdom.

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10) Did you know Disney doesn’t take down its flags down Main Street USA according to national regulations?  Because the Magic Kingdom’s Main Street USA is lined with our nation’s flags, (and because certain regulations normally require those flags to be lowered, raised, or flown at half-mast) Disney found a loophole: The flags displayed are not actual American flags. In order to be left up permanently, the flags are each missing an odd stripe or star.

11) Did you know that the buildings down Main Street get smaller as they get closer to the Cinderella’s Castle? This is to trick your mind into thinking the castle is farther than it is and making Main Street USA and the castle look bigger.

12) Did you know the design of Main Street U.S.A. is loosely based on Walt Disney’s hometown of Marceline, Missouri?

13) Did you know that Main Street USA is built on an incline? Walt Disney wanted to build anticipation as you walk toward Cinderella’s Castle and into the park. In turn it also makes the walk out of the park easier after a long day of fun, magic and memories!

14) Did you know if you visit Chapeau (the hat store) on Main Street you will see an old pay phone?   Pick it up and you can eavesdrop on an interesting conversation!

15) Did you know you can get your hair cut at The Magic Kingdom?  Just to the left of Emporium is the Harmony Barbershop.  What a fun place to get a hair cut!

Precious moment of us three, thanks Disney! #emmaleung #leungonetwo #emmasfirstustrip #firsthaircut #wdw

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16) Did you know if you take a right just past the jewelry store on Main Street USA and sit in the chairs,  you can often hear people dancing and playing music from the apartment above?

17) Did you know the amazing smells on Main Street USA come from vents not the actual bakery, popcorn stands and ice cream shop?  But they still smell so amazing!

18) Did you know that Cinderella’s castle is 189 feet tall. Florida’s rule say anything 200 feet or taller must have a flashing light on the top. Disney Imagineers knew this would distract from the magic so the castle was built it just under.

You’ve got a dream?? I’ve got a dream! Love that song!

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19)  Did you know The Tower of Terror, Expedition Everest, Space Mountain and Spaceship Earth are also under 200 feet for this reason?

20) Did you know the only structure to ever be over 200 feet at Disney World is the 2000/2001 Epcot sign next to Spaceship Earth? It was 257 ft tall and was designed so the red light was part of the design and blended in.

21) Did you know Expedition Everest is Walt Disney World’s tallest attraction.  It’s just inches below the regulated 200 feet.  It’s a roller coaster at Animal Kingdom that goes backwards for part of the ride!

Love Expedition Everest!

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22) Did you know that at the top of the Matterhorn ride in Disneyland you can find a basketball court?  This was used as a loophole by Disney because of the height requirement.  *I know it’s a Disneyland fact but I always like this Disney Fact (and secret).

23) Did you know the 180-foot-tall Spaceship Earth, at the entrance to Epcot, weighs approximately 16 million pounds.

24) Did you know Spaceship Earth, the icon for Epcot, could fit comfortably and completely submerged in The Living Seas?

Earth — #waltdisneyworld/#bestdayever

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25) Did you know The Living Seas (5.7 million gallons) at Epcot is the second largest aquarium in the United States?  The Georgia Aquarium almost doubles it with 10 million gallons!

26) Did you know the icon of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, The Tree of Life, stands 14 stories, features more than 300 animal carvings and is 50 feet wide?

 

All the details of this tree completely fascinates me!

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27) Did you know the 60-foot-tall Swiss Family Treehouse in Adventureland  (Disney’s Magic Kingdom) weighs approximately 200 tons and is made of concrete and has thousands of polyethylene leaves?

28) Did you know Dino-Sue is an exact replica of the largest Tyrannosaurus Rex ever discovered? It’s found within DinoLand U.S.A. at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and stands at 13 feet tall and 40 feet long!

The story of “Sue” is probably the biggest secret in the Animal Kingdom. Dinosaur 13 is a documentary that chronicled the events of American paleontologists Sue Hendrickson and Pete Larson and the team that discovered the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex ever found while digging in the badlands of South Dakota. In short, the skeleton was seized from Larson by the Federal government, followed by a ten-year-long legal battle with the FBI, the National Park Service, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Maurice Williams, the landowner on whose property the bones were discovered. In that time, Pete spent 18 months in jail and Maurice WIlliams wons the rights to Sue. When Maurice Williams decided to auction Sue at Sotheby’s, many feared that she would end up in a private collection. The Field Museum in Chicago was concerned about Sue going to a private collector, and decided to purchase Sue. The Field Museum realized they may not have the funds to purchase Sue so they requested that companies and private citizens provide financial support. Among those companies was Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. The Field Museum won Sue at auction for $7.6M – $8.3 with commissions. Two preparation labs were funder to prepare the fossil, one at the Field Museum, and the other was at the newly opened Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World. Millions of people witnessed the preparation at both labs. One set of casts were mounted into a skeleton and is on display near the entrance to the Dinosaur attraction in the Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World.

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29) Did you know the oldest ride at Disney’s Magic Kingdom is the Prince Charming Regal Carrousel? The ride was originally built in 1917 by The Philadelphia Toboggan Company. 90 of the carrousel’s horses are originals and made of hand-carved wood. There are 11 fiberglass horses added by Disney.

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30) Did you know Prince Charming Regal Carrousel in Fantasyland was once located at Olympic Park in Maplewood, New Jersey?  This carrousel has history!

31) Did you know the mosaic murals in Cinderella’s Castle were designed by Dorothea Redmond? There are 500,000 tiles in 500 different colors, including some made of 14 karat gold!

32) Did you know more than 1,000 audio-animatronic figures are spread across Disney’s Magic Kingdom’s various different attractions?

33) Did you know the Digital Animation Control System is responsible for controlling the animatronics, doors, lighting, sounds and vehicles for the most complicated attractions is located roughly underneath Cinderella’s Castle?

34) Did you know Disney’s first Audio Animatronics were originally introduced to the world at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York? The were part of  “It’s A Small World” and “Great Moments with Abraham Lincoln,” which later evolved into today’s Hall of Presidents.

35) Did you know both the Carousel of Progress and It’s A Small World made their debut at the 1964 New York World’s Fair?

36) Did you know the same technology used to make the ghosts dance in the Haunted Mansion is also used to make “Finding Nemo” characters swim under water with the real fish found at Epcot’s The Living Seas.

37) Did you know The Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover was originally called the “WEDway People Mover” (WED standing for Walter Elias Disney).

38) Did you know the Walt Disney World Railroad, which serves approximately 1.5-million passengers annually, is an authentic 1928 steam-powered train?

Keeping the magic moving! 🚂✨ #100YearsofRoy #UnforgettableCast #WhosRachelsRealBFF

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39) Did you know the futuristic palm trees in Tomorrowland actually fold up at dusk, and unfold at dawn?

40) Did you know Astronauts Jim Irwin, Scott Carpenter & Gordon Cooper were present at the grand opening of Space Mountain in 1975 at Disney’s Magic Kingdom?

41) Did you know when the “Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh” replaced the “Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride” attraction Disney Imagineers included a painting or Mr. Toad handing the deed over to Mr. Owl in the line for the ride?

42) When Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride closed, a tombstone was placed in the Haunted Mansion to honor it.

43) Did you know the Cinderella statue from an adult height looks sad? But if you get to a child’s height she is smiling and wearing a crown! Disney puts a lot of attention to details specifically for a children height, so sometimes you have to see things from a child’s point of view!

Have you ever noticed the crown on the Cinderella statue? You can only see it from the perfect angle from the height of a child!

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44) Did you know a Disney Imagineer named George was killed during the building of Pirates of the Caribbean? It is said his ghost haunts the ride!  Workers often say “goodnight George” before they shut down the ride each night as a superstition to prevent the attraction from breaking down the next day.

45) Did you know the skeletons playing chess at Pirates of the Caribbean are at a stalemate? Looks like they will be playing for an eternity!

46) Did you know the Disney Fun Fact that says the airplane in the Casablanca scene in “The Great Movie Ride” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is actually the front half of the crashed airplane on the “Jungle Cruise” ride at Disney’s Magic Kingdom is actually an “urban legend” and “Disney Myth?”

47) Did you know that when studying how far people would go to throw away trash, Disney gave out candy at the start of the park when they walked in?  Observers then watched when people littered and placed the trash cans according.  It is said you never have to walk more than 30 steps to find a trash can.

48) Did you know the curbs at Disney’s Magic Kingdom are painted a specific color to let cast members know where to stand when in costume?

49) Did you know the colored concrete walkways in the Magic Kingdom serve a picturesque purpose?  The colors seem to correspond to each section, but they’re actually colored because Kodak and Disney did a study and found that light reflecting off colored concrete creates more vivid photographs.

50) Did you know In order to rank as a “Galactic Hero” at Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, you must score 900,000 to 999,999 points.  If you hit 999,999 take a picture and let a cast member know.  You’ll get something special!

Such a Magical Moment earning this special button! Scored 999,999!

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51) Did you know you never have to pay for tap water in Disney World?  Just go to any quick service restaurant in the park and ask for a cup.  Bottle water currently costs $3 for a 20 ounce bottle of Dasani.

52) Did you know in Frontierland, there was once a wooden leg labeled “Smith.”  It’s a reference to the movie Mary Poppins. In the movie, Bert says, “I knew a man with a wooden leg named Smith.” Uncle Albert responds, “What’s the name of his other leg?”  This was once of Walt’s favorite jokes.  *The leg did not make it through one of the refurbishments, though I’ve read the leg is now in the Main Street Station.  As of this post (2/17) the Main Street Train Station is closed for refurbishment and can’t be verified.

53) Did you know when Disney’s Magic Kingdom originally opened admission was free.  You had to purchase tickets for the attraction.  If you were not going to ride anything , admission was $3.50.  Right now, a ticket to Magic Kingdom is over $100.

54) Did you know The Magic Kingdom’s trash collection system can handle up to 50 tons of trash per day?  Trash is sent through the underground Automated Vacuum Assisted Collection System (AVACS) at 60 miles per hour to a central location for processing.

55) Did you know at one point, the parking lots at the Magic Kingdom were named after six of the seven dwarves. There was never a “Doc” lot because designers thought it would be confused for the ferry docks.  Trust me, I’ve never understood this.

56) Did you know that if you filled the Magic Kingdom parking lot to capacity with cars only, Disney would bring in approximately $243,120 per day in parking fees alone? For a month…it would be approximately $7,293,600.  The parking lot does reach capacity a few times each year!  And since these numbers were ran, “Premium Parking” has also been added.

57) Did you know Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park, which encompasses approximately 107 acres, is itself larger than all of Disneyland, which only covers 80 acres in Anaheim, California.

58) Did you know more than 12,000 cars can park in the Magic Kingdom’s massive parking lot? It’s larger than the theme park itself at 125 acres.

59) Did you know that The Magic Kingdom and its parking lot could fit comfortably inside Animal Kingdom Park?

60) Did you know Disney’s Wedding Pavilion, near the Grand Floridian Resort, is designed to give the Bride and Groom a magical view of Cinderella’s Castle while saying their vows?

61) Did you know the 47 square miles of Florida swamp land, now home to Walt Disney World, was originally purchased by Walt for $5 million dollars?

62) Did you know there are more than 20,000 different shades of paint used at Walt Disney World? This Disney World fact helps explain the vibrant beauty all throughout Disney World!

63) Did you know in Tomorrowland at The Magic Kingdom there is a purple pastel wall that has gained quite a following?  It’s a very popular picture spot, so of course it’s a huge hit on Instagram!

I found the Purple Wall!

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64) Did you know Disney also has an 8,500-acre preserve that’s not part of Disney World?  Disney Wilderness Preserve, which lies 15 miles South of Disney World, features a Conservation Learning Center and hiking trails.

65) Did you know the fire station on Main Street USA is Station #71?  This is in reference to the Magic Kingdom opening in 1971.

66) Did you know that there are 4,000 acres of gardens and maintained park landscapes at Disney World? That’s 3,000 football fields!

67) Did you know if you put all of the ketchup packets end to end that Disney guests consume in a year, it would stretch from Disney’s Magic Kingdom to Minneapolis, MN.

68) Did you know every year over 3 million flowering plants are planted at Walt Disney World while the horticulture staff maintains over 2 million shrubs, 13,000 roses and over 200 topiaries?  That’s why Disney World stays so beautiful and green!

69) Did you know Walt Disney World Resort encompasses 30,500 acres, making it approximately the same size as San Francisco or two Manhattan Islands!  First time guests are always amazed at how large it is.

70) Did you know you can camp at Disney World?  Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground has 409 cabins and 799 campsites for people to stay at.  

71) Did you know Halloween and Christmas are extra special times at Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground?  Guests often decorate their golf carts and campsites for the holidays to make it even more magical!

72) Did you know Disney World is the largest single-site employer in the United States?  Recently I’ve heard there are over 74,000 cast members who employed by Disney.

73) Did you know approximately 48 million people visit Walt Disney World Resort annually? This including Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park and Disney Springs.  *I found this fact and it listed “Downtown Disney” so I feel confident these numbers have grown.

74) Did you know Cinderella’s Castle is the most photographed landmark in the world?

75) Did you know that the Wilderness Lodge was designed so that at night as you see the light from the window it looks the face of a bear? You can see it from the lake side.

76) Did you know each of the scenes in the Jungle Cruise is taken from the True-Life Adventure Film Series that Walt Disney produced in the early 1960’s?

77) Did you know that part of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort (The Little Mermaid Section) was originally an uncompleted section of Disney’s Pop Century Resort.  Construction of Pop Century Resort stopped after 9/11 and were never completed.  Imagineers seamlessly incorporated this section into Art of Animation.

78) Did you know former President Nixon gave his famous “I am not a crook” speech from the Contemporary?

79) Did you know the Beatles officially broke up at Disney’s Polynesian Resort? John Lennon was staying at the Polynesian when he signed the papers to dissolve their partnership in December of 1974.  Not such a magical day!

80) Did you know legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus was the first champion at the Walt Disney World Open Invitational? The golf tournament made its debut in 1971.

81) Did you know that the Polynesian and Contemporary were originally designed and placed according to the Magic Kingdom land that is closest to it? The Contemporary overlooks Tomorrowland, and the Polynesian was behind Adventureland (before the Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa was built).

82) Did ya know the exterior frame for the Contemporary Resort was constructed while the rooms were built offsite?The fully functional rooms were then lifted by craned and slid into place from the outside.

83) Did you know Fort wilderness Campground used to have a train instead of buses?

84) Did you know that Disney World has the 3rd largest navel fleet in the World?

I like big boats and I can not lie!

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85) Did you know Disney is the 2nd largest purchaser of gun powder?  It is used for their amazing nighttime spectacular firework shows!

‘Star light, star bright…’ #Wishes #MagicKingdom (Photo: @disneymagicsquad)

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86) Did you know over 75 million Coca-Colas are consumed each year at the Disney World Resort?


87) Did you know if you washed a load of clothes everyday for 52 years, that’s what Disney does every single day?

88) Did you know, in addition to the 285,000 pounds they wash, 30,000 to 32,000 garments are dry-cleaned daily.

89) Did you know Walt Disney World visitors consume close to 2 million pounds of those gigantic turkey drumsticks each year?  You can even buy turkey leg hats, tee shirts, magnets and other souvenirs!

When you achieve your life dream of eating a giant turkey leg in Frontierland 💪🏼

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90) Did you know there are over 13 million bottles of water consumed at Disney World each year?

91) Did you know over 10 million hamburgers, 7 million hot dogs and 9 million pounds of french fries are consumed by hungry Disney World guests every year?

This is an impressive Disney World Fun Fact to me!

92) Did you know more than 200 pairs of sunglasses are turned in to lost and found each day?

93) Did you know that unclaimed lost items are sold to cast members after a certain period of time?  This ranges from sunglasses, selfie sticks, purses to strollers!

94) Did you know it takes over 150 tractor trailer loads of decorations to get Disney World decked out for holiday celebrations?

95) Did you know every Christmas season, Walt Disney World resort decorates the parks and resorts with over 1,500 Christmas trees?

96) Did you know Disney Springs used 300 flying drones in its Christmas show, synchronized to music, shapes and light.

97) Did you know Disney’s Magic Kingdom averaged 10,000 visitors per day when it first opened in 1971?  Today that number has grown to around 50,000 visitors per day (average).

98) Did you know the estimated annual attendance at Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park is 17.5 million, followed by Epcot with 11 million, Disney’s Hollywood Studios with 9.9 million and Disney’s Animal Kingdom with 9.9 million.

99) Did you know, random guests are sometimes given “Mickey’s Magic Tray” at Backlot Express at Disney’s Hollywood Studios?  When this happens cast members will sing to you before giving you a free dessert of your choice.

100) Did you know the fastest ride at Disney World is Test Track at Epcot?  It reaches speeds of 65 mph.

101) Did you know that Mickey is more of a fashionista than Minnie?  He has over 290 different outfits in his closet compared to her mere 200.  I bet she still has more shoes than he does 🙂

102) Did you know Epcot gardens grow over 30 tons of fruits and vegetables each year to help feed hungry park visitors?  Fish are also raised within the Living In The Land exhibit.

103) Did you know Epcot’s Mission Space needs more computer power than NASA’s real space shuttle?  That may be a bit more scary for the real astronauts!

104) Did you know The Rolling Stones were first approached to star in Hollywood Studios Rock “n” Roller Coaster? When they declined (and reportedly wanted too much money), the ride was based on the band Aerosmith.

105) Did you know the Rock “n” Roller Coaster was the first coaster ever to have a synchronized soundtrack?  It’s also Disney Worlds only coaster to go upside down.

106) Did you know The Mickey Mouse Club was filmed at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for a time? Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling and Christina Aquilera all were a part of the club that filmed in Florida.

107) Did you know the first movie ever filmed at Disney World was Ernest Saves Christmas?  It was filmed prior to Disney’s MGM Studios (Now Disney’s Hollywood Studios) being completed.

108) Did you know if you look closely at the hieroglyphics in the Indiana Jones sections of the “The Great Movie Ride,” you’ll see Mickey, Donald, C-3PO and R2-D2?

109) Did you know the back of Tower of Terror in Hollywood Studios can be seen behind the Morocco pavilion in Epcot? Disney Imagineers designed the Tower of Terror to match the colors and theming of the buildings in Morocco so guests would not notice it. Imagineers knew you would be able to see it, so they tried to make it blend in!

110) Did you know that the Morocco Pavilion at Epcot was built and gifted by the King of Morocco?

111) Did you know that there is a small, one room museum in the Morocco Pavilion in Epcot? The door is often closed so many guest don’t even know this museum exists.

112) Did you know that “Illuminations Reflections Of Earth” is the story of our world from the “big bang” through today and into the future?

113) Did you know  ‘The Rose and Crown” in the United Kingdom Pavilion at Epcot got its name from the two most common words found in pub names in the United Kingdom.

I love this next Disney World Fun Fact because it’s hidden so well!

114) Did you know The World Showcase at Epcot appears full, but Imagineers actually left space for eight additional countries?

115) Did you know you can’t get a straw or cup lid at Animal Kingdom?  They say it’s a way to protect the animals.

116) Did you know Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the largest theme park in the world?

117) Did you know Disney’s Animal Kingdom is home to over 2,000 animals?

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118) Did you know Disney’s Animal Kingdom is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

119) Did you know, in honor of McDonald’s being the original sponsor of Dinosaur! at Animal Kingdom, the red, yellow, and white pipes going around the ceilings in the loading room have the ingredients to ketchup, mustard, and mayo on them?

120) Did you know the prehistoric thriller Dinosaur! shares the same track as the Indiana Jones adventure at Disneyland? The ride was originally much faster and scarier when it debuted. Because of complaints, the soundtrack, motion and even how close the dinosaurs came to the vehicle was toned down.

121) Did you know Disney’s Animal Kingdom has some special tricks to keep the animals out and about among the guests? Tricks like shooting raisins out of cannons to get gorillas to come towards vehicles, or smearing honey on the roof so that elephants come and take it off with their trunks.  Food is placed in what appears to be logs on the ground.  Disney even air conditions the lion’s rock so the Lion sits there during hot sunny Florida days.

“Everything was black and white” 🕶️ #animalkingdom #zebra

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122) Did you know if you meet a cast member who works as a Character they can’t tell you who they play.  They’ll say things like “I get to hang out with Donald and Minnie all day!”  Disney goes to great length to keep character integrity in tack.

123) Did you know that on Bay Lake, between Fort Wilderness Campground and Wilderness Lodge there is a “Shoe Tree.”  Legend has it that the boat captains tie together their shoes and throw them onto the tree on their last day.  The shoes have been removed before, but always seem to reappear!

124) Did you know the former voice of Mickey Mouse, Wayne Allwine, was married to the voice of Minnie Mouse, Russi Taylor, until he passed away a few years ago?

125) Did you know James Earl Jones and Madge Sinclair, known in Disney as the King and Queen of Pride Rock, also starred together as the King and Queen in Coming to America?

126) Did you know while recording “Be Prepared” in The Lion King, Jeremy Irons lost his voice, and Jim Cummings (voice of Pete the Cat), recorded a large part of the singing?

127) Did you know Walt Disney World is the reason behind the 911 system?

128) Did you know it cost over a billion dollars to implement Disney’s Magic Band System?

129) Did you know there are actual residents who live on Disney World property.  This allows Disney to have its own governing body and its own city.  They are all Disney employees. (This is not the same as Golden Oak).

130) Did you know if you send Mickey and Minnie  an invitation to your wedding they’ll send you back an autographed photo and a “Just Married” badge?

131) Did you know if you stay at a Walt Disney World Resort you can call a number from your room phone and a character will tell you a good night story?

132) Did you know Mickey’s first words were “Hot dogs!”

133) Did you know one of the most popular Disney souvenirs of all time was the Mickey Mouse watch? It was first introduced in 1933 and sold for $2.95. Walt Disney himself was presented with the 25th million watch in 1957.  25 MILLION by 1957!

134) Did you know Mickey Mouse was the first cartoon character to receive a plaque on Hollywoods legendary walk of fame?

135) Did you know the pink and purple colored monorail trains are the only colors to be retired?  This is out of respect of the fatal crash that happen.  Disney removed these colors from all marketing materials too.  Starbucks designed a mug with the purple monorail, but Disney had them redesign it and they used grey for the color – which doesn’t exist.

Love all things Monorail at Disney World.

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136) Did you know Walt Disney last words were “Kurt Russell” before Walt died of lung cancer.  Kurt had just been signed to a 10 year contract for Disney movies.

137) Did you know Doritos were invented in Disneyland?  I know, I ended with a Disneyland fact and not a Disney World Fact or Secret.  But isn’t it so cool Doritos were created at Disney World?

So there you have it, 137 Disney World Fun Facts and Secrets for you to use during your next trivia night!  Which Disney World Secrets were new to you?

Disney World Fun Facts & Secrets

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