Do You Know the Weirdest Facts About Disney Parks?

By: Annette

What secret design element can be found all over Disney World?

If you look closely, you'll find thousands of Mickey Mouse heads all throughout Disney World. They're also in the surrounding resorts.

How do employees get from place to place in the Disney World?

Any crazy Disney fan knows that there are secret tunnels underneath the parks of Disney World. These help employees to get from place to place undetected.

True or false: People try to spread the ashes of their loved ones in Disney parks.

It's true that people try to spread the ashes of their loved ones in Disney parks. This is seriously illegal.

The Presidential Seal in the Hall of Presidents was approved by _____ .

The US Congress had to approve of the Presidential Seal. There are only three like it in the country: The Oval Office, hall of the Liberty Bell, and the Hall of Presidents.

How is Cinderella's Castle made to look bigger than it is?

Cinderella's Castle is a lot smaller than it appears. The windows and bricks are smaller to create an optical illusion.

How big is Walt Disney World?

Walt Disney World is actually on a 50 square mile plot of land. It's not a Small World, after all.

Which of these was almost in Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom?

Beastly Kingdom was almost a part of Animal Kingdom. It was going to be dedicated to mythical animals.

You'll find a trash can every _____ steps in a Disney park.

You can easily find a trash can within every 30 steps in the park. This helps to keep it pristine and clean.

Which of these was almost in the World Showcase?

Israel, Equatorial Africa and Spain were almost represented in the World Showcase. This is according to the 1982 book Epcot Center: A Pictorial Souvenir.

True or false: The Magic Kingdom's Pirates of the Caribbean attraction is haunted.

It's true that the Pirates of the Caribbean ride is haunted. An imagineer named George was killed there during the building of the ride.

The "Tree of Life" in the Animal Kingdom is actually ______ .

Turns out the "Tree of Life" in the Animal Kingdom is actually an oil rig. It stands 14 stories high.

Where is there a secret suite?

There is a secret suite inside Cinderella's Castle. You cannot book it online, as it's only used for promotional giveaways.

On Main Street, what is fake?

On Main Street, there's a good chance that the US flag that you're seeing is not real. That's so they don't have to take it down at night!

Where is the only uncultivated lawn in a Disney park?

Traditionally, the lawn surrounding the Haunted Mansion is allowed to grow and die as it chooses. Nowhere else in the park is it like this.

Which of these is hidden in the Matterhorn?

Hidden in the upper third of the Matterhorn ride at Disneyland there is a basketball court. The employees use this to have a game or two.

What does Disney never sell?

What you'll never found sold in a Disney park is chewing gum. That's because they don't want it to end up on the pavement!

How much did Walt spend on the land for Disney World in Florida?

Disney spent a measly $5 million on the land for Disney World. When he bought it, it was just Florida swampland.

True or false: The Epcot World Showcase is filled to capacity?

It's false that the World Showcase is filled to capacity. In fact, there's room for 8 more countries.

Epcot's American Pavilion US flag comes from where?

The American flag at the American Pavilion at Epcot center was pulled from the rubble of 9/11/2001. Now, that's pretty amazing!

Disney purchases the most _____ each year.

Disney is responsible for purchasing more explosives each year than any other entity in the US. That's excluding the Department of Defense.

In Disney's Tomorrowland, all the plants are ______ .

In California's Tomorrowland, all the plants are actually edible. (Please do not test this fact for yourself.)

What's the most popular Disney souvenir of all time?

The traditional mouse ears are the most popular souvenir of all time.

True or false: Some teacups spin faster than others.

It's true that some teacups on the Mad Tea Party ride are faster than others. In California, it's the purple one and the orange one with diamond shapes on it.

What is used to emit fragrance in Disney parks?

Devices called Smellitizers are used to emit pleasant fragrances in Disney parks. Scents in certain areas are meant to match their surroundings. Main Street USA smells like freshly baked cookies.

What was Epcot originally intended for?

Epcot center was originally intended for residential living. The community was to house 20,000 residents.

At the Haunted Mansion, there is a _____ .

Okay, it's a fake pet cemetery, but it's still there! Mr. Toad has his own gravestone.

What's the name of the wooden leg in Frontierland?

There's an actual wooden leg in Frontierland named Smith. Here's a quote from Mary Poppins: Bert says, "I knew a man with a wooden leg named Smith," and Uncle Albert responds, "What’s the name of his other leg?”

Which of these rides was almost at Epcot?

There was almost a Rhine River ride in Epcot Center. It was going to be in the castle structure that is behind the German pavilion.

In the Magic Kingdom, the brown pavement down Liberty Square symbolizes _____ .

Yep, that brown path down Liberty Square symbolizes poop! Raw sewage used to run down the streets of Colonial America.

What's the name of the abominable snowman in the Matterhorn?

Yes, the abominable snowman has a name, and it's Harold. Be sure to say hello the next time you go!

The gold shapes on the It's a Small World exterior are made of ______ .

In Disneyland, the gold shapes outside It's a Small World are actually made of gold. 22 karat gold, to be exact!

There are a lot of _____ in Disneyland.

Apparently, there are over 200 feral cats in Disneyland. They keep the rodents away and only come out at night. True fact.

How many of the original attractions at Disneyland are still operating?

There are actually 14 of the original attractions from Disneyland still operating! There were 18 on the day that it opened.

Which actress was once an Alice in Wonderland?

Michelle Pfeiffer once worked at Disneyland and played Alice in Wonderland. This was in the 1970s.

How long did it take to build Disneyland?

It took only one year to build Disneyland in California. That doesn't seem like a lot of time!

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