13 Facts and Curiosities about Disney,That Disney was designed to be a dream place with all its perfection we already know. But do you have any idea what is behind all this to receive the title? There are many people involved in meticulous work, basic restrictions that make all the difference, and there are a number of factors that make the complex the true Land of Magic. Check out some Disney trivia you might not know (so far):
13 Disney World Facts and Secrets
1. Disney covers an area of 11,106 hectares
Can you measure the size of this place? For you to have an idea, all theme parks, water parks and hotels together equal the size of the city of San Francisco. They are twice the size of Manhattan Island!
2. It has more than 70 thousand employees
Throughout the complex, there are 600 painters, 750 gardeners and 5,000 other maintenance and engineering people working daily to keep the park beautiful, clean and functional. Not to mention the extras, characters and attendants who are responsible for keeping us immersed in the magic of the park without realizing it!
3. Ten thousand people visited the Magic Kingdom at its inauguration
This happened on January 1, 1971, when the ticket cost only $ 3.50. Unfortunately, Walt Disney was no longer among us to see his dream come true, but his legacy was duly respected and all his demands were met. The success of the complex is proof of this !.
4. The complex receives 52 million visitors per year
There are approximately 50 thousand visitors per day, varying more or less according to the capacity of each park. It’s virtually the entire population of South Korea going to Disney annually!
5. The posts on Main Street at Magic Kigdom are painted daily
All this delicate and meticulous work is done during the night, while the Magic Kingdom is closed, to keep it always flawless and preserved. Some other repairs are also done at night, such as painting sidewalks, gardening, etc.
6. About 200 glasses are lost daily in the parks
And they are left in the Found and Lost. If you add up this number by an annual average, there will be 73,000 glasses found! You can already assemble the world’s largest showcase with this number!
7. It would take you 68 years to stay in every Disney hotel room
In all, there are more than 20 hotels subdivided between economy, moderate and luxury, and they give their guests some advantages, such as extra hours in the parks, purchases delivered directly to the room, etc.
8. Cinderella’s castle is 57.6 meters high
It is the tallest structure of the Magic Kingdom, built entirely of fiberglass. It is not louder because there is a law in Orlando that allows buildings up to 58 meters high, so as not to disrupt the city’s air route, and by these and others, the pieces near the top are smaller, creating an optical illusion that the castle is still taller!
9. There are no plastic straws in Animal Kingdom
This and other items have been banned so the animals will not run the risk of injuring themselves or digesting these objects. You also will not find chewing gum being marketed in all parks, to maintain cleanliness and preservation of the scenery.
10. The American flag at Epcot is home to a flag
And it was taken from the incident that occurred in the country on September 11, 2001. In the same pavilion you will also find the American shield, which is only seen in the White House.
11. The Rockin’Roller Coaster was to have the band U2 as a star
With the refusal of the Irish band, the invitation was later made to Aerosmith, who readily accepted the idea. Let’s face it, it was even better, since the attraction is more fun with Walk This Way as a soundtrack than with With or Without You, is not it?
12. The Mickey Mouse has more than 290 official costumes
Magician, magician, safari, themed clothing in addition to the legendary red shorts are some of the hundreds of clothes that the world’s most famous rat wears in his appearances in the parks.
13. Approximately 4 tonnes of potato chips are consumed annually in the
And also 13 million bottles of water, 75 million liters of Coca Cola, 10 million burgers, 6 million hot dogs and 2 million succulent Turkey Legs supply the thousands of visitors passing through the complex.
After this information, it gives a huge will to pack up and leave for Orlando, right?