Planning a trip to the most magical place on Earth? Here are 8 fun facts about Walt Disney World that will impress your friends and family.
Walt Disney World is a place where you can go and have the time of your life. With four theme parks, two water parks, and over 20 resorts to choose from, there’s something for everyone at Walt Disney World Resort. You could visit Magic Kingdom Park and explore Cinderella Castle or head over to Animal Kingdom Park and ride Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain. Don’t forget about Epcot where you can journey on Spaceship Earth or Disney’s Hollywood Studios where you can travel to Batuu – a galaxy far, far away. There’s also Blizzard Beach Water Park and Typhoon Lagoon Water Park if you want to get wet and wild during your stay.
No matter what park you choose to visit, we know that you will have an amazing time. Disney Cast Members are passionate about making every guest feel special and providing them with memories that will last a lifetime.
10 Fun Facts About Walt Disney World | Perfect For Disney Trivia Night
Disney World is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Millions of people visit every year, and most of them have a great time. But even if you’ve been to Disney World a million times, there are probably some things you don’t know about it. Here are eight fun facts about Walt Disney World that most people don’t know.
1. You Can’t Buy Gum At Walt Disney World
Gum is not sold in Disney Parks. That doesn’t mean you won’t find some stuck to your shoe at some point during the day though. Not banned, just not sold.
2. Walt Disney World Is The Largest Resort In The World
With a total area of 27,000 acres, Walt Disney World® Resort is the largest theme park in the world. In comparison, about 51 Disneylands can fit inside Walt Disney World.
3. Walt Disney Never Visited Walt Disney World
While Walt Disney did visit Florida as part of The Florida Project, he passed away 5 years before the project was realized.
4. An Experience For The Senses
Smellitizers are spread throughout the Parks giving off specific aromas in certain areas to make sure your visit is an experience for the senses.
5. 199 Is The Magic Number
Both Tower of Terror and Expedition Everest are 199 feet tall while Cinderella Castle is 189 feet tall. Space Mountain at 183 feet. Why? Buildings 200 feet or taller are required to flash aviation lights, which could take away from the magic.
6. More Than Just A Pretty Castle
Cinderella Castle was built to handle anything Mother Nature can throw at her. Did you know Cinderella Castle can fend off winds up to 125 miles per hour? A must during hurricane season!
7. Have To Go Potty In Liberty Square? Gotta Hold It!
To maintain the historical accuracy of the colonial time period, Liberty Square was built without any restrooms. Don’t worry, there are plenty of restrooms close by!
8. Just 30 Steps Away
Wherever you may find yourself at Walt Disney World, you are only 30 steps away from a trash can. It is said, Walt went to other parks when he was designing Disneyland and counted how long a person would hold onto a piece of trash before dropping it on the ground. He came up with 30 steps.
9. The First Disney Resort Opened in California
While Walt Disney World is considered by some to be the main Disney theme park, it wasn’t the first. Disneyland was created by Walt Disney in Anaheim California and opened in 1955.
10. More Than A Giant Golf Ball
The 180-foot-tall Spaceship Earth at the entrance to Epcot weighs approximately 16 million pounds.
Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned pro, there’s always something new to learn about Walt Disney World. We hope you enjoyed these fun facts and that they gave you a little glimpse into the magic of this one-of-a-kind destination. What is your favorite fact? Let me know in the comments – I’d love to hear from you!