12 Crazy Disney Facts You Never Knew

Big news in the UK is that there are plans to build a Massive Theme Park in 2018, only 17 minutes from central London! This would be a Paramount Pictures park, based on a British theme – one of the top 4 largest theme parks in the whole world – at a cost of around £2,000,000,000! What’s more, the theme park would create 27,000 full-time jobs – a sure fire way to boost the UK’s economy.

 

The proposed site is over 870 acres – twice the size of the Olympic Park! Consider the following:

Disney World in Florida generates $18.2B worth of economic activity annually. Furthermore, 1 in 50 jobs in the state of Florida is with Disney.

Stay tuned folks.. I can’t wait to relive my youth :)

Here are 12 Crazy Facts About Disney World:

  • It is strictly prohibited for Disney workers to date each other. They have a policy known as DDD. Don’t date Disney. Too bad Jack Sparrow and Ariel got caught…
  • Disney Lost and Found: 1.6 million pairs of sunglasses, 6000 mobile phones and 3500 cameras. Don’t get me started…
  • Walt Disney constructed an apartment inside Cinderella’s castle. Unfortunately he died before it was completed, but it was finished in 2006. It is given to a randomly chosen family everyday.
  • The apartment contains a TV in the shape of the Magic Mirror and a 24Ct gold floor
  • In total, Disney’s footprint of land is approximately the size of San Francisco! Only 35% is currently developed.
  • Since 1955, there have been about 12 deaths at Disneyland California
  • Over 75 million Cokes are consumed each year in Disney World Resort in addition to 13 million bottles of water. Did I mention 10 million burgers, 6 million hot dogs and 9 million pounds of french fries are gobbled every year!
  • Since 1971, the Disney Monorail has covered enough ground to make 20 return trips to the moon!
  • If you wanted to stay a night in every room at all the Disney resorts, it would take you… 68 Years!!
  • There is only one place in the Disney Park that serves alcohol – Club 33. There is a 10 year waiting list to get in and rumor has it that it costs over $1000 to enter!
  • The Haunted House has had to be closed and cleaned several times by a Hazmat team due to relatives spreading loved-ones ashes…
  • Disney Parks have 2 groups of their own special forces… One group tasked to find drug users and the other to find those flashing breasts / giving fingers to the cameras!

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Comments

  1. Wow. My Mom and Stepdad live in Florida and she’s a huge Disney fan. We went there for Christmas a few years ago and it’s crazy they still have so much land left that is undeveloped. I think I see another trip to London in our future.
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  2. haha! Didn’t know about the DDD, I worked for a year at Disneyland Paris and was dating a coworker… we also served alcohol, so the rules must be different. Can’t wait to see the UK version!
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  3. Ha! What a bunch of great stats. I haven’t been to Disney in years, but I’d imagine I’ll be going once we (eventually) have children.
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  4. Wow, doesn’t it rain lots in London. When would that place be open? One of those sunglasses belonged to my daughter. Left in Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Fun facts for sure.
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    • 2018 supposedly… you have some time to save up to come over yet Kim :) – Haha… Thunder Mountain is a great one for sudden dips and things flying off… I have lost a cap to that railroad myself

  5. I’m one of those weird people that can’t stand Disney. I like the movies, but that’s about it. Maybe if I had kids I’d feel different, but I doubt it. lol! I don’t know why…it just feels like a cult. :)
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  6. That last piece of fact is really strange, but I guess it makes perfect sense for a family-friendly park. I wonder how they can enforce DDD though? Why is this the rule and how could they find out? Do they have their own task force at monitoring and investigating this too? lol
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  7. Drew @ ObjectiveWealth says:

    Some bonkers facts there SS, I wasn’t aware of any of those. Good news about the theme Park in the UK too, it sounds HUGE!
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  8. Wow when you look at it like that, Disney are almost their own country with their own laws!

    Great post Savvy…A new theme park how exciting! :-) Just a big kid at heart!
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  9. Tackling Our Debt says:

    I’ve always wanted to go to Disney World to meet Mickey Mouse but haven’t had the chance yet. That new park in the UK sounds incredible. I’ll have to make plans to head over to the UK in 2018 to check it out. :-)
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  10. Interesting! I’ve never been to Disney World, unless you count an evening I spent in down town disney with some prospective clients, what an empire!
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  11. hahaha this is awesome! I love Disney! I want to stay in that room with the 24Ct gold floor…
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  12. Hehehe – this was fun! That’s neat that there’s going to be a new theme park that close to London! I can’t even begin to imagine what the land would cost!
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    • This did cross my mind. I think it is due to be south (near the cost) where the land is cheaper. That said the extortionate entrance fees and ridiculous food prices will quickly pay that back!

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