9 Disney Fun Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

| May 15, 2018 | 55 Comments

9 Disney Fun Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Disney has a special place in the hearts of many. The movies feature characters that many of us loved as children, and still bring back beautiful memories today. Young and old, Disney is something we can all appreciate. Especially Disney Fun Facts!

Here are some fun facts you probably didn’t know about Disney:

 

9 Disney Fun Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

9 Disney Fun Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

 

1. When they first built Disneyland, it was supposed to include the land of Oz. Sadly, it was never constructed.

2. You may have seen that the Toy Story characters used to drop to the ground and play lifeless if someone shouted “Andy’s coming!” Now that the secret is out on the internet, they don’t do it anymore.

3. The Magic Kingdom is built on the second level of the park. The first level is a series of “utilidors” that allow the costume characters access to move around the park without being seen by guests. They also allow emergency vehicles access when needed, and are used to remove trash from the park.

4. The skull on the headboard at Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean is actually a real skull.

5. There are hundreds of feral cats in Disneyland. They keep them because they keep mice and rats out of the park.

6. Richard Nixon’s famous “I am not a crook” speech was given at the Contemporary Resort in Walt Disney World.

7. Disney parks employee undercover security officers to help ensure guests follow the rules, and to prevent vandalism and graffiti.

8. Characters Don’t Point Their Finger. Not with a single finger that is since it can be considered rude in some cultures. They usually gesture by sweeping the hand or with two fingers.

9. Shops do not sell gum. This helps keep the park free of gum being stuck to structures, streets, rides, etc..

 

9 Disney Fun Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Mickey Mouse Sweeping Hand

 

Now that you know these Disney fun facts, you can share them with your friends and family. Impress them with your super knowledge of all things Disney!

 

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Category: Attractions, Disney, Stuff of Interest, USA

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Lyne is happily married and has two amazing teenagers. She is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Calvin says:

    Very impressive, I didn’t know about all 9 of these facts.. haha the cat one.. makes sense.

  2. Debbie White Beattie says:

    Those are amazing facts and I especially shocked about Richard Nixon

  3. jan says:

    I have never been! I had heard about the gum, however, which is pretty wise.

  4. Abigail Gibson says:

    Thanks for this informative and interesting article.

  5. Jenn Erin says:

    The amount and level of strategic planning that goes in to keeping these parks nice and clean is honestly impressive!

  6. Pam Halligan says:

    I did not know these facts about Disney. I wish they had included the land of Oz.

  7. Judy Thomas says:

    Really interesting, especially Richard Nixon…very fitting 🙂 lol

  8. annette campbell says:

    thank you for all the fun facts! I learned alot.

  9. Michelle C says:

    The only one of these facts I knew was number three. I had read about that one somewhere else. These are fascinating!

  10. Kelly Grant says:

    Thank you. I didn’t know about Richard Nixon giving that statement there.

  11. Karen Anderson says:

    Ummmm….Richard Nixon gave the I Am Not A Crook speech on Nov. 17, 1973 at Walt Disney WORLD in Florida – not Disneyland. I had to look it up because I could remember the speech but not where he gave it.

  12. Robin Abrams says:

    The most interesting fact to me is about the real skull. I would of never knew that

  13. Clarice Skanes says:

    Good to know this about Disneyland!

  14. Lyka Tan says:

    helpful facts 🙂

  15. Jessica Matheson says:

    Great Article !

  16. Darlene Carbajal says:

    Wow, some facts I didn’t know. Interesting!

  17. shannon fowler says:

    I hadn’t noticed the gum thing until recently. They really put a lot of thought into keeping the parks clean.

  18. jennifer says:

    The 2-finger point is so ingrained in cast members—I have a relative that hasn’t worked there for 4 years and they still do it all the time.

  19. Marianne says:

    This is really interesting. I knew about the Toy Story one and the one about the cats, but I haven’t heard about the others.

  20. Mari says:

    Great post. I’ve wanted to go there!

  21. Ron says:

    These were really interesting to find out. I certainly never would have guessed about feral cats.

  22. Tina says:

    Those facts were interesting. I am sorry that I missed seeing the Toy Story characters fall. That must have been great to see.

  23. Linda Fast says:

    I thought this article was really interesting. Disney really works hard to make everything seem magical.

  24. Randi says:

    Great facts! Love all things Disney.

  25. Michelle H. says:

    I didn’t know some of these facts. How interesting!

  26. Janice Dean says:

    Thanks for the great information!

  27. Stephanie N says:

    Great fun facts! I have always wanted to go but I have never been. We are hoping to get to take the kids in the next few years for a family vacation!

  28. Lisa L says:

    Such an interesting read. The feral cats trick is clever!

  29. Francine Anchondo says:

    I love disney .Thanks for the fun facts.

  30. Alycia says:

    The kitties make me much more interested in going!

  31. Veronica Lee says:

    Interesting! Especially the feral cats! Mickey Mouse wouldn’t like that! LOL!

  32. Melissa says:

    No. 5 I already knew.

  33. Michele Soyer says:

    So interesting.. the one about no gum being sold really made me laugh but makes perfect sense.. Clean beautiful parks thats for sure….

  34. sandra says:

    i did not know these! i like that they are making use of the hundreds of feral cats.

  35. Marlene V says:

    I didn’t know any of these. Thanks – how fun!

  36. Jen Rodrigues says:

    Great information on all things Disney. I love Disney!! Thanks for sharing this fun post.

  37. Wendy Clark says:

    They truly are masters of management there.

  38. Wanda B says:

    I didn’t know the skull was real. Wow!

  39. Anna Memphis says:

    No way about the skull!? I have a friend who works at Disney – never mentioned this one.

  40. DeAnna Keller says:

    Very informative! Thanks so much! 🙂

  41. HEIDI C. says:

    These facts are so cool! I wonder if the undercover security guards look at for errant gum chewers, too :).

  42. Beth Minyard says:

    Thanks for sharing these fun facts!!! I love Disney!

  43. Jessica Lodge says:

    I didn’t know any of those Disney facts. Very interesting.

  44. Sharon R Yarrell says:

    That was interesting to know.

  45. Helen says:

    I did not know most of these. I cannot wait to take my little girl, so I can impress her with my new found knowledge.

  46. Danalee Davis says:

    Great info! I appreciate learning all these interesting Disney facts. Fun to know.

  47. Ashley Chassereau Parks says:

    I didn’t know these!! That’s so smart of them to have under cover employees to watch and prevent & not having gum is such a good idea! I didn’t realize they had cats…. We’ve been twice and I never saw a cat. So interesting!

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