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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 9 Disney fun facts you probably didn’t know!

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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..

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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!

Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified WEBB Bodywork Pet Practitioner, Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. She loves all things Disney and is an avid teaholic and chocoholic. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. 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 City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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

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

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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!

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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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