I am a huge lover of Disney history. So much about the creation of the Disney empire fascinates me and I always love to share what I learn with everyone. Here are a few facts – many of them you may know about – some you may not!
There is no chewing gum sold in Disney Parks. You will never be able to purchase gum anywhere, in any of the Disney parks.
There is a hidden basketball court inside the Matterhorn at Disneyland that was originally put in for employees to use.
The drawbridge of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland works but hasn’t been used since 1983. Before that, it was only used once during the park’s grand opening.
Some of the Spaceship Earth characters are actually just re-purposed robots that came from the Hall of Presidents. John Adams is a Monk, William Taft is an Egyptian priest, and Teddy Roosevelt is a Roman Senator.
There are two abandoned parks at Walt Disney World. There used to be River Country, which was an old water park, and Discovery Island, an old nature attraction.
Steve Martin worked at Disneyland from age 10 until age 18. He worked as a magician, among other things.
The Seas Pavilion, Epcot’s aquarium, is so large Spaceship Earth can actually fit inside of it
Disneyland had a lingerie shop on Main Street, called “The Wizard of Bras” when it first opened in 1955.
Walt Disney World comes in second to the United States military in the amount of explosives purchased each year
The morse code playing at New Orleans train station in Disneyland translates to: “To all who come to Disneyland, welcome. Here, age relives fond memories of the past, and here, youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future.”
Disney Jail actually exists. It is used to detain disruptive guests and thieves
Park employees are required to point with either two fingers or with their whole hand. This is because some cultures see it as a sign of disrespect to point with one finger
Richard Nixon’s famous speech, where he proclaimed “I am not a crook!” took place at Disneyland.
Doritos were invented at Disneyland – you can read about it HERE
Ever wonder what that brown area of the pavement in Liberty Square at Walt Disney World is? Well, back in colonial days, there was no indoor plumbing, …
It was once planned to include the Land of Oz at Disneyland, but the beautiful Emerald City was never actually built
John Lennon was at Walt Disney World’s Polynesian Village Resort when he signed the paper work to disband the Beatles in 1974
There is room for eight more countries in Epcot’s World Showcase