Fun facts about our happy place……
Here at The Main Street Mouse, we all have one major thing in common, we all love Disney! Whether your “home” is Disney World or Disneyland, we adore everything that Walt created for people to enjoy. That being said, I thought today we’d do something a little different. Disney is so interesting, and there’s so much to know. A lot of you are Disney professionals, and know probably more than I do. Some are Park fans, but don’t know the fun little details. Regardless, here’s some interesting Disney facts for you to read. Whether you are reading them for the first time, or know these by heart, I hope you enjoy, and that it brings a little magic to your evening!
Ears to Ya! When laid end to end, there are enough of the famous “Mouse Ear” hats sold each year to stretch 175 miles or cover the head of every man, woman and child in Orange County, Fla. There are also enough Disney character T-shirts sold to put Mickey Mouse’s smiling face on the chest of every resident of Montana.
Lose something? Walt Disney World Lost and Found is one busy place. Every day an average of 210 pairs of sunglasses are turned in and, since 1971, an estimated 1.65 million pairs of glasses have found their way into the “lost” bin. On an annual basis, Lost and Found cast members collect more than 6,000 cell phones, 3,500 digital cameras, 18,000 hats and 7,500 autograph books.
According to long-time Lost and Found staffers, the most unusual items turned in have been a glass eye, a prosthetic leg and a potty trainer. Each, incidentally, was claimed (but not by the same person).
Who wants a cold pop? More than 75 million Cokes are consumed each year at Walt Disney World Resort along with 13 million bottles of water.
Say Cheese! With millions of visitors annually, it’s no wonder the Disney parks are among the most photographed places in the United States. On any given day, Disney’s PhotoPass photographers take between 100,000 and 200,000 photos of guests at Walt Disney World Resort. The PhotoPass service allows guests to view, share and order their Disney photos online and create Disney products such as PhotoBooks and mugs.
Not a Small World! Covering nearly 40 square miles, Walt Disney World Resort is about the size of San Francisco or two Manhattan islands. Of the nearly 25,000 acres, a third is designated as conservation land.
Disney Cast Members~ More than 66,000 Cast Members in Central Florida are employed at WDW. That’s how many people it takes to create the magic at the Vacation Kingdom. Not surprisingly, Walt Disney World Resort is the largest single-site employer in the United States.
Character Couture ~ Mickey Mouse himself has more than 136 different sets of duds, ranging from a scuba suit to a tuxedo. Minnie Mouse’s wardrobe contains more than 100 outfits, including everything from a cheerleader ensemble to evening gowns.
Laundry Day? If you were to wash and dry one load of laundry every day for 52 years, you’d clean as much as the folks at Walt Disney World Laundry do in a single day. The cast members there launder an average of 285,000 pounds each day. In addition, between 30,000 and 32,000 garments are dry-cleaned daily.
I hope you have enjoyed reading these little tidbits of information. I will post more, so we’ll say it’s to be continued! Thanks for reading!
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