Trivia is a great way to fill those moments waiting in line, riding on the bus or just to add some extra fun to your day. Want to take these with you? Use the link at the bottom of the page to print out these fun facts!
Did You Know?
An imagineer named George was killed during the building of Pirates of the Caribbean. It is said his ghost haunts the ride to this day. Workers say “goodnight George” before they shut down the ride each night as a superstition to prevent attraction break downs the next day.
I Can Go the distance!
Most trash cans at Walt Disney World are no more than 30 steps apart. Walt came up with this calculation when first designing Disneyland. He observed guests in other parks and averaged out how many steps a person would take with trash in their hand before dropping it. He then purchased a hot dog and determined how many steps it took to eat it while walking. This also came out to about 30 steps.
It’s Not Such a Small World Afterall!
Walt Disney World Resort is the same size as the city of San Francisco (40 square miles)!
Space Mountain was the first Roller Coaster at Disney.
Animal Kingdom’s Expedition Everest and Hollywood Studios Tower of Terror stand 199 feet tall. This is because any structure 200 feet tall would require red flashing lights according to Aviation rules.
Don’t Let Money Change You!
Adult admission to Disney World when it opened was $3.50
The Mad Hatter!
Visit The hat shop on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom and you’ll see an old pay phone on the wall. Pick up the receiver and you can eavesdrop on an interesting conversation.
Epcot’s Mission Space Attraction needs more computer power than NASA’s real space shuttle.
Disney Hollywood Studios was originally built as a working studio, not a theme park. The Mickey Mouse Club was filmed there with Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling and Christina Aquilera.
The Lonesome Ghost!
Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride was an original park favorite. After it closed a tombstone was placed in the pet cemetery of the Haunted Mansion for J.Thaddeus Toad.
The Lake used for Fantasmic is only about 1 foot deep.
Far, Far Away!
Since 1971, the Walt Disney World monorail trains have logged enough miles to make 30 round trips to the moon.
Single Cell Yellow Organisms!
Those pesky minions love bananas. That’s why there are real banana trees planted alongside the outdoor queue line for Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem.
Movie director Michael Bay hid his own “easter egg” in Transformers: The Ride. In the scene featuring Bumblebee inside a hangar, look for the tail section of an airplane in the distance. It’s Bay’s private jet.
Born to Be Wild!
Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit features three world’s first maneuvers – the Double Take (the world’s largest non-inverted loop), the Treble Clef (track built in the shape of the musical symbol) and the Jump Cut (a spiraling negative-gravity move).
Who Does That?!
Dr. Seuss never drew straight lines in his illustrations; everything was curved, slanted or “wonky.” Thus, there are no straight lines in Seuss Landing.
At the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, The Hogwarts Express train is an exact replica of the famous locomotive from the Harry Potter movies.