We all love Walt Disney World, so we’ve compiled this page of significant Disney World Statistics to help you gain a better understanding of The Most Magical Place on Earth!
At nearly 40 square miles, the Walt Disney World Resort employs more than 75,000 Cast Members making it the largest single-site employer in the United States. As a whole, the Resort is comprised of four theme parks, two water parks, 41 resort hotels, 63 holes of golf at four courses, two full-serviced spas, Disney’s Wedding Pavilion, ESPN World Wide of Sports Complex and Disney Springs – each filled with Cast Members creating daily magic to families vacationing in Central Florida.
Today, let’s dive into some fun facts and incredible statistics that make Walt Disney World the most magical place on Earth.
Magic Kingdom Park
At 189 feet, Cinderella Castle is the largest structure in Magic Kingdom Park. And did you know that no bricks were used in the construction of the structure? The castle is made of steel, concrete, cement, plaster and fiberglass.
The park is made up of 142 acres with six themed lands – Main Street U.S.A., Adventureland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland.
Disney’s Festival of Fantasy parade takes place each afternoon representing more than a dozen classic stories among nine parade floats. With a cast of more than 100 performers, the parade first premiered in the park on March 9, 2014. Grab a seat and you’ll discover performers on stilts, swings and even pendulums. Near the end of the parade, the massive Steampunk-inspired Maleficent dragon appears stretching 53 feet from nose to tail, reaching 26 feet high in the air. And if you watch closely, you may even see it breath fire!
At night, the music and stories come alive across Cinderella Castle with the nighttime extravaganza “Happily Ever After”. Grab a spot in front if the castle and be entertained with characters and scenes from 25 different Disney films. From lasers, fireworks, spotlights and state-of-the-art projections – this show is the perfect way to end your day at Magic Kingdom Park.
Known as Walt Disney World Resort’s second park, EPCOT aka the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow first welcomed guests on October 1, 1982 – exactly eleven years after the opening of Magic Kingdom Park.
With the iconic Spaceship Earth sphere welcoming guests into the park, it is also an attraction ride taking guests on a journey through the history of communication and offering a look into the future. As the centerpiece of the park, it weighs 16 million pounds – more than three times of a space shuttle and the outside of the sphere is made up of 11,324 aluminum and plastic-alloy triangles.
In Future World, go hang-gliding in a virtual adventure around the world, then take a ride in the Living with the Land to see the park’s working greenhouses and fish farm providing more than 30 tons of fruits and vegetables to restaurants and resort guests. The Seas with Nemo & Friends, originally called The Living Seas, is home to a 5.7-million-gallon aquarium where guests can see dolphin shows, manatees and learn about sea life from knowledgeable Cast Members.
EPCOT’s World Showcase area features 11 countries along with the African Outpost allowing guests to take a 1.3-mile stroll along the 40-acre World Showcase Lagoon. From authentic shopping, educational 3D movies, festive food and attractions like “Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros” in EPCOT’s Mexico or the Frozen ride in Norway, guests can explore – and learn at their own pace.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
May 1, 1989, Walt Disney World Resort opened its third park, known at the time as Disney-MGM Studios. Along with the Indiana Jones Stunt Show, the Frozen live performance show, Disney’s Rock N’ Roller Coaster and the legendary Tower of Terror, the park recently welcomed Star Wars – Galaxy’s Edge featuring the immersive land of Batuu and the popular rides Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run.
Some of the most fun Disney World Statistics are found in Toy Story Land. Toy Story Land in the newly renovated Disney’s Hollywood Studios opened June 30, 2018 and became an instant hit with park goers feeling as if they’ve shrunk down to the size of a toy. With more than 400 toy blocks filling Andy’s backyard, be on the lookout for Andy’s shoeprint on the ground inside the land measuring at 25 feet long or the equivalent of a size 240 shoe. Near the popular Slinky Dog Dash family-friendly roller, guests will find Rex standing tall upon a set of Jenga blocks that measure as tall as 7½ Green Army Men standing on top of one another.
In the front of the park, pay attend to the courtyard area in front of the Chinese Theater and home to Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway attraction – from the air, the courtyard looks like a replica of Mickey Mouse’s face! The largest structure at Disney’s Hollywood Studios? The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror wins the prize coming in at 199 feet.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
As Disney’s biggest theme park to date, Disney’s Animal Kingdom encompasses 403 acres filled with learning opportunities, animal sightings and plenty of land for them to roam too. This one-of-a-kind park opened on Earth Day, April 22, 1998 and is now home to approximately 2,000 animals representing 300 species and more than 4 million trees, plants and shrubs.
The centerpiece for Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the iconic Tree of Life. And if you look closely, you’ll notice the tree is not real, yet it is made of plaster made to look like a tree and includes 325 different carvings of animals. The tree is topped with more than 103,000 transparent, five-shades-of-green leaves making the tree appear alive to guests as they make their way through the park. In total, it took ten artists and three Imagineers working full-time for 18 months to create this massive landmark.
At Disney’s Animal Kingdom you can explore the lands of Asia, Africa, Dinoland U.S.A., Discovery Island and Pandora – the World of Avatar.
In the mystical Pandora area, you can’t miss seeing the 22 floating mountains in the Valley of Mo’ara – with the peak coming in at approximately 130 feet above the valley floor. In Asia, you’ll find the thrilling Expedition Everest ride towering over parkgoers at nearly 200 feet in the air, occupying 6.2 acres.
Animals, of course, are the main attraction at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. From walking trails throughout the park to the Kilimanjaro Safaris and private, backstage tours – Disney’s Animal Nutrition team prepares more than 1,500 individual or group diets every day, delivering more than 10,000 pounds of food to the animals living at the park and the nearby Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.
Walt Disney World Resorts
And when you think of vacationing in Central Florida, you can’t help but think about the Walt Disney World Resorts. With 30,000 hotel rooms throughout the resort, choosing accommodations plays an important part of every vacation.
At Disney’s Beach Club Resort, the Stormalong Bay area is the resort’s pool area and is said to be the largest sand-bottom pool in the world! And speaking of big pools, the Finding Nemo themed-pool at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is the largest pool on Disney property, besides water parks, coming in at a whopping 310,000 gallons. If you combined all the swimming pools at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, you could fit 125 regular-sized cars inside the massive pool – that’s a lot of swimming space!
And you’ll be thinking BIG when you visit Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort. The oversized Coke cups in the Home Run area give new meaning to the term ‘Big Gulp’ as it would take more than 20 million 12-ounce cans of Coke to fill one cup! And over in the Center Court area of the resort, you’d need 9.5 million tennis balls to fill one of the oversized tennis ball cans.
Looking for a harpist on Disney property? There’s only one! And you’ll find that harpist entertaining guests at the luxurious Victoria & Albert’s restaurant inside Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.
And if camping is more your scene, bring your own supplies and take advantage of one of the 799 campsites found at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground and pick up camping supplies at the convenient Meadow and Settlement Trading Posts. Whether you bring a pop-up tent, your own motorhome or prefer the likes of the on-site cabins, you’ll be ‘roughing it’ Disney style – complete with the daily Chip and Dale singalong campfire with S’mores and a nighttime movie.
Making Disney Magic
And there’s even more fun facts and statistics when you consider what it takes to keep the magic going at Walt Disney World Resort!
The Walt Disney World Resort fleet of buses totals close to 400, making it larger than the bus fleet operated by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation. Those Disney buses cover a lot of miles each day! Speaking of transportation, the iconic Walt Disney World Monorail trains have logged more than 30 round trips to the moon since their inception in 1971, however the resort’s monorail track is only 14-miles of beams.
And if you’ve ever lost something at Walt Disney World Resort, you aren’t alone! The Lost and Found department says an average of 210 pairs of sunglasses are turned in each day! On an annual basis, they have collected more than 6,000 cell phones and 18,000 hats. Lesson learned here? Hang on to your belongings!
And you think your laundry at home piles up quickly? The team at Walt Disney World Laundry Department are in charge of approximately 285,000 pounds of dirty clothes each day with an average of 30,000 garments washed and dry-cleaned each day.
And the Mouse himself has a lot of clothes too. Mickey Mouse owns more than 136 different outfits with Minnie Mouse owning 100 different combinations of clothes. I hope they have a big closet at their house!
Speaking of clothes, Walt Disney World Resort sells enough Mickey Mouse ears that it could easily lineup enough hats to reach 175 miles! Standard autograph books are also a popular seller. If you stacked the number of books sold annually, it would match the height of 200 Cinderella castles. That’s an incredible stat!
When it comes to yardwork, the Walt Disney World Resort has plenty of it! Nearly 12 percent of Disney property is devoted to landscapes and gardens making up for 4,000 acres of beautified property. Three million bedding plants and annuals are planted each year with an astonishing 13,000 roses and 200 topiaries are planted throughout Walt Disney World. The horticulture department mows more than 2,000 acres of grass each year! So, no more complaining about having to mow your own grass at home.
And finally, if you’ve ever stopped to have a PhotoPass picture taken, you are one of the approximately 100,000 guests combined over the four parks that stop for a quick picture each day. This alone makes the Disney theme parks one of the most photographed places in the United States!
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