Walt Disney World has been called the “most magical place on Earth” and you don’t get that nickname by being just ordinary! There are all kinds of interesting and cool facts about WDW and its history. Here are five I enjoyed and hope you do too!
1. If you have ever been to WDW, you probably understand when I say it is like being in a bubble. When you are there, it is like nothing else in the world exists! And that is probably has something to do with that fact that WDW covers almost 39 square miles. That is equivalent to the entire city of San Francisco or TWO Manhattan islands!
2. PhotoPass photographers at WDW capture anywhere between 100,000 to 200,000 pictures a day. So that means upcoming Disney vacationers should probably start practicing their smile now! =P
3. Want to know how much laundry WDW employees wash in a single day? Well, all you have to do is wash and dry one load of clothes every day for 52 years and there ya go! That averages to around 285,000 pounds per day…wowzas!
4. One of the most common items lost at WDW are sunglasses. In fact, about 210 pairs make their way to Lost and Found each day. The busy people at Disney have calculated that since 1971, a whopping 1.65 million pairs of sunnies have been turned in! Another popular lost item are autograph books; 7,500 each year to be exact. And the most unique items to make their way to Lost and Found were a glass eye, potty trainer, and prosthetic leg!
5. Can anyone guess how much the monorail trains at WDW have traveled since 1971? Oh, just the equivalent of taking 30 roundtrips to the moon. No big deal right? 😉
Written by: Brittany Madden