Disney World is full of fascinating facts and secrets. Here are 10 incredible Disney World secrets I bet you didn’t know. These fun facts will impress unbeknown guests.
1. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
In the queue of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, find a fun surprise. Look for the collection of wooden barrels filled with jewels. You will need your group, or help from friends in line, to turn the barrels simultaneously. This results in seeing the ceiling above you transformed.
2. 13-Minute Wait Time
If you walk-by Tower of Terror (Hollywood Studios) or the Haunted Mansion (Magic Kingdom) and they have a 13-minute wait posted, this means there is little to no wait on these attractions. In this case, #13 is a lucky number.
3. 5-Legged Goat
Look up at The Contemporary Resort and see a huge mosaic art piece. This piece was completed in 1971 when the Resort opened, created by artist, Mary Blair. She knows nothing is perfect, even art, and wanted to add an imperfection, hence one of the goats has 5 legs. There is also a 5-legged Disney Goat pin to commemorate this fun fact.
4. Water From Around The World
The Innovations Fountain in Epcot has water flowing through it from many rivers around the world, as does it’s a small world in Magic Kingdom.
5. Go-Away Green
Disney has a clever way to disguise buildings they don’t want to stand out, with a paint color called – Go-way Green. This paint color is used to camouflage refurbishments and buildings in the distance.
6. 199 Feet Tall
Tower of terror stands at 199 feet tall. Expedition Everest stands at 199.5 feet tall. Why is 199 the magic number? Since, anything 200 feet and over requires aviation lights, the blinking red warning lights for airplanes and this would ruin the magic. In fact, Cinderella’s Castle only stands at 189 feet tall.
7. Mickey as a Lightning Rod
Find Crossroads of the World shop as you enter Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Look up to see the Mickey, while he is cute he has a purpose, this is actually a lightning rod.
Liberty Square in Magic Kingdom is full of historical facts and accurate recreations. One of these being the fact that there are no restrooms in Liberty Square for guests, as restrooms were not in homes during the colonial times. See the darker brown pavement running through the pavement of Liberty Square, this represents waste as people would throw it out the window.
9. Murder Mystery
Next time you are in the queue of the Haunted Mansion, take some time to read the 5 sculptures near the entrance. Each of the Dread’s family bust has a saying on how they died, but also provides clues for you to figure out how.
10. Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride
Attractions come and go at Disney World, Mr. Toads Wild Ride is a former Disney World attraction. Now this location houses The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. Guests can still see a nod to the original ride, as you enter the Owl’s House, look up and see a picture of Mr. Toad handing the deed (for the ride) to Owl.
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