Thrilling rides, tasty food, spectacular fireworks, what’s there not to like? Yes, we’re talking about the “Happiest Place On Earth.” Spanning a sprawling fifty square miles (about the size of San Francisco), this magical place is America’s favorite amusement park. The Disney World, iconic and imposing, still enthralls millions of people with its charming castles, tasty turkey legs, thrilling rides, and majestic architecture. Truly the legacy of Walt Disney lives on. We have compiled a list of some lesser known facts about the Disney World for your bucket list.
Lesser Known Facts About Disney World
With about 52 million people flooding to the magical place every year, you might think that you know everything about this place. There are a lot of unknown stories about this place that only adds to the mystery of this fascinating park. Here are some of the things you didn’t know about Disney World.
‘Family Of The Day’ Chosen At Disney Kingdom Every Morning
Usually, the “rope drop” ceremony marks the beginning of the kingdom every morning. However, what is unknown to most people is that Disney chooses family of the day” to officially open the Disney Kingdom. They get to see the “Main Street” before it opens to the visitors and takes part in opening festivities. They are then taken to the “Magic Kingdom” train and introduced to the enthusiastic crowd. This is one of the top things to know about Disney world before you visit. You can try your luck once.
Secret Tunnels Only Accessible To Employees
Well, it sounds like the ultimate fairytale—Secret doors and hidden treasures. Well, it’s the happiest place on Earth. This area is also massive (like everything else here) and spans 392,040 square feet. Consisting of dressing rooms, staff cafeterias, and more backstage areas, it facilitates the movement of staff. It keeps them from being seen by everyday guests.
Unreal Flags At Magic Kingdom
Well, you definitely did not see this fact about Disney world coming. So, what’s up with the fake stars? Guessed it? Yes, it’s to avoid rules. To prevent the National Flag Code, all the flags in the Magic Kingdom are false (they are called pennants and are not required to follow standard flag etiquettes). Reason: so that they can be hoisted at any length at any time of the day.
One Can Stay Back After Closing Time To Watch ‘Kiss Good Night’
Wanna see how it feels being alone in Disney World is? How calm and striking the place actually is? Well, honestly, I will hang on to any reason to stay a little longer in this charming place. Linger for an additional fifteen minutes after closing time and witness the Cinderella’s castle light up for the last time for the day. With the iconic “When You Wish Upon A Star” playing in the background and a star-studded sky to keep you company, what more could you possibly want.
Employees Cannot Point Fingers Or Say ‘I Don’t Know’
Working in the Disney Kingdom seems like all fun and games till guests ask you for direction. Well, you can’t show them where to go with one finger. It isn’t very polite. So, staff members explain the guests around by using two fingers (which some people think is a nod to Walt Disney’s smoking habits). Also, never use the phrase “I don’t know.” To give guests the ultimate grand experience, members of staff have to come up with answers to questions. Ask a colleague, Google, it just doesn’t say you don’t know about it.
Chewing Gum Is Not Sold Anywhere
To keep the park clean, no chewing gums are sold inside. But you can carry yours along. Also, there is trash can after every thirty steps. This enables guests to dispose of the garbage quickly and not litter the nearby area. Well, you are just thirty steps away from a cleaner Disney World.
Disney World Regularly Sprays Scent Into The Park
Ever wonder why Disney World brings so much nostalgia? The reason is scientific. The park uses Smellitizers to puff smells throughout the parking area. Like Main Street smells of freshly baked goods and Pirates of the Caribbean has gunpowder like smell. An ascent is a potent tool for recognition and triggers memory of the place when we smell something similar in the future.
The Park Is Always Open (Literally)
As one of the world’s most famous amusement parks, Disney World sees its share of visitors’ everyday (above 50,000 people per day). But it has been closed only four times since opening in1971. Two times it was for hurricanes, once for the 9/11 terror attacks and once for a power outage. Well, that’s impressive.
So, now that you the Disney World a little better, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and head to the happiest place on Earth. Add Disney World to your bucket list right away. Download the Woovly app now and get cracking on your Disney bucket list.