10 Surprising Facts about Walt Disney World Resort

Things few visitors to the mega-resort ever know

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Resort Size: Covering  almost 40 square miles, it is the size of San Francisco or 2 Manhattan islands. A third of its  25,000 acres, is designated as conservation land.

With more than 70,000 cast members, Walt Disney World Resort is the largest single-site employer in the United States.

Celebrating Christmas: Disney World contains 1,500 Christmas trees  and resort hotels  glow with more than 700,000 LED lights that, if strung from end to end, would stretch for 96 miles or light the way from Jacksonville to Orlando.

Photos Taken  Daily: Disney’s PhotoPass photographers take between 100,000 and 200,000 photos of guests every day for guests to view, share and order online or create Disney products such as PhotoBooks and mugs.  Guests themselves take millions of photos daily.

Forgetful Guests:  Every year more than 6,000 cell phones, 3,500 digital cameras, 18,000 hats and 7,500 autograph books are collected by Lost and Found. Most unusual lost Items:  glass eye, a prosthetic leg and a potty trainer. All were reclaimed.

The Well-Dressed  Mouse:
 Mickey Mouse has 136 outfits ranging from a tuxedo to a scuba suit. Minnie has only 100.

Well Washed: At the resort, 285,000 pounds are washed each day. And  between 30,000 and 32,000 garments are dry-cleaned daily.

Autograph Hounds: A stack of the standard autograph books sold annually equals the height of 200 Cinderella Castles. Laid end to end, the Princess-style autograph books sold each year would soar 88 miles into space.

Movin’ Around: The Walt Disney World bus fleet (about 300 vehicles) is the third largest fleet in Florida behind Miami and Jacksonville.

A Thirsty World:  More than 75 million Cokes and 13 million bottles of water are sold every year.

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Walt Disney World Resort
Orlando 32830
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