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15 Interesting Facts About Walt Disney World!

Walt Disney World is often referred to as the happiest as well as the most magical place on earth.

As you walk around the park and embrace all of the hidden Mickey ears, cobblestone paths and Dapper Dans, your may want to look a little closer because there are still so many things that you have yet to realize about this wonderful place.

It is now time to tip your hats off to the following 15 interesting facts about Walt Disney World!

Aladdinís Magic Carpet Ride

Your know that giant, golden camel that sits outside of the Aladdin’s Magic Carpet ride and spits bursts water out at guests?

Well, it may not be as spontaneous as you may assume!

This camel is actually operated by a nearby cast member who decides when the water is shot out based off of whether or not they think that they can hit the visitors walking by.

Smellitzer

Everyone loves the smell as they walk down Main Street USA - Freshly popped popcorn, cookies and turkey legs.

While a majority of this scent is natural, a device called a Smellitzer that strategically emits scents through various aspects of the park to help create a completely immersive atmosphere emits some.

Tunnels

Underneath Walt Disney World is a labyrinth of tunnels that allow cast members and employees to navigate through the park.

This explains why you never see lingering Frontierland cast member in Tomorrowland, and vice versa.

Gum

If you’re craving a piece of gum while staying in the parks, you may want to look elsewhere.

Nowhere in Disney World will you be able to find a shop that sells gum because they simply don’t sell it in order to keep the park and rides clean.

Master Plan

Epcot wasn’t initially built to be a park; in fact, it was originally designed to serve as a model community that would home over 20,000 residents.

You can see the Walt Disney’s master plan of this community during the PeopleMover ride.

After all, Epcot stands for “Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.”

Itís A Small World

Visitors often love to toss coins into the river along the It’s A Small World attraction.

Disney regularly donates all of the money collected into the water to the Give Kids the World foundation, which grants wishes for children who are suffering with a life-threatening illness.

Military

Every evening at 5 p.m a military veteran taste part in the regular flag-lowering ceremony on Main Street, U.S.A in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.

Prince Charming Regal Carrousel

Before finding its permanent home in Magic Kingdom, The Prince Charming Regal Carrousel was originally installed in Detroit, Michigan in 1917 and was then moved to Maplewood, New Jersey.

Red Phone Booth

Random times throughout the day, the red phone booth located just across from the Hotel du Canada in Epcot rings!

If you are one of the lucky guests who decides to pick up, you will come to find that it is a Disney character calling and you are welcome to have a conversation with them.

Secret Suite

Located in Cinderella's Castle is a secret suite that is only used for promotional giveaways and cannot be booked.

It was originally intended to be an apartment for Walt Disney and his family during their vacations to Florida.

The suite showcases antique furnishes as well as amazing amenities, such as flat-screen televisions disguised as magical mirrors and a luxury jacuzzi.

Dragons

In addition to a dragon’s head hanging above the front gates of Animal Kingdom, dragons can also be seen on the welcome signs into the animal-themed park.

These are used to represent Beastly Kingdom, a scrapped park that was going to be completely dedicated to mystical creatures.

Crashed Airplane

The crashed airplane found on the Jungle Cruise ride is actually the bottom half of the airplane shown during the Casablanca scene in The Great Movie Ride.

Nemo

The aquarium of The Seas with Nemo and Friends holds 5.7 million-gallons of saltwater that serve as a home to more than 6,000 various sea creatures.

This tank is so massive that it is actually big enough to hold Spaceship Earth!

Bathroom Doors

Animal Kingdom is the only park to feature doors on its bathrooms. Why? For security. If there was ever an emergency situation that involved animals getting loose through the facility, guests will have a safe place to hide.

Luckily, the bathroom doors have never been used for this purpose.

Kicket

The biggest hidden Kicket of them all is located in Hollywood Studios.

While it nearly impossible to see while in the park, it can easy be seen overhead on Google Maps.

The Brown Derby and the lake make up his ears.

The Sorcerer’s hat forms his nose, with his face located in the main square in front of the hat.

As it is clear to see, there is a little magic to be found all throughout Walt Disney World.

This world-class theme park seizes to amaze millions of people every single day of the year in an infinite number of ways.

Next time your vacation to Disney World, take a look around and see how many of these interesting facts you can unveil for yourself.

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