The theme park opened to guest in 2001, at the Disneyland resort in Southern California. Disney World opened on October 1, 1971. Disney World spans thirty nine square miles outside of Orlando Florida. The Walt Disney World Resort includes multiple theme parks like: Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon. The California Scream in is a 6,000 foot long steel roller coaster that takes guest from 0 to 55mph in four seconds! It features a 360 degree loop-de-loop around a shimmering silhouette of Mickey! The Sun Wheel appears to dip people into a lagoon. The illusion was created by building a bunker in the bay that goes below the water level and then placing mirrors so it look like the gondolas go under water.
There are two 6,000 gallon submarine tanks that provide the “bug spray” in the ‘It’s tough to be a bug! Attraction at Disney California Adventure. In addition 70,000 perfume pellets are used to create the stink effect. Disney World itself has over 65,000 employees and more than 8,000 acres are set aside to preserve wildlife! In the early years of Disney the park goers were given tickets labelled A to E to ride the rides. The E rides were considered the best and if you needed more tickets you had to buy them. Disney Worlds Space Mountain was the first enclosed roller coaster in the world! The ride was tested by Russian and American astronauts. The buses in Walt Disney World log a total of 12 million miles a year and there are more than one thousand bus drivers!
There is about four tons of food fed to the animals every day! The Epcot center was originally designed as a model for a Utopian society. Through water conservation Disney World has saved 2.5 billion gallons of water. Waste is treated and used in the park as fertilizer. They have trees growing in greenhouses and so they can be easily replaced. There are more than 20,000 different shades of paint used throughout Disney World! There is only one building to fly a flag in Disney is the Swiss Family Tree House which flies the flag of Switzerland. Cinderella’s Castle is a mere twenty feet shy of being required by the Federal Aviation Administration to have red light on it. The castle spires aren’t really attached to the castle but nearby buildings to appear as part of the castle.