Facts About Walt Disney

Good to Know

Some things aren’t just fun facts, but also useful tidbits of information to naga4d have as you prepare for your trip.

1. You can’t buy gum anywhere in Walt Disney World. Not in the parks, hotels, or other venues owned by Disney. They banned its sale many years ago to make the parks naga4d cleaner. You can chew your own, though. 

2. Disney doesn’t often close its doors, which is why the Covid closures were so dramatic for Disney fans. Before the pandemic, Walt Disney World only closed three times: once in 1999 for Hurricane Floyd, once on September 11, 2001, and the last during a massive power outage.

3. In response to growing concerns about corporate impacts on the environment, the Disney Company bought about 12,000 acres of wetlands 15 miles south of their property and turned it into a preserve in an effort to offset some of the detrimental effects of the parks.

4. Did you know that you can go camping on Walt Disney property? Disney’s Fort Wilderness campgrounds have hundreds of sites on their 750-foot property. Camping enthusiasts rave about the wildlife and natural beauty, as well as the abundance of activities at Fort Wilderness.

5. Disney has a lot of control over Walt Disney World. The company formed the Reedy Creek Improvement District, which is a special taxing district across two different Florida counties. After grappling with too much local government involvement in Disneyland, located in Anaheim, Walt did this on purpose.

6. When Walt envisioned his Florida project, he wanted what he reddoortavern.com didn’t have in California: space to expand. Even today, the Disney company owns acres and acres of undeveloped land, so they can keep on growing.

7. Going to Walt Disney World is a celebration by itself, but if you’re celebrating a special occasion–a birthday, an anniversary, a graduation, or anything else–stop by guest relations and pick up a button to let everyone know. You’ll get congratulations and well wishes everywhere you go!

8. Don’t pay for water! Any quick-serve restaurant will give you a cup of delicious ice water for free. Be sure to stay well-hydrated throughout your visit to make the most of your time.