Making Disney Magic
And there’s even more fun facts and statistics when you consider what it takes to keep the magic going at Walt Disney World Resort!
The Walt Disney World Resort fleet of buses totals close to 400, making it larger than the bus fleet operated by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation. Those Disney buses cover a lot of miles each day! Speaking of transportation, the iconic Walt Disney World Monorail trains have logged more than 30 round trips to the moon since their inception in 1971, however the resort’s monorail track is only 14-miles of beams.
And if you’ve ever lost something at Walt Disney World Resort, you aren’t alone! The Lost and Found department says an average of 210 pairs of sunglasses are turned in each day! On an annual basis, they have collected more than 6,000 cell phones and 18,000 hats. Lesson learned here? Hang on to your belongings!
And you think your laundry at home piles up quickly? The team at Walt Disney World Laundry Department are in charge of approximately 285,000 pounds of dirty clothes each day with an average of 30,000 garments washed and dry-cleaned each day.
And the Mouse himself has a lot of clothes too. Mickey Mouse owns more than 136 different outfits with Minnie Mouse owning 100 different combinations of clothes. I hope they have a big closet at their house!
Speaking of clothes, Walt Disney World Resort sells enough Mickey Mouse ears that it could easily lineup enough hats to reach 175 miles! Standard autograph books are also a popular seller. If you stacked the number of books sold annually, it would match the height of 200 Cinderella castles. That’s an incredible stat!
When it comes to yardwork, the Walt Disney World Resort has plenty of it! Nearly 12 percent of Disney property is devoted to landscapes and gardens making up for 4,000 acres of beautified property. Three million bedding plants and annuals are planted each year with an astonishing 13,000 roses and 200 topiaries are planted throughout Walt Disney World. The horticulture department mows more than 2,000 acres of grass each year! So, no more complaining about having to mow your own grass at home.
And finally, if you’ve ever stopped to have a PhotoPass picture taken, you are one of the approximately 100,000 guests combined over the four parks that stop for a quick picture each day. This alone makes the Disney theme parks one of the most photographed places in the United States!