Walt Disney has brought joy to many of us as both children and adults. But how much do you know about the parks that exist all over the world? Read through the article below and see if you can answer the true or false questions afterwards.
Lesson by Craoline Devane
It's Not a Small World, after all...covering 40 square miles, Walt Disney World Resort is about the size of San Francisco or two Manhattan islands. Of the more than 25,000 acres, less than 35 percent has been developed with a quarter designated as a wilderness preserve.
A Cast of Thousands...around 62,000 to be more precise. That's how many people it takes to create the magic at the Vacation Kingdom. Not surprisingly, Walt Disney World Resort is the largest single-site employer in the United States.
What the Well-Dressed Mouse Will Be Wearing...depends entirely on the occasion. Mickey Mouse himself has more than 290 different sets of duds, ranging from a scuba suit to a tuxedo. Minnie Mouse's wardrobe contains more than 200 outfits, including everything from a cheerleader ensemble to evening gowns.
I'm Dreaming of a "Green" Christmas...The 1,500 Christmas trees at Walt Disney World Resort won't be the only "green" holiday delights this season as each Walt Disney World resort hotel will glow with new "conservation" lighting - more than 700,000 LED lights in all. String the bulbs end to end and the strand would stretch for 96 miles or light the path from Jacksonville to Orlando, all while using 1/10th of the power of traditional incandescent bulbs.
Who's Still Thirsty?...More than 75 million Cokes are consumed each year at Walt Disney World Resort along with 13 million bottles of water. Guests also gobble 10 million hamburgers, 6 million hot dogs, 9 million pounds of French fries and more than 300,000 pounds of popcorn.
Gone But Not Forgotten...Walt Disney World Lost and Found is one busy place. Every day an average of 210 pairs of sunglasses are turned in and, since 1971, an estimated 1.65 million pairs of glasses have found their way into the "lost" bin. On an annual basis, Lost and Found cast members collect more than 6,000 cell phones, 3,500 digital cameras, 18,000 hats and 7,500 autograph books.
Strings 'n Things...Disney's only full-time harpist entertains diners at Victoria & Albert's, a grand dining experience at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.
Bloomin' Beauty...Nearly 12 percent of Walt Disney World property - an area equivalent to nearly 3,000 football fields - is devoted to gardens and maintained landscapes. That's 4,000 acres worth of beauty.
Are the following statements true or false?