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14 Bizarre Facts That You May Not Know About Walt Disney World

1) Disney-Speak Walt Disney World is all about magic, and Cast Members are not supposed to interrupt that illusion. That is why there is a set of codes that they will use to communicate with each other that most guests will ignore. “Code V” means that there is vomit that needs to be dealt with. “Signal 25” informs Cast Members ...

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14 Bizarre Facts That You May Not Know About Walt Disney World

2) Opening Day Attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Disney’s Hollywood Studios opened on May 1, 1989. The name at the time was Disney-MGM Studios. The name isn’t the only thing that has changed. With the closure of The Great Movie Ride on August 13, 2017, the last opening day attraction is now gone. The other opening day attractions included The ...

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14 Bizarre Facts That You May Not Know About Walt Disney World

3) Andy’s Coming! If you’ve seen any of the Toy Story movies, you no doubt remember that the toys would drop to the ground if a human was approaching. Often a toy would yell “Andy’s coming” and everyone would immediately fall. It used to be the practice that the Toy Story characters would do that at the Disney parks, but ...

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14 Bizarre Facts That You May Not Know About Walt Disney World

4) Three Water Parks Walt Disney World is home to two of the most popular water parks on the planet. Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park opened in 1989, and Disney’s Blizzard Beach followed in 1995. Before either park opened there was another water park at Walt Disney World. Disney’s River Country opened in 1976. It was located near the Magic ...

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14 Bizarre Facts That You May Not Know About Walt Disney World

5) Room at World Showcase World Showcase is huge. A walk around World Showcase Lagoon is approximately 1.2 miles, and that doesn’t include taking the time to explore any of the 11 countries. The last country added was Norway, and that was in 1988. People assume that the reason why no new countries have been added since is because there ...

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14 Bizarre Facts That You May Not Know About Walt Disney World

6) Disney College Program Most Walt Disney World Cast Members wear name tags that have their first names and their hometowns. Sometimes, you’ll see someone who has the name of a college or university instead of a hometown. These aren’t just Cast Members who are proud of their colleges (although many of them are), they are members of the Disney ...

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14 Bizarre Facts That You May Not Know About Walt Disney World

7) Beastly Kingdom Ever wonder why there is a Unicorn Parking Lot at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, or think a dragon in the park’s logo seems a little bit out of place? Those are both nods to the land that never was. When Disney’s Animal Kingdom was in the planning stages, there was supposed to be a land known as Beastly ...

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14 Bizarre Facts That You May Not Know About Walt Disney World

8) Utilidors Ever wonder why you don’t see a Cast Member from Adventureland walking across Tomorrowland? That’s because most of the Magic Kingdom is built on the second story level. The water level in Central Florida is too high to be able to have underground tunnels, so the park was built up higher instead. The first level is known as ...

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