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10 Facts About Disney You Didn’t Know

10 Facts About Disney You Didn’t Know

Who was the inspiration for Ariel and Belle?

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They're based on real-life model Sherri Stoner. The diminutive inspiration for two of Disney's hottest chicks was also a writer and producer for animations including Animaniacs and Caspar the Friendly Ghost.

Main Street is based on 1910 America,

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While Tomorrowland was designed to represent 1986 - both were chosen because they were Halley's Comet years.

Adults have misplaced an estimated 1.65 million pairs of glasses since 1971.

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Every year, the park finds an average of 6,000 cellphones, 3,500 digital cameras and 18,000 hats.

Disney World was evacuated on September 11, 2001 in just 30 minutes.

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They then worked through the night to erect the Fourth of July decorations, so it could reopen the following day with an air of national solidarity.

How long would it take to sleep in every room at Disney?

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It would take 68 years to sleep in every single room at Disney World.

Walt's final words - written rather than spoken - were, rather cryptic

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'Kurt Russell'. No one, including the actor himself, has any idea why.

Like air stewardesses, Disney Princesses have to fit a certain body type to work at the parks.

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While princesses are between 5'4" and 5'7". You need to be a real spring chicken: 27 is considered over the hill.

With about 78 million sold, Mickey Mouse ears are one of the most popular souvenirs from Disney.

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Names can be embroidered on the back, but you can't get the name of a famous person, sports team, corporation, or personal business.

Disney World is second only to the US Military when it comes to purchasing explosives in the United States.

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We're pretty sure it's for the nightly fireworks rather than a plot to take over the world though.

While there's an urban legend that curvaceous fairy Tinkerbell was based on Marilyn Monroe

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In fact the tempestuous blonde was modeled after actress Margaret Kerry, who had to pantomime around a sound stage for the role.

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