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Some fun Disney facts

Pretty much everyone loves Disney. So, why not look at some interesting facts about the much-loved company? Here are a few facts, listed below. Some, you may already know, but some may come as a complete surprise.

1. “Mortimer Mouse” was the original name of “Mickey Mouse”. Walt Disney’s wife, Lillian, managed to convince him to change it.

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2. The first animated film that starred Mickey Mouse appeared in 1928 at the Colony Theatre in New York.

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3. Walt Disney World Resort in Florida covers nearly 40 square miles. That’s roughly the size of San Fransisco, or two Manhattan Islands.

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4. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – the first Disney movie – took 3 years to complete and became highest grossing sound film of its time.

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5. Every year, Walt Disney World’s “Lost and Found” collects more than 6,000 phones, 3,500 cameras and 18,000 hats. Wow!

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6. Until the year 2000, Disney theme park workers were forbidden from growing facial hair. *cries*.

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7. The production of Tangled was more expensive than Avatar’s production.

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8. When Princess and the Frog was released back in 2009, 50 children in the U.S. were hospitalized with salmonella from kissing frogs. Ew!

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9. Doritos were originally born from tortilla leftovers at Disneyland.

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10. Pluto was named after the planet – not the other way around!

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11. Disney makes twice as much money from their theme parks than what they make from their actual movies.

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12. The sorcerer in Fantasia is called “Yen Sid”. Try saying it backwards; it might sound familiar.

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I hope you all found these facts interesting and hopefully learnt something new!

 

(I do not own any of these images, they belong to Disney)

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A 19-year-old girl from The Valleys, who's obsessed with Disney.

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