Sunday, April 13, 2008


Disney Facts

The names of 2 of the approach procedures that all aircraft follow into their arrival at Orlando International Airport are named GOOFY TWO and MINEE TWO.

The price per mile of monorail track exceeds 5 million dollars.

Space Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain only move at 26 mph.

The same person does the monorail announcements at Disney World and Orlando International Airport.

The monorail system at WDW reaches maximum speed at 45mph, however, the monorail its-self can reach speeds upward of 100 mph.

In the event of a fire in mid-track on a monorail, the driver is supposed to get out of his cab, through the side door, climb onto the roof of the train, and go to each car to help people out. He then takes a rope, which goes over the nose of the monorail, and people climb down, then walk along the track to safety. It takes approximately 35-40 minutes to empty a full (365-body) train.

The monorail pilot will hold up a fist to tell the platforms that the front cab guests will not be getting off. This can only happen on the resort beam, because on Express and EPCOT the guests must get out.

Walt Disney World's Monorail line is 13 miles long and has 12 monorails each carrying 300 people per train.

One day while strolling through the park, Walt Disney saw a Frontierland cowboy walking through Tomorrowland. He then decided that for Disney World that some needs would have to be hidden. Trash, costume characters, etc. had to be out of sight. To do this, each area, section, or ride was first planned out in story boards. Then, the Imagineers constructed models, and viewed them in every angle. To hide the utilities, underground tunnels put in for Walt Disney World. Disney built a nine acre network of tunnels so Cast Members would be able to move around out of the public view.

If you have a Gold Walt Disney World football shaped parking sticker on your car you can enter into any backstage parking area with whomever you want in your car.

Cast Members have the opportunity to purchase all the lost and found goods not collected after a waiting period.

Every Thursday night is Cast Member Night at Pleasure Island. Cast Members are allowed free admission into Pleasure Island.

Go to the Magic Kingdom and ride the Tomorrowland Transit Authority (formerly the WEDWAY Peoplemover). You'll pass a model of a futuristic city. This is an original concept model for a then-future EPCOT Center.

If you're enjoying fresh vegetables at the Garden Grill, Sunshine Season Food Fair, or Coral Reef restaurants, chances are they were grown right in EPCOT. Last year, more than 30 tons of fruits and veggies were harvested from The Land pavilion's greenhouses.

EPCOT can stand for Employee Polyester Costume Of Torture, Every Person Comes Out Tired, Every Parent Caries Out a Toddler, and Every Pocketbook Comes Out Trashed.

For all those who have not been to Disney at least 50 times, (like me), EPCOT stands for Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow.

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