Disney World in Orlando took about three years to build from 1967 to 1971 and attracts more than 17 million visitors anually. It features The Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom.
- Walt Disney died of cancer in 1966, before they even broke ground on Disney World.
- Walt Disney holds the record for having the most number of Oscars at 22.
- After 9/11, the F.A.A. put a 3-mile flight restriction around Cinderella’s castle. The Twin Towers, Pentagon, The White House, then a fairy tale castle. Anyway, that’s the order it would have happened if the terrorists’ had their way. It CAN hold up to six people, so at least there’s that.
- A boy loved the ride so much that his family members emptied an urn of his ashes while on the Haunted Mansion. The ride was then shut down to clean up the mess.
- There have been several deaths at the park like Goofy being run over during the afternoon parade in 2004 or when a 37-year-old man tried to exit Splash Mountain but was hit by a ride vehicle.
- A woman filed a lawsuit in 2010 when Donald Duck groped her. The company decided to settle out of court when they found out her lawsuit was based on reports filed since 2004 where costume characters have committed 24 similar “alleged” acts on visitors of the park. Apparently money CAN cure “distress, acute anxiety, headaches, nightmares and flashbacks” sustained from sexually frustrated cartoon characters. Who would have thought?
- While most molestations by characters apparently go unnoticed, the same cannot be said when it happens in reverse. In 2009 a 60-year-old man tried to feel up Minnie Mouse and was convicted of misdemeanor battery.