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Disney Fun facts – Part 3
Here are some more of the less well known facts and figures about Walt Disney World.
The DNA Tower at the entrance to Epcot Wonders of Life pavilion is 5.5 billion times actual size - perfect for a human 6 million miles tall!!
The fountain at Epcot Innoventions Plaza can shoot water 150 feet in the air - within 30 feet of the top of Spaceship Earth. If all of the shooters were fired at once, there would be 2,000 gallons of water in the air.
More than 26,000 feet of lights outline the Epcot World Showcase pavilions - a string long enough to stretch across the Golden Gate Bridge more than six times.
Spaceship Earth at Epcot is the tallest attraction at Walt Disney World Resort. The giant Sorcerer Mickey hand and wand make the attraction approximately 240 feet at its highest point. It tops The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at the Disney Hollywood Studios (199 feet), the Magic Kingdom's Cinderella Castle (185 feet) and The Tree of Life at Disney's Animal Kingdom (145 feet).
Disney's Animal Kingdom encompasses 500 acres, the company's largest theme park to date. The centrepiece is The Tree of Life, 14 stories high and 50 feet wide at its trunk.
It would take more than 20 million cans of Coca-Cola to fill one of the enormous Coke cups at the Home-Run Hotel in Disney's All-Star Sports Resort.
It would take nearly 9.5 million tennis balls to fill one of the tennis ball cans at Center Court Hotel in Disney's All-Star Sports Resort. That's enough to stretch from Walt Disney World Resort to Key West.
Stormalong Bay, Disney's Beach Club Resort swimming area, holds 750,000 gallons of water, making it the largest sand-bottom pool in the world.
If you wanted to stay in all the guestrooms in all of the hotels and resorts currently open on Walt Disney World property (at a rate of one per night) it would take more than 72 years.
50,000 sprinkler heads and 2,000 miles of irrigation pipe are needed to water more than 3,500 acres of landscaping at Walt Disney World Resort. Since 1971, more than 100,000 trees and 2 million shrubs have been planted.
Each year a horticulture staff of more than 600, plants 3 million bedding plants and annuals, and maintains millions of other plants including more than 2 million shrubs, 13,000 roses and 200 or so topiary.
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Page added on: 30 August 2006
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