15 Insider Facts About Disney World

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Disney World is full of secrets and wonders that are not always visible to the public. Whether you are a seasoned expert or a first-time visitor, learning some cool facts about the park can make your experience even more enchanting. Come look at 15 cool facts that only insiders know.

The Secret Suite

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Did you know that there’s a secret suite inside Cinderella Castle? It’s an exclusive accommodation for special guests and contest winners. Decorated with opulent furnishings fit for royalty, the place is a dream come true for those lucky enough to stay.

Hidden Mickeys Galore

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Disney Imagineers love to hide Mickey Mouse silhouettes, known as Hidden Mickeys, throughout the map. Whether it’s subtle shapes in ride designs or intricate formations in landscaping, spotting these hidden gems adds a fun element to your trip.

Utilidors Beneath Magic Kingdom

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Beneath the Magic Kingdom’s bustling streets lies a network of utilidors – underground tunnels that allow cast members to move between different areas without disrupting the glamor above ground. This behind-the-scenes infrastructure keeps the park running smoothly.

Trash Can Placement

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Have you ever noticed how you’re only 30 steps away from a trash can? That’s by design. Disney’s meticulous planning ensures guests can quickly dispose of their trash without detracting from the immersive experience.

EPCOT’s Original Concept

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When Walt first conceived EPCOT, it was meant to be a utopian city where residents would live, work, and play. While the concept evolved into the EPCOT we know today, remnants of Walt’s original vision can still be seen all over.

Club 33

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Tucked away in the heart of Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland is Club 33, an exclusive members-only club. Initially created for Disneyland, Club 33 has a sister location in Disney World, offering signees a luxurious retreat complete with fine dining and impeccable service.

The Infamous Purple Wall

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Many Instagrammers will be familiar with the iconic Purple Wall in Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland. Many didn’t know that the wall was originally just a nondescript backdrop until social media users turned it into a must-visit photo spot.

Haunted Mansion Pet Cemetery

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As you exit the Haunted Mansion attraction, take a moment to explore the pet cemetery located just outside. Here, you’ll find humorous epitaphs dedicated to the dearly departed animal companions of the mansion’s ghostly residents.

The Apartment Above the Firehouse 

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Main Street, U.S.A., in Magic Kingdom, is home to a quaint firehouse with a secret above it – Mr. Disney’s private apartment. Though it’s no longer in use, the apartment remains preserved as a tribute to the man behind the glory.

The Keys to the Kingdom Tour

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Consider going on this tour for a unique behind-the-scenes look at the attraction. This immersive experience grants guests access to backstage areas, hidden details, and insider information about the park’s operations.

The Voices Behind the Magic

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Many of the attractions feature distinctive narration or character voices. You may not know that some of these voices belong to Disney Imagineers or celebrities, adding a layer of star power to the experience.

The Liberty Square Riverboat 

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When you take a slow ride around Tom Sawyer Island on the Liberty Square Riverboat, you’ll notice that the water is only 6 feet deep. However, clever design tricks create the illusion of a much larger body of water.

The Underground Jail

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Inside Magic Kingdom’s Pirates of the Caribbean attraction, look for the jail scene featuring a skeletal prisoner reaching for the keys. Legend has it that the keys in the scene are the actual ones to the ride, a nod to Imagineers’ attention to detail.

Cast Member Costumes

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The theme park’s cast doesn’t just wear uniforms – they wear carefully crafted costumes designed to match the theme of their respective lands or attractions. These costumes play a pivotal role in maintaining the immersive atmosphere of the park.

The Legacy of Walt Disney 


Perhaps Walt’s greatest secret is his enduring legacy. His vision, creativity, and passion for storytelling continue to inspire generations of fans and cast, ensuring that the vision of Disney World lives on.


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