1. Walt and Roy Disney formed Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio in 1923. In 1926, the name was changed to Walt Disney Studio.
  2. "Mortimer Mouse" was the original name of Mickey Mouse before Walt Disney's wife, Lillian, convinced him to change it.
  3. The first animated film to star Mickey Mouse appeared in 1928 at the Colony Theatre in New York.
  4. The First Disneyland Admission Ticket Ever Sold was purchased for US$1 in 1955.
  5. Covering nearly 40 square miles, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is about the size of San Francisco or two Manhattan islands.
  6. Tokyo Disneyland was the first Disney theme park outside of the U.S. It was opened in April 1983.
  7. Walt Disney borrowed most of the US$1.5 million needed to make Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It took 3 years to complete and became the highest-grossing sound film of its time.
  8. Every year, Walt Disney World's "Lost and Found" collects more than 6,000 cell phones, 3,500 digital cameras, and 18,000 hats.
  9. Disney owns 80% of ESPN.
  10. Until the year 2000, Disney theme park workers were forbidden from growing facial hair.
  11. The production of Disney's film Tangled was more expensive than Avatar's production.
  12. When Disney released "Princess and the Frog" in 2009, 50 children in the U.S. were hospitalized with salmonella from kissing frogs.
  13. Doritos was originally born from the tortillas leftovers at Disneyland.
  14. Pluto, Mickey Mouse's dog, was named after the planet, not the other way around.
  15. Disney has credited their coffee guy in 8 of their films, including Zootopia and Frozen.
  16. Disney was sued by a biologist for defaming the character of hyenas in The Lion King.
  17. Disney makes twice as much money from their theme parks than what they make from their actual movies.
  18. 3.4 million copies of the animated Disney movie, The Rescuers, was recalled in 1999 because it contained two frames where there was a naked woman in the background.
  19. Disney World is the second-largest purchaser of explosives in the United States, the first being the U.S. Department of Defense.
  20. Disneyland serves 2.8 million churros every year.
  21. Disney quietly cut ties with McDonalds in 2006 so as not to be associated with childhood obesity.
  22. A Huntington Beach resident has visited the parks of the Disneyland Resort every day since January 1, 2012, marking his 2,000th consecutive visit in 2017.
  23. Selfie sticks are banned from all Disney theme parks.
  24. When President Harry S. Truman visited Disneyland in 1957, he refused to come aboard the popular Dumbo attraction. Truman, a Democrat, didn't want to be seen riding in the symbol of the Republican Party.
  25. Dumbo was the first Disney animated feature set in America.
  26. In 2013, Disney tried to trademark the phrase “Día de Los Muertos,” a Mexican holiday.
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