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    Ever wondered....?

    Ever wondered how many species of plants at the park, or how many gallons of paint used each year to keep the attractions and buildings looking fresh? Well I found this cool website that has this very interesting fun facts about how much stuff they use in the parks to keep the wonderful magic going.

    • 515 million: Number of guests the park has welcomed since it opened.
    • 26 million: Hand towels used in Disneyland's restrooms during the year.
    • 13.3 million: Guests welcomed last year, making it the second-most-visited theme park in the country. Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Fla., was No. 1, with 15.1 million.
    • 4 million: Hamburgers sold at the park each year.
    • 3.2 million: Servings of ice cream sold at the park each year.
    • 3.1 million: Amount of cardboard in pounds that the park recycles during a year.
    • 2 million: Phone calls the park receives during a typical year. The most frequently called individual is Mickey Mouse. The most frequently asked questions other than the ones answered by the recorded information line relate to merchandise and collectibles.
    • 1.6 million: Hot dogs sold at the park each year.
    • 1 million: Annuals planted each year throughout the park.
    • 500,000: Pieces in the Disneyland costume inventory. A new costume takes from eight months to a year to produce.
    • 100,000: Light bulbs used throughout the park, including 11,000 "rim lights" that outline the buildings on Main Street, U.S.A.
    • 75,000: Performances by the Disneyland Marching Band during the last 50 years.
    • 21,000-plus: Cast members (employees) at Disneyland Resort.
    • 10,250: Guest parking spots.
    • 5,000: The minimum number of gallons of paint used each year to keep the attractions and buildings looking fresh.
    • 5,000: Trees throughout the park. They range in size from the 1-foot dwarf spruce in Storybook Land to the 75-foot-tall eucalyptus trees along the park's perimeter.
    • 1,000: Brooms used by park employees each year. They also go through 3,000 mops and 500 dust pans.
    • 800: Species of plants at the park, which come from more than 40 nations.
    • 87: Hotel and motel rooms in Anaheim in 1955. Today, there are more than 18,000 rooms at 150 hotels and motels.
    • 85: The size of the theme park, in acres.
    • 60-plus: Attractions and adventures at the theme park today.
    • 34: Restaurants in Anaheim in 1955. There are more than 450 today.
    • 30: The amount in tons of trash collected in the park during a busy day.
    • 18: Attractions available on opening day.
    • 9: The number of times the Mickey Mouse flower "portrait," located at the main entrance, is replanted each year.
    • 8: The number of themed lands. They are: Adventureland, Critter Country, Fantasyland, Frontierland, Main Street, Mickey's Toontown, Tomorrowland and New Orleans Square.
    • $2.37: Average per-guest spending during the first year for parking, admission, rides and souvenirs.
    I don't know the date this was made but I thought it was interesting enough to share.

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    Re: Ever wondered....?

    It needs something cheesy at the end such as...

    * 1: The number of theme parks Walt Disney created.

    Something like that. Thanks for posting this!


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    Re: Ever wondered....?

    Interesting! The .2 million servings of ice cream were mine.

    Side note: I'd debate the 34 restaurants in Anaheim in 1955. It would be generous to say 10. Had to go to Whittier or Lakewood for just about everything.

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    Re: Ever wondered....?

    Quote Originally Posted by Datameister View Post
    It needs something cheesy at the end such as...

    * 1: The number of theme parks Walt Disney created.

    Something like that. Thanks for posting this!
    Very creative Datameister!

    Thanks disneyfan_87 for sharing with us! Those are some interesting facts.

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    Re: Ever wondered....?

    Some of those numbers are mind boggling!!!
    Great find, very interesting!!

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    Re: Ever wondered....?

    Thanks for sharing! I love fun facts.
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