160 Amazing Disney Facts and Statistics (February 2017)

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Looking for Disney facts and statistics? Look no further. Here are more than you will ever need to know!

It all started in 1923, when a bankrupt young animator moved out from Kansas City to Hollywood to join his brother to form a small cartoon studio. Never in his wildest dreams, could Walt Disney have imagined his new venture would become the international entertainment and media phenomenon it is today, bringing in tens of billions of dollars in revenue annually.

So just how big has Disney become after all these years? Here are 160 of the more interesting Disney fun facts and statistics I was able to dig up recently. There is sure to be more than a few things about Disney here that you didn’t know. As always, I will be adding more and updating these periodically as I find new stuff. Be sure to check back regularly.

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Please note that some of these Disney fun facts are easier to find than others, so some of these are based on news reports and not official company tallies. All stats are linked to their source unless it was sent to me directly from the company. No stat listed should be considered in making any type of investment decision. In other words: This is the best I can find, but I don’t guarantee anything.

Disney Facts and Statistics

Year of the founding of The Walt Disney Company:


First appearance of Mickey Mouse:

Steamboat Willie in 1928

What year did Disneyland open:


What year did Disney World open:


What year did Epcot open:


What year did Disneyland Paris open:

1992 (as Euro Disney Resort)

What year did Hong Kong Disneyland open:


What year did Tokyo Disney Resort open:


What year did Shanghai Disney Resort open:


Year the Disney Channel began broadcasting:


 Year that the first Disney Store opened:


Year that Disney merged with ABC:


Year that Disney purchased Pixar:


Amount Disney paid for Pixar:

$7.4 billion

Year that Disney purchased Marvel:


Amount Disney paid for Marvel Entertainment:

$4 billion

Year the Disney purchased Lucasfilm (Star Wars):


Amount Disney paid for Lucasfilm (Star Wars):

$4 billion

Estimated projected amount Star Wars is worth to Disney:

$10 billion

Number of times the Disney Tsum Tsum mobile puzzle game has been downloaded:

60 million downloads

Last updated 6/17/16

Amount Disney reportedly purchased a stake in BAMTech for:

$1 billion

Amount of stake in BAMTech that Disney purchased:


Number of Disney stores in North America:

220 stores

Last updated 10/3/15

Number of Disney stores in Europe:

74 stores

Last updated 10/3/15

Number of Disney stores in Japan:

47 stores

Last updated 10/3/15

Number of Disney stores in China:


Last updated 10/3/15

Number of Disney employees:


Last updated 10/3/15


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