90 Amazing Walt Disney World Facts and Statistics (June 2017)


Walt Disney World Facts and Statistics

With over 40 million annual guests and tens of thousands of acres dedicated to its four theme parks, two water parks, gigantic retail complex, athletic complex and dozens of hotels, there is much that can be measured about Walt Disney World Resort. Disney World’s history is rich and there are so many interesting aspects of the resort that can be studied and measured after 45 years of operation.

Walt Disney World Facts and Statistics

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Here are 80 of the more interesting Walt Disney World Fun Facts and Statistics I was able to dig up. There are sure to be a few fun facts about Disney World in here that you didn’t already 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 numbers 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 here 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.

Walt Disney World Facts and Statistics

When did Disney World open:

1971

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How old is Disney World:

46 years old

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What year did Epcot open:

1982

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What year did Disney’s Hollywood Studios open:

1989

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What year did Disney’s Animal Kingdom open:

1998

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What year did Blizzard Beach open:

1995

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What year did Typhoon Lagoon open:

1989

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What year did Disney Springs (as Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village) open:

1975

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Where is Disney World:

Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista, Florida

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The estimated annual attendance for the Walt Disney World Resort:

48 million guests

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Number of Disney World hotels owned by Disney:

18

Last updated 10/1/16

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Number of campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness:

800 campsites

Last updated 10/1/16

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Number of hotel rooms throughout Disney World properties:

23,000 rooms

Last updated 10/1/16

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Number of hotels on Disney World property that aren’t owned by Disney:

9

Last updated 10/1/16

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Number of hotel rooms in hotels on Disney World property that aren’t owned by Disney:

6,000 rooms

Last updated 10/1/16

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How big is Walt Disney World Resort:

25,000 acres

Last updated 10/1/16

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Amount of land that Walt Disney originally purchased for Disney World:

43 square miles

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Number of people (cast members) Disney employs to work at Disney World:

70,000 cast members

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Magic Kingdom attendance total or 2015:

20.5 million

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Epcot attendance total for 2015:

11.8 million

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom attendance total for 2015:

10.9 million

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios attendance total for 2015:

10.8 million

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Number of Disney World guests that have used MagicBands:

29 million

Last updated 6/12/17


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