600 Interesting Disney Facts and Stats (2019) | By the Numbers

Looking for Interesting Disney Facts, Trivia 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. For as much of a visionary as he was known to be, 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 over 500 of the more interesting Disney facts and statistics I was able to dig up recently. As this list has grown significantly in the year or so that I have been publishing it, I have begun to break out separate pages for groups of stats. You can find each of these new Disney facts and stats pages linked below in the table of contents.

There is sure to be more than a few things about Disney here that you didn’t know and even more that your friends won’t know, so consider this your little Disney trivia cheat sheet. As always, I will be adding more and updating these periodically as I find new stuff. Be sure to check back regularly.

Table of Contents:

Please note that some of these Disney 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, Trivia and Statistics

How many employees does Disney have?

195,000 cast members

Last updated 10/1/16


Amount Disney paid for Pixar:

$7.4 billion


Year that Disney purchased Marvel:

2009


Amount Disney paid for Marvel Entertainment:

$4 billion


What year did Disney purchase Star Wars (Lucasfilm)?

2012


How much did Disney pay for Star Wars (Lucasfilm)?

$4 billion


Estimated projected amount Star Wars is worth to Disney:

$10 billion


How many Disney Parks are there in the world?

12

Last updated 6/16/17


How many Disney resorts are there in the world?

51

Last updated 6/16/17


Amount that Walt Disney Parks and Resorts has invested in park expansions over the past 5 years:

$15 billion

Last updated 6/16/17


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:

33%


Number of Disney stores in North America:

223 stores

Last updated 10/1/16


Number of Disney stores in Europe:

78 stores

Last updated 10/1/16


Number of Disney stores in Japan:

48 stores

Last updated 10/1/16


Number of Disney stores in China:

1

Last updated 10/1/16


List of Disney Presidents:

  • 1923–1966: Walt Disney
  • 1966–1971: Roy O. Disney
  • 1971–1972: Donn Tatum
  • 1972–1977: E. Cardon Walker
  • 1977–1984: Ron Miller
  • 1984–1994: Frank Wells
  • 1994–1997: Michael Ovitz
  • 1997–2000: Michael Eisner
  • 2000–present: Robert A. Iger

Walt Disney Facts

When was Walt Disney born?

December 5, 1901


Where was Walt Disney Born?

Chicago, Illinois


Where did Walt Disney grow up?

Marceline, Missouri


Who were Walt Disney’s parents?

Elias and Flora Disney


Did Walt Disney have siblings?

Yes, 4 (Herbert, Roy, Raymond and Ruth)


Who did Walt Disney marry?

Lillian Marie Bounds (1899-1997)


Did Walt Disney have kids?

Yes, Diane Disney Miller (1933-2013) and Sharon Mae Disney (adopted) (1936-1993)


What was the name of Walt Disney’s first company?

Laugh-O-Gram Studios


Year that Walt Disney moved to Hollywood:

1923


When was Walt Disney’s first Academy Award?

1932 (Flowers and Trees)


How many Academy Awards did Walt Disney win personally?

32


Walt Disney was the voice of Mickey Mouse until 1947.


Walt Disney was inducted to the Hollywood Walk of fame in 1960.


Last movies Walt Disney was directly involved in production of:

The Jungle Book and The Happiest Millionaire


Number of feature films Walt Disney was directly involved in:

81


When did Walt Disney die?

December 15, 1966


How did Walt Disney die?

Lung Cancer


Two of Walt Disney’s last written words were “Kurt Russell.”


Disney Resort Statistics

Total attendance for all Walt Disney parks in 2015:

137.9 million


Total attendance for all Walt Disney parks in 2014:

134.3 million


Number of Disney World hotels owned by Disney:

18

Last updated 10/3/15


Number of campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness:

800 campsites

Last updated 10/3/15


Disneyland Paris attendance total for 2015:

10.4 million


 Tokyo Disneyland attendance total for 2014:

17.3 million


Tokyo DisneySea attendance total for 2014:

14.1 million


Disneyland Paris attendance total for 2014:

9.9 million


Walt Disney Imagineering Statistics:

Walt Disney Imagineering was actually originally named WED Enterprises


Number of Walt Disney Imagineering employees:

1,700 Imagineers

Last updated 8/16/17


Number of Disney Imagineering patents:

more than 100 patents

Last updated 8/16/17


Number of original pieces of art that Disney Imagineering maintains:

more than 125,000

Last updated 8/16/17


Number of photographs that Disney Imagineering maintains:

3 million

Last updated 8/16/17

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