560 Interesting Disney Facts, Trivia and Statistics (November 2017)

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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 175 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. 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 fun facts and trivia 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

Year of the founding of The Walt Disney Company:


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

What year did Disney purchase Star Wars (Lucasfilm)?


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?


Last updated 6/16/17

How many Disney resorts are there in the world?


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:


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:


Last updated 10/1/16

How many Disney employees are there?

195,000 cast members

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 W. 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

When was Walt Disney’s first Academy Award?

1932 (Flowers and Trees)

How many Academy Awards did Walt Disney win personally?


Walt Disney was the voice of Mickey Mouse until 1947.

When did Walt Disney die?

December 15, 1966

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

Mickey Mouse Facts

First appearance of Mickey Mouse:

Steamboat Willie in 1928

When did Mickey Mouse make his debut?

November 18, 1928

What was Mickey Mouse’s original name supposed to be?

Mortimer Mouse

Mickey Mouse got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 18, 1978. (his 50th birthday)

Are Mickey and Minnie Mouse actually married?


After 1928, Walt Disney didnt really do much animating, including drawing Mickey Mouse.

Disney Facts Translations:

Note: This is done so non-English searchers will find these helpful Disney facts and statistics. I use Google for translations and apologize in advance for any unintended errors:

  • Arabic: حقائق ديزني
  • Chinese (Traditional):  迪士尼事實
  • French: Faits de Disney
  • German: Disney Fakten
  • Hindi: डिज़नी तथ्यों
  • Italian: Fatti di Disney
  • Japanese: ディズニーの事実
  • Russian: Факты Диснея
  • Spanish: Datos de Disney

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