600 Disney Facts and Stats for 2024 | By the Numbers

Last Updated on: December 27th, 2023

Looking for Interesting Disney Facts, Trivia and Stats? 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 Stats

How many employees does Disney have?

190,000 cast members (80% full time; 15% part time; 5% seasonal) (FY 2021)

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?


How many Disney resorts are there in the world?

51 (2017)

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

$15 billion (2017)

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

60 million downloads (2016)

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 (2016)

Number of Disney stores in Europe:

78 stores (2016)

Number of Disney stores in Japan:

48 stores (2016)

Number of Disney stores in China:

1 (2016)

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
  • 2000–2020: Robert A. Iger
  • 2020-2022 Bob Chapek
  • 2022-Present: Robert A. Iger

Disney Facts and Stats 2024

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:


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.

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:


When did Walt Disney die?

December 15, 1966

How old was Walt Disney when he died?

65 years old

How did Walt Disney die?

Lung Cancer

Who ran Disney after Walt died?

His brother Roy assumed control of the company for 5 years until his death in 1971.

Where is Walt Disney’s grave?

Forest Lawn, CA

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


Walt Disney Imagineering Statistics:

Walt Disney Imagineering was actually originally named WED Enterprises

Number of Walt Disney Imagineering employees:

1,700 Imagineers (2017)

Number of Disney Imagineering patents:

more than 100 patents (2017)

Number of original pieces of art that Disney Imagineering maintains:

more than 125,000 (2017)

Number of photographs that Disney Imagineering maintains:

3 million (2017)

Disney Facts and Stats 2024

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    About the Author

    Craig Smith
    I am founder and editor of DisneyNews.us. My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back to my first trip to Walt Disney World in the mid-80's. I have since returned to the magical place more than 20 times. I started this site when I came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching Disney content with my 8-year old, so it made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it. Other interests include 80's nostalgia, vintage toys, video games, LEGO, Star Wars and tech gadgets. Other sites include DMR and VideoGamesStats.com.