100 Amazing Walt Disney World Facts and Statistics (August 2017)


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.

Magic Kingdom attendance total for 2015:

20.5 million people visited the Magic Kingdom in 2015

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Epcot attendance total for 2015:

11.8 million people visited Epcot in 2015

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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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Cost to implement the Disney Magic Band system:

$1 billion


Amount of time it took Disney to build Disney World:

52 months of construction


Size of Disney’s Hollywood Studios Star Wars Land:

14 acres


Size of Disney’s Hollywood Studios Toy Story Land:

11 acres


Walt Disney World’s annual payroll:

$2 billion

Last updated 6/12/17


Amount Disney paid in state and local taxes Disney paid for Walt Disney World in 2016:

$621.1 million


Epcot stands for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow and was originally supposed to be an actual city.


Amount an adult admission to Disney World cost when it first opened was $3.50 and now goes for a cool $116


First movie to be filmed at Disney’s Hollywood Studios:

Ernest Saves Christmas


If you placed all the ketchup packets that Disney World guests consume in one year, end-to-end, it would span from the Magic Kingdom to Minneapolis, Minnesota


There is NO gum sold in Disney parks.


The Splash Mountain ride at Disney World is based on the movie “Song of the South,” which you cannot buy on DVD due to its controversial content.


Number of pizzas served at Epcot’s Via Napoli all time:

1 million

Last updated 5/24/16


Height of Disney Animal Kingdom’s Tree of Life:

145 ft tall 


Number of animal species at Disney’s Animal Kingdom:

more than 300

Last updated 10/1/16

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