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19 Completely Insane Facts About Disney Parks You Didn’t Know Till Now

Did you know Doritos were invented inside Disneyland?

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We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the most insane facts they know about Disney Parks. Here are the best of the best results:

1. Disney purchases more explosives than any other entity in the United States besides the Department of Defense — but don't worry, they're mostly fireworks. 🎇


4. Several Disney parks have underground tunnels that keep park operations, like trash removal and cast member transportation, hidden from parkgoers.

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The tunnels allow cast members to get to and from their assigned attraction or land without crossing into other lands and ruining the ~immersive~ feel.


5. Installing the Presidential Seal in the Hall of Presidents required a literal act of Congress. Plus, it's the only place the carpet seal exists other than the White House and the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia.


9. And speaking of hurricanes, Cinderella's Castle at Magic Kingdom has a steel frame and thick concrete walls that allow it to withstand wind gusts of up to 125 miles per hour.

10. The castle, however, is shorter than it appears: Imagineers used increasingly smaller windows and bricks during construction to create the illusion of height.


12. Scent-emitting devices called "Smellitizers" keep Main Street USA smelling like vanilla instead of B.O. and garbage. 👃

13. Not that you should go around eating leaves, BUT the plants in Tomorrowland are "meant to be edible," according to Disneyland's website.

14. Disneyland was literally a home away from home for its founder: Walt and his family would occasionally stay in an apartment above the firehouse during the park's construction.


15. Doritos were invented at Casa de Fritos inside Disneyland (but sadly, the restaurant is no longer around).

18. Nearly 100 feral cats call Disneyland home, and they help keep the mice population under control.


19. And finally, not to gross you out, but the brown path winding through Liberty Square is supposed to resemble the sewage that once ran through colonial streets before indoor plumbing was a thing. 💩

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