TTTT. T to the fourth power. Quadruple T. Whatever you want to call it, it’s here. To Tell The Truth! If you are new to this interactive series, hi! How are you? Oh, and I need to introduce you to how the game works. So, I am going to ask you a question. Instead of you guys just simply answering the question, I have supplied four possible options. It’s like a multiple choice test, but more fun. Three of the answers are from the top of my head, and only one shall be crowned the correct answer. But that’s your job to figure out which one it is.
Last week, I introduced you to some tempting tours including The American Story in Magic Kingdom® Park, The UnDISCOVERed Future World Tour in Epcot®, The Boardwalk BallyHoo Guided Tour at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, and Wild by Design in Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. One of these tours is completely made up, and that one is… Story 1! As much as I would love to take a tour like this, it does not exist. However, there is an event called The American Story that is a part of the Disney YES Programs, so some of you students out there might actually get a chance to experience the closest thing to this tour.
Sometimes, I just enjoy looking up some of those interesting Disney facts. Not the ones that are straightforward like “Cinderella Castle is 189 feet tall”, but instead the kind that takes the information and makes it relatable. Case in point, the example I gave earlier turns into “If you stacked almost 40 Cinderella Castles on top of each other, they would be a mile tall.” You are still giving the same information, the height of Cinderella Castle, but in a more fun way. I have compiled a list of four of these facts, but of course three of them just came from my imagination. Which one of these facts is the truth?
If you were to stay in a different room every night at the Walt Disney World® resorts, to sleep in them all would take you 58 years. This means that on Disney World property alone (NOT including Disneyland® and the other Disney Parks locations) there are 21,170 hotels rooms. That number might be a little bit off because the calculations may or may not involve leap years. Either way, that’s a lot of hotel rooms! I have always had a goal to stay at every Walt Disney World® RESORT, but now I might have to change it to every hotel ROOM…
Stretched end-to-end, the hats with Mickey ears sold at Walt Disney World® in one year would span about 208 miles. The average length of an adult Mickey hat from the edge of one ear to the other is about one foot, which means that there are about hats 1,210,560 sold every year. That is a ton of hats! If you wore one hat every day, it would take you 3,317 years before you wore them all once. That’s insane!
Ever notice the water tower wearing the giant Mickey ears at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®? If you made actual Mickey ears for it, the Earful Tower would wear a size 329¼. The fact that someone took the time to do the math, which I don’t even know HOW to do (hat sizes are not my specialty), is extraordinary. Who would even be big enough to wear a hat like that? Maybe Chernabog? Maybe that’s why he’s so evil! His hat is stuck on the Earful Tower!
If you put people in all the shirts sold at Walt Disney World® in one year, you’d have enough for every resident of the state of Montana. To be clear, Montana has a population of 1.02 million people, which means that Disney sells that many shirts a year. And with that, I’m pretty sure I own half of them. Really, you guy should see my closet.
Okay Disney fans! Which one of these facts is true? Does it take 58 years to sleep in every single room in all the Walt Disney World® resorts? Or maybe the collection of Mickey ears sold in one year is around 208 miles? Perhaps the Earful Tower’s hat size is 329¼? Or could everyone in Montana wear a Disney shirt to total the amount sold in one year? I will announce the correct story in my next installment of “To Tell The Truth.”
(Images from the author’s personal collection.)
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Makena is a 15 year old high school student who spends much of her free time researching Disney. She enjoys sharing Disney facts and even plans Walt Disney World vacations (including searches for secrets and Hidden Mickeys) for friends and family. You can follow Makena on twitter @Makattack98 or on Facebook (Makena Wolcott). Makena began blogging for WDW Radio in December 2011.