When pulling into port, Disney cruise captains use a podium outside of the main wheelhouse. It has joysticks instead of a wheel and throttle control, and they stand on a clear plate glass, where directly below they have a clear view of the landing.
Part Of Your World was almost edited out of The Little Mermaid because people were fidgeting around a lot during it in the pre-screenings but Howard Ashman fought for it to be left in because he said it was essential to the plot to know what Ariel wanted.
Walt Disney gave his housekeeper Disney stock every year for the holidays. She died a multi-millionaire
The attraction Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at the WDW is on the inside of the WDW Railroad loop, while the roundhouse where the trains are maintananced and stored are on the outside of the loop. The trains are sent across the WDWRR tracks by a swing bridge that connects the roundhouse track with the attraction. The CM removes the trains from BTM only when a WDWRR train is at the frontierland station, so that the WDWRR locomotive engineer is aware that the swing bridge is out.
I have done the removal and adding from the roundhouse several times as a CM at BTMRR. Next time you are on the WDWRR, as you depart from the Frontierland Station look to the left, you can see the bridge, and you can see the storage track to the right.
The last little mini drop at Splash Mountain was created due to the ride track being built uneven. Rather than rebuild the part of the flume leading up to the meeting point, they just added in a drop
When Epcot's World Showcase last expanded, the Soviet Union still existed.
...and Russia was one of the planned expansions at one time...
...and what is the "African Outpost" between China and Germany (and one of the largest sectors in the World Showcase) was supposed to be built shortly after opening as "Equatorial Africa". It was even mentioned in the "Wonderful World of Disney" special on Epcot's opening, with Alex Haley (Roots) talking about it.
It never happened, obviously.
When the Rock N Roller Coaster Staring Aerosmith had its first birthday Disney celebrated by building a Stratocaster guitar in the parking lot made out of Corvettes.
Rhine River Tour space was built into Epcot Germany however the cruise down the Rhine was never built.
The attractions entrance is now the dining room. The actual attraction portion was built and is used for storage.