20 things you didn't know about Disney theme parks (20 items)
The Walt Disney theme parks fill children and adults alike with a sense of wonder.
Although they may be familiar with the rides and shows, visitors probably don't know about some of Disney's best-kept secrets.
From spontaneous performances to “magic moment” certificates, the Disney Parks have perks for all to enjoy.
The parks have books written about some of their secrets, including "The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World: Over 600 Secrets of the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom" and "Mouse Tales: A Behind-The-Ears Look at Disneyland."
Leslie Iwerks is even creating a documentary about Disney Imagineers. The film will explore the critical role Disneyland played in building the fantasy-based empire. The film is scheduled for release in 2016.
Check out this list to learn more about just a few of Disney's secrets.
1 of 20. Hidden Mickeys
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2 of 20. On the prowl
The cats came on their own shortly after Disneyland opened in 1955, but the park officials decided they were worth keeping around.
According to MentalFloss.com, the cats stay in one of the five permanent feeding stations during the day.
Wranglers maintain the cat population by neutering adult cats, and whenever kittens are found, they are put up for adoption.
Screenshot My Disney Cloud.com
3 of 20. Going green
Screenshot Everything Walt Disney World.com
4 of 20. 3 is a magic number
Club membership costs $10,000 a year and has a $25,000 initial fee. But Club 33 keeps membership exclusive, with a rumor that less than 500 people are on the roster and more than 800 are on the waiting list.
According to BusinessInsider.com, people cannot use cell phones, wear short, tank tops, flip-flops or bare midriff in the dining area.