12. Cinderella’s Castle isn’t actually made of stone--it’s fiberglass that Disney had to get special permission from the government to use, as it doesn’t meet building code. Plus, the castle is built on a slight incline so it looks bigger and sits higher than the rest of the park.
13. Former president Richard Nixon delivered his infamous “I’m not a crook” speech in the ballroom of Disney’s Contemporary Resort in 1973.
14. Most of the Magic Kingdom sits atop a hidden two-story building that holds wardrobe and break rooms for the cast and park technicians, among other things. More than 30 secret stairwells and elevators connect the building to the park.
15. The Polynesian-style roof of the Enchanted Tiki Room at Magic Kingdom looks like straw but is actually made with shredded aluminum to withstand the elements better.
16. According to a Walt Disney World cast member, they overshoot wait times for rides by about five to ten minutes so that visitors are pleasantly surprised by the shorter-than-expected times.