25 Crazy Facts About Disney And Its Insane Influence On Our Culture

Along with things like Star Wars, Disney is probably one of the most significant factors influencing pop culture in the last few decades. Whether it’s movies, books, stuffed animals, or theme parks, Disney seems to be everywhere. You would have to go to great pains to find someone who has never heard of Disney in one form or another. In fact, with the internet the way it is today, you might not find that person at all. Today, however, we’re going to test your knowledge. You probably know more about Disney than you care to admit…especially if you’re a guy. Hey, it’s hard not to pick up a thing or two along the way. But even if you haven’t, we’re here to change that. That’s right. We’re about to make you into a Disney knowledge master. Well, maybe not. But you are definitely going to know more about Disney after you read this list than you did before. For one thing, do you know Disney’s full name? Well, now you do – Walter Elias “Walt” Disney. That’s not a fun piece of information you say? Well we’ll fix that. Get ready because these are 25 crazy facts about Disney and its insane influence on our culture.

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Employees at Disney parks are required to point with either the whole hand or two fingers. This is because some cultures see pointing with one finger as disrespectful.

Employees at Disney parks are required to point with either the whole hand or two fingers. This is because some cultures see pointing with one finger as disrespectful.Source: businessinsider, Image: wikipedia
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Several hundred wild cats live in Disneyland. They are tolerated because they rid the park of mice.

Several hundred wild cats live in Disneyland. They are tolerated because they rid the park of mice.Source: huffingtonpost, Image: wikipedia

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The Pirates of the Caribbean ride used to the have real skeletons on it.

The Pirates of the Caribbean ride used to the have real skeletons on it.Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Walter Disney initially planned to go by "d'Isigny" (d'Isignyland) as a tribute to his French roots.

Walter Disney initially planned to go by "d'Isigny" (d'Isignyland) as a tribute to his French roots.Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

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Wall-E was actually named after Walter Elias Disney

Wall-E was actually named after Walter Elias DisneySource: imdb, Image: wikipedia


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