Disney World Trivia: how many of these Magic Kingdom facts do you know?
14. What is Magic Kingdom’s official tagline?
Answer: “The Most Magical Place on Earth”
15. How tall is Cinderella Castle?
Answer: Because of “forced-perspective,” Cinderella Castle appears larger than it really is. This Magic Kingdom icon stands at just 189 feet tall. There is a total of 27 different towers atop Cinderella Castle.
16. How many bricks were used to construct Cinderella Castle?
Answer: None! The exterior is made of steel beams, plaster, concrete, and molded fiberglass.
17. What is the oldest attraction in Magic Kingdom?
Answer: Prince Charming Regal Carousel, formerly named Cinderella’s Golden Carousel. It was originally built for Detroit’s Belle Isle Park in 1917.
18. Which Fantasyland attraction replaced the legendary Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride?
Answer: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
19. What is the name of the audio-animatronic singer/organist who performs daily at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café?
Answer: Sonny Eclipse
20. Which town served as the inspiration for Magic Kingdom’s Main Street USA?
Answer: Main Street USA is loosely based on Marceline, Missouri, a town where Walt Disney spent 4 years of his childhood. Walt wanted Main Street USA to look like Marceline’s downtown district.
21. Which section of Magic Kingdom has no bathrooms?
Answer: Liberty Square. Imagineers wanted to keep this area as authentic to Colonial times as possible (there was no indoor plumbing in the 1700s).
22. Which tree sits prominently in Liberty Square?
Answer: The Liberty Tree. Disney World gardeners have grown over 500 new oak trees from the acorns of the Liberty Tree.
23. Which of these attractions has been in operation since Magic Kingdom’s first day: Space Mountain, It’s a Small World, Big Thunder Mountain, or Pirates of the Caribbean?
Answer: It’s a Small World
24. What is the motto for the It’s a Small World attraction?
Answer: “The Happiest Cruise That Ever Sailed”
25. What attraction – which opened at Magic Kingdom in 1973 – was modeled after a popular attraction of the same name at Disneyland (which opened in 1967)?
Answer: Pirates of the Caribbean. It’s still one of Disney World’s most popular rides today.
26. What do Cast Members say as they shut down Pirates of the Caribbean every evening?
“Goodbye, George.” An Imagineer named George was killed during the construction of the Pirates of the Caribbean. Legend has it that George’s ghost still haunts the ride to this day. As a superstition, the attraction’s operators say, “Goodbye George” before they leave for the night.
27. What are the names of Big Thunder Mountain’s 6 trains?
Answer: I.B. Hearty, I.M. Brave, I.M. Fearless, U.B. Bold, U.R. Daring, and U.R. Courageous.
28. Who is featured in Magic Kingdom’s “Sharing the Magic” and “Partners” statues?
Answer: The “Sharing the Magic” statue in Town Square depicts Roy Disney and Minnie Mouse, while the “Partners” statue in front of Cinderella Castle depicts Walt Disney holding Mickey Mouse’s hand.
29. How many “happy haunts” (ie, ghosts) inhabit The Haunted Mansion?
30. Which Magic Kingdom attraction plays the song “Zip-a- Dee-Doo- Dah”?
Answer: Splash Mountain
31. What attraction was “flight-tested” by U.S. astronauts before it was opened to the public?
Answer: Space Mountain
32. What is the maximum score you can achieve on Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin?
33. Which attraction features boats with the following names: Amazon Annie, Bomokandi Bertha, Congo Connie, Ganges Gertie, Irrawaddy Irma, Kwango Kate, Mongala Millie, Nile Nelly, Orinoco Ida, Rutshuru Ruby, Sankuru Sadie, Senegal Sal, Ucvali Lolly, Volta Val, Wamba Wanda, and Zambesi Zelda?
Answer: The Jungle Cruise!
34. What is the name of the jolly headhunter near the end of The Jungle Cruise ride?
Answer: Trader Sam