Did you know ?

The Walt Disney World Resort is about the same size as San Francisco. The Florida resort, which covers nearly 40 square miles, is only 10 square miles smaller than the bustling city of San Francisco. That’s also the size of two Manhattan islands. For comparison, Disneyland, in Anaheim, California, is just 85 acres, or 0.13 square miles.

Walt Disney’s first original character was a rabbit.

Mickey Mouse might be Walt Disney’s most well-known character, but the animator’s first creation was Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Disney created 27 one-reelers about the anthropomorphic rodent in 1927, but just a year later, Universal Studios claimed the rights to the cartoon. After losing the character, Disney created Mickey Mouse. You might notice Mickey and Oswald bear a striking resemblance—but hey, when you’ve got a vision, you’ve got a vision.