Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Walt Disney World Trivia: Part 1

This is darthmaz314's first installment of Walt Disney World trivia. There are questions for the casual Disney fan, as well as the seasoned expert. Scroll down for all answers and don't cheat...or the Mouse will know.


1. What is the connection between President Richard M. Nixon and the Contemporary hotel?

Richard M. Nixon - courtesy biography.com

2. Just beyond the entrance to the Magic Kingdom park, at the foot of Main Street, there is a bronze statue which features Minnie Mouse sitting next to someone on a bench? Who is that someone?

3. How many ghosts are said to inhabit The Haunted Mansion?


4. Which Imperial war machine stands guard over Star Tours: The Adventure Continues in Disney  Hollywood Studios? 

5. What is the official name of the attraction commonly referred to as “the Epcot ball” or the “giant silver golf ball?

What is this called again? - courtesy darthmaz314

6. What was the name of the first Walt Disney World water park?

7. What is the name given to the unique underground service tunnel system upon which the Magic Kingdom was built?

8. Name the “Disney Legend” who sings the Christmas classic “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” and whose classic deep voice made the song “Grim Grinning Ghosts” featured in The Haunted Mansion” so memorable.


9. What other famous animated character’s voice was performed by this same “Disney Legend?”

HINT: This animated character is not associated with Disney and did not appear in an animated film or television show.
10. True or False? On Main Street, the buildings are built larger at the base and progressively smaller as they rise up into the sky to create an illusion of being taller than they actually are?
Main Street Forced Perspective - courtesy darthmaz314


1. Nixon delivered his famous “I am not a crook” speech from the Contemporary hotel.

2. Walt Disney’s brother, Roy Disney.

Minnie Mouse and Roy Disney - Courtesy darthmaz314

3. The Haunted Mansion at the Magic Kingdom was long advertised to be inhabited by 999 “happy haunts .” These ghosts and ghoulies are now referred to using the more politically correct term “unearthly specters” on the Walt Disney World official website. Perhaps they sued for defamation of character.

4. The Imperial AT-AT (All Terrain Armored Transport)

The AT-AT That Guards Star Tours in Disney's Hollywood Studios - courtesy darthmaz314

5. Spaceship Earth (read darthmaz314's posts on Spaceship Earth by clicking the links below)

6. River Country
Disney's River Country - courtesy disney.com

7. Utilidors

8. Thurl Ravenscroft. Thurl’s voice work is also featured in a dozen Disney animated features from 1950 – 1970, as well as several other Disney attractions.

9. Thurl Ravenscroft was the voice of Kellogg’s Tony the Tiger for over fifty years.

Thurl Ravenscroft - courtesy Wikipedia

10. True! Disney Imagineers used a technique called “forced perspective” when constructing the buildings on Main Street to make the buildings appear taller than they actually are.

Check out the other rounds of darthmaz314's Walt Disney Trivia by clicking on the links below:

Walt Disney World Trivia: Round II

Walt Disney World Trivia: Round III

Walt Disney World Trivia: Round IV

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