Author Brad Meltzer’s new book “I Am Walt Disney” reveals the inspirational history of the beloved historical figure and some little-known secrets about the Disney theme parks.
Fox News – September 12, 2019
Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and ten other bestselling thrillers including The Tenth Justice, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, and The President’s Shadow. His newest thriller, The Escape Artist, debuted at #1 on the bestseller list. His most recent book, The First Conspiracy, is his first non-fiction and is about a secret plot to kill George Washington.
In addition to his fiction, Brad is one of the only authors to ever have books on the bestseller list for Non-Fiction (The First Conspiracy), Advice (Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter), Children’s Books (I Am Amelia Earhart and I Am Abraham Lincoln) and even comic books (Justice League of America), for which he won the prestigious Eisner Award.
Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum, a new animated show inspired by his Ordinary People Change the World book series, debuts November 11th on PBS Kids.
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Disney Princes are basically the epitome of man. They’re charming, brave, and freakishly handsome. If you look past their perfect jawlines and Broadway-ready voices, you’d see that they can actually be pretty messed up from time to time.
The Princes may seem nice on paper, but many of them are shady characters. They consist of spoiled rulers, unrepentant thieves, and obsessive lunatics. Even the greatest Princes like Charming, Eric, or Aladdin are pretty flawed figures when you really analyze them. Others like The Beast, Simba, and Tarzan may seem pretty great but that doesn’t mean that life with them will be a cakewalk. Ruling a kingdom is a lot of work and most of Disney’s finest don’t really seem up to the task. That kind of workplace stress can really put the strain on a relationship. This isn’t even counting Princes like Hans from “Frozen” who are just plain evil.
So let’s dive right in. Here is Proof The Disney Princes Are Actually Messed Up.
Check out these SECRETS Disney Doesn’t Want You To Know! From secret disney facts about disneyland and disney world to other dark secrets going on in their parks, this top 10 list of mysterious and surprising secrets about disney will amaze you!
11. Ride Wait Times are Wrong
When you approach a ride you really want to go on and notice that there’s an estimated wait time, you probably hope for it to be accurate, or even for things to move along faster than expected. At Disney parks, these timers are deliberately set wrong.
10. Human Skull Decor
For a long time, rumors swirled that some of the bones used in the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disneyland were real human skeletons. In 2014, writer Gavin Doyle of the Disney enthusiast website Disneydose.com asked a Disneyland employee about the rumor as he exited the ride. She was surprisingly very open in admitting that yes, the skeleton sitting above the bed in the treasure room contains a real human skull.
9. Makeshift Cemetery
Disney World goes out of their way to keep anything upsetting out of their parks, including things brought in by visitors. Disney is actually a very popular place for people to scatter the ashes of their loved ones, and employees must constantly remain on the lookout for guests smuggling ashes into the park and spreading them. Staff members, including costumed characters, are specially trained in recognizing the signs of ash smugglers, who tend to get creative and sneak the goods in using things like makeup compacts, pill bottles, and Ziploc bags.
8. Disney Jail
All Disney parks have a holding cell where they place disruptive guests. Due to the sheer volume of park goers, the Disney jail is essential to keeping order. It’s in an inconspicuous location to avoid being seen by guests. Security guards at Disney World don’t wear uniforms – not only because uniforms don’t give off the happy vibes that are central to Disney culture, but also to blend in with the crowd, enabling them to keep a close eye on guests.
Underneath all the rainbows and glitter is a massive system of underground tunnels – well, sort of. They’re actually built at ground level due to the elevated water table in Florida, and the park is constructed above that. One purpose of the tunnels, also called utilidors, is to keep the magic of Disney alive by hiding the characters when they’re not supposed to be seen.
6. Forced Perspective
The magnificent buildings at Disney World are smaller than they seem, thanks to an architectural concept called forced perspective. It’s utilized in various parts of the park, but is most evident on Main Street USA. Here, the taller the buildings are, the smaller their bricks are. In addition to making the buildings look bigger and taller, this technique also makes the nearby Sleeping Beauty’s castle seem grander in scale.
5. Go Away Green
Certain parts of Disney World are meant not to be noticed. They’re mostly painted in a drab green shade that was created with the intention of being glanced right over by the human eye. Fences, buildings, park walls, doors, and even garbage cans easily go unseen when they’re painted in “Go Away Green,” also called “No-See-Um Green.”
Disney World strategically releases vanilla scent into the air throughout Main Street USA via a device known as the Smellitzer. The reason for this aromatic release is twofold: vanilla is more-or-less scientifically proven to have a calming effect on people, and it also tends to be an appetite stimulant. If you take a close look beneath the windows of certain buildings, you’ll notice what looks like a speaker, but it’s actually the Smellitzer.
3. Roasting Ducks
You would think that since the creation of Donald Duck, Disney would be duck-friendly, but that wasn’t always the case. During their nightly “Phantasmic” show on the Rivers of America, a fire-breathing dragon let out a huge blaze, creating a massive spectacle and making the river appear as if it had been set on fire. The entertainment came at a price, however. Disney was unknowingly harming live ducks every night during the production.
2. Abandoned Water Park
In 2001, Disney closed its first-ever water park, River Country, after 25 years of operation. Guest were simply too thrilled with the newer water parks, such as Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach, to pay any mind to it. Disney announced upon closing River Country that if fans expressed an interest, they’d reopen it.
That never happened because Disney already has other water parks, yet Disney never demolished River Country, which is now falling apart and overgrown.
Disney is one of the largest entertainment company in the world. They are the creator of the famous Mickey Mouse and other cartoon characters. They also produced some very famous and well-known movies. But still, there are many things which you might not know about Disney. So let’s have a look at some of the interesting facts of Disney.
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