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18 incredible facts you probably didn't know about your favorite Disney rides

INSIDER Logo By Arielle Tschinkel of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 19: 
  
    Disney theme parks are among the most visited
    destinations around the world.
  
  
    There are fascinating secrets and facts behind some of
    the most iconic Disney rides, like the ride that's powered by
    french fry oil and the hidden basketball court inside another
    ride.
  
  
    Read on for 18 surprising facts you may not have known
    about Disney rides.
  
  
    
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  The Disney parks are among the most visited destinations 
  around the world.
  Visitors from just about every corner of the earth flock to
  Disney theme parks in Florida, California, France, China, Japan,
  and Hong Kong, with 
  more than 157 million people entering the gates of a Disney
  park in 2018. The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World alone
  welcomed 20.8 million visitors in 2018, according to an 
  annual report released by Themed Entertainment Association
  and AECOM in May 2019. 

  Guests at the Disney parks get to enjoy dozens of 
  rides and attractions both classic and modern, especially as
  all of the parks worldwide continue to expand and give guests
  more to see and experience.

  But even die-hard Disney fans probably don't know every secret
  about their favorite rides.

  Here are some of the most mind-blowing facts about 18 Disney
  rides, from the ride that's powered by french fry oil and the
  iconic spinning teacups that give you the secret option of
  different speeds.

The Disney parks are among the most visited destinations around the world.

Visitors from just about every corner of the earth flock to Disney theme parks in Florida, California, France, China, Japan, and Hong Kong, with more than 157 million people entering the gates of a Disney park in 2018. The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World alone welcomed 20.8 million visitors in 2018, according to an annual report released by Themed Entertainment Association and AECOM in May 2019.

Guests at the Disney parks get to enjoy dozens of rides and attractions both classic and modern, especially as all of the parks worldwide continue to expand and give guests more to see and experience.

But even die-hard Disney fans probably don't know every secret about their favorite rides.

Here are some of the most mind-blowing facts about 18 Disney rides, from the ride that's powered by french fry oil and the iconic spinning teacups that give you the secret option of different speeds.

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