Out of Sight, Out of Mind
On an average day, Disney World sees about 57,500 visitors walk through its gates. That’s a whole lot of fun, food, and… trash. It’s not the most pleasant thing to think about, but with that many people in one place, there’s bound to be a huge amount of trash. But where does it all go? The park stays clean at all times, and it’s physically impossible for the cleaning crew to clean up and haul so much trash. We have two words: Secret. Vacuums.
Disney World has an incredible underground network of trash tubes that suck up garbage every 15 minutes at an intense 60 mph. There are 17 collection points throughout the park, and the system was designed and built in 1969 in time for the park to open to the public. It’s a brilliantly designed system that compresses trash, makes it easier to take off the property, and keeps it all out of sight and minds of the guests.