Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia: What You Won’t Find At Disney

Animal Kingdom

Disney has tons of gift shops with thousands of different products you can purchase. You can buy everything from snacks to toys, clothing, and so much more. But did you know there is one thing you just won’t be able to purchase at Disney? Next time you’re there, try searching for a pack of gum. You won’t find it…anywhere.

So, why no gum at Disney? As you probably know, having a clean park was very important to Walt Disney. This is something the Disney company still holds to be very important. They don’t want guests to have to deal with stepping in someone else’s gum during their magical vacation or even having to see old gum stuck to the pavement. In an effort to eliminate this problem, Disney does not sell gum at their parks or resorts.

On another interesting note, you also won’t find plastic straws or drink lids at Animal Kingdom. This is to help keep the animals safe, as plastic straws and lids can be quite harmful to the animals. So, if you was for a straw for your drink at Animal Kingdom, you will actually get a straw made out of paper! How cool is that?!


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Kimberly's love of Disney began at an early age and grew even more when her family won a Walt Disney World vacation from a local radio station. She grew up visiting the parks every one to two years and is fascinated by Disney history and trivia. Whether at the parks or at home, Kimberly is constantly looking for hidden Mickeys. She enjoys sharing tips and helping others plan their Disney vacations. In addition to Frontierland Station, she can also be found writing for Park World Travel and selecting music for Park World Radio.

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  • Those paper straws are weird! I usually just go without when I’m at AK. And of course, I bring in my own gum, but shh! Don’t tell 😉 My 18YO son didn’t believe me when I first told him they don’t sell gum there–until I pointed out there are no black splotches on the walkways.

    • Haha! Yeah, I guess they are a little weird, but I think that’s why I like the paper straws. They’re definitely unique! I heard that they actually have cast members who scrape the gum off the walkways…only Disney! 🙂

  • I can’t stand gum, so this is one thing that I’m glad Disney doesn’t sell. Not only do I not like chewing it, but I get SO annoyed when people just throw their gum on the ground – so incredibly rude!

    • I don’t like gum either. If I chew any, I only keep it for about 5 seconds. I just don’t like it. And I agree, it’s incredibly rude to just throw gum on the ground for someone else to step in! That’s why I am glad Disney doesn’t sell any gum.

  • I’m glad they don’t have gum either, I hate trying to get that off my shoe. The paper straws are strange, they stick to my lips sometimes. But I’ll gladly use them to keep the animals safe.

    • I think the paper straws are neat! I think I’m just fascinated by the fact that you can drink water through a paper straw and it doesn’t fall apart. (Although I guess, really it’s no different than paper cups, which I don’t find fascinating at all…) 🙂

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