Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., which opened in 1971, features five themed hotels, a monorail, various attractions and restaurants and an advanced trash removal system that keeps waste out of sight from visitors.
The trash removal system has 17 collection points located around Magic Kingdom and an underground system of vacuum tubes that suck trash at 60 miles per hour to a compactor located behind Splash Mountain every 15 minutes. From there, it’s compressed and removed from Disney property.
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When Magic Kingdom opened in 1971, it was an amazing feat of engineering.
There were five uniquely themed hotels, a monorail, and new and beloved attractions. This new resort would provide first-class entertainment and lodging to all of its guests.
In addition to all the exciting options that guests could see, there were many innovations behind the scenes. Disney installed an advanced trash removal system that would keep waste out of sight and out of mind.