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Celebrate Halloween by the Numbers with Disney Youth Education Series
Halloween is right around the corner, and you’re in for a special treat! To celebrate, we have some spooktacular math facts to share with you!
If you’ve ever visited Magic Kingdom park during the fall, you’ve probably noticed the charming wreaths, friendly scarecrows, and giant pumpkins that festively decorate Main Street, U.S.A. So, grab your rulers and calculators, because we’re going to unveil the frightfully fun numbers behind some of our favorite fall decorations!
The grinning pumpkin towers located at the front entrance are happy to greet you! Did you know that the left pumpkin is approximately 43 inches wide and 120 inches tall?
Before you take your class picture in front of the train station, make sure to count that there are 12 little pumpkins nestled in the Mickey Mouse floral bed!
As you enter Main Street, U.S.A. there are 8 friendly scarecrows located around the flagpole, ready for trick-or-treating! How fun!
Don’t forget to look up! There are approximately 155 individual pumpkins adorning the buildings and windows of Main Street, U.S.A. Did you know that many of them are themed to their location?
One of the most iconic decorations is the Mickey Mouse pumpkin wreath! The diameter of the wreath is approximately 26 inches. How would your students calculate the circumference of the wreath?
(Answer: Multiply 26 by pi [3.14]. The answer is that the wreath is approximately 82 inches in circumference!)
Interested in learning more about mathematics in the Disney parks? Check out our Disney Youth Education Series programs, where our parks are your students’ living laboratory. And, don’t forget to sign-up for our e-newsletter for the latest news and updates!