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Old 08-10-2013, 01:19 AM
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Any one know how Disney keeps there grounds maintained?

In all my times of going to Disney World ive never seen a mower or landscaper, and i go once a month. I know they put like 2 million miles on there mowers each year, but how do they keep 2,00o acres of turf maintained?
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:46 AM
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I know more about Disney's landscape then 90% of the American people. I've also never been there!
How you might ask? My crazy design professor in collage worked there for years and my finals was one re drawing the Disney landscape to make it better.
Disney is 100% landscaped at night. I don't remember but I think it's got 400 green keepers. It was a redicolus amount of people.
They trim everything with hand clippers and catch buckets to speed up clean up and not disturb with noise. The main grounds keeper makes somewhere around $350,000.00. More then any sports field and golf course grounds keeper
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:49 AM
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Thats insane, i always though about working there, but do you now how they mow everything? i would suspect reel mowers, i would figure some places are hard to mow at night!
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:52 AM
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I never go in specifics on mowing. I assume from pictures I've seen it has to be real mowers due to height. He said they use portable light stand and move as large section
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:54 AM
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Damn thats crazy, whoever thinks that stuff up is a ligit landscaping GOD! I would probably not kill for that job, but i wish i could get a small taste of that line of work!
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Old 08-10-2013, 02:21 AM
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My professor said he left because he worked 7 days a week and the amount of stress was way to much. Kinda like a super attendant on a golf course. I have a buddy who is a local super. All he does is work so one day after a few cold ones we worked his salary into hourly. He made less then minimum wage.
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Old 08-10-2013, 02:34 AM
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Dang that sucks, but i still think it might be different to work in a actual grounds maintainance position.
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:31 AM
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I am assuming you guys are referring to the Florida location!I do not know the specific, if you really want to know that head over to the Florida sub forums and ask asI know we have some folks on here that recieved a good aamount of training at Disney working.

I am thinking inside the parks it all done after close, the external areas of the park are done during the day at least sometimes.

I know universal does most of there stduring during the night as some of my employees have worked there prior to working for me.
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:44 PM
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The entrances were being mowed in the daytime last week when I was down buy a couple workers. At night the Seven Dwarfs come out and do all the real work, I thought everyone knew that.

michael

(they use regular mowers on the entrance areas, not reels)
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:58 PM
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4,000+ Acres of Landscaping
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Approximately half of the 30,000 acres (12,000 hectares) at The Walt Disney World Resort are conservation lands, water bodies, and other green spaces that will never be developed. Within these areas:

• Over 7,500 acres (3,000 hectares) were set aside by Walt Disney himself, and are now known as the Wildlife Management Conservation Area.

• More than 1,200 acres (485 hectares) of wetlands were restored or enhanced.

•Experimental programs are underway to restore agricultural lands (orange groves and cattle pastures) into habitats for the protected sand skink and other listed wildlife species.

• Over 300 acres (120 hectares) are monitored and managed specifically as habitat for gopher tortoises and other protected wildlife.

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