Dean R. (NDD#228) (10 Posts)

Raised in Minneapolis in the 1960's meant Dean was privileged to a very wonderful period of time. Sunday nights meant Dean's family would gather around the color console TV and watch Walt himself introduce them to an hour of "The Wonderful World of Disney". This is where his imagination was truly ignited. A cartoon showing Goofy driving a car through Autopia was the real hook, he made a request that they go someday. Though that trip didn't happen until he was 14, Disney has always been the place that embraced the kind of dreams he had as a child. Now at 51, father of three and computer guy by trade, he's more passionate than ever to chase his dreams and encourage others to do the same. As owner of Dreamers Empire his goal is to showcase the dreams of folks like you and I.

If you’re standing in line to board Space Mountain are you watching the passengers boarding ahead of you or are you looking behind the glass booth trying to figure out what those employees are doing? If the latter, you will probably identify with Tony Caselnova, owner of Disney By The Numbers. “I took my first trip to Disney when I was 13 and became completely fascinated with how things operated.” This fascination led to Tony taking a job at Epcot in 1995. By working security, Tony got a close up view of how things worked. Now he’s taking those experiences and bringing Disney to us ‘by the numbers’.

Let’s test your Disney trivia knowledge. What is the length of Rapunzel’s hair in the movie Tangled? What was the cost to purchase the 27,258 acres of WDW? How many Oscars has the Walt Disney Company won? All of these questions and thousands more are answered at Disney By The Numbers.

For the avid Disney aficionado, Disney By The Numb3rs is a reliable news outlet on the front lines, providing daily coverage of the most current news and analysis about the Walt Disney Company, from its parks, to its films and to its corporate activities. Tony likes to know all the crazy, odd and interesting facts about Disney. The more odd or interesting the better. Besides containing thousands of facts about Disney, Disney By The Numbers also contains videos, photos and much more. The blog on the website is updated most every day.

Two men who have influenced Tony are Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. Both started in humble garages and eventually built empires that have defined the world of computers. Walt has also been a personal hero for Tony who has visited the parks every year since he was 13. To Tony WDW is simply the only vacation spot on earth!

Tony also has a Disney By the Numbers book and iphone application in the works. He also has some custom designed Disney themed pins that can be pre-ordered at his site.

If you need your fix of Disney trivia check out Disney By The Numbers. You can also follow the latest DBTN news at Twitter Facebook and Facebook Group pages.

Contributed by: Dean Rice (NDD#228). Dean is the DDL Dreamers Blogger.  He is also the creator of Dreamers Empire.

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