About This Place
Disney is a town in Mayes County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 226 at the 2000 census. Despite its name, it is in no affiliation with the Walt Disney Company or Disney himself.
Disney is also known as "Disney Island" because it sits on an island at the southern shore of Grand Lake O the Cherokees. Oklahoma State Highway 28 is the only road into and out of Disney. To get into Disney from the west, one must drive across the 1-mile long Pensacola Dam. To continue out of Disney, two more small dams with spillway gates must be crossed. The northern part of Disney is lake-front. The southern part boundaried by a wide stream. The spillways from the two small dams join this stream.
Disney has a herd of "island deer" that, while wild and not kept in an enclosure, act more like dogs... sauntering across mainstreet (HwY 28) and nibbling on lawns, shrubs, and flowers.