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Walt Disney World Resort
Theme parks

Magic Kingdom
Epcot
Disney-MGM Studios
Disney's Animal Kingdom
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Other attractions

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon
Disney's Blizzard Beach
Downtown Disney
Disney's Wide World of Sports
Typhoon Lagoon is a water park located within the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ... Blizzard Beach logo featuring Ice Gator Blizzard Beach is a water park located within the Walt Disney World resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ... There is also an area called Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California; see Downtown Disney (California). ... Located in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex is an athletic complex that features a 8,000 seated ballpark called Cracker Jack Stadium and a 10,000 seated soccer stadium. ...

Walt Disney World resorts
Cinderella Castle is the symbol of the Magic Kingdom.
Cinderella Castle is the symbol of the Magic Kingdom.
The Spaceship Earth geodesic sphere is the symbol of Epcot.
The Spaceship Earth geodesic sphere is the symbol of Epcot.

Walt Disney World Resort is the largest and most visited recreational resort in the world, containing four theme parks, many themed hotels and numerous shopping, dining, entertainment and recreation venues. Owned and operated by the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts segment of The Walt Disney Company, it is located in Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida, outside the city limits of Orlando. The property often is abbreviated Walt Disney World, Disney World or WDW. There are 32 Resorts located on the Walt Disney World Property. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (766x1000, 46 KB) Summary http://callipygia600. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (766x1000, 46 KB) Summary http://callipygia600. ... This is an article about the structure at the Magic Kingdom and Tokyo Disneyland. ... The Magic Kingdom is a theme park within the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, near Orlando. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 750 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2401 × 1920 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 750 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2401 × 1920 pixel, file size: 1. ... For the phrase, see Spaceship Earth. ... This article is about the Epcot theme park. ... Download high resolution version (2016x1512, 315 KB)The MGM hat at Walt Disney Worlds MGM Taken by Raul654 on January 16, 2005. ... Download high resolution version (2016x1512, 315 KB)The MGM hat at Walt Disney Worlds MGM Taken by Raul654 on January 16, 2005. ... The Sorcerers Hat is the icon of the Disney-MGM Studios, one of four theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ... Disney-MGM Studios is a theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA. The third park to open at the resort, it debuted on May 1, 1989. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 232 KB) Close up view of Dinseys Animal Kingdoms Tree of life. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 232 KB) Close up view of Dinseys Animal Kingdoms Tree of life. ... The Tree of Life is the icon of the Disneys Animal Kingdom The Tree of Life is a massive fourteen story (145 ft. ... A closeup view of the Tree of Life Animal Kingdom entrance Disneys Animal Kingdom is a theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. ... Theme Park is a simulation computer game designed by Bullfrog Productions, released in 1994, in which the player designs and operates an amusement park. ... Disney Parks Worldwide logo Walt Disney Parks and Resorts is the division of The Walt Disney Company that conceives, builds and manages the companys theme parks and vacation resorts, as well as a variety of additional family-oriented leisure enterprises. ... Disney redirects here. ... Lake Buena Vista is a city located in Orange County, Florida. ... Bay Lake is a city located in Orange County, Florida and Osceola County, Florida. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State Counties Orange Government  - Mayor Buddy Dyer (D) Area  - City 101 sq mi (261. ...


Construction began in 1967, less than a year after Walt Disney's death. It opened on October 1, 1971, with the Magic Kingdom theme park, and has since opened Epcot (on October 1, 1982), Disney-MGM Studios (on May 1, 1989), and Disney's Animal Kingdom (on April 22, 1998). For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... The Magic Kingdom is a theme park within the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, near Orlando. ... This article is about the Epcot theme park. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Disney-MGM Studios is a theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA. The third park to open at the resort, it debuted on May 1, 1989. ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... A closeup view of the Tree of Life Animal Kingdom entrance Disneys Animal Kingdom is a theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. ... is the 112th day of the year (113th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


The 25,000 acre (101 km²) property is the world's largest theme park resort, although significant land has been sold off for housing and other developments, including land now occupied by the Disney-built (but not owned) community of Celebration. It once covered approximately 30,000 acres or 47 square miles (120 km²), about the size of San Francisco or Manchester, or twice the size of Manhattan. Celebration, Florida is a census-designated place and an unincorporated master-planned community in Osceola County in the U.S. state of Florida, near Walt Disney World Resort. ... San Francisco redirects here. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ...


It is accessible from Central Florida's Interstate 4 via Exits 62B (World Drive), 64B (US 192 West), 65B (Osceola Parkway West), 67B (SR 536 West), and 68 (SR 535 North). In addition, in 2006 a new western entrance opened from Exit 8 on State Road 429 (Florida), the Western Expressway. It also runs a bus line that connects the resort to Orlando International Airport and the Disney Cruise Line terminal in Port Canaveral. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 4 An old shield in Orlando, Florida Interstate 4 (abbreviated I-4) is a 132. ... One of the mile markers on US 192 US 192 is a U.S. Highway in central Florida. ... The Osceola Parkway, signed as County Road 522 since around 2003 (and originally planned as SR 424), is a 12 mile long toll road extending east-west across the northern boundary of Osceola County, Florida, USA roughly paralleling the border with Orange County. ... SR 536, named World Center Drive, connects Epcot Center Drive, a public road (maintained by the Reedy Creek Improvement District) in the Walt Disney World Resort to SR 400 (Interstate 4) and SR 535. ... SR 535, also known as Vineland Road, is a public road in the U.S. state of Florida. ... State Road 429 (SR 429), also known as the Daniel Webster Western Beltway or Western Expressway, is a limited-access toll road built and maintained by the Orlando Orange County Expressway Authority (OOCEA) and Floridas Turnpike Enterprise. ... KMCO redirects here. ... Disney Cruise Line is owned by The Walt Disney Company and headquartered in Celebration, Florida. ... Port Canaveral is a major cruise and cargo port located in Brevard County, Florida. ...


Meg Crofton was named president of the resort in August 2006, replacing Al Weiss, who had overseen the site since 1994. Meg Gilbert Crofton (born Mary Elizabeth Gilbert in 1953) is president of Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ... Allen R. Al Weiss is president of worldwide operations for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, the division of The Walt Disney Company that operates nine theme parks and multiple resort hotels at four sites around the world (two theme parks in California, four in Florida, two in France, and one...

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History and development

In 1959, the Walt Disney Company, under the leadership of Walt Disney, began looking for land for a second resort to supplement Disneyland, which had opened in Anaheim, California in 1955. Market surveys revealed that only 2% of Disneyland's visitors came from east of the Mississippi River, where 75% of the population of the United States lived. Additionally, Walt Disney disliked the businesses that had sprung up around Disneyland (the "neon jungle"), and wanted control of a much larger area of land for the new project. For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... For other uses, see Disneyland (disambiguation). ... “Anaheim” redirects here. ... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ...


Some rumors, told as legend to incoming Disney World cast members, suggest that Disney wanted the large amount of land so that visitors could be better isolated from the trappings of the real world. Most common of these is the story of a family that left Disneyland early because they saw building rush hour traffic on the Santa Ana Freeway from the Skyway ride. For other uses, see Rush hour (disambiguation). ... Southern California freeways The Santa Ana Freeway is one of the principal freeways in Southern California, connecting Los Angeles, California and its southeastern suburbs. ...


Walt Disney first flew over the Orlando site (one of many) on November 22, 1963, the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated. He first flew over and appealed to the Sanford, Florida city council to allow him to build Disney World in Sanford, but his appeal was declined. The citizens of Sanford did not want the crime that was sure to come with tourism. He saw the well-developed network of roads, including Interstate 4 and Florida's Turnpike, with McCoy Air Force Base (later Orlando International Airport) to the east, and immediately fell in love with the site. When later asked why he chose it, he said, "the freeway routes, they bisect here." Walt Disney focused most of his attention on the "Florida Project" both before and after his participation at the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair, but he died on December 15, 1966, five years before his vision was realized. Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State Counties Orange Government  - Mayor Buddy Dyer (D) Area  - City 101 sq mi (261. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... John Kennedy and JFK redirect here. ... Sanford is a city in and the county seatGR6 of Seminole County, Florida, USA. The population was 38,291 at the 2000 census. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 4 An old shield in Orlando, Florida Interstate 4 (abbreviated I-4) is a 132. ... Floridas Turnpike, which has carried the Ronald Reagan Turnpike legislative designation since 1998, is a toll road that runs 312 miles (497 km) down the Florida peninsula through 11 counties, from US 1 in Florida City to Interstate 75 at Wildwood. ... McCoy Air Force Base is a former United States Air Force base near Orlando, Florida. ... KMCO redirects here. ... Worlds Fair is any of various large expositions held since the mid-19th century. ... is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ...


To avoid a burst of land speculation, Disney used various dummy corporations and cooperative individuals to acquire 27,400 acres (110 km²) of land. The first five-acre (20,000 m²) lot was bought on October 23, 1964, by the Ayefour Corporation (a pun on Interstate 4). Another dummy corporation name which land was bought under was RETLAW which spelled backwards is WALTER. Others were also used with a second or secret meanings which add to the lore of the Florida Project. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... The Walt Disney World Company, along with Walt Disney Travel Company, Incorporated, the Walt Disney World Hospitality and Recreation Corporation and the Reedy Creek Improvement District, owns the land in the Walt Disney World Resort. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 4 An old shield in Orlando, Florida Interstate 4 (abbreviated I-4) is a 132. ...


In May 1965, major land transactions were recorded a few miles southwest of Orlando in Osceola County. Two large tracts totaling $1.5 million were sold, and smaller tracts of flatlands and cattle pastures were purchased by exotic-sounding companies such as the Latin-American Development and Management Corporation and the Reedy Creek Ranch Corporation. In addition to three huge parcels of land were many smaller parcels, referred to as "outs." Osceola County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... The Walt Disney World Company, along with Walt Disney Travel Company, Incorporated, the Walt Disney World Hospitality and Recreation Corporation and the Reedy Creek Improvement District, owns the land in the Walt Disney World Resort. ... The Walt Disney World Company, along with Walt Disney Travel Company, Incorporated, the Walt Disney World Hospitality and Recreation Corporation and the Reedy Creek Improvement District, owns the land in the Walt Disney World Resort. ...


Much of the land had been platted into five-acre (20,000 m²) lots in 1912 by the Munger Land Company and sold to investors. In most cases, the owners were happy to get rid of the land, which was mostly swampland. Yet another problem was the mineral rights to the land, owned by Tufts University. Without the transfer of these rights, Tufts could come in at any time and demand the removal of buildings to obtain minerals. A contemporary plat map showing the location of a property for sale. ... A freshwater swamp A swamp is a wetland that features permanent inundation of large areas of land by shallow bodies of water, generally with a substantial number of hummocks, or dry-land protrusions. ... Tufts University is a private research university in Medford/Somerville, Massachusetts, suburbs of Boston. ...


After most of the land had been bought, the truth of the property's owner was leaked to the Orlando Sentinel on October 20, 1965. A press conference soon was organized for November 15. At the presentation, Walt Disney explained the plans for the site, including EPCOT, the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, which was to be a futuristic city (and which was also known as Progress City). Plans for EPCOT would drastically change after Disney's death. EPCOT became EPCOT Center, the resort's second theme park, which opened in 1982. Concepts from the original idea of EPCOT would be integrated into the community of Celebration much later. The Orlando Sentinel is the primary newspaper of the Orlando, Florida region. ... is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... An artists conception of what EPCOT would look like as originally planned. ... Celebration, Florida is a census-designated place and an unincorporated master-planned community in Osceola County in the U.S. state of Florida, near Walt Disney World Resort. ...


The Reedy Creek Drainage District was incorporated on May 13, 1966 under Florida State Statutes Chapter 298, which gives powers including eminent domain to special Drainage Districts. To create the District, only the support of the landowners within was required. Creation of the District A map showing all the land that the Walt Disney Company has bought southwest of Orlando, and the current boundaries of the District On March 11, 1966, several landowners, all fully-owned subsidiaries of the Walt Disney Company, petitioned the Circuit Court of the Ninth Judicial... is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Eminent domain (United States), compulsory purchase (United Kingdom, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland), resumption/compulsory acquisition (Australia) or expropriation (Canada, South Africa) in common law legal systems is the inherent power of the state to seize a citizens private property, expropriate property, or rights in property, without the owner...


Walt Disney himself died on December 15, 1966, before his vision was realized. His brother Roy Disney postponed his retirement to oversee construction of the resort, passing away in December 1971, barely two months after it opened. For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Roy Olive Disney (June 24, 1893–December 20, 1971, aged 78) was, with his younger brother Walt Disney, co-founder of what is now The Walt Disney Company. ...

On February 2, 1967, Roy Disney held a press conference at the Park Theatres in Winter Park, Florida. The role of EPCOT was emphasized in the film that was played, the last one recorded by Walt Disney before his death. After the film, it was explained that for Walt Disney World to succeed, a special district would have to be formed: the Reedy Creek Improvement District with two cities inside it, the City of Bay Lake and the City of Reedy Creek (now the City of Lake Buena Vista). In addition to the standard powers of an incorporated city, which include the issuance of tax-free bonds, the Improvement District would have total immunity from any current or future county or state land-use laws. The only areas where the District had to submit to the county and state would be property taxes and elevator inspections.[citation needed] Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ... For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... Mickey Mouse is an Academy Award-winning comic animal cartoon character who has become an icon for The Walt Disney Company. ... is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Winter Park is a city in Orange County, Florida, United States. ... The Reedy Creek Improvement District in Florida is the immediate governing jurisdiction for the land on the Walt Disney World Resort. ... Bay Lake is a city located in Orange County, Florida and Osceola County, Florida. ... Lake Buena Vista is a city located in Orange County, Florida. ... Lake Buena Vista is a city located in Orange County, Florida, U.S., at the 2000 census the population was 16. ... Property tax, millage tax is an ad valorem tax that an owner of real estate or other property pays on the value of the property being taxed. ... For other uses, see Elevator (disambiguation). ...


The laws forming the District and the two Cities was signed into law on May 12, 1967. The Florida Supreme Court ruled in 1968 that the District was allowed to issue tax-exempt bonds for public projects within the district despite the sole beneficiary being The Walt Disney Company. is the 132nd day of the year (133rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... The Florida Supreme Court is the highest court in the State of Florida. ... Disney redirects here. ...


Construction of drainage canals was soon begun by the Improvement District, and Disney built the first roads and the Magic Kingdom. Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Polynesian Resort, and Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground were also completed in time for the park's opening on October 1, 1971. The Palm and Magnolia Golf Courses (located across the street from the Magic Kingdom) were actually opened a few weeks before. Deluxe Resort Magic Kingdom Resort Area Opened - October 1, 1971 Theme - Modern Areas - Contemporary Tower, South Garden Rooms Rooms - 1053 Suites - Vice Presidential Suite, Presidential Suite Address - 4600 North World Drive Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830 Phone - (407) 824-1000 Fax - (407) 824-3539 Disneys Contemporary Resort is located... New Polynesian Resorts logo Old Polynesian Resorts logo Disneys Polynesian Resort is a Disney-owned Deluxe resort located at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida that began operation on October 1, 1971. ... Disneys Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground is a themed camping resort within Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ...


Roy O. Disney, Walt Disney's older brother, dedicated the property and declared that it officially would be known as "Walt Disney World" in his brother's honor. In his own words: "Everyone has heard of Ford cars. But have they all heard of Henry Ford, who started it all? Walt Disney World is in memory of the man who started it all, so people will know his name as long as Walt Disney World is here." After the dedication, Roy Disney asked Walt's widow, Lillian, what she thought of Walt Disney World. According to biographer Bob Thomas, she replied, "I think Walt would have approved." Roy Olive Disney (June 24, 1893–December 20, 1971, aged 78) was, with his younger brother Walt Disney, co-founder of what is now The Walt Disney Company. ... Ford may mean a number of things: A ford is a river crossing. ... Henry Ford (1919) Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was the founder of the Ford Motor Company and father of modern assembly lines used in mass production. ... Lillian Marie Bounds (February 15, 1900 – December 16, 1997) was the wife of Walt Disney from 1925 until his death in 1966. ...


Walt Disney World had its own aircraft runway located just east of the Magic Kingdom parking lot. When the resort opened in 1971, Shawnee Airlines began regular passenger service from Orlando's McCoy Air Force Base (now Orlando International Airport) directly to Disney World's STOLport (Short Take Off and Landing) on a daily basis, with flights lasting only a few minutes. Today, the runway is mostly used as a staging area for buses and is no longer in service for aircraft. Flying machine redirects here. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... McCoy Air Force Base is a former United States Air Force base near Orlando, Florida. ... KMCO redirects here. ... A STOLport or STOLPORT is an airport designed with STOL (Short Take-Off and Landing) operations in mind, normally having a short single runway. ...


Development timeline

1965 Walt Disney announces Florida Project
1967 Construction begins
1971 Palm and Magnolia Golf Courses
Magic Kingdom
Disney's Contemporary Resort
Disney's Polynesian Resort
Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
1972 Disney's Village Resort (Treehouse and Vacation Villas)
1973 Disney's Golf Resort (later Disney Inn, now Shades of Green)
1974 Discovery Island (permanently closed)
1975 Disney's Village Resort (Fairway Villas)
Walt Disney Village Marketplace (now Downtown Disney Marketplace)
1976 Disney's River Country Water Park (permanently closed in 2001)
1980 Walt Disney World Conference Center (permanently closed)
Disney's Village Resort (Club Lake Villas)
1982 EPCOT Center (now Epcot)
1988 Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
1989 Disney-MGM Studios
Disney's Typhoon Lagoon
Pleasure Island
1990 Disney's Yacht Club and Beach Club Resorts
Walt Disney World Swan
Walt Disney World Dolphin
1991 Disney's Port Orleans Resort
Disney Vacation Club Resort, now Disney's Old Key West Resort
1992 Disney's Dixie Landings Resort (now Port Orleans Riverside)
Bonnet Creek Golf Club
1994 Disney's All-Star Sports Resort
Disney's Wilderness Lodge
1995 Disney's All-Star Music Resort
Disney's Blizzard Beach
Disney's Fairy Tale Wedding Pavilion
Walt Disney World Speedway
1996 Disney Institute, renovated as Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
Disney's BoardWalk Inn and BoardWalk Villas
1997 Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex
Downtown Disney West Side
1998 Disney's Animal Kingdom
DisneyQuest
1999 Disney's All-Star Movies Resort
Fastpass
2001 Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
2002 Disney's Beach Club Villas
2003 Disney's Pop Century Resort
2004 Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
2007 Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas
2008 Disney-MGM Studios will be renamed Disney's Hollywood Studios

The Magic Kingdom is a theme park within the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, near Orlando. ... Deluxe Resort Magic Kingdom Resort Area Opened - October 1, 1971 Theme - Modern Areas - Contemporary Tower, South Garden Rooms Rooms - 1053 Suites - Vice Presidential Suite, Presidential Suite Address - 4600 North World Drive Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830 Phone - (407) 824-1000 Fax - (407) 824-3539 Disneys Contemporary Resort is located... New Polynesian Resorts logo Old Polynesian Resorts logo Disneys Polynesian Resort is a Disney-owned Deluxe resort located at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida that began operation on October 1, 1971. ... Disneys Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground is a themed camping resort within Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida. ... Deluxe Resort Magic Kingdom Resort Area Opened - December, 1973 Theme - Upscale Country Club Areas - Main Building Rooms - 586 Suites - Standard Suites Address - P.O. Box 22789 Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830 Phone - (407) 824-3400 Fax - (407) 824-3460 Shades of Green is a United States Department of Defense-owned... Deluxe Resort Magic Kingdom Resort Area Opened - December, 1973 Theme - Upscale Country Club Areas - Main Building Rooms - 586 Suites - Standard Suites Address - P.O. Box 22789 Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830 Phone - (407) 824-3400 Fax - (407) 824-3460 Shades of Green is a United States Department of Defense-owned... Discovery Island, also known as Bay Lakes Tropical Island Paradise, is an 11½-acre island in Bay Lake at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. ... There is also an area called Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California; see Downtown Disney (California). ... River Country was a water park located at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. ... The Walt Disney World Conference Center opened in August 1980 along the banks of Club Lake. ... This article is about the Epcot theme park. ... This article is about the Epcot theme park. ... Disneys Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is a themed hotel and spa located at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ... Disneys Caribbean Beach Resort is a resort which is located in Walt Disney World at Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ... Disney-MGM Studios is a theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA. The third park to open at the resort, it debuted on May 1, 1989. ... Typhoon Lagoon is a water park located within the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ... The old Pleasure Island logo Comedians in the Comedy Warehouse perform a musical number Pleasure Island is a section of themed nightclubs at the Walt Disney World Resort within the Downtown Disney shopping, dining and entertainment district. ... Deluxe Resort Epcot Resort Area Opened - November 5, 1990 Theme - Marthas Vineyard Resort Areas - Main Building Rooms - 630 Suites - Standard Suites Address - 1700 Epcot Resorts Boulevard Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830 Phone - (407) 934-7000 Fax - (407) 934-3450 Disneys Yacht Club Resort is a New England nautical... Disneys Beach Club Resort is a beach-themed resort which is part of the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. ... Deluxe Resort Epcot Resort Area Opened - January 13, 1990 Theme - Nautical Whimsy Areas - Main Building Rooms - 756 Suites - Address - 1500 Epcot Resorts Boulevard Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830 Phone - (407) 934-3000 Fax - (407) 934-4499 The Walt Disney World Swan is resort hotel designed by architect Michael Graves located... The Walt Disney World Dolphin is located between Epcot and Disney-MGM Studios next to Disneys BoardWalk Resort area. ... Disneys Port Orleans Resort French Quarter and Disneys Port Orleans Resort Riverside are a pair of resorts at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, themed to look and feel like guests are actually staying the night in New Orleans or the old South. ... The current version of the article or section reads like an advertisement. ... Disneys Old Key West Resort is a time-share property at the Walt Disney World Resort. ... Disneys Port Orleans Resort French Quarter and Disneys Port Orleans Resort Riverside are a pair of resorts at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, themed to look and feel like guests are actually staying the night in New Orleans or the old South. ... Disneys All-Star Sports Resort is a resort that is part of Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. ... Disneys Wilderness Lodge is a large deluxe resort hotel in the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, United States. ... The All-Star Music Resort is one of 4 themed value resorts located at the Walt Disney World Resort, in Orlando, Florida. ... Blizzard Beach logo featuring Ice Gator Blizzard Beach is a water park located within the Walt Disney World resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ... Disneys Fairy Tale Wedding Pavilion is an exclusive area of Disneys Grand Floridian Resort and Spa for weddings, re-exchanging of vows and proclamations. ... Walt Disney World Speedway is a racing facility located in Orlando, Florida and is part of the Walt Disney World resort. ... The Disney Institute was a resort and learning center at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ... Disneys Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa is the newest Disney Vacation Club resort at the Walt Disney World Resort. ... Disneys BoardWalk Inn is a hotel at the Walt Disney World Resort and opened on July 1, 1996. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Disneys Coronado Springs Resort is a hotel at the Walt Disney World Resort that opened on August 1, 1997. ... Located in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex is an athletic complex that features a 8,000 seated ballpark called Cracker Jack Stadium and a 10,000 seated soccer stadium. ... There is also an area called Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California; see Downtown Disney (California). ... A closeup view of the Tree of Life Animal Kingdom entrance Disneys Animal Kingdom is a theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. ... DisneyQuest is an indoor interactive theme park located in Downtown Disney at the Walt Disney World Resort. ... Disneys All-Star Movies Resort is a resort located at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. ... Fastpass logo Fastpass is a virtual queuing system created by The Walt Disney Company. ... Disneys Animal Kingdom Lodge is a deluxe classed hotel resort in the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida which opened on April 16, 2001. ... Part of Disneys Beach Club Resort. ... Value Resort Wide World of Sports Resort Area Opened - December 14, 2003 Theme - 20th Century American pop culture Areas - 1950s, ‘60s, ’70s, ’80s, ‘90s Rooms - 2880 Suites - Under construction Address - 1050 Century Drive Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830 Phone - (407) 938-4000 Fax - (407) 938-4040 Disneys Pop Century... Disneys Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa is the newest Disney Vacation Club resort at the Walt Disney World Resort. ... Disney Vacation Club Resort Animal Kingdom Resort Area Opened - 2007 Theme - African safari lodge Areas - Villas Rooms - 458 upon completion in 2009 Suites - Address - Phone - Fax - Disneys Animal Kingdom Villas is the eighth Disney Vacation Club timeshare resort and the fifth located at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake... Disney-MGM Studios is a theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA. The third park to open at the resort, it debuted on May 1, 1989. ...

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A popular misconception is that the resort exists in Orlando. In fact, the entire Walt Disney World property is outside Orlando city limits; the majority sits within southwestern Orange County with the remainder in adjacent Osceola County to the south. Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State Counties Orange Government  - Mayor Buddy Dyer (D) Area  - City 101 sq mi (261. ... Orange County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Osceola County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ...


Most of Walt Disney World's Central Florida land and all of the public areas are located in the cities of Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista, located southwest of Orlando and a few miles northwest of Kissimmee. Bay Lake is a city located in Orange County, Florida and Osceola County, Florida. ... Lake Buena Vista is a city located in Orange County, Florida, U.S., at the 2000 census the population was 16. ... Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State Counties Orange Government  - Mayor Buddy Dyer (D) Area  - City 101 sq mi (261. ... Kissimmee is a city in Osceola County, Florida, United States. ...


The creation of the Reedy Creek Improvement District, which is separate from any other municipality, has allowed Disney to influence governmental powers over the area and not be impeded by local governments. For example, Disney rides cannot be closed down by the state's Bureau of Fair Rides Inspection [1] and are exempt from state safety inspections [2], though this is not to imply that they are not inspected or are unsafe. Residents largely live in timeshares and cannot vote for the Reedy Creek board allowing Disney influence of the board that it helped to create. [3] The Reedy Creek Improvement District in Florida is the immediate governing jurisdiction for the land on the Walt Disney World Resort. ...


Features

Walt Disney World Resort features four theme parks, each represented by an iconic structure:

Other attractions include: The Magic Kingdom is a theme park within the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, near Orlando. ... This is an article about the structure at the Magic Kingdom and Tokyo Disneyland. ... This article is about the Epcot theme park. ... For the phrase, see Spaceship Earth. ... Disney-MGM Studios is a theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA. The third park to open at the resort, it debuted on May 1, 1989. ... The Sorcerers Hat is the icon of the Disney-MGM Studios, one of four theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ... The Earful Tower used to be the icon of Disney-MGM Studios and is the icon of the Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Resort Paris. ... A closeup view of the Tree of Life Animal Kingdom entrance Disneys Animal Kingdom is a theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. ... The Tree of Life is the icon of the Disneys Animal Kingdom The Tree of Life is a massive fourteen story (145 ft. ...

Downtown Disney consists of three sections, Marketplace, Pleasure Island, and West Side, that contain many shopping, dining, and entertainment venues. They include the DisneyQuest indoor arcade, a House of Blues restaurant and nightclub, a Planet Hollywood restaurant and a Cirque du Soleil theater and original production, La Nouba.

Typhoon Lagoon is a large water park within the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida. ... External link Walt Disney World® Resort - Blizzard Beach Categories: Disney stubs | Walt Disney World Resort ... Disneys BoardWalk Resort is a hotel at the Walt Disney World Resort. ... Located in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex is an athletic complex that features a 8,000 seated ballpark called Cracker Jack Stadium and a 10,000 seated soccer stadium. ... There is also an area called Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California; see Downtown Disney (California). ... The old Pleasure Island logo Comedians in the Comedy Warehouse perform a musical number Pleasure Island is a section of themed nightclubs at the Walt Disney World Resort within the Downtown Disney shopping, dining and entertainment district. ... DisneyQuest is an indoor interactive theme park located in Downtown Disney at the Walt Disney World Resort. ... House of Blues Sunset, in West Hollywood House of Blues (HOB) is a chain of music halls and restaurants founded in 1992 by Hard Rock Cafe founder Isaac Tigrett and his friend and investor Dan Aykroyd. ... Planet Hollywood at night, Downtown Disney, Florida, USA. Planet Hollywood Niagara Falls, Ontario Planet Hollywood, a theme restaurant chain inspired by the popular portrayal of Hollywood, was launched in New York on October 22, 1991, with the backing of Hollywood stars Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Demi Moore. ... Cirque du Soleil (French for Circus of the Sun) is an entertainment empire based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and founded in Baie-Saint-Paul in 1984 by two former street performers, Guy Laliberté and Daniel Gauthier. ... La Nouba is a Cirque du Soleil show, which, like most Cirque du Soleil shows, is a circus-like performance featuring acrobats, gymnasts, and other skilled performers. ...

Golf and recreation

Disney's property includes five golf courses. The four 18-hole golf courses are the Magnolia, the Palm, Lake Buena Vista, and Osprey Ridge. There is also a nine-hole walking course called Oak Trail, designed for young golfers. Additionally, here are two themed miniature golf complexes, each with two courses, Fantasia Gardens and Winter Summerland. The Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf complex is a miniature golf course located at the Walt Disney World Resort. ...


Catch-and-release fishing excursions are offered daily on the Walt Disney World Resort lakes. There is an extra charge associated with these excursions but a Florida fishing license is not required because it occurs on private property. Cane-pole fishing is offered from the docks at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground and Disney's Port Orleans Resort. Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish by hooking, trapping, or gathering. ... Disneys Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground is a themed camping resort within Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida. ... Disneys Port Orleans Resort French Quarter and Disneys Port Orleans Resort Riverside are a pair of resorts at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, themed to look and feel like guests are actually staying the night in New Orleans or the old South. ...


Employment, maintenance and statistics

When the Magic Kingdom opened in 1971, the Walt Disney World Resort employed about 5,500 "cast members". Today it employs more than 61,000, spending more than $1.1 billion on payroll and $478 million on benefits each year. The largest single-site employer in the United States [4], Walt Disney World Resort has more than 3,000 job classifications.


The Walt Disney World Resort also sponsors and operates the Walt Disney World College Program, an internship program that has American college students live on site and work for the resort, providing much of the theme park and resort "front line" cast members. There is also the Walt Disney World International College Program, an internship program that has college students from all over the world. Living, working and learning. The Walt Disney World College Program is a U.S. national internship program operated by The Walt Disney Company, stationed at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, USA. The Walt Disney World College Program recruits students (18 years and older) and all majors for a semester-long paid...


In a March 30, 2004, article in The Orlando Sentinel, then-Walt Disney World president Al Weiss gave some insight into how the parks are maintained: is the 89th day of the year (90th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Orlando Sentinel is the primary newspaper of the Orlando, Florida region. ... Allen R. Al Weiss is president of worldwide operations for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, the division of The Walt Disney Company that operates nine theme parks and multiple resort hotels at four sites around the world (two theme parks in California, four in Florida, two in France, and one...

  • More than 5,000 cast members are dedicated to maintenance and engineering, including 750 horticulturists and 600 painters.
  • Disney spends more than $100 million every year on maintenance at the Magic Kingdom. In 2003, $6 million was spent on renovating its Crystal Palace restaurant. 90% of guests say that the upkeep and cleanliness of the Magic Kingdom are excellent or very good.
  • The streets in the parks are steam cleaned every night.
  • There are cast members permanently assigned to painting the antique carousel horses; they use genuine gold leaf.
  • There is a tree farm on site so that when a mature tree needs to be replaced, a thirty-year-old tree will be available to replace it.

There is a fleet of Disney-operated buses on property, branded Disney Transport that is available for guests at no charge. In 2007 Disney Transport started a guest services upgrade to the buses. GPS systems controlling new public addresses systems on the buses give safety information, park tips and other general announcements with music. They are not to be confused with the Disney Cruise Line and Disney's Magical Express buses which are operated by Mears Transportation. Taxi boats link some locations. Busses at Walt Disney World Resort Disney Transport is the name given to the privately run transportation system at Walt Disney World. ...


Walt Disney World has the seventh largest navy in the world with over 200 watercraft ranging from guest operated (rented) boats to Disney operated guest transportation craft.


A fleet of 12 monorails also operate at Walt Disney World Resort linking the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, the Contemporary, Polynesian, and Grand Floridian resorts, and the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC). An express monorail line connecting the TTC and the Magic Kingdom also exists. The Walt Disney World Monorail System is a public transit system in operation around Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ...


According to Disney's MouseMail e-mail newsletter, 150 truckloads of holiday decorations adorn the Walt Disney World Resort and 300,000 yards of ribbon and bows drape over 1,500 Christmas trees during the yuletide season. A popular attraction during the holiday season is The Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights, which displays over 5 million lights located in Disney-MGM Studios. Walt Disney World pastry chefs use more than 1,049.4 pounds (476 kilograms) of honey, 99.2 pounds (45 kilograms) of sugar and 48.5 pounds (22 kilograms) of dark chocolate to bake gingerbread houses and other items for the holidays.


In 2006, the Walt Disney World Resort and its employees donated more than $22 million to Central Florida organizations and charities, along with 200,000 hours of service through the VoluntEARS program.[5] VoluntEARS is a charitable organization made up of Disney cast members who donate their time to helping charities and service organizations in their communities around the world. ...


Hotels

On-site Disney hotels

There are 32 resorts located on the Walt Disney World property. Of the 32, 22 are Disney owned and operated resorts. The Disney resorts are classified into five categories: Deluxe (priced from $205-$805), Moderate (priced from $139-$199), Value (priced from $79-$127), Disney Vacation Club (priced from $269-$1,790), and Campground (priced from $39-$319). Another notable aspect is the large number of hotel resort complexes on the Walt Disney World property. The non-themed hotels are owned by private, non-Disney hospitality companies such as Starwood (Westin and Sheraton), Holiday Inn, Best Western, and Hilton. The current version of the article or section reads like an advertisement. ... Starwood is a festival presented by the Association for Consciousness Exploration, along with many volunteers. ... ... sheraton is a late 18th century neoclassical English furniture style, in vogue ca 1785 - 1800, that was named afterwards (by 19th century collectors and dealers) to credit furniture designer Thomas Sheraton, whose books of engraved designs capture this style. ... This article is about the hotel chain. ... Best Western is the worlds largest hotel chain, with nearly 4,000 hotels in nearly 80 countries. ... Hilton Hotels Corporation headquarters in Beverly Hills Hilton Hotels Corporation (NYSE: HLT) is one of the leading global hospitality companies. ...


Guests arriving at the Orlando International Airport can be transported to their Disney resort (or Vacation Club resort) from the airport using Disney's Magical Express program, and have their bags picked up and transported for them through a contract with BAGS Incorporated. Guests board custom motor coaches, watch a video about the Walt Disney World Resort, and their luggage is later delivered directly to their rooms. KMCO redirects here. ...


Themed resorts and opening year

Disneys All-Star Movies Resort is a resort located at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. ... The All-Star Music Resort is one of 4 themed value resorts located at the Walt Disney World Resort, in Orlando, Florida. ... Disneys All-Star Sports Resort is a resort that is part of Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. ... Disneys Animal Kingdom Lodge is a deluxe classed hotel resort in the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida which opened on April 16, 2001. ... Disneys Beach Club Resort is a beach-themed resort which is part of the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. ... Disneys BoardWalk Inn is a hotel at the Walt Disney World Resort and opened on July 1, 1996. ... Disneys Caribbean Beach Resort is a resort which is located in Walt Disney World at Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ... Deluxe Resort Magic Kingdom Resort Area Opened - October 1, 1971 Theme - Modern Areas - Contemporary Tower, South Garden Rooms Rooms - 1053 Suites - Vice Presidential Suite, Presidential Suite Address - 4600 North World Drive Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830 Phone - (407) 824-1000 Fax - (407) 824-3539 Disneys Contemporary Resort is located... Disneys Coronado Springs Resort is a hotel at the Walt Disney World Resort that opened on August 1, 1997. ... Disneys Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground is a themed camping resort within Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida. ... Disneys Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is a themed hotel and spa located at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ... New Polynesian Resorts logo Old Polynesian Resorts logo Disneys Polynesian Resort is a Disney-owned Deluxe resort located at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida that began operation on October 1, 1971. ... Value Resort Wide World of Sports Resort Area Opened - December 14, 2003 Theme - 20th Century American pop culture Areas - 1950s, ‘60s, ’70s, ’80s, ‘90s Rooms - 2880 Suites - Under construction Address - 1050 Century Drive Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830 Phone - (407) 938-4000 Fax - (407) 938-4040 Disneys Pop Century... Disneys Port Orleans Resort French Quarter and Disneys Port Orleans Resort Riverside are a pair of resorts at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, themed to look and feel like guests are actually staying the night in New Orleans or the old South. ... Disneys Port Orleans Resort French Quarter and Disneys Port Orleans Resort Riverside are a pair of resorts at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, themed to look and feel like guests are actually staying the night in New Orleans or the old South. ... Disneys Wilderness Lodge is a large deluxe resort hotel in the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, United States. ... Deluxe Resort Epcot Resort Area Opened - November 5, 1990 Theme - Marthas Vineyard Resort Areas - Main Building Rooms - 630 Suites - Standard Suites Address - 1700 Epcot Resorts Boulevard Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830 Phone - (407) 934-7000 Fax - (407) 934-3450 Disneys Yacht Club Resort is a New England nautical... The Walt Disney World Dolphin is located between Epcot and Disney-MGM Studios next to Disneys BoardWalk Resort area. ... Starwood headquarters in White Plains “Starwood” redirects here. ... Deluxe Resort Epcot Resort Area Opened - January 13, 1990 Theme - Nautical Whimsy Areas - Main Building Rooms - 756 Suites - Address - 1500 Epcot Resorts Boulevard Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830 Phone - (407) 934-3000 Fax - (407) 934-4499 The Walt Disney World Swan is resort hotel designed by architect Michael Graves located... Starwood headquarters in White Plains “Starwood” redirects here. ...

On-site Disney Vacation Club resorts and opening year

Main article: Disney Vacation Club

The current version of the article or section reads like an advertisement. ... Disneys Old Key West Resort is a time-share property at the Walt Disney World Resort. ... Disneys BoardWalk villas is a Disney Vacation Club Resort which is part of Walt Disney World resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida and opened on July 1, 1996. ... The Villas at Disneys Wilderness Lodge is a member resort of the Disney Vacation Club. ... Part of Disneys Beach Club Resort. ... Disneys Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa is the newest Disney Vacation Club resort at the Walt Disney World Resort. ... The Disney Institute was a resort and learning center at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ... Disney Vacation Club Resort Animal Kingdom Resort Area Opened - 2007 Theme - African safari lodge Areas - Villas Rooms - 458 upon completion in 2009 Suites - Address - Phone - Fax - Disneys Animal Kingdom Villas is the eighth Disney Vacation Club timeshare resort and the fifth located at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake...

On-site non-Disney hotels

The Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort Hotel is a 324-room resort that is on the property of Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ... Travelodge refers to several hotel chains around the world. ... The Doubletree Guest Suites, in the Walt Disney World Resort is a 229-room all-suite hotel located within the Downtown Disney Resort Area. ... Regal Sun Resort is a 626-room resort situated on the property of Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Hotel Plaza Boulevard. ... Holiday Inn in the Walt Disney World Resort is a resort located on the property of Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ... The current logo for Howard Johnsons motor lodges. ... The first Marriott hotel opened in 1957, and has since expanded to several different brands, with Courtyard serving business travelers. ... The Royal Plaza is a 394-room resort on the property of Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ... Deluxe Resort Magic Kingdom Resort Area Opened - December, 1973 Theme - Upscale Country Club Areas - Main Building Rooms - 586 Suites - Standard Suites Address - P.O. Box 22789 Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830 Phone - (407) 824-3400 Fax - (407) 824-3460 Shades of Green is a United States Department of Defense-owned... Department of Defense redirects here. ... The Buena Vista Palace Resort & Spa is a 1,014-room resort that is on the Walt Disney World Resort property in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ... Wyndham can refer to: Localities City of Wyndham in Victoria, Australia Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley in Western Australia Wyndham, Western Australia Wyndham, New Zealand in Southland, New Zealand Wyndham Hills in Ontario, Canada Wyndham, Virginia in the United States People with the last name of Wyndham Baron Wyndham, title...

Future resorts on Disney property

  • Four Seasons: On March 1, 2007, Disney announced plans to convert its Eagle Pines and Osprey Ridge golf courses into a new 900-acre luxury resort that will include a Four Seasons hotel, an 18-hole championship golf course, plus single- and multi-family vacation homes and fractional ownership vacation homes. The hotel is estimated to open in 2010.

This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...

Never-built Disney resorts

Postcard illustration of the never-built Asian Resort Disneys Asian Resort was a themed hotel planned for Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ... The 1973 oil crisis began in earnest on October 17, 1973, when the members of Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC, consisting of the Arab members of OPEC plus Egypt and Syria) announced, as a result of the ongoing Yom Kippur War, that they would no longer ship petroleum... Postcard of the never-built Disneys Persian Resort Disneys Persian Resort was a themed hotel planned for Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ... The 1973 oil crisis began in earnest on October 17, 1973, when the members of Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC, consisting of the Arab members of OPEC plus Egypt and Syria) announced, as a result of the ongoing Yom Kippur War, that they would no longer ship petroleum... Post card of the never-built Venetian Resort Disneys Venetian Resort was to be a Disney-owned Deluxe resort to be located at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida that originally would have began operation on October 1, 1971. ... The 1973 oil crisis began in earnest on October 17, 1973, when the members of Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC, consisting of the Arab members of OPEC plus Egypt and Syria) announced, as a result of the ongoing Yom Kippur War, that they would no longer ship petroleum... Disneys Mediterranean Resort was a proposed Disney Deluxe resort to be located at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida that originally would have began operation in the late 1990s. ...

Attendance

The April 2007 issue of trade magazine Park World reported the following attendance estimates for 2006 compiled by Economic Research Associates in partnership with TEA (formerly the Themed Entertainment Association): The Themed Entertainment Association (short TEA) is an international non-profit association representing the worlds leading creators, developers, designers and producers of themed experiences such as museums, zoos and theme parks. ...

  • Magic Kingdom, 16.6 million visits (No. 1 worldwide)
  • Epcot, 10.5 million visits (No. 6)
  • Disney-MGM Studios, 9.1 million visits (No. 7)
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom, 8.9 million visits (No. 8)

Name and logo

No official documentation exists to show that the Walt Disney World Resort was originally to be spelled "Disneyworld". It was going to be very different from "Disneyland". Walt Disney referred to the Walt Disney World Resort as both "Disney World" and "The Disney World" using the same font as Disneyland's.


After Walt Disney's death, the name "Walt Disney World" was chosen by Walt's brother and business partner, Roy O. Disney. The name was presented in a modern font instead of the original Disneyland font. To reinforce the updated name and image, Walt Disney World's official symbol was to be an oversized "D" with the face of Mickey Mouse depicted as the lines of latitude and longitude of this new World.


While Disneyland has kept its original font, it has lost nearly all references to its official symbol. Walt Disney World put an end to use of both its original font and official symbol at the conclusion of its 25th anniversary in 1996. The official symbol can still be found in many places around the resort as well as in recent merchandise that uses it once again. Inexplicably, the old logo still remains on the head float of the SpectroMagic parade, even though the parade was rehabbed extensively before its return in 2001, well after the January 1996 logo change. The 1971 logo is still used on the trip backdrop on The Price Is Right. The original "D" logo can still be seen on the front car of each of the 12 monorails and on flags flown at several sites across the property. One of the many brightly lit floats in SpectroMagic SpectroMagic is an evening parade presented seasonally at Disneys Magic Kingdom Park in Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, FL. It is similar to the Main Street Electrical Parade, which was its predecessor and is now presented at Disney... The Price Is Rights US 36th season logo. ...


See also

The Magic Kingdom is a theme park within the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, near Orlando. ... This article is about the Epcot theme park. ... Disney-MGM Studios is a theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA. The third park to open at the resort, it debuted on May 1, 1989. ... A closeup view of the Tree of Life Animal Kingdom entrance Disneys Animal Kingdom is a theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. ... Typhoon Lagoon is a water park located within the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ... Blizzard Beach logo featuring Ice Gator Blizzard Beach is a water park located within the Walt Disney World resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ... There is also an area called Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California; see Downtown Disney (California). ... Located in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex is an athletic complex that features a 8,000 seated ballpark called Cracker Jack Stadium and a 10,000 seated soccer stadium. ... Bay Lake is a city located in Orange County, Florida and Osceola County, Florida. ... Lake Buena Vista is a city located in Orange County, Florida, U.S., at the 2000 census the population was 16. ... The Reedy Creek Improvement District in Florida is the immediate governing jurisdiction for the land on the Walt Disney World Resort. ... The Walt Disney Travel Company, Incorporated, along with the Walt Disney World Company, the Walt Disney World Hospitality and Recreation Corporation and the Reedy Creek Improvement District, owns the land in the Walt Disney World Resort. ... The Walt Disney World Company, along with Walt Disney Travel Company, Incorporated, the Walt Disney World Hospitality and Recreation Corporation and the Reedy Creek Improvement District, owns the land in the Walt Disney World Resort. ... The Walt Disney World Hospitality and Recreation Corporation, along with the Walt Disney World Company, Walt Disney Travel Company, Incorporated, and the Reedy Creek Improvement District, owns the land in the Walt Disney World Resort. ... The Walt Disney World College Program is a U.S. national internship program operated by The Walt Disney Company, stationed at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, USA. The Walt Disney World College Program recruits students (18 years and older) and all majors for a semester-long paid... The Walt Disney World International Program is an international internship program sponsored and operated by The Walt Disney Company at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, in the United States. ... For other uses, see Disneyland (disambiguation). ... For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... Walter Elias Disney, (1901-1966), founder of Disneyland and the Walt Disney Company, seen here in the cab of the at Main Street Station. ... Walt Disney World Explorer is a CD-ROM application, released by Disney Interactive around 1998, that lets the user explore the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida. ... Walt Disney World Speedway is a racing facility located in Orlando, Florida and is part of the Walt Disney World resort. ... // This is a summary of notable incidents that have taken place at various Disney-owned theme parks, amusement parks, or water parks. ... A Hidden Mickey mixed in the spots of a closed Disneyland shop. ...

References

  1. ^ http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002340112_thrill18.html
  2. ^ Allman, T. D.. "Orlando Beyond Disney", National Geographic, 2007-04. Retrieved on 2007-07-07. 
  3. ^ Allman, T. D.. "Orlando Beyond Disney", National Geographic, 2007-04. Retrieved on 2007-07-07. 
  4. ^ "Disney Profile", Hospitality Online. Retrieved on 2007-07-07. 
  5. ^ Disney gives more than $22m in 2006, Orlando Sentinel, 2007-01-12

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