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Here you will find the information and news about all of the exciting parks that make up the Walt Disney World Resort;  Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon.

Catch NFL Pro Bowl Fever at Walt Disney World Resort this Week

NFL Pro Bowl Week is kicking off here at Walt Disney World Resort this week and there are several opportunities for you to get in on the fun. All of the key Pro Bowl Week activities take place at our ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and many are free and open to the...

Baby Hippo Delights at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

It has been just five days since the birth of a Nile hippopotamus at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and already the newborn is garnering attention from around the world as guests fall in love with the newest addition to the herd. For our animal care experts, the calf’s...

Capture Works of Art at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts with Disney PhotoPass

We’re thrilled that the Epcot International Festival of the Arts is back for a second year – a very colorful second year may we add – and today we’re sharing a full palette of Disney PhotoPass Service opportunities you’ll find during the Festival. These opportunities...

Disney on Broadway Stars Light Up the Stage for The Epcot International Festival of the Arts

  The festival’s first weekend (Friday through Monday) saw Tarzan and Jane from Disney’s “Tarzan” – Jenn Gambatese and Kevin Massey – singing together for the first time in a long time. We caught up with Gambatese and Massey before a performance and they told us about...

A Mini Chef Dreams Her Perfect Disney Recipe

This week we are starting a special video series with the participation of a tiny chef. You see, some kids want to be astronauts, firefighters…but not Paloma…she wants to be a Chef! After cooking several times in special events in her native Puerto Rico, she received...

Larry the Cable Guy

Last week, the hilarious Daniel Lawrence Whitney, also known as “Larry the Cable Guy,” joined his family to put the pedal to the metal at Tomorrowland Speedway at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World! Larry the Cable Guy is no stranger to cars, after all he voiced...

Un Nuevo Año and a New Opportunity to Vacation at Disney!

What better way to start the New Year than booking a Disney vacation for all in the familia! At Walt Disney World Resort you can create new memories together while staying in the middle of the magic! And with this offer, you and your family of four can enjoy a package...

Purple Martins Return to Walt Disney World Resort

The beginning of a new year signals celebration and we’re off to a flying start at Walt Disney World Resort. We’re thrilled to report we’ve had one of the first 2018 purple martin sightings in the United States. Hundreds more will soon flock here, and as they continue...

Delicious, Nutritious Meals are on the Menu at Disney Springs

I’m diving full force into healthier habits in 2018. It’s both a blessing and a curse that my office is located at Disney Springs…let’s just say I’ve tried most of the offerings here, and more than a few of them fall into the “splurge” category! Luckily for you, I’ve...

Highlights from the 25th Anniversary Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

Last weekend, runners kicked off the New Year with cheers as they crossed the finish line at the 25th Anniversary Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna. The action-packed race weekend also included the Walt Disney World 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Goofy’s...

The Walt Disney World Resort, known as Walt Disney World or Disney World, is an entertainment complex in Bay Lake, Florida (mailing address is Lake Buena Vista, Florida), near Kissimmee and Orlando, and is the flagship of Disney’s worldwide corporate empire. The resort opened on October 1, 1971, and is the most visited vacation resort in the world, with an attendance of over 52 million annually.

Walt Disney World is owned and operated by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, a division of The Walt Disney Company. The property covers 27,258 acres (11,031 ha; 43 sq mi), housing twenty-seven themed resort hotels, nine non–Disney hotels, four theme parks, two water parks, four golf courses, one nine-hole walking golf course for young golfers (no electric carts allowed), two themed miniature golf courses, one camping resort, a downtown-like shopping district, and other entertainment venues. Magic Kingdom was the first and original theme park to open in the complex followed by Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, which opened later throughout the 1980s and 1990s.

Designed to supplement Disneyland in Anaheim, California, which had opened in 1955, the complex was wwweloped by Walt Disney in the 1960s. “The Florida Project”, as he called it, was originally to be built in hopes of differential in design and scheme from Disneyland with its own diverse set of rides. Walt Disney’s original plans also called for the inclusion of an “Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow”, a planned community that would serve as a test bed for new innovations for city living. After extensive lobbying, the Government of Florida created theReedy Creek Improvement District, a special government district that essentially gave The Walt Disney Company the standard powers and autonomy of an incorporated city. Disney died on December 15, 1966, before construction began. Without the creative mind of Disney spearheading the construction of Walt Disney World, the company instead created the resort very similar to Disneyland, just on a much larger scale, along with abandoning Walt’s concept of an experimental planned community.

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