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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.

Chiquita Celebrates Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend As Official Banana Sponsor

Chiquita Brands International, is proud to announce its continued support for the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend. As the official banana sponsor of the race weekend, Chiquita will donate more than 100,000 bananas to runners and spectators at the 2019 Walt Disney...

Commemorate Your Accomplishments with 2019 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Merchandise

It’s almost time for our biggest and most magical race weekend of the season, the 2019 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna! Featuring five exciting events and three challenges to truly test your endurance, celebrate your weekend accomplishments...

Tickets on Sale Now for Disney After Hours at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Are you ready to experience the best Disney’s Animal Kingdom has to offer after the sun goes down – including heart-tugging Tree of Life Awakenings, the adventures within Pandora – The World of Avatar and more? Now you can, thanks to Disney After Hours...

Kevin from Disney•Pixar’s ‘Up!’ is Headed to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Caw! Caw! Roar! Greetings, fellow Wilderness Explorers. I’m writing with news from a recent expedition to South America. We’ve been tracking the large and exotic bird known as “Kevin” – you might remember her from the Disney•Pixar film “Up!” – and she appears to be...

Attention Florida Residents: Discover Disney Tickets are Back!

There’s no better way to kick off 2019 than with a Walt Disney World Resort visit – especially if you’re a Florida Resident! Florida Residents can now purchase a 3-Day Discover Disney Ticket for only $175 plus tax for a limited time, valid for admission to...

Foodie Guide to Purple Treats at Disney Parks

New year, new color! Potion Purple headbands have hit the parks, which means a fabulous new array of purple treats. Both tasty and Instagrammable, these make for a great snack and a great photo! From cupcakes and cotton candy to macarons and churros,...

Walt Disney World Begins Construction of New Housing Complex for College Program

Walt Disney World Resort and American Campus Communities (ACC) recently celebrated the commencement of construction on a new housing complex for participants of the Disney College Program, now known as Disney Internships & Programs. The 10,400-bed project expected...

First Panel Installed at New Solar Facility Providing Power to Walt Disney World Resort

One down, 499,999 to go! We are excited to announce that the first of half a million solar panels were recently installed at the previously-announced new 270-acre, 50-megawatt solar facility, which is being developed in collaboration with the Reedy Creek Improvement...

Seven ‘Disney Springs Hotels’ Offering ‘Holiday Sale Rates’ November 1-January 15

There is still time to make plans to experience the special events taking place at Walt Disney World Resort in Central Florida in November and December. This includes Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park; Epcot International Festival of the...

Tips for Military Families from the Disney Parks Moms Panel

Military moms and dads on the Disney Parks Moms Panel know first-hand how precious that limited time can be, making them the perfect resource for fellow military families looking to plan a magical and memorable visit to Disney Parks and Resorts. With a few tips and...

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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