Welcome to the Walt Disney World Resort

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.

Major New Solar Facility to Service Walt Disney World Resort, Powering Two Theme Parks

Walt Disney World Resort recently embarked on a new initiative in collaboration with the Reedy Creek Improvement District and solar project developer Origis Energy USA to bring a new 270-acre, 50-megawatt solar facility online by the end of the year, generating enough...

Pixar Play Zone has Opened at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Calling all cowboys, cowgirls, supers, racers and more! Starting last week, kids ages 4–12 are able to star in an adventure-packed evening, including interactive fun, arcade games and dinner as Pixar Play Zone opens at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The pilot program...

Think Pink! Millennial Pink Treats Have Arrived at Walt Disney World Resort

That’s right! We’ve got pink, pink, and more pink here at Walt Disney World Resort. In addition to those popular millennial pink Spirit Jerseys, Headbands, and retail MagicBands, I’ve got some exciting millennial pink sweet treats to share with you! ARE YOU EXCITED?...

This Spring, Style Your Space with Finds from Sugarboo & Co. at Disney Springs

For many people, April is the perfect time to tackle “spring cleaning.” As for me? I actually prefer “spring decorating” – there’s no better season to refresh your home and breathe new life into your living space. If you’re not sure where to start, here’s a...

Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom with ‘I Was There’ Collection on April 22

Since opening in 1998, Disney’s Animal Kingdom has inspired and educated guests through the magic of nature while creating unforgettable memories that last a lifetime. The park will mark its 20th Anniversary from April 22 through May 5 with an expanded “Party for the...

Appetizing Occasions at Walt Disney World Resort

I’ve got some exciting announcements to share from Walt Disney World Resort! We’ve got a new character experience, dining packages, and even a couple exciting dessert parties. Read on to find out more … Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise Hoist anchor and...

What is Memory Maker One Day, and Where Can I Buy it?

Over the last few years, Disney PhotoPass Service’s Memory Maker One Day product has undergone quite an expansion at Walt Disney World Resort! When first introduced a few years ago, Memory Maker One Day was only available for purchase in one location and only during...

New details On ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Actor Joonas Suotamo’s Appearance at Star Wars: Galactic Nights on May 27

Have you seen the latest trailer for “Solo: A Star Wars Story”? It made me more excited than ever to see the latest adventure emerging from the Star Wars galaxy when the film opens on May 25. (Check it out below!). Here at the Walt Disney World Resort, guests can...

Iconic Centerpiece of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Inspires 20th Anniversary Merchandise Collection

This month, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will mark its 20th anniversary at Walt Disney World Resort. The park, which opened as “a new species of theme park” on April 22, 1998, continues inspiring and educating guests of all ages today through the magic of nature. For...

Save 20% or More at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels this Spring and Summer

I’m excited to share some great news with you for select Walt Disney World Resort hotel stays this spring and summer! The spring resort offer has been extended for select Disney Resort bookings for stays through May 12. Then, during our Incredible Summer, guests can...

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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