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.

Seven Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels in Florida Offering Special “Magic of Fall” Rates from August 20-October 31

There is still time to make plans to experience the special events at the Walt Disney World Resort in Central Florida this summer and fall, such as the 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, Eat to the Beat Concert Series at Epcot, and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary...

Disney Springs’ Terralina Crafted Italian announces opening date

An escape to Italy's Lake District awaits at Disney Springs. On June 28, James Beard Award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano will debut his newest dining concept, Terralina Crafted Italian. Set along the shores of Lake Buena Vista, Terralina Crafted Italian was inspired by...

‘The Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Mix Live!’ at Epcot

Star-Lord and Gamora from “Guardians of the Galaxy” take guests on a musical journey through the cosmos in “Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Mix Live!” at the America Gardens Theatre at Epcot. Guests can catch “Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Mix Live!” five times...

Walt Disney World Resort Best Bites: June 2018

This month’s Walt Disney World Resort Best Bites is overflowing with new menus, a new brunch, and more! But first, I have to tell you about a brand-new location that recently opened at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World Resort. Rix Sports Bar &...

Dining Packages, Special Events and Seminars On Sale June 14 For The 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

It’s that time again! Next week, guests can book their favorite food demonstration, wine tasting, seminar or celebrity chef event at the 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Starting Thursday, June 14, favorite festival events including celebrity chef...

Enjoy Fireworks & Nighttime Spectaculars Now at the Walt Disney World Resort

For many guests who visit the Walt Disney World Resort, an unforgettable highlight of their Disney vacation is enjoying one of our amazing nighttime spectaculars or other entertainment offerings side-by-side with their family and friends. And there are so many options...

Make Delicioso Guava-Stuffed French Toast!

One of my favorite resorts at Walt Disney World Resort is Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. It has an amazing pool and a brand new quick and casual restaurant with yummy Caribbean-inspired foods. Spyglass Grill offers popular American foods infused with Caribbean...

Find the Ultimate Father’s Day Gift at Disney Springs

Father’s Day is June 17 so there’s still plenty of time to pick out the perfect present for the deserving dads in your life. Whether you’re shopping for your own father or for the man your children call “dad,” you’re bound to find something that suits his signature...

Must-Do Tips for Disney’s Water Parks

When the summer temperatures begin to rise, many Guests make sure to add a water park day to their itinerary at Walt Disney World Resort. The Disney Parks Moms Panelists also love the water parks and have some great must-do tips for your next vacation day at Disney’s...

Blueberry Grass Band from Canada Arrives at Epcot June 13

One of the greatest joys in exploring World Showcase at Epcot is discovering authentic entertainment experiences from around the world. Starting June 13, the Mill Stage at the Canada Pavilion comes alive with the music of Blueberry Grass Band, an accomplished group...

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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