Everything in ‘Walt Disney World Resort’

  • The charm and flavor of the 1930s Mid-Atlantic coast is recaptured at Disney's BoardWalk, a waterfront village combining an exciting entertainment district with Disney's BoardWalk Inn and Disney's BoardWalk Villas.

    For a Different Pace, Head on Down to Disney’s BoardWalk

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Disney’s BoardWalk revives and energizes the mid-Atlantic waterfront villages of the 1940s.  As Walt Disney World Resort guests walk along the lively waterfront promenade, they can stroll into the shops and enjoy the unusual vendors, or dine at one of three restaurants or experience entertainment found nowhere else, like the […]

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  • Walt Disney World Resort World History Digest

    MILESTONES Early 1960s After Disneyland opens in 1955, Walt Disney is approached many times to build another park.  Offers of free land come from inside and outside the United States.  Disney begins developing attractions for the 1964 New York World’s Fair:  General Electric’s “Carousel of Progress,” Ford’s Magic Skyway,” Pepsi-Cola’s “It’s a Small World” and […]

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  • Fun Facts: Best Friends Pet Care Resort

     A Tail-Wagging Welcome: Pluto welcomes dogs, cats, pot-bellied pigs and pocket pets such as hamsters and guinea pigs to the 27,000-square-foot Best Friends Pet Care Resort at Walt Disney World Resort. Lap of Luxury: Up to 270 dogs of all breeds and sizes can curl up comfortably in standard and luxury indoor-outdoor suites.  The truly pampered pooch may […]

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  • Audio-Animatronics Timeline

    Early 1950s Walt Disney purchases a mechanical bird while vacationing in Europe. The souvenir becomes the inspiration for Audio-Animatronics technology. 1951 Work begins on “Project Little Man.”  Roger Broggie and Wathel Rogers, pioneers in Audio-Animatronicstechnology, create a miniature figure that is programmed with cams, cables and tubes to mimic tap-dancing routines performed by the late […]

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  • Walt Disney World Fun Facts

    It’s Not a Small World, After All . . . Covering nearly 39 square miles, Walt Disney World Resort is about the size of San Francisco or two Manhattan islands. Of the nearly 25,000 acres, a third is designated as a wilderness preserve. A Cast of Thousands . . . more than 58,000 to be more precise. That’s how […]

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  • Walt Disney World Resort Landscape Facts

    Total acreage of Walt Disney World Resort: 25,000 That’s equal to 40 square miles, or twice the size of Manhattan island. Total acreage devoted to maintained landscapes and gardens: 4,200 The gardens of Walt Disney World Resort represent everything from a dry desert to a tropicalrain forest. Number of roses planted in the landscape: Nearly […]

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  • The Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney's Hollywood Studios

    Mature Travelers Find Walt Disney World Resort a Great Place For the Young…at Heart!

    Golden years travelers are discovering that — like grandkids — a Walt Disney World vacation is worth boasting about. Golden memories and vacation experiences of a lifetime abound. Seniors traveling to Disney’s Vacation Kingdom have the curiosity and the time to fully experience the theme parks, nighttime entertainment complexes, resort hotels, lakes, waterways, pools, golf courses and tennis courts.

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  • International visitors to Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena
Vista, Fla., will feel more welcome, thanks in part to a new
cutting-edge wireless device that translates narration at more than
25 popular theme park attractions across the Vacation Kingdom.

    Walt Disney World Resort Speaks Guests’ Languages Via Wireless Technology

    International visitors to Walt Disney World Resort will feel more welcome, thanks in part to expanded translation services across all four Disney theme parks including a newly designed personal translation device called Ears to the World, Disney

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  • Walt Disney’s Love of Trains Lives On at Walt Disney World Resort

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Walt Disney was always fascinated by the railroad. His uncle Mike was a train engineer, and as a teen, Walt sold gum, cigars and soda pop to passengers as the train made its daily stops at the railroad depot in Walt’s boyhood home, Marceline, Mo. When Walt grew older and […]

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