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Disney’s BoardWalk Fast Facts – Robert A.M. Stern-designed resort situated on 45 acres along the southern shore of Crescent Lake (across from Disney’s Yacht Club Resort and Disney’s Beach Club Resort). Two- to five-story buildings surrounded by private courtyards and manicured gardens, with view of Crescent Lake: Disney’s BoardWalk Inn — 378 rooms, deluxe hotel includes guest rooms with concierge ...
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 ...
Walt Disney World Celebrates 40th Anniversary – B-Roll of Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida Cinderella Castle Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique “it’s a small world” Mickey’s PhilharMagic Prince Charming Regal Carrousel Dumbo the Flying Elephant Mad Tea Party (OCT. 1, 2011): Anchored by the Mouse “who started it all,” Walt Disney World Resort marked its 40th anniversary Saturday ...
Walt Disney World Resort Celebrates 40 Years of World-Class Theme Parks and Resorts – Magic Kingdom Opening Launched Disney Empire in Central Florida Once upon a time, a fairy tale castle rose on the edge of a Florida town where citrus grew, egrets waded and cattle roamed.  In the shadow of the blue-spired castle named for the princess Cinderella, magical lands sprouted whimsical shows and attractions for world-weary families ...
40-Year Cast Members Reflect on Opening Day Oct. 1, 1971 – To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort, cast members who were on hand for the Oct. 1, 1971 opening look back on the resort’s debut.  (Several interview excerpts are provided by Disney’s Eyes & Ears cast-member newspaper.) Phil Holmes, Vice President of Magic Kingdom (Hometown: Dearborn, Michigan) – He wore the costume ...
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 ...
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 ...
Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, Off to Work They Go … To More Than 3,000 Different Disney Jobs – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — It takes a village — more than 58,000 cast members to be exact — to keep the show going at Walt Disney World Resort. With more than 3,000 different job roles available, it’s hard, if not impossible, to find a more diverse group anywhere. Whether an individual’s expertise is in ...
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 ...
Fast Facts: Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings – Traditionally recognized as a top-ranked wedding and honeymoon destination, Walt Disney World Resort currently hosts more than 1,000 couples tying the knot each year. Beyond Disney’s Wedding Pavilion, nuptials at Walt Disney World Resort also take place in outdoor garden settings, gazebos and courtyards, as well as indoor resort locations. Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & ...

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