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  • Experiencing the Magic

    Experiencing the Magic

    In the mid-1960s, Walt Disney’s dream was to build a family resort destination like no other. The dream became a reality when Walt Disney World Resort opened in 1971 featuring Magic Kingdom as the centerpiece. Today, Walt Disney World Resort and its Cast Members deliver one-of-a-kind experiences to millions of guests who come from around […]

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  • STATISTICS  
Walt Disney World Resort is a contiguous, nearly 40-square-mile, world-class entertainment and recreation center featuring four theme parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom); two water adventure parks (Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon); 35 resort hotels (25 owned and operated by Walt Disney World, includes seven Disney Vacation Club resort properties); 63 holes of golf on four courses; two full-service spas; Disney's Wedding Pavilion; ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex; and Downtown Disney, an entertainment-shopping-dining complex.  Walt Disney World Resort is also included in vacation packages ofDisney Cruise Line.
Located at Lake Buena Vista, Fla., 20 miles southwest of Orlando, Walt Disney World Resort opened Oct. 1, 1971.  Open daily, year-round.

    Walt Disney World in Brief

    STATISTICS   Walt Disney World Resort is a contiguous, nearly 40-square-mile, world-class entertainment and recreation destination featuring four theme parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom); two water parks (Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon); 36 resort hotels (26 owned and operated by Walt Disney World, includes eight Disney Vacation Club […]

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  • "Celebrate the Magic" Welcomes a Monstrous Summer

    Magic Kingdom Fast Facts

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Magic Kingdom, the first Walt Disney World Resort theme park, debuted in 1971 – 16 years after Walt Disney’s first park, Disneyland, opened in Anaheim, Calif.  Magic Kingdom’s blue- and gold-turreted, 18-tower icon, Cinderella Castle, rises 189 feet above the park’s 142 acres. Attractions Similar to Disneyland Park, the park […]

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  • Peter Pan Topiary Preps for Festival

    Fun facts! Topiary, Landscape and New Food & Beverage Trivia for 21st Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Thirty million multi-hued blooms, 100-plus whimsical topiaries, 1,000 native butterflies and dozens of new food and beverage marketplace tastes bring multi-sensory fun to the 21st Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival March 5-May 18 at Walt Disney World Resort. Among this year’s fun festival facts: 30 million blooms blanket the […]

    Epcot, Events

  • Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade: "Peter Pan"

    Disney Festival of Fantasy Fun Facts

    The Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade continues a long tradition of classic parades in the Magic Kingdom dating back to opening day more than 40 years ago. Some fun facts: Parade features a cast of more than 100 Disney characters from more than a dozen classic stories are represented among nine parade floats 40 additional […]

    Fact Sheets, Magic Kingdom

  • Walt Disney World Resort's Holiday Services department spends 365
days a year preparing for the holiday season.

    Christmas by the Numbers at Walt Disney World

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Miles of garland, glitter, twinkling lights and ribbon transform Walt Disney World Resort into a winter wonderland during the holiday season.  Here’s a sample of what guests will experience throughout the Vacation Kingdom: 1,300 decorated trees throughout Walt Disney World Resort A wreath 25 feet in diameter adorning the Cirque du […]

    Holidays

  • The Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

    The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Fact Sheet

    Overview The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, the newest addition to the growing Disney Vacation Club portfolio, delivers the charm and splendor of the Victorian Era coupled with fun, classic Disney touches to meet the family vacation style that only Disney Vacation Club can provide. Nearby the picturesque white-sand shores of Seven […]

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  • Bursting with Color

    California Grill Fast Facts

    Located on the 15th floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort, California Grill opened in 1995, starting a dining evolution for Walt Disney World Resort. A major makeover in fall 2013 transformed the dining room with a sleek contemporary look inspired by mid-century modern California design – again leading the way to a new era in Disney […]

    Dining, Fact Sheets

  • Delivering the Magic

    Delivering the Magic

    Who can forget Walt Disney’s famous words, “You can dream, create, design and build the most wonderful place in the world…but it requires people to make the dream a reality.” From the instant a Guest starts planning their Walt Disney World Resort vacation to the moment they begin their return home, the focus is on […]

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  • Sharing the Magic

    Sharing the Magic

    As a company with nearly 70,000 Disney Cast Members who live and work in Central Florida, Walt Disney World Resort is committed to investing in its local community. Disney is focused on improving the quality of life in Central Florida, with a special interest in helping children and families. Disney contributes to the local community […]

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