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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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  • A bronze statue of Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney stands proudly near
Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney
World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

    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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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Disney's Typhoon Lagoon

    Typhoon Lagoon Fact Sheet

     WHAT IT IS:  Typhoon Lagoon is a 61-acre themed water recreation attraction — inspired by the imagined legend of a typhoon, earthquake and volcanic eruption combining to create an inland sea with breaker waves (Typhoon Lagoon) and a towering watershed mountain (Mt. Mayday) atop which is a stranded shrimp boat (the Miss Tilly). LOCATION:  Downtown […]

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

    Walt Disney World Resort Hotels Fact Sheet

    Magic Kingdom Area Disney’s Contemporary Resort – 655 rooms and suites and a concierge floor in a 14-story deluxe resort. Dining options include California Grill, The Wave…of American Flavors, Contempo Café and Chef Mickey’s, three lounges, two snack bars and room service.  Recreational amenities include water skiing, boat rentals, jogging, volleyball, parasailing, playground and two swimming […]

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  • Characters in Flight Lifts Off

    Downtown Disney Fact Sheet

    The Downtown Disney area is an exciting metropolis of restaurants, theaters and merchandise shops incorporating the Marketplace, Pleasure Island and the West Side. Location:  The 120-acre area borders the south shore of Village Lake at the intersection of Buena Vista Drive and Hotel Plaza Boulevard in the east-central portion of Walt Disney World Resort.  Downtown […]

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  • EPCOT'S SHINING ICON - Spaceship Earth is the visual and thematic centerpiece of Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

    Epcot Fact Sheet

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Epcot, the second Walt Disney World Resort theme park, opened Oct. 1, 1982 — 11 years after the Magic Kingdom debuted. The 305-acre park, identified by its iconic Spaceship Earth geodesic sphere, features two distinct areas. Future World is a showcase of discovery filled with new ideas and technology, plus […]

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  • WHAT BIG EARS YOU HAVE!:  One of the iconic structures at Walt Disney World Resort is the "Earffel Tower," which stands tall at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park.  If the giant, mouse-eared structure had a hat, the size would be a whopping 342 & 3/4ths.

    Disney’s Hollywood Studios Fact Sheet

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Disney’s Hollywood Studios debuted on May 1, 1989 at Walt Disney World Resort to immerse  guests in the glamour of show business 365 days a year with thrilling attractions Broadway-style shows, world-class entertainment and television and radio production facilities. Attractions The park is divided into seven themed lands of attractions: […]

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