EPCOT FACT SHEET Excitement of discovery: Walt Disney envisioned a showcase for innovation. A place where people could experience the cutting edge of technology. A place celebrating human achievement. The embryo of an idea grew to become Epcot, the Disney discovery park — 305 acres of attractions, shows, interactive presentations, dining, shopping and architectural …
Dancing flames, cascading fountains and eye-popping fireworks synchronized to a dramatic musical score light the skies and decorate the lagoon of Epcot World Showcase during
Figment is back! The playful purple dragon who captured millions of hearts at Walt Disney World Resort has returned to Epcot to once again demonstrate the power of imagination.
Track Length: 3,403 feet, which is more than a half-mile of twists, turns, loops, corkscrews, hills and dips. Inversions: Two roll-over loops and one corkscrew — Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith is Disney’s first coaster in the United States to feature inversions. “Limotrain” Capacity: 24 guests, about twice the number of passengers who fit …
“To the youngsters of today, I say believe in the future, the world
is getting better; there still is plenty of opportunity. Why, would
you believe it, when I was a kid I thought it was already too late
for me to make good at anything.”
Walt Disney was an entertainment pioneer, introducing families to
groundbreaking cartoons, feature films, theme parks and more. Most
everyone knows when he was born (in Chicago on Dec. 5, 1901), his
first motion picture (a 1928 short titled “Steamboat Willie”) and
his other landmark family-entertainment ventures (“The Mickey Mouse
Club,” “Davy Crockett” and “The Wonderful World of Disney”).
‘Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream’ takes 21st-century visitors to Walt
Disney World Resort on an emotional journey that starts with
Disney’s birth in 1901 and ends with the company’s vision for the
future. The interactive gallery and new film is located on Mickey
Avenue at the Disney-MGM Studios.
A dazzling blue 122-foot-tall Mickey’s
Sorcerer’s Hat takes center stage at Disney-MGM Studios representing the magic of show business and the
entertainment wizardry of Disney that is captured throughout shows
and attractions at the park.
Hundreds of pieces of authentic sculpted African art and a rare
ceremonial mask towering 16 feet add to the cultural splendor and
mystique of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Time was, families gathered at Atlantic beach towns to stroll the boardwalks in search of entertainment. That was just about a century ago, in the golden era of amusement parks, when Ferris wheels and carousels were set out on vast piers protruding into the Atlantic Ocean. It was a giddy, …