Walt Disney World Resort Orlando
The Walt Disney World Resort is the world’s largest and most visited recreational resort, covering a 25,000-acre (39 sq mi; 100 km2) area just southwest of Orlando, Florida, USA and encompassing four theme parks, two water parks, 24 on-site themed resort hotels (excluding 8 that are on-site, but not owned by the Walt Disney Company), including a campground, two health spas and fitness centres, and other recreational venues and entertainment.
It opened on October 1, 1971 with only the Magic Kingdom theme park and has since added Epcot (October 1, 1982), Disney’s Hollywood Studios (May 1, 1989) and Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park (April 22, 1998).
This world famous resort was inspired by the dreams of Walt Disney and his creation of Disneyland in California.
Its original theme park, Magic Kingdom, is designed similarly to Disneyland. Walt Disney created “Disney World” in order to have a vacation resort that was much different from Disneyland’s one-day visit; this includes a much wider variety of sports, recreation, uniquely-themed resort hotels and entertainment.
Walt Disney World Resort Features Four Theme Parks:
Two Water Parks:
Five Golf Courses:
Numerous Other Attractions Including:
On-site Disney Resorts & Accommodations
There are 33 resorts and hotels located on the Walt Disney World property. Of those, 24 are owned and operated by the Walt Disney Company.
A new concept was announced in June 2010 with the announcement of the Golden Oak
at Walt Disney World Resort luxury residential community, featuring homes designed by the Walt Disney Company.
On-site Disney Theme Park & Resort Dining
Visitors to Walt Disney World can enjoy snacks and meals at over 100 select restaurants
throughout Walt Disney World Resort, including some restaurants that feature Disney Character Dining. From contemporary to casual, elegant to enchanting, there many dining options to suit every taste and dining occasion.
Walt Disney World Resort Map