Walt Disney World By caroline reed

Where it is Located

. Walt Disney World's address is "Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL 32830". The Walt Disney World Resort is an entertainment complex in Orlando , Florida. The resort is the flagship destination of Disney's worldwide corporate enterprise.

Map of Florida

Climate

Compared to Disneyland in California, the mercury rises a bit higher in Florida with an average high temperature between 60 degrees to nearly 90 degrees. Like most of Orlando, Florida has a sub-tropical climate: freezing temperatures are incredibly rare. ... However, even in January the average daytime high temperature is still around 70°F (21°C). Florida is one of the warmest states in the mainland United States in the winter.

Animal kingdom, Epcot, Magic Kingdom, and Hollywood studios

Historical Information

Walt Disney arrived in town and announced his plans to build the world's most spectacular theme park ("bigger and better than Disneyland"). In a 2-year construction effort, Disney employed 9,000 people. Land speculation reached gigantic heights, as hotel chains and restaurants grabbed up property near the proposed park. Mere swampland sold for millions. The total cost of the project by its October 1971 opening was $400 million. Mickey Mouse escorted the first visitor into the Magic Kingdom, and numerous celebrities. In Walt Disney World's first 2 years, the attraction drew 20 million visitors and employed 13,000 people. The sleepy citrus-growing town of Orlando had become the "Action Center of Florida," and the fastest-growing city in the state.

Disney World Overhead View

Disney News

The most crushing blow Adam Gorlitsky absorbed came three weeks after he fell asleep at the wheel. Doctors at a spinal-cord rehabilitation center in Atlanta told Gorlitsky, 19 at the time, told him that he never would walk again. Eleven Years later, the paraplegic is in Central Florida doing what was unthinkable not so long ago. He is participating in the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. With the help of robotic technology called an exoskeleton, Gorlitsky walked portions of the 5 kilometer race thursday and the 10k event Friday.

Adam Gorlitsky

Disney World Resorts

The resorts are classified into four categories- Deluxe, Moderate, Value, and Disney Vacation Club Villas. Of the thirty-four resorts and hotels on the Walt Disney World property, twenty-eight owned and operated by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Deluxe Disney Resorts; Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge,Disney's Beach Club Resort, Disney's Board Walk Inn, Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney's Polynesian Village Resort,Disney's Wilderness Lodge, Disney's Yacht Club Resort.

Walt Disney World Resort

Disney World Facts

Walt Disney World is about the size of San Francisco. The newest roller coaster at any of the Disney World Parks, Expedition Everest is the tallest of any of the parks. Expedition Everest is just under 200 feet. When Disney's Magic Kingdom Park first opened its doors on October 1, 1971, adult admission cost $3.50.

Expedition Everest, tallest ride at disney

Things to do

The Magic Kingdom hosts Mickey's very Merry Christmas Party, another event with separate tickets and limited capacity featuring special parades and fireworks, cookies, hot chocolate, and a snow on Main Street USA. There are plenty of forms of transportation at Walt Disney World, from old-school ways of getting around to innovative. None of them are as fascinating and unique as the Walt Disney World Monorail System. At Disney World there are twenty-seven themed resort hotels, nine no-Disney hotels, four theme parks, two water parks, several golf courses, a camping resort, and other entertainment venues.

Mickeys Very Merry Christmas Party

Water Parks and Theme Parks

In Walt Disney World there are 4 theme parks. There is Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom. Magic Kingdom is the most popular theme park at Disney World. There are also two water parks ; Disney Typhoon Lagoon and Disney's Blizzard Beach.

Rides at Walt Disney World

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