Disney World

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In 1959 Walt Disney began searching for land to create a second resort. Because 5% of Disneyland’s visitors are from the Mississippi River region and 75% of the US population was currently residing in the area, Disney began flying over looking for the best spot. In 1963, Disney flew over Orlando, Florida where he noted Interstate 4, Florida Turnpike and a well developed area of roads close to the McCoy Air Force Base ( now Orlando International Airport) close to Bay Lake. Disney knew this was the perfect location and began purchasing 30,500 acres through various means including using dummy corporations. The parks plans however were leaked in October of 1965 by the journalist Emily Bavar. Walt Disney and Florida Governor Haydon Burns did the official reveal on November 15th, 1965, just as planned. Unfortunately Walt Disney passed away on December 15th, 1966 from Lung Cancer before the construction began. Walt’s brother and business partner Roy Disney postponed the ground breaking and made sure that the two cities the theme park would be located in (Bay Lae and Reedy Creek) became one district now known as Lake Buena Vista. Thanks to Roy Disney’s determination, Walt Disney World officially opened on October 1, 1971 with much more to be added through the years.

Rides

Advanced Training Lab

Affection Section

The American Adventure

American Heritage Gallery

Astro Orbiter

The Barnstormer

Bay Slides

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Bijutsu -kan Gallery

The Boneyard

Bruce’s Sharl World

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Rnger Spin

Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station

Castaway Creek

Chairlift

Cinderella Castle

Conservation Station

Country Bear Jamboree

Cross Country Creek

Crush ‘n’ Gusher

DINOSAUR

Dino – Sue

Discovery Island Trails

Disney Phones and Ferb: Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure

Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival

Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” Sneak Peek

Downhill Double Dipper

Dumbo the Flying Elephant

Ellen’s Energy Adventure

Enchanted Tales with Belle

Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain

Fossil Fun Games

Frontier land Shootin’ Arcade

Frozen Ever After

Gallery of Arts and History

Gangplank Falls

Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros

The Great Movie Ride

Habitat Habit!

Haunted Mansion

House of Whispering Willows

Humunga Kowabunga

ImageWorks – The “What If” Labs

Impressions de France

Innoventions

“Its a small world”

It’s Tough to be a Bug!

Journey into Imagination with Figment

Jungle Cruise

ali River Rapids

Keelhaul Falls

Ketchaiddee Creek

idiot Fun Stops

Kilimanjaro Safaris

Leave A legacy

Liberty Square Riverboat

Living with the Land

Mad Tea Party

The Magic Carpets of Aladdin

Maharajah Jungle Trek

Main Street Vehicles

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Marketplace Carousel

Marketplace Train Express

Mayday Falls

Melt-Away Bay

Mexico Folk Art Gallery

Mickey’s PhilharMagic

Miss Adventure Falls

Mission: SPACE

Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor

The Oasis Exhibits

O Canada!

Peter Pan’s Flight

A Pirate’s Adventure – Treasures of the Seven seas

Pirates of the Caribbean

Prince Charming Regal Carrousel

Project Tomorrow: Inventing the Wonders of the Future

Reflections of China

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith

SeaBase

The Seas with Nemo & Friends

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Si Patrol Training Camp

Slush Gusher

Snow Stormers

Soarin’

Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

Space Mountain

Spaceship Earth

Splash Mountain

Star Tours – The Adventures Continue

Star Wars Launch Bay

Star Wars Launch Bay Theater

Star Wars: Path of the Jedi

Star Wars Photo Opportunities

Stave Church Gallery

Storm Slides

Summit Plummet

Swiss Family Treehouse

Teamboat Springs

Test Track

Tike’s Peak

Toboggan Racers

Tomorrowland Speedway

Tomorrowland Transit Authority People Mover

Tom Sawyer Island

Toy Story Mania

Tree of Life

TriceraTop Spin

Turtle Talk with Crush

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool

Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid

Vintage Amphicar & Italian Water Taxi Tours

Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream

Walt Disney’s Coursel of Progress

Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room

Walt Disney World Railroad – Fantasyland

Walt Disney World Railroad – Frontierlaand

Walt Disney World Railroad Main Street, USA

Wilderness Explorers

Wildlife Express Train