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Walt Disney's Disney World
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Disney World, Walt Disney World ® is the formal title, is one of the most popular family tourist destinations in the world. The theme park opened in 1971. See their official web site at: 

Walt Disney World ® Official Web Site

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Theme Parks

Magic Kingdom ® Park -------- make believe and Disney Characters 
Epcot ® ------------------------ travel and attractions 
Disney-MGM Studios --------- behind the scenes 
Disney's Animal Kingdom (tm) Park - real and imaginary animals
Water Parks
Blizzard Beach 
Typhoon Lagoon 
River Country
Pleasure Island ------ Entertainment, shopping, dining 
Disney's Wide World of Sports ---- sports complex 
Walt Disney World ® is south of Orlando at Lake Buena Vista, Florida and covers 30,500 acres of theme and water parks, 99 holes of golf, 26 resort hotels, a sports complex, a wedding pavilion, and several entertainment dining shopping complexes. It  can be reached from several exits off of I-4 and also from US 192. This mega resort is always in continuous expansion and enhancements. 

Magic Kingdom ® Park - The original, opened on 1 October 1971. 

Epcot ® - Opened in 1982 

Disney-MGM Studios - Opened in 1989 

Disney's Animal Kingdom (tm) Park - The fourth Walt Disney World ® Park officially opened Wednesday 22 April 1998. A mixture of animals both real and imaginary. 

  • $800 million park
  • 1,000 plus animals
  • Robotic dinosaurs
  • Live entertainment
  • Disney World's largest theme park
  • 540 acres
  • Savanna, rivers and trails
  • Seven different sections - Asia will open in 1999
  • 145 foot tall Tree of Life
  • Accommodations - In the "World" there is a huge selection of lodging from value oriented to deluxe, even camping. There are health spas and fairy tale weddings. 

    Hours - The four parks open daily generally at 9:00 am but closing times vary between each park and depend upon the season. Complete park hours are available on the official Disney web site above. This place is popular so be prepared for large crowds and long waits especially during peak holiday periods. 

    Admission - Several different admission packages are available. Tickets are nontransferable and there are no refunds for unused tickets for any reason including inclement weather. Unused days never expire. There are adult and children tickets. Ticket purchases are available in advance. This is general information. See Disney for details. Typical are : 

    One-day, One-park ticket 
    Value Pass 
    Park-Hopper Pass 
    All-In-One Hopper Pass 
    Theme Park Annual Pass
    Attire - The temperature year round averages 72 degrees. Higher temperature and humidity during the summer months of June through September with frequent afternoon thunderstorms. Slightly cooler with low humidity during the winter from December through February. Dress comfortably.

    Surrounding Areas - Sea World is about to open a huge new water ride just north of the "World" and a few miles further north, Universal Studios is constructing their own new theme park, Islands of Adventure complete with a large resort center.
    Related Items
    "The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2002
    by Bob Sehlinger 
    Paperback - 768 pages (August 2001) 
    Hungry Minds, Inc; ISBN: 0764564218
    Dimensions (in inches): 1.51 x 8.26 x 5.30 

    "Birnbaum's Walt Disney World 2002 : 
    Expert Advice from the Inside Source 
    (Birnbaum's Walt Disney World, 2002)"
    by Stephen Birnbaum (Editor)
    Paperback - 256 pages (October 2001) 
    Hyperion (Adult Trd Pap); ISBN: 0786853395
    Dimensions (in inches): 0.44 x 9.99 x 7.04 
    "Fodor's 2002 Walt Disney World, Universal
    Orlando Resort, and Central Florida (Fodor's
    Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Escape and
    by Jane Driesen (Editor), Carolyn B. Heller (Editor)
    Paperback - 400 pages (October 2, 2001) 
    Fodors Travel Pubns; ISBN: 0676908691
    Dimensions (in inches): 1.13 x 9.02 x 5.04 
    Walt Disney World ® Official Web Site - Complete information and on-line reservations. 

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    Updated 15 September 1998
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