Walt Disney World Resort!
Walt Disney World Resort (aka “The Holy Land”) is the largest and most visited theme park in the world with approximately 20 million visitors annually, and around 200 acres of land – that’s over 15 times more space than Disneyland! Owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company, it consists of four parks; Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom Theme Park.
Another interesting facts about Walt Disney World are that construction began on 2 October 1971 after an idea was formulated at a company meeting where lots were sold to finance the project. On 1 May 1989 re-opening day for what was then called “Disney/MGM Studios” saw Prince Charles performing the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The resort has its very own seal to symbolize the company’s ownership of the land, and it is also home to “Fashion Week” during which Disney holds live fashion shows for guests.
New Fantasyland is the biggest expansion and opened in December 2012 while Magic Kingdom Park, which had previously been the resort’s smallest of all four parks, was completely overhauled to make way for new land; “New” Fantasyland and Storybook Circus. Those two new additions are part of the largest expansion in Magic Kingdom’s history, totaling 14 acres. The Fantasyland section includes a new themed land replacing Mickey’s Toontown Fair called “Fantasyland Forest” which is inspired by Disney Princesses and features newly reimagined attractions that include “Enchanted Tales with Belle”, where children can meet Belle and join in on a musical, interactive play. The Little Mermaid also gets her own attraction called “Under the Sea”, where guests follow one of Ariel’s misadventures undersea with Scuttle as their tour guide.
At New Fantasyland friends can even meet Anna and Elsa from Frozen! Furthermore, you can now travel to exotic and distant lands without leaving the park; right at Magic Kingdom guests can enjoy a ride on “It’s a Small World”, and for those who love roller coasters there is now Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, an improved version of Splash Mountain with better special effects and more thrills.