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The Walt Disney World Resort is an entertainment complex in Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista, Florida, near Orlando and Kissimmee, Florida.The resort is the flagship destination of Disney worldwide corporate enterprise.
Walt Disney bought the 43 square miles of Central Florida swampland for Disney World for $5 million, or about $185 an acre.
Walt Disney died of complications of lung cancer on Dec. 15, 1966, before the first shovel of dirt was moved on construction of Disney World.
10,000. That was the number of people in attendance for Disney Worlds soft opening on Oct. 1, 1971.
But the grand opening later that month — which included performances by Julie Andrews, Bob Hope and Glen Campbell — was televised nationally.
Today, the Magic Kingdom alone averages about 47,000 visitors a day.
Disney World has closed three times, all in anticipation of hurricanes: Sept. 15, 1999, for Floyd; Sept. 4-5, 2004, for Frances; and Sept.26 of that same year for Jeanne.
It took less than 30 minutes to evacuate thousands of guests from the theme parks on Sept. 11, 2001.
After the Sept. 11 attacks, the Federal Aviation Administration put a flight restriction over the Disney World resort.
It extends out in a three-mile radius from Cinderellas Castle and up to 3,000 feet.
Disney Worlds biggest theme park, Animal Kingdom, encompasses 403 acres.
The latest creatures at the Animal Kingdom are the blue people of "Avatar."
A new section, with interactive 3-D rides, is planned to open between 2015 and 2016 at a cost of about $400 million.
The Animal Kingdom features more than 3,000 species in its 4 million trees and plants.
More than 500 of the young trees around Disney World properties started out as acorns from the "Liberty Oak," the focal point in Liberty Square in the Magic Kingdom.
Disney World employs more than 62,000 as part of its "cast," making Walt Disney World the largest single-site employer in the United States.
Disney infrastructure has more than 270 buses, making it the third-largest bus system in the state, behind Jacksonville and Miami.
There only one harpist at the Disney World Parks. You can hear him nightly, over dinner at Victoria & Alberts, the restaurant at Disney Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.
Disney World decorates more than 1,500 Christmas trees at holiday time.
The first film made at Disney Hollywood Studios was "Ernest Saves Christmas."
Disney World flew its flags at half-staff on the day Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died.
Jobs was Disney largest single shareholder (7 percent), and he was on the board of directors.

Walt Disney World

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Walt Disney World

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Walt Disney World

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Walt Disney World

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Walt Disney World

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Walt Disney World

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Walt Disney World

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Walt Disney World

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Walt Disney World

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Walt Disney World

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Walt Disney World

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Walt Disney World

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Walt Disney World

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Walt Disney World

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