Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World opened on October 1, 1971. Back then, WDW only consisted of one theme park, the Magic Kingdom. Today, Walt Disney World has four major theme parks, two water parks, a downtown shopping and entertainment district, and a wide variety of resorts and hotels. In 2014, 19,332,000 people traveled from all across the globe to visit Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom.
Many people believe that Walt Disney World is a money-guzzling vacation and tourist destination, but behind all the advertising and merchandise, there is educational value hidden in plain sight.
"May Walt Disney World bring Joy and Inspiration
and New Knowledge to all who come to this
happy place... a Magic Kingdom where the young
at heart of all ages can laugh and play and learn – together.”
- Roy O. Disney, October 25, 1971