Walt Disney World Resort is a world-class entertainment and recreation destination featuring four of the most popular theme parks from around the globe, two thrilling water parks, more than 30,000 hotel rooms, a sports complex, several golf courses and Disney Springs—a metropolis of shopping, dining and entertainment. Since 1971, Walt Disney World has focused on delivering legendary guest service and one-of-a-kind experiences that make it the number one vacation destination in the world where families create magical memories.
With a rich heritage of storytelling, Disney Parks combines creativity, innovation and technology to immerse guests in classic Disney tales and family entertainment. Today, guests from around the globe visit this magical place to enjoy a Disney vacation — where guests of all ages, play and learn together.
Some Quick Facts:
- WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT OPENING DATE: October 1, 1971
- LOCATION: Lake Buena Vista, Florida, just 30 minutes from the Orlando International Airport and 20 miles southwest of Orlando
- THEME PARKS: Four
- RESORT HOTELS: 30
- WORKFORCE: More than 77,000 Cast Members in Central Florida
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