18 Facts About Walt Disney World


Walt Disney World Resort, called Walt Disney World or simply Disney World, is an entertainment resort complex in Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States, near the cities of Orlando and Kissimmee.

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In 2018, Walt Disney World was the most visited vacation resort in the world, with an average annual attendance of more than 58 million.

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Walt Disney World is covered by an FAA prohibited airspace zone that restricts all airspace activities without approval from the Federal government of the United States, including usage of drones; this level of protection is otherwise only offered to American critical infrastructure, military bases, the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area Special Flight Rules Area, official presidential travels, and Camp David.

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Additionally, Walt Disney disliked the businesses that had sprung up around Disneyland and wanted more control over a larger area of land in the next project.

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Walt Disney took a flight over a potential site in Orlando—one of many—in November 1963.

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Bavar later described that Walt Disney World "looked like I had thrown a bucket of water in his face", before denying the story.

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Walt Disney World's announcement called the new theme park "the greatest attraction in the history of Florida".

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The Walt Disney World Wilderness Preserve was established in April 1993, and the land was transferred to The Nature Conservancy.

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In October 2009, Disney World announced a competition to find a town to become twinned with.

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Walt Disney World had previously held the position of vice president of Animal Kingdom.

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Walt Disney World Resort is serviced by Disney Transport, a complimentary mass transportation system allowing guest access across the property.

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Walt Disney World Transport owns a fleet of Walt Disney World-operated buses on the property, that is complimentary for guests.

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Walt Disney World Transport operates a fleet of watercraft, ranging in size from water taxis, up to the ferries that connect the Magic Kingdom to the Transportation and Ticket Center.

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Walt Disney World Transport is responsible for maintaining the fleet of parking lot trams that are used for shuttling visitors between the various theme park parking lots and their respective main entrances.

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Land where Walt Disney World resides is part of the Reedy Creek Improvement District, a governing jurisdiction created in May 1967 by the State of Florida at the request of Disney.

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In late 2015, Walt Disney World confirmed the addition of randomized secondary screenings and dogs trained to detect body-worn explosives within parks, in addition to metal detectors at entrances.

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Walt Disney World has had eleven unscheduled closures, out of which, nine have been due to hurricanes:.

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In July 2021, Disney World announced that all its staff workers in the US would have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to return to work.

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