Disney World : A Place Of History, Opportunity And Experience

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Disney World: A Place of History, Opportunity and Experience

Walt Disney once said, “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” (Walt Disney Quotes) Walt’s curiosity led him to the development of Disneyland, and eventually Walt Disney World. Located in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Disney World spans over a massive 47 square-mile area (Overview). Included in this land mass is four theme parks, two water parks, a shopping center and over 20 resorts for guests to stay at (Overview). The Walt Disney Company offers a wide variety of life lessons that can be taught through their movies, theme parks and stories. Walt Disney World has continued to prosper year after year, thanks to its rich history, employment opportunities and the unique experience guests can have on this property.
Walt Disney World is an idea and concept thought up by Walter Elias Disney, and pays homage to his innovative and entrepreneurial spirit (Walt Disney World History). While Disneyland is located in California, when Walt decided it was time to expand, he knew he wanted to be on the opposite side of the country so that people from the east coast would be more inclined to visit. Choosing Florida for the location was not an act of chance, but strategy; Florida allowed year-round attendance and was already a popular tourist destination (Walt Disney World History).
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