Although Walt Disney had never seen the results of Disney World when he was alive, it was indeed his vision. This is why the historical connection with Disney World naturally begins with him. Even if he died of his brother Roy Disney (Roy Disney), his ideas still exist.
Walt Disney’s creativity
Walt Disney doesn’t just want another Disneyland. He dreamed of more things than Disneyland, but similar. He still wants to bring entertainment in his theme park. But he wanted to have a place where he could constantly add or develop new things to his original parks and buildings. Not only that, he also wants to test his urban planning concept through this project. Indeed, what appears now as the EPCOT or the experimental prototype community of tomorrow is actually derived from his ideas.
From opening to now
Walt Disneyland opened on October 1, 1971, five years after Walt Disney’s death. It opens together with Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Polynesian Resort and Fort Fort Wilderness Resort and Camp.
In the second year, Disney’s country resorts added tree houses and holiday villas. Then, Disney’s golf resort and Discovery Island opened in the next two years. In 1975, Fairway Villas and Walt Disney Village Marketplace were built.
In June 1976, Disney’s River Country Water Park was added. In 1980, the Walt Disney World Convention Center and another country resort, Club Lake, were built. Then in 1982, EPCOT was born.
In 1988, Disney’s Great Floridian Resort and Caribbean Beach Resort were put into use. Then in 1989, more parks were added. MGM Studios, Typhoon Lagoon Water Park and Happy Island opened.
Between 1990 and 1992, more resorts were built for guests. These are the Disney Yacht and Beach Club Resort, Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort, Port Orleans Resort, Old Key West Resort and Disney Dixie Landing Resort. Disney Resort Club and Bonnet Creek Golf Club have also been added to the growing Walt Disney World.
In 1994, Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort and Disney’s Wilderness Lodge opened. Then in 1995, the Disney All-Star Music Resort, Blizzard Beach Water Park and Fairytale Wedding Pavilion were installed.
The following year, Disney Academy and Disney’s Boardwalk Resort were ready. This was followed by Coronado Springs Resort in 1997. Disney’s World of Sports and the West Side of Downtown Disney also came out in the same year. Disney’s Animal Kingdom (Animal Kingdom) and Disney Quest (Disney Quest) only came out in 1998. In 1999, Disney’s All-Star Movie Resort joined in. In 2001 and 2003, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Hotel and Popular Century Resort were added respectively. Finally, Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort came out in 2004.
This completes the list of facilities available over the years. The history of Disney World has indeed come a long way, and it continues to evolve every day because it touches the lives of many guests.