4 Things You Didn’t Know About the History of Walt Disney World

4 Things You Didn’t Know About the History of Walt Disney World

While Walt Disney was a famous cartoonist and animator who created Mickey Mouse and many other characters, his theme parks are also world-renown. There are many interesting things about the history of Walt Disney World, which is located in Lake Buena Vista, Florida that you did not know.

The Park Was Renamed After Walt Disney Died

While there have been many movies and articles about Walt Disney, many may not know that Walt Disney saw Disney World as his magnum opus. Even though Disneyland, which is located in Anaheim, California, and opened in 1955, it was his bigger plan for a theme park in Florida that was something special for Walt. After Walt Disney died in 1966, this park was renamed. When the theme park opened in 1971, Walt Disney would be fully emblazoned on all parts of the park to keep the creator of Mickey Mouse, intact. Indeed, Roy Disney, who oversaw the park’s construction, renaming this park Walt Disney World in tribute to his late brother, Walt.

Epcot Center Has the Second Largest Aquarium in the US

If you plan to visit Epcot Center, which is a part of Walt Disney World, enjoy knowing that their aquarium is the second largest in the US. Only the Georgia Aquarium is considered larger than Epcot Center’s aquarium. Epcot’s Aquarium touts 5-plus million gallons of water to hold their fish and other sea animals. Walt Disney may have died before completing his full vision for Epcot, but the aquarium is quite an impressive attraction there.

Walt Disney World is a Very Clean Park

One thing’s for sure about Walt Disney World — there are plenty of trash cans at almost arm’s length at many points in the parks. In fact, there are trash cans at every 30 steps! Walt Disney World has an image of keeping an immaculate park for the whole world to notice and admire. Walt Disney World makes sure that trash build up never happens thanks to its “cast members” who are responsible for picking up trash after park hours, after big events at the park and more. Score one for the neat and clean types who work in the park to keep Walt Disney World prim and sparkling clean.

Roy Disney’s Passing After Walt Disney World Opening

Although Walt Disney passed away from lung cancer in 1966, his brother Roy, was able to complete Walt Disney World and open it in 1971. However, Roy Disney died only three months after Walt Disney World had opened to the public.

In conclusion, these four things about Walt Disney World are just the tip of the iceberg, or “Magic Kingdom,” to pardon the pun. The good news is that Walt Disney World is a fun place to go with friends and family for a vacation. Be sure to check out my blog for more articles!

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