Why is today a very special day for DHS?

Well, it’s a special day for something that’s there. Technically, it’s a special day for it’s Disneyland counterpart, but without that, we wouldn’t have it at Walt Disney World, so it’s a special day there too.

You’ll see what I’m talking about soon :)

Hey do you have any trivia on Disney's Hollywood Studios {MGM}?

That’s today’s theme! (#1, since it’s one of my favorites, and #2, because it’s a very special day there today!)

Your post about how old Disney World informed me that it (and Epcot) opened on my birthday (though I am not that old lol.) Cool beans!! [: PS- I read your blog EVERY day, and have gone through the entire thing multiple times. LOVELOVELOVE it!!!(:

That’s so cool! You know what this means, don’t you? You have an awesome excuse to celebrate birthdays in Epcot now!

And I’m so glad you like the blog :)

Walt Disney World’s original logo had an oversized “D” with a Mickey Mouse-shaped globe containing latitude and longitude lines, with the property’s name presented in a modern, sans-serif font. Walt Disney World Resort retired its original font and symbol during its 25th anniversary celebration in 1996–97. The old “D” symbol still can be found in many places, however, including the SpectroMagic title float, the front car of each monorail, manhole covers, survey markers, select merchandise items and flags flown at several sites across the property.

Walt Disney World’s original logo had an oversized “D” with a Mickey Mouse-shaped globe containing latitude and longitude lines, with the property’s name presented in a modern, sans-serif font. Walt Disney World Resort retired its original font and symbol during its 25th anniversary celebration in 1996–97. The old “D” symbol still can be found in many places, however, including the SpectroMagic title float, the front car of each monorail, manhole covers, survey markers, select merchandise items and flags flown at several sites across the property.

During the Walt Disney World Resort’s early planning stages, Walt Disney referred to the project as Project X, The Florida Project, Disney World, and The Disney World. Early visual references used the same medieval font as Disneyland. Walt Disney was very involved in the site selection and project planning in the years before his death. The secretive names were chosen because of the high confidentiality of the project during the initial planning. After Walt Disney’s death, Roy O. Disney added the name Walt to Disney World as a permanent tribute to his brother.

During the Walt Disney World Resort’s early planning stages, Walt Disney referred to the project as Project X, The Florida Project, Disney World, and The Disney World. Early visual references used the same medieval font as Disneyland. Walt Disney was very involved in the site selection and project planning in the years before his death. The secretive names were chosen because of the high confidentiality of the project during the initial planning. After Walt Disney’s death, Roy O. Disney added the name Walt to Disney World as a permanent tribute to his brother.

When the Magic Kingdom opened in 1971, the site employed about 5,500 cast members. Today, the Walt Disney World Resort employs more than 66,000 in more than 3,700 job classifications. This makes the Walt Disney World Resort the largest single-site employer in the United States.

The June 2011 AECOM Theme Park Attendance report reported that Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom had 16.97 million visits in 2010, making it the world’s no. 1 most visited theme park. Epcot had 10.83 million visits (making it no. 5), Animal Kingdom had 9.67 million visits (no. 7), and Hollywood Studios had 9.60 million visits (No. 8).

The June 2011 AECOM Theme Park Attendance report reported that Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom had 16.97 million visits in 2010, making it the world’s no. 1 most visited theme park. Epcot had 10.83 million visits (making it no. 5), Animal Kingdom had 9.67 million visits (no. 7), and Hollywood Studios had 9.60 million visits (No. 8).

I know its a little late... But do you know if any of the DISNEY parks do anything for Easter? or Any Holiday for that matter? Thanks! I LOVE your blog!!!!!

Thank you :D

The parks do a little something special for most major hollidays, with Christmas and Halloween being the biggest. For Easter, there are religious services held at the Contemporary Resort in the Fantasia Ballroom that morning, and in the Magic Kingdom, a Meet and Greet with Mr. and Mrs. Bunny and a special Easter parade.

how old is disney world
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Walt Disney World officially opened on October 1, 1971 (41 years ago), with just the Magic Kingdom. Epcot opened on October 1, 1982 (30 years ago), Hollywood Studios opened May 1, 1989 (23 years old), and Animal Kingdom opened April 22, 1998 (14 years ago).

I hear you're going to Disney World around the same time as me! So cool! How about some WDW trivia from each park?

I leave a week from today and I’ll be there for a week! I’m so beyond excited!!!!

Great idea! What better way to count down to my trip than to spend that time on trivia from each park! I’ll do some general WDW facts today, and then each of the 4 parks and then some of the other stuff, like maybe the water parks or Downtown Disney. I’ll post new stuff and repost some of my old favorites, just in case anyone missed it :)