Walt Disney World Resort

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The Walt Disney World Resort, also called Walt Disney World or Disney World, is near Orlando, Florida, United States. It opened on October 1, 1971 with only the Magic Kingdom theme park. It has since added Epcot (October 1, 1982), Disney's Hollywood Studios (May 1, 1989) and Disney's Animal Kingdom (April 22, 1998). It also has two water parks, 23 hotels, a campground, and Downtown Disney, which is a shopping area with souvenir shops, restaurants, and sports activities.

The resort was inspired by the dreams of Walt Disney and his creation of Disneyland in California. Its original theme park, Magic Kingdom, is designed similarly to Disneyland. Walt Disney created "Disney World" to have a vacation resort that was much different from Disneyland's one-day visit; this includes a much wider variety of sports, recreation, themed resort hotels and entertainment. Walt Disney World has a darker tone than Disneyland.

It also comes with lots of different rides and you can go swimming at the water parks. Sometimes, Disney Characters walk around the parks. It is lots of fun for everyone. The Rides are related to the Books and films that Disney created.