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The 30 Big Steps That Created the Walt Disney World Resort

The creation of the Walt Disney World Resort was a mammoth task that involved thousands of people and hundreds of millions of dollars. Here are 30 key steps that led to the world's largest theme park playground.

12 Ways That Horticulture Cast Members Keep Walt Disney World Looking Beautiful

Walt Disney World's landscaping is an essential part of its appeal to theme park fans. Let's take a look at how Disney's Cast Members keep the greenery looking so good...

12 of the World's Most Awe-Inspiring Theme Park Icons

They’re iconic for a reason. They inspire breathless wonder. They’re orienting navigational centers. They’re feats of engineering. Though they come in all shapes and sizes, park icons all have one thing in common: they come to represent a park’s stories, settings, and style in our hearts and minds

6 Disney Clone Pairs You May Not Recognize

Cloning. It's become a dirty word in the circles of Disney Parks fans. That's probably unfair, since it was Walt's idea to take the best of his California park and transplant it - with some additions, subtractions, and general changes - as Florida's Magic Kingdom. Cloning continues today, albeit

10 Insanely Expensive Elements of Walt Disney World You'll Never Even See

It's expensive to visit Walt Disney World. But it's expensive to run it, too...

In Photos: The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Disney's Magic Kingdom

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train officially opens on May 28, 2014 at the Magic Kingdom, but it’s certainly a sight to see.The roller coaster and the faux mountain that it winds around have become the visual centerpieces of the New Fantasyland area of the Magic Kingdom. Fittingly, Disney has lavished

The 9 Best and Worst Things About Life as a Theme Park Character

Characters and mascots are an essential part of the theme park experience, particularly at Disney theme parks. But what are the pros and cons of meeting-and-greeting guests every day?

5 Ways That Disney World Would be Different if Walt Disney Had Lived Longer

Walt Disney had grand plans for his Florida resort before he died in 1966. How different might Walt Disney World look if the man who conceived it had lived longer?

8 Completely Untrue "Facts" Many People Believe About Walt Disney World

A number of myths and legends relating to Walt Disney World have become accepted "facts" among many fans of the resort. Here are 8 that are not based in reality...

5 Cheap Tricks That Disney Plays on its Theme Park Visitors

Disney's theme park attractions are some of the most expensive ever built. But some of the special effects used within theme are surprisingly low-tech...

5 Neat Details That Everyone Misses at Disney Theme Parks

Even the most mundane elements of a theme park are viewed by Disney's Imagineers as opportunities to further immerse guests in the experience...

Worth the Wait: 7 Glowing Reviews of Disney's Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Walt Disney World will finally open the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at the Magic Kingdom on May 28, 2014. Here are seven early reviews of the Snow White-themed roller coaster.

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