Walt Disney World; a Look into the Future or the Past?

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Ever since I was a child, my family and I have been Disney fanatics. The Disney empire has created many amazing places, but my favorite location to visit is the Walt Disney World Resort. Every day 50,000 people from all over the world arrive at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida to experience the magic. When the park first opened its gates in 1971, 10,000 visitors made their way through. That number has multiplied five-fold and continues to multiply to this day. Since the 1971 opening, over 600 million people have experienced the magic of Disney. In my lifetime, I have visited the park with my family and friends six times. Each visit lasted four days in order to experience all the parks and their unique offerings. When I’m in Disney World, the experience each time is incredible. Seeing that the name of the park is Walt Disney World, I think it’s only fair to talk about the legend himself. According to Valerie Childs, Walt Disney’s life was a ride to say the least. Born in 1901 in Chicago, Walter Elias Disney was the youngest of four boys. At five years old, the Disney family left the city of Chicago and moved to Missouri to run a farm. When the farm proved to be unsuccessful, the Disney family moved to Kansas City where Walt’s father bought a newspaper delivery business. Later, the Disney family moved back to Chicago, where Walt’s father continued in the newspaper business, while Walt worked in a factory in the city. It was at the newspaper that Walt met newspaper cartoonist Leroy Gossett who inspired Walt to use his imagination, and Walt quickly began drawing every chance he got. By the age of 18, Walt had moved back to Kansas City and got a job at the local art studio. Walt began work drawing classic series that are popular t... ... middle of paper ... ...hool I was transformed into Snow White. The prices vary from $54.95-$194.95 depending on which package you choose. According to Robert Niles of themeparkinsider.com, Magic Kingdom is the world’s most popular theme park. A one day adult pass for Magic Kingdom is $89.00, but is the best park to bring children to. Fantasyland is located there which has the Little Mermaid ride and grotto which is also the visitation location. Lilo and Stitch have a ride as well as Buzz Lightyear. As one can see, Disney World is the place to be. Most people think that Walt Disney World is a place for children but there are attractions and things for people of all ages to do. I have been to Disney World many times and have loved every second of it. If you ever need a good place to bring children or visit with friends to make lifelong memories, just remember it all started with a mouse.

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