Walt Disney World in Brief

Orlando, Florida

Florida's WALT DISNEY WORLD in brief: STATISTICS: Located at Lake Buena Vista, Florida, 20 miles southwest of Orlando off Interstate 4 and U.S. 192 on a 30,000-acre site planned as the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow (EPCOT). Total developed acreage: 7,000. Designated wilderness preserve 8,200 acres. Opened Oct. 1, 1971. Open daily year-round. EMPLOYMENT: 35,000 employees. EPCOT: A permanent international showplace covering 260 acres. Opened Oct. 1, 1982. Future World -- Theme areas focusing on discovery and scientific achievements. Major attractions: Innoventions, Spaceship Earth (AT&T), Universe of Energy (Exxon), World of Motion (General Motors), Journey into Imagination (Kodak), The Land (Nestle USA), Horizons, The Living Seas (United Technologies Corp.) and Wonders of Life (Met Life). World Showcase -- Eleven nations surrounding the World Showcase Lagoon: Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Japan, American Adventure (Coca-Cola and American Express), Italy, Germany, China, Mexico, Morocco and Norway. MAGIC KINGDOM: 41 major adventures on 100-acre site. Seven lands with attractions, restaurants and shops based on favorite Disney themes of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy: Adventureland; Liberty Square; Frontierland; Main Street, U.S.A.; Fantasyland; Tomorrowland, and Mickey's Starland. DISNEY-MGM STUDIOS: A working TV and film studio as well as a theme park. Production facilities opened summer 1988. Entertainment facilities opened May 1989. Attractions include: Star Tours (M&M's Chocolate Candies), The Great Movie Ride (Coca-Cola), SuperStar Television (Sony), Monster Sound Show (Sony), Jim Henson's Muppet Vision 3D, Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular, Backstage Studio Tour, Catastrophe Canyon, Behind the Magic: Special Effects and Production Tour, Magic of Disney Animation tour, Jim Hensons's Muppets on Location, Beauty and the Beast - Live on Stage, Post Production Editing and Audio, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Voyage of the Little Mermaid, and "The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror." PLEASURE ISLAND: A six-acre nightclub theme park, adjacent to the Disney Village Marketplace, featuring seven nightclubs plus shops and restaurants. Includes a 10-screen AMC theater complex and the unique 400-seat Planet Hollywood restaurant. THEMED RESORTS: 23 resorts -- including 20 hotels, a campground, vacation villas and vacation club -- totalling 22,358 accommodations. MAGIC KINGDOM RESORT AREA/MONORAIL RESORTS: Disney's Contemporary Resort, 1,053 rooms; Disney's Polynesian Resort, 855 rooms; Disney's Grand Floridian Beach Resort, 901 rooms; Disney's Wilderness Lodge, 728 rooms; Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground, 1,192 campsites and vacation trailers plus group camping area. Contemporary, Polynesian and Grand Floridian located on the monorail line. EPCOT RESORT AREA: Disney's Yacht Club Resort, 635 rooms; Disney's Beach Club Resort, 580 rooms; Walt Disney World Swan, 758 rooms (operated by Westin); Walt Disney World Dolphin, 1,514 rooms (operated by Sheraton); Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, 2,112 rooms. DISNEY VILLAGE RESORT AREA: Disney's Village Resort, 585 family villa units; Disney's Port Orleans Resort, 1,008 rooms; Disney's Dixie Landings Resort, 2,048 rooms; Disney Vacation Club Resort, 497 units; Official Hotels of Walt Disney World, 3,744 rooms in Buena Vista Palace, Grosvenor Resort, Doubletree Guest Suites Resort, The Hilton, Courtyard By Marriott, Hotel Royal Plaza and Travelodge Hotel. ALL-STAR RESORT AREA: Disney's All-Star Sports Resort, 1,920 rooms. Disney's All-Star Music Resort, 1,920 rooms, opening in phases with completion scheduled for March, 1995. SHADES OF GREEN ON WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT: (Formerly known as The Disney Inn) U.S. Armed Forces Recreation Center operates this 288-room resort for vacationing servicemen from all branches of the armed forces. Walt Disney World continues maintenance of golf operations on the two championship 18-hole golf courses and nine-hole executive course located adjacent to this property. CONVENTION FACILITIES: More than 600,000 square feet of modern meeting space located throughout the resort areas. Major function space is available at Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Grand Floridian Beach Resort, Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts, Walt Disney World Dolphin, Walt Disney World Swan, Buena Vista Palace, The Hilton, Hotel Royal Plaza and Grosvenor Resort. RECREATION: Five championship golf courses and a nine-hole, family-play course; Blizzard Beach water theme park (opening this spring); Typhoon Lagoon water theme park; River Country water park; Discovery Island tropical gardens and zoological park; tennis courts; pools and lakes for swimming, boating, water skiing and fishing; jogging paths; horseback riding. DISNEY VILLAGE MARKETPLACE: Disney's newly-remodeled waterside shopping village with more than two dozen shops and dining locations. TRANSPORTATION: Monorail trains, ferryboats, launches and shuttle service between all areas. HOTEL RESERVATIONS: For rooms in all hotels and villas within the Walt Disney World Resort, call (407) W-DISNEY between 8:30am and 10pm Eastern time, or a local travel agent. * * * * WALT DISNEY WORLD GUEST INFORMATION P.O. Box 10,040 Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830 (407) 824-4321

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