Fifty Years Ago, Disney World Resort Opened

Disney World opened on October 1, 1971. This park’s development would change the orange groves that used to be there, the city of Orlando, and even Florida itself.

Even after 50 years of service, Disney World serves as a significant drive in world travel and tourism. People brave the hurricanes, alligators, and crocodiles to enjoy a good time in this magical place. 

The Magic Kingdom was the first theme park to open, along with a couple of golf courses. Since then, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios have been added to the experience. Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon were included in the 1990s.

Disney World Leads in Ride Innovation

Even those Disney World is the younger sibling of Disneyland, it’s led the industry in numerous areas. From resort development to ride design, many of the elements of modern theme parks globally got their start in Florida.

Everyone who visits Disney World comes away from the experience with a favorite ride. It might be a classic option like Pirates of the Caribbean, but something newer, such as the Avatar Flight of Passage, delivers a big draw. 

You can still take a ride on the original Dumbo attraction that was with the park since its opening. Space Mountain was added in 1975, setting a new standard for coasters.

Who can forget the signature structure of the park, which is Cinderella’s Castle? It’s also been there from the beginning, although it’s had some makeovers over the years.

Disney continues to deliver fun opportunities for families of all sizes. Here’s to another 50 years!