Walt Disney’s theme parks all call Lake Buena Vista home and millions of visitors from every corner of the globe flock here to experience the magic that is Disney.
The Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is a place where fun reigns supreme and dreams come true everyday. Covering 121 square kilometres (47 sq miles), Walt Disney World Resort has four Theme Parks, two Water Parks, 20 themed Resort Hotels, two nighttime entertainment districts, a state-of-the-art sports complex, dining shopping and recreation galore.
Currently, Disney is commemorating 50 years of Disney theme park magic during the “Happiest Celebration On Earth.” This 18-month jubilee salutes the magic at Disney parks and resorts that began with the opening of California’s Disneyland in 1955.
As part of this celebration Walt Disney World Resort in Florida has imported a collection of incredible new attractions from other Disney theme parks in Tokyo, Paris and California.
In fact, the “Happiest Celebration On Earth” is the biggest four-park premiere of blockbuster attractions and shows in Walt Disney World history.
At Magic Kingdom, guests will enjoy “Cinderellabration,” an enchanting musical spectacular direct from Tokyo Disneyland. Performed beneath the glittering spires of Cinderella Castle — adorned for the anniversary with a swirling overlay of golden decorations — the live stage show enacts the coronation of Cinderella. This royal event is attended by a coterie of Disney’s most-beloved princesses.
At Epcot, guests will take flight aboard “Soarin'”, an exhilarating hang-gliding journey over the magnificent landscapes of California. Appropriately enough, this incredible aerial tour of the Golden State comes to Epcot from Disney’s California Adventure in Anaheim.
At Disney-MGM Studios, the “Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show” spotlights the high-octane best of the movie industry’s stunt masters. Inspired by the blockbuster show from Disneyland Resort Paris, this action extravaganza sends cars, motorcycles and watercraft careening and jumping across an enormous Mediterranean village set.
At Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, the newly launched Expedition Everest attraction offers thrills, chills and spills as the legend of the yeti comes to life in a dramatic high-speed train adventure that combines coaster-style excitement with a close encounter with the hairy kind among the icy peaks of the world’s highest mountain. Expedition Everest, towering nearly 200 feet high and occupying a 6.2-acre site, is located in the Asia section of the theme park. It is one of 18 mountain attractions created by Walt Disney Imagineering at Disney theme parks worldwide.
The “Happiest Celebration On Earth” caps an incredible array of blockbuster attractions and shows that have been added to Walt Disney World Resort during the past two years, including Mission: SPACE at Epcot and “Mickey’s PhilharMagic,” Stitch’s Great Escape! and the “Wishes” fireworks spectacular at Magic Kingdom.
These new experiences showcase the many ways Disney parks in Lake Buena Vista entertain guests from classic ‘E-ticket’ thrills to spectacular live shows to great new adventures with beloved characters.
The town of Celebration was developed by The Walt Disney Company and is connected directly to the Walt Disney World parks and resorts by World Drive. With the rising population, Disney has divested most of its control over Celebration in the years since it founded the town.