Welcome to my Walt Disney World site
and to www.BigFloridaCountry.com
"We believe in our idea: a family park where parents and children could have fun - together."- Walt Disney
Don't forget to visit the Very Merry Christmas Christmas Party
WDW's entrance 09-22-2006
WDW's Entrance at night 10-07-2006
WDW's entrance 06-12-2004
The Magic Kingdom Gate
We here at Big Florida Country are very sad to hear about Roy E Disney passing away Dec 16th 2009. We wish the best for his family.
Mickey and Roy E Disney in 2006
My Walk Around the World Webpage
A "Walk Around the World" Brick (can still get but stopped in 2000) update 2008, no more bricks
Cecelia and Steven on Leave a Legacy
Epcot's Leave a Legacy Program. Ended in 2007
My Leave a Legacy Webpage
Here is the location map when you are looking for your own tile.
My brothers and I, 2010
August 23, 1986 - The U.S. Senate passes a bill, Public Law 99-391, designating December 5, 1986 as "Walt Disney Recognition Day"
The Congress, by Public Law 99 - 391, has designated December 5, 1986, as ``Walt Disney Recognition Day'' and authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this event.
Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim December 5, 1986, as Walt Disney Recognition Day. I call upon all Americans to recognize this very special day in the spirit in which Walt Disney entertained young and older Americans.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 5th day of December, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-six, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and eleventh.
View from the top of the Contemporary 04-22-2005, What a View!!!
The Castle from way atop of the Contemporary.
mmmmm. Mickey Ice Cream Bar
Faith would like to welcome everyone to come to Disney
Lori and John taking care of the Zurg infestation 12-2004
At the Boardwalk....Scott, Louie, Gregg, & John 05-13-2005 (We miss you Gregg!!!)
Lori, Carol, George, Gregg, John, Loraine, & Scott
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RCFD - Magic Kingdom maximum occupancy 65,000 (2010)
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These patterns have changed drastically over the last three years.
"I'm doing this because I want to do it better"—Walt Disney
And old aerial drawing of what things could have been like.
A scale model of the Walt Disney World resort's original layout
And what the resort looked like around 1977
The Castle and old Swan Boat queue line
How the castle has changed over the last 25 or so years.
Trees are so small when the park opened
Castle in 1971
Aerial of the castle in 1976
Main Street during one of the E-Ride nights. (now called extra magic hours)
A night on Main Street
Epcot, one beautiful night.
The mission space "barf" bags :)
Mickey Mouse and Roy Disney Jr WDW 11-30-2006
Here's how the "Rivers of America" looked empty.
Thanks Loraine and Gregg. These pictures are great!
Mickey's own power pole
A room being installed during the construction of Contemporary.
Don Rousseau was one of the many people that helped put this building together.
Crystal Palace at the Magic Kingdom. Great place to eat.
Main Street at The Magic Kingdom: Brian, Stephanie, Louie, and Sabrina. 2001
Mom Dad and myself at Epcot
David resting on line for Big Thunder. Get up we're gonna lose our place in line.
Steven & Cecelia at The Wilderness Lodge
Steven and David at Animal Kingdom, Africa
Nicklaus "Boone" at The Wilderness Lodge.....
"Amigo" Nicklaus at Mexico, Epcot
"Viking" Nicklaus at Seaworld
"Hot Dog" Nicklaus at Seaworld
Astronaut Nicklaus at Mission Space
Ouch!! Should have ducked
321 Blast off
Clint & Scott on Tower of Terror at Disney/MGM Studios..... Everyone else fell off, hahaha
I think we did great posing, we were dropping like a rock at the time the picture is taken
The Mayor of Main Street USA, MK 01-14-2005 Gregg, Scott, & George. What no keys to the city.
Space Mountain coming alive. This was around 1974
Space Mountain's sign mistake. It used to say "It's out of this would", and of course it should have said "world". Someone forgot to use spellchecker.
Even though the sign was repaired they went ahead and replaced it with the whirlpool galaxy picture.
Now the whole queue has changed with the remodel. Video games within the line. Very cool.
Train Delivery to the Magic Kingdom
Project Florida - 1967
Here are a
few "WDW Facts and Figures"
Disney World bought about
150,000 gallons of paint -- enough to cover nearly 7,500 average sized homes in 2004
Estimated daytime population in 2003: 200,000
Number of buses: 263
Number of miles buses travel annually: nearly 18 million
If you were to stack all of the buttons used by the Costuming Plant Seam Team in one year, you would have a stack 96 times taller than the height of Cinderella's Castle.
Number of trees, shrubs and flowers: more than 7 million
Daily water usage: 15 million gallons
2,000 acres of turf. At three mowings a week, that adds up to 450,000 mower miles per year, or 18 trips around the Earth at the equator.
Largest working wardrobe in the world with more than 1.5 million operational garments in use and over 7,000 different garment types. In addition there are over 2 million pieces of entertainment costumes. Each day the costuming plant processes between 27,000 and 31,000 garments.
More than 50 million soft drinks sold annually.
10 million hamburgers, 7 million hot dogs, 9 million pounds of french fries and 300,000 pounds of popcorn sold annually.
Uses 194,871 miles of toilet tissue
Uses 24,409 miles of paper towels
Uses 319,353 lbs. of chocolate
Uses 1.2 million pounds of watermelon
Uses 741,150 pounds of sugar
Uses 1.8 million pounds of flour
Uses 245,000 pounds of fruit filling
Uses 38,000 pounds of white icing glaze
Uses 2.9 million pounds of eggs
Uses 606,000 pounds of bananas
Uses 510,000 of grapes
Serves more than 1.5 million soft pretzels
Serves more than 639,000 pounds of macaroni and cheese
Orders more than 3.8 million ballpoint pens annually
Orders more than 337,000 pencils annually
Uses nearly 148 million sheets of recycled copier paper annually
Uses 730,102 gallons of bleach annually
$1.7 million worms are ordered each year to feed animals at Disney's Animal Kingdom.
214,000 bandages were provided to guests during the year 2004
In 2004, Walt Disney World recycled 18,322,000 pounds of paper products.
AS of 2010 the maximum occupancy of the Magic Kingdom was around 65,000 (that's with everything open)
And one last thing.........each year 19,000 cars are locked with their keys in them and 1,500 of them have their engines still running! Remember your keys!!!
2011 Themed Entertainment Association's Top 20 Park Attendance Figures
1. MAGIC KINGDOM at Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, FL, U.S.A. 17,142,000
2. DISNEYLAND, Anaheim, CA, U.S.A. 16,140,000
3. EPCOT at Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, FL, U.S.A. 10,825,000
4. DISNEY’S ANIMAL KINGDOM at Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, FL, U.S.A. 9,783,000
5. DISNEY’S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS at Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, FL, U.S.A. 9,699,000
6. ISLANDS OF ADVENTURE at Universal Orlando, FL, U.S.A. 7,674,000
7. DISNEY’S CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE, Anaheim, CA, U.S.A. 6,341,000
8. UNIVERSAL STUDIOS at Universal Orlando, FL, U.S.A. 6,044,000
9. SEAWORLD FLORIDA, Orlando, FL, U.S.A. 5,202,000
10. UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD, Universal City, CA, U.S.A 5,141,000
11. SEAWORLD CALIFORNIA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A. 4,294,000
12. BUSCH GARDENS TAMPA BAY, Tampa, FL, U.S.A. 4,284,000
13. KNOTT’S BERRY FARM, Buena Park, CA, U.S.A. 3,654,000
14. CANADA’S WONDERLAND, Maple, ON, Canada 3,481,000
15. KINGS ISLAND, Kings Island, OH, U.S.A. 3,143,000
16. CEDAR POINT, Sandusky, OH, U.S.A. 3,143,000
17. HERSHEY PARK, Hershey, PA, U.S.A. 2,949,000
18. BUSCH GARDENS EUROPE, Williamsburg, VA, U.S.A. 2,744,000
19. SIX FLAGS MAGIC MOUNTAIN, Valencia, CA, U.S.A. 2,700,000
20. SEAWORLD TEXAS, San Antonio, TX, U.S.A. 2,600,000
Magic Kingdom Tunnel system. Utilidors
A Cast Member Disney pin made up to look like the old ticket books.
Some of my collection
Thanks Gregg!!!! Another great addition to the collection.
Donald water skiing and Tigger getting wet
Goofy water skiing behind a floating outhouse, ok tugboat
Secret is out!!!!
Ellen's Energy Adventure
Journey Into Your Imagination With Figment
Living with the Land
The Seas with Nemo
Captain EO with Michael Jackson
The American Adventure
Gran Fiesta with the Three Caballeros
My great friend Daniel bought this pass for me back in 1984.
Found it in my old wallet. What a find!!! I still owe him for it, hahahaha Act's like Jerry Reed, Tammy
Wynette, Atlanta, and Exile (I think) were on hand for some great entertainment. It was an exciting trip that I
will never forget. If anyone has anymore details about this event like pictures,
video, etc please send to me. Thanks If your a
Florida resident you are lucky enough to buy one of
Maharajah Jungle Trek
Kali River Rapids
It's Tough to be a Bug
Finding Nemo - The Musical
Disney Hollywood Studios
The Great Movie Ride
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
Star Tours II 3D
Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! Show
Toy Story Mania
Jim Henson's Muppet Vision 3-D
Voyage of the Little Mermaid show
Playhouse Disney Featuring Bear in the Big Blue House
Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show
Beauty and the Beast - Live on Stage
American idol show
My great friend Daniel bought this pass for me back in 1984. Found it in my old wallet. What a find!!! I still owe him for it, hahahaha
Act's like Jerry Reed, Tammy Wynette, Atlanta, and Exile (I think) were on hand for some great entertainment.
It was an exciting trip that I will never forget.
If anyone has anymore details about this event like pictures, video, etc please send to me. Thanks
If your a Florida resident you are lucky enough to buy one of these.
Fast Pass system tickets
Special Re-Entry Pass
Special Rider Switch Pass
The WDW monorails are designated by the color band around it.
Teal - built using Purple and Pink
Twelfth monorail online - Color designation, PEACH
Special pass given to everyone that helped with the major fires during the year of 1998.
This pass was good for three months unlimited entrance to all the parks in Florida.
It was a very generous gift. Thank You Disney!
Don't miss this special Christmas park openings.
Mystery Fun House
links to WDW info 407 WDISNEY Numerous videos
iPhone - iPod - iPad ready videos
Some quick links to WDW info
iPhone - iPod - iPad ready videos