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"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

Mickey Power Pole

 

 

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

WDW_1974_Summer_Fall_booklet.pdf

 

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.

 

Ronald Reagan

 

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

Some quick links to WDW info

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1-877-939-3732

WDW Parks      WDW Resorts

WDW Dining      WDW Phone Numbers

WDW Restaurant Menu's

More Menus     WDW for the Large

WDW Florist (delivers to WDW resorts) 8776080066

More Walt Disney Numbers

WDW Passholder's  info

WDW Florida Residents info     WDW Discounts from MouseSavers

WDW Ride Heights    Disney Wilderness Preserve

Epcot's Leave a Legacy Program

The Resorts

 

RCFD - Magic Kingdom maximum occupancy 65,000 (2010)


Check out these great deals

Disney World Hotels

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Disney World Packages


Sell my Timeshare


 

 

WDW Vacation Planning Kit (it's free from Disney)

These patterns have changed drastically over the last three years.

Disney On-Ride's

 

"I'm doing this because I want to do it better"—Walt Disney

Click the link above to see some of my on ride videos from Walt Disney World. Thanks Steve.

Chronology of Walt Disney World

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.

Click the photo for more images of Walt Disney World

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.

The Polynesian Resort and off property, the Court of Flags were also built the same way.

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

Figment

Make sure you see this classic Walt Disney himself built for the World's fair in 1964

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.

Stitch: Escape

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

Orange Bird - Click here for more pictures

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!!!!

It's official!!!

 

 

Magic Kingdom

Adventureland

Jungle Cruise

Pirates of the Caribbean

Swiss Family Treehouse

The Enchanted Tiki Room

The Magic Carpets of Aladdin

 

Fantasyland

Dumbo the Flying Elephant (dual Dumbo's)

"it's a small world"

Mad Tea Party

Mickey's PhilharMagic

Peter Pan's Flight

Prince Charming Regal Carrousel

Seven Dwarf's mine train (coming in 2014)

The Barnstormer

The Little Mermaid

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
 

 

Frontierland

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Country Bear Jamboree

Frontierland Shootin' Arcade

Splash Mountain

Tom Sawyer Island (with raft ride to island)

 

Liberty Square

The Hall of Presidents

The Haunted Mansion

Liberty Belle Riverboat

 

Main street

Walt Disney World Railroad

Horse drawn Trolley

Omnibus double-decker bus

Antique car

 

Tommorrowland

Astro Orbiter

Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin

Monster's Inc Laugh Floor

Space Mountain

Stitch's Great Escape!

Tomorrowland Indy Speedway

Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover

Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress


My Disney Pins


Epcot

Mission: Space
Ellen's Energy Adventure
Innoventions
Journey Into Your Imagination With Figment
Living with the Land
Spaceship Earth
The Seas with Nemo
Captain EO with Michael Jackson

Test Track
The American Adventure
Gran Fiesta with the
Three Caballeros
Maelstrom
Soarin'


Animal Kingdom

Maharajah Jungle Trek
Primeval Whirl
TriceraTop Spin
DINOSAUR
Kilimanjaro Safaris
Kali River Rapids
It's Tough to be a Bug
Expedition Everest
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
Backlot Tours
Playhouse Disney Featuring Bear in the Big Blue House
Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show
Beauty and the Beast - Live on Stage
Fantasmic
American idol show

 


WDW Tours Links

 

 


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 visit that I will never forget.

If anyone has anymore details about this event like pictures, video, etc please email to me. Thanks

 

 

If your a Florida resident you are lucky enough to purchase one of these

 

Fast Pass system tickets

 

Special Re-Entry Pass

 

Special Rider Switch Pass

 

Assorted FastPasses

 

 

 

The WDW monorails are designated by the color band around it.

Red
Orange
Yellow
Green
Blue
                                                      Purple - retired - combined with Teal
Black
Gold
Silver
Coral
Lime
                                                       Pink - retired - combined with Teal

                                                    Teal - built using Purple and Pink

                                                  

                                                    Twelfth monorail online - Color designation, PEACH

 

WDW Webcam View (Downtown Disney - Epcot in the distance)

 

 

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.

Disney dollars!!!!

 

 

Disney's Song of the South. Great movie. 

 

 
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Some quick links to WDW info

407 WDISNEY

WDW Parks      WDW Resorts

WDW Dining      WDW Phone Numbers

WDW Restaurant Menu's

More Menus     WDW for the Large

WDW Florist (delivers to WDW resorts) 8776080066

More Walt Disney Numbers

WDW Passholder's  info

WDW Florida Residents info     WDW Discounts from MouseSavers

WDW Ride Heights    Disney Wilderness Preserve

Epcot's Leave a Legacy Program

The Resorts

 

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