Walt Disney World Resort
Located near Orlando in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Walt Disney World addressed imperfections that Walt Disney saw in Anaheim, particularly the size of the property. Disney World has four theme parks.
The first Walt Disney World park, Magic Kingdom, opened in 1971. It remains the most visited theme park in the world, with more than 17 million visitors in 2008.
Opened in 1982 as the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow Center, Walt Disney World's second theme park became simply Epcot in 1994. Epcot blends scientific achievement and world cultures.
Disney-MGM Studios opened in 1989 as a working movie production facility and attached theme park. Film production ceased in the 1990s; in 2008, the park became Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Disney's Animal Kingdom opened in 1998. The fictional Swahili word "nahtazu" was used in early advertising to indicate that this animal conservation center is more than a traditional zoo.