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Walt Disney World: Entertainment complex in Florida, United States
The Walt Disney World Resort, also called Walt Disney World and Disney World, is an entertainment complex in Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista, Florida, in the United States, near the cities Orlando and Kissimmee. Opened on October 1, 1971, the resort is owned and operated by Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, a division of The Walt Disney Company. It was first operated by Walt Disney World Company. The property covers nearly 25,000 acres, of which only half has been used. The resort comprises four theme parks, two water parks, 27 themed resort hotels, nine non-Disney hotels, several golf courses, a camping resort, and other entertainment venues, including the outdoor shopping center Disney Springs.


Disney To Shut California Parks [Video]

Disney To Shut California Parks

Walt Disney is a family favorite, many families save for years to visit Disneyland or Disney World. Unfortunately, there is bad news for anyone who was planning to visit anytime soon. Disneyland and..

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Pence is asked if he'd take his family to Disney World amid coronavirus outbreak [Video]

Pence is asked if he'd take his family to Disney World amid coronavirus outbreak

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was asked by a reporter Monday if he'd take his family on a week-long trip to Disney World in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Lil Nas X crashed Disney World wedding [Video]

Lil Nas X crashed Disney World wedding

Lil Nas X made one couple's wedding a day to remember when he crashed their nuptials at Disney World in Florida.

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Disney World, Disneyland halt annual passholder payments during coronavirus closures

Disney World and Disneyland annual passholders will not be charged while the parks are closed due to COVID-19. Payments made from March 14-April 4 will be refunded. - Published

Disney furloughs to start April 19 amid coronavirus pandemic; droves of workers affected

With Disneyland and Disney World closed "until further notice" amid the coronavirus, the Walt Disney Co. is furloughing workers starting April 19. - Published

Disney World, Disneyland to stay closed indefinitely amid coronavirus pandemic

DIsney is closing its Florida and California parks will remain closed "until further notice" and will pay employees through April 18. - Published

Disney fan creates Magic Kingdom parade at home after trip gets canceled

A canceled trip to Disney World didn't stop this fan from keeping the magic alive. - Published

'See you real soon': Disney World officially closes its doors amid coronavirus; more Disney closures announced

As Disney fans waved goodbye to Disney World on Sunday, the company announced several hotels, dining and shopping experiences would also shut down. - Published

Coronavirus closes Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris, Disney Cruise Line

The Magic Kingdom in Orlando is the latest major landmark to close in the face of the coronavirus. - Published

Disneyland and coronavirus: Can you cancel a hotel reservation? What about park tickets?

Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort remain open amid concerns about coronavirus. Here's what the California and Florida parks are doing. - Published

Disney World Jungle Cruise boat full of passengers sinks, hilarious reactions ensue

Disney World's Jungle Cruise ride didn't go as planned on Thursday, when a boat full of passengers sank into the murky water. - Published

'Just crashed a wedding at Disney World': How Lil Nas X celebrated winning an NAACP Image Award

Lil Nas X, the 20-year-old "Old Town Road" artist, surprised fans at a Disney World wedding over the weekend after winning an NAACP Image Award. - Published

Disney World details major changes coming to Epcot

Epcot's transformation of the front of the Florida theme park will be the biggest overhaul Disney has undertaken at any of its parks - Published

Disney World character delights boy with sign language

A five-year-old and his family were shocked when Joy from "Inside Out" signed for him at Walt Disney World. - Published

Cinderella Castle at Disney World will get a makeover in honor of 'Cinderella' movie

Cinderella Castle, a 189-foot structure with a fiberglass shell, acts as the hub for the rest of the Disney World theme park in Orlando - Published

Disneyland, Walt Disney World raise some ticket prices. What you need to know

Disneyland raised some ticket prices and updated its ticket system from three tiers to five. Disney World annual passes also went up. - Published

New at Disney World and Disneyland in 2020: Avengers Campus, Epcot updates

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance debuts at Disneyland in California on Jan. 17 but there's much more coming to Disney parks on both coasts. - Published

Disney World's Magic Kingdom turns away guests on New Year's Eve

Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom Park began turning away guests on New Year's Eve, the park tweeted Tuesday afternoon. Who's affected and who's not? - Published

The VIP's guide to exclusive Disneyland and Disney World experiences, from Club 33 to weddings

If you have enough disposable income, here's how to make the Happiest Place on Earth even happier and more exclusive. - Published

Star-struck toddler gives hero, Minnie Mouse, an epic hug at Disney World

Two-year-old Mara Kate couldn't help but run into Minnie Mouse's arms when she met her at Disney World. - Published

Florida man 'forgot' gun in bag when entering Animal Kingdom at Disney World, police say

Police discovered that a man had a gun in his backpack during bag inspection at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World on Sunday. - Published

Visiting Disneyland or Disney World for the holidays? Don't make these common mistakes

The holidays are a very special time at Disneyland and Disney World. And it's even better when you avoid common mistakes. - Published

Holidays at Disney World's Animal Kingdom

Guests will find new festive holiday entertainment and decor throughout Disney's Animal Kingdom. - Published

Firefighter killed saving 2 others

A Worcester, Massachusetts, firefighter was killed in the line of duty while helping to save others. Lieutenant Jason Menard was killed just hours before he was supposed to go on a trip to Disney World..
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Man charged with fondling Disney princess

man charged with fondling disney princess
A man has been accused of groping a woman dressed as a Disney princess while his wife sat nearby. Brian Sherman became ”very excited” when he saw the staff member at the Walt Disney World park in..
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Florida’s Advice to Trump and Other New York Transplants: ‘It’s Not Disney World’

The president is among thousands of New Yorkers who move to Florida every year. Native Floridians weigh in with their best advice, like ‘the sun is not your friend.’ - Published

Disney World moves on from Skyliner mishap, touts 1 million riders

Disney announced in a new blog post that 1 million guests have been on its new Skyliner attraction — though neglected to mention a key incident. - Published

Disney World resort food and wine event: Try a Funfetti fried Oreo cookie or party at the beach

Disney World's Swan and Dolphin resort in Orlando is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its annual food and wine extravaganza. - Published

This sick 5-year-old boy got a wish trip to Disney World — and another wish on the flight there

Allegiant, working with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, made a five-year-old boy's dream vacation to Walt Disney World that much more special. - Published

5-year-old's wishes come true with help from Allegiant Air, Make-A-Wish Foundation

5-year-old S.J. Awwad lived out a dream on his flight to Disney World. - Published

Disney World retesting Skyliner after malfunction grounds cable cars, reports say

Disney World's Skyliner system is back up and running, but without passengers, as the park begins testing the system before reopening to guests. - Published

Details emerge about people taken to hospital after Disney World Skyliner incident

After Walt Disney World Resort's new aerial cable car system, the Skyliner, stranded passengers for hours on Saturday, Disney is testing the service. - Published

These Halloween treats at Walt Disney World will give you a spooky sugar rush

You'll definitely want to try all these Halloween-inspired treats at Walt Disney World. - Published

Disney apologizes to guests after Skyliner 'nightmare;' no indication on reopening

Walt Disney World has yet to set a reopening date for its new aerial cable car system, the Skyliner, after it stranded passengers for hours. - Published

Disney World Skyliner Gondola Abruptly Stops, Stranding Passengers in Air

The gondola system, which could transport people between Epcot, Hollywood Studios and several Disney World resorts, opened on Sept. 29. It has now been shut down. - Published

Disney World guests stranded for hours on new Skyliner cable car system

Some Walt Disney World park-goers were stranded in the air for several hours on the Florida resort’s newly launched aerial cable car system. - Published

Disney World's new Skyliner cable-car system strands passengers

Firefighters have responded to help Walt Disney World park-goers who have been stuck aboard the resort’s newly launched aerial cable car system. - Published

Today in History for October 1st

Highlights of this day in history: Henry Ford's Model T car hits the market; Mao Zedong proclaims Communist China; Game One of first-ever World Series takes place; Johnny Carson begins his 'Tonight.. - Published

Disney World officially opens its Skyliner service to the public: Here's what guests think

Disney World opened Disney Skyliner, its new aerial tram service, on Sunday, inviting guests to take to the skies. Here's what guests are saying. - Published

Adorable service dog cuddles with Donald Duck at Disney World

Nala, a medical response service dog, cuddled with Donald Duck at Disney World. - Published Also reported by •CBS News

Disney World, Disneyland to debut hundreds of vegan options. When are they coming?

Vegans are in for a treat the next time they visit Walt Disney World. The park will begin offering hundreds of plant-based dishes in early October. - Published

Chatty dog cozies up to Disney princesses

Disney World is certainly the happiest place on earth for this pup. - Published

Boy gives Disney savings to help hurricane evacuees

He says he lives to give – and those words to live by just earned him a free birthday trip to Disney World
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6-year-old spends Disney World trip money on Hurricane Dorian victims

6-year-old Jermaine Bell spent more than a year saving up for a trip to Disney World. Then he spent all of the money on food and water for victims of Hurricane Dorian. Now, Disney is giving him a free..
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Boy who used Disney vacation money to help Hurricane Dorian victims gets trip to Disney World

Jermaine Bell used money he saved for Disney to help people fleeing Hurricane Dorian. Disney rewarded his grand gesture with a grand gesture of its own. - Published

6-year-old boy uses money saved for Disney World to help Hurricane Dorian evacuees

A 6-year-old boy in South Carolina forfeited a trip to the happiest place on Earth to stay home and help Hurricane Dorian evacuees. - Published

How Disney World kept the magic alive as Hurricane Dorian threatened Florida

Early closures of Disney World parks Tuesday ahead of Hurricane Dorian meant many vacationers headed to the hotels to wait out the storm. - Published

Snow White comforts boy with autism who had "meltdown" in Disney World

A mom from New Jersey shared a story about her son, Brody, who has nonverbal autism. When he became overwhelmed and had a "meltdown" at Disney World, Brody laid his head in Snow White's lap – and she..
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Dorian closes DisneyWorld, Legoland and other Florida tourist sites

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4-year-old 'Star Wars' fan hugs her Disney hero

A 4-year-old girl dressed up as Rey from "Star Wars" and got to hug her at Disney World. - Published

Stay in bed, Disney fans: Walt Disney World now offers discounted mid-day tickets

Walt Disney World Resort announced a new cheaper ticket offering called the Mid-Day Magic Ticket, good for admission to the park after 12 p.m.. - Published

Jarring new video shows the moment a semi-truck plowed into van, killing seven

"CBS This Morning" has obtained jarring new video of the deadly church van crash that killed seven people in January near Gainesville, Florida. It shows the moment a semi-truck plowed into a van. Five..
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Is it weird for adults to visit Disney parks without kids? Twitter fiercely debates

A debate sparked on social media over whether or not adults without children should be allowed to visit Disney World or Disneyland. - Published

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