Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World is the world’s largest and most-visited recreational resort. Located approximately 21 miles southwest of Orlando, Florida, the resort covers an area of 30,080-acre and includes four theme parks, two water parks, 23 on-site themed resort hotels (excluding eight that are on-site, but not owned by the Walt Disney Company), including a campground, two health spas and physical fitness centers, and other recreational venues and entertainment. It opened on October 1, 1971 with only the Magic Kingdom theme park and has since added Epcot (October 1, 1982), Disney’s Hollywood Studios (May 1, 1989) and Disney’s Animal Kingdom (April 22, 1998).
Disney Springs and consists of several different neighborhoods, featuring more than 150 stores, restaurants and entertainment locations. The neighborhoods are named Town Center, The Landing, West Side, and Marketplace. Each neighborhood has a distinct feel, with the current West Side and Marketplace basically retaining their current layouts.