BC: It's the "Happiest Place on Earth!"
FC: By Hope Sipler & Jake Tomolonis | Walt Disney World
1: Walt Disney World opened on October 1, 1971.
2: Magic Kingdom was the first park to open at Walt Disney World. | The original map of Magic Kingdom.
3: In 1971, Disney opened the first resorts: The Contemporary, The Polynesian, and Fort Wilderness Campground.
4: The second park to open in Walt Disney World in 1982, was Epcot.
5: In 1989, Walt Disney World opened Disney's MGM Studios and Downtown Disney's Pleasure Island.
6: In 1998 Walt Disney World opened the Animal Kingdom Theme Park.
7: In 1998 the DisneyQuest interactive theme park opened.
8: Walt Disney World opened the Animal Kingdom Lodge in 2001.
9: In 2012 Walt Disney World began Phase 1 of it's biggest expansion to date: New Fantasyland.
10: In 2013, Disney World introduced the Villas at the Grand Floridian Resort.