Happy 48th Birthday, Walt Disney World!

Forty-eight years ago on October 1, 1971, Walt Disney World opened to the public! After the success of Disneyland in California, creator Walt Disney decided to move his trademark to another location in Orlando, FL. For 48 years, Walt Disney World has brought magic and fun to families all across the world; from its parades, special ticketed events, attractions, food, hotels, and so much more!

Roy O. Disney and Mickey Mouse at the opening of Walt Disney World. Courtesy of Walt Disney Archives

In almost 50 years, the theme park has continued to change for a better tomorrow and “keeps moving forward” with new technology, and added parks — including Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios — along with new attractions to keep Disney families coming back for years to come!

Join Nerds and Beyond in wishing Walt Disney World a happy birthday!

Kailey

Kailey is an editor and writer for Nerds and Beyond, who joined the team in 2018. She's a USF student and a Disney dreamer. She loves all things Supernatural and Wayward Sisters. You can find her on social media @kaileygross.

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