Walt envisioned a “world” where guests could completely get away from aspects of the day-to-day grind. The idea was based on the realization that vehicle traffic and other non-Disney realities were still visible from the highest rides within the extremely popular Disneyland in Anaheim, California. To correct this, Walt secretly purchased large tracts of land […]

It is true that many of the rides are similar, but not all. More importantly, the overall experience is very different. I like to say Disney World is for explorers, while Disneyland is great for “Attraction Commandos.” With four different themed lands, plus two water parks, two shopping districts, miniature golf courses, a nature conserve, […]

Excellent question! If you don’t have your own vehicle, you can use Disney’s transportation system to get there, though you will need to take a transfer. Value resorts only have bus transportation (no boats or monorails). You can take a bus to the Magic Kingdom and transfer to the Contemporary. Alternatively, you can walk to […]

To try to keep an operation like Disney(land) going you have to pout it in there. It’s what I call ‘keeping the show on the road.’ Not just new attractions, but keeping it staffed properly…you know, never letting your personnel get sloppy… never let them be unfriendly. That’s been our policy all our lives. My brother and I have done that and that is what has built our organization.

— Walt Disney