Parks and Resorts
Did you know? 30% of Disney's total revenue in 2011 came from their many parks and resorts.
- Disneyland, opened July 17, 1955 in California. Its the original Disney theme park where Walt himself walked. Following in his footsteps have been over 600 million guests to grace the park that is now two theme parks with three hotels which also includes the Downtown Disney shopping, entertainment and dining district. With the Disney California Adventure expansion nearing its end not only will it have the World of Color nighttime show but also Ariel's Undersea Adventure, Toy Story Mania, and also Cars Land, which takes guests to Radiator Springs to spend time with their favorite Cars characters from the film series!
- Walt Disney World, Originally opened in 1971, one of the last great dreams from the late Walt Disney has become a huge success to say the least. No matter if it was one of the first guests on Main Street, USA or one of the millionth guests Disney World has been keeping people smiling. Today Disney World hosts four theme parks, five golf courses, many dining and retail centers, 25 owned and operated resorts but also a cast of workers from all over the world. Like Disneyland, Disney World is also doing a huge expansion. The project includes Fantasyland nearly doubling in size, an Art of Animation Resort is set to open in phases starting in 2012, and Avatar-themed lands the first is to begin building in the Animal Kingdom in 2013.
- Disney Cruise Line, Since the first sail of Disney's maiden ship, Disney Magic in 1998, Disney has been up at the top of the list for cruising around the world. Today Disney has three ships Disney Magic, Disney Wonder (1999), Disney Dream (2011), and Disney Fantasy (2012). Guests of the cruises can sail all over the world, no matter if its Hawaii, Bahamas, the Caribbean, Mexican Riviera or even Alaska. A favorite stop for many Bahama and Caribbean cruise guests is Disney's own private island, Castaway Cay, which offers its sandy beaches and beautiful views only to Disney Cruise Line guests.
- Around the world, Not only are Disney parks in the USA but they are all over the world. In the 1980s a Disney theme park opened in Tokyo, Japan, in the 90's Euro Disneyland not called Disneyland Paris opened. Disney has parks all over the globe and in 2015 Shanghai Disney Resort is set to open in China.