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Disney World Celebrating its 50th Anniversary this Month

The date was February 1, 1971, the entire United States became aware Sunday night that something stupendous is occuring in Central Florida when televisions Wonderful World of Disney present a progress report on Disney's Vacation Kingdom at the conclusion of  the regular program. A few months later on October 1, 1971 opened its doors. NPR writes Disney World, the largest theme park in the world, welcomed its first guests. Over the next five decades the park which covers more than 40 miles in central Florida gew into an entertainment complex that includes four theme parks, two waterparks, golf courses, a shopping destination and 27 resort hotels

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The following was first published in the Orlando Sentinel in February, 1971

Disney airs television preview of progress of Walt Disney World in February 1971Disney airs television preview of progress of Walt Disney World in February 1971 01 Feb 1971, Mon The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, Florida) Newspapers.com

Numerous celebrities attend Walt Disney World's Grand Opening in October 1971Numerous celebrities attend Walt Disney World's Grand Opening in October 1971 27 Oct 1971, Wed The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, Florida) Newspapers.com

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