Walt Disney World Celebrates 44th

October 1, cialis sales marked the 44th anniversary of the opening of the happiest place on earth – Walt Disney World and the Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida.

After seven years of planning, approximately 10,000 visitors came through the turnstiles to the Magic Kingdom for the very first time. Can you image what it must have been like to go through the entrance and see Main Street USA with Cinderella’s Castle in the distance reaching for the sky. Actually, it still takes my breath away.

The Magic Kingdom began with about 107 acres and featured Adventureland, Fantasyland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Tomorrowland, and Main Street USA. There were 5,500 Cast Members on hand on opening day.

There were only two resorts at that time — The Contemporary Resort and the Polynesian Resort. They were on the same Monorail line that looped around and connected the Ticket & Transportation Station and Magic Kingdom.

Because of the chaotic opening in Anaheim of Disneyland, the resort planners chose to spread out the opening of Walt Disney World. This way they could work out any problems with minimal inconvenience. The official dedication of the Park took place on October 25th.

I’m happy to say that even after 44 years and many changes and additions, the Magic Kingdom-Walt Disney World remains the happiest place on earth!

F. G. Mama

About the author…F. G. Mama, Katie McDill, has been in love with Walt Disney World since first entering the gates in 1976. After her two kids went off to college, she moved from Georgia to the backdoor of the Magic Kingdom in Florida. She worked several years at Walt Disney World performing as Fairy Godmother in day parades, the “Best of Disney” castle stage show, and the original Electric Light Parade. For the last ten years, she along with daughter and family, have enjoyed “living the dream” in Celebration (the town that Disney built) just across the bridge from Disney World. During this time she has collaborated with son-in-law Jimmy in several production projects including Orlando Attractions Magazine-The Show, The Mindy Mouse Show and FunaticsTV. Her other career included being a writer, artist/designer, special events creator and coordinator. Now she is enjoying the good life of Anna Maria Island, Celebration, Disney World and, of course, sharing magic at FUNaticsTV!

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