Sights and Sounds
Open since 1971, The Magic Kingdom is truly "magical" with fantasy from the movies, yesterday and tomorrow in its Adventureland, Liberty Square; Frontierland; Main Street, USA; Fantasyland; Tomorrowland; and Mickey's Toontown Fair. In Frontierland, you can rush down Splash Mountain in a log flume in pursuit of Brer Rabbit - a ride that ends in a dramatic 50-foot drop. Or you can explore secret caverns and observe ferocious sea battles at the Pirates of the Caribbean, soon to be the theme of a Disney movie. In Tomorrowland, you can get goosebumps from a thrilling rocketship ride on Space Mountain. And in the newly-renovated Advertureland, take a ride on a magic carpet like Aladdin or climb through the Swiss Family Robinson's treehouse.
At Epcot's World Showcase, children and adults may travel the globe without ever leaving America. There, the history, culture, and cuisine of 11 countries - Italy, Germany, China, Morocco, Mexico, Japan, France, Norway, Canada and the United Kingdom can be experienced via rides, restaurants and shows. The sights, sounds and tastes are all here to be savored them. Or fast forward in Epcot's Future World where activities include trips through Innoventions, Spaceship Earth, Universe of Energy, Journey into Imagination, The Land, Horizons, The Living Seas, The Wonders of Life or Test Track. These exhibits allow visitors to marvel at mankind's ability to achieve scientific breakthroughs and get a taste of the future
Years of Magic Celebration
This is the year to visit Walt Disney World as it gives itself one big birthday bash all year long in celebration of the 100th birthday of animator, creator and founder Walt Disney. And you're invited. Yes, Walt Disney World is celebrating Disney's birthday with special events that you can attend every day of the week. Among them are the Fantasy in the Sky fireworks and spectromagic parade and daily parades that happen in the Magic Kingdom. Illuminations, a gala of lasers, lights and pyrotechnics which may be viewed nightly at Epcot's World Showcase Lagoon. Don't miss the amazing Fantasmic at MGM, a combination of lights, fireworks, music and evil characters from the Disney greats, all led by master of ceremonies, Mickey Mouse, as the Sorcerer's Apprentice. Plus, there is the 120-foot Sorcerer's hat, made famous by Mickey Mouse in Fantasia, which creates the centerpiece of the party at MGM as the gateway to the movie magic that made Disney famous. Bored you will never be at Walt Disney World, the choice of entertainment offered daily is ever-changing.
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