Monday, September 6, 2010

A Tour of Walt Disney World

Now that I'm living in Orlando, right on the outskirts of the Walt Disney World Resort, it's time to start thinking about how big the WDW property really is. With four theme parks, two water parks and over 20 hotels, the entire property is quite large with much to explore.

In fact, Walt Disney World is approximately 40 square miles in size. That's about the size of San Francisco, or two Manhattan Islands!

These 40 square miles equal about 25,000 acres of land. Of these 25,000 acres, only about 35% has been developed. 25% of the property has been designated as wilderness preserves. Another 12% of the property is used for gardens and maintained landscapes (that's the size of 3,000 football fields!)

Here is a quick video I made using Google Earth, showcasing the parks, hotels and other popular destinations. Also included are the three College Program apartment complexes, located close to Downtown Disney.


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