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Walt Disney World by Mind Map: Walt Disney World

1. Magic Kingdom

1.1. First park built on Florida property in 1971

1.2. Original rides and attractions included many favorites from the Disneyland park in California.

1.3. Broken into six different "lands"

1.3.1. Main St. USA

1.3.2. Fantsyland

1.3.2.1. Currently undergoing an expansion to include Belle's Castle, and Prince Eric's Castle, and an updated Snow White themed family coaster

1.3.3. Adventureland

1.3.4. Frontierland

1.3.5. Liberty Square

1.3.6. Tomorrowland

1.4. The signature fireworks presentation of the Magic Kingdom is Wishes

2. EPCOT

2.1. Florida's second park to open in 1982

2.2. Broken into two section separated by a lagoon

2.2.1. The front portion contains futuristic and science/technology based attractions and is called Futureworld.

2.2.2. The back, World Showcase, is made up of pavillions of 11 countries from around the world, that were built using authentic architecture from the respective countries

2.2.2.1. United Kingdom

2.2.2.2. France

2.2.2.3. Japan

2.2.2.4. Morocco

2.2.2.5. China

2.2.2.6. Germany

2.2.2.7. Italy

2.2.2.8. The United States

2.2.2.9. Canada

2.2.2.10. Norway

2.2.2.11. Mexico

2.3. The signature Epcot fireworks spectacular is called IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth and takes place on the lagon inbetween Futureworld and World Showcase

2.4. The name is actually an acronym for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow

3. Animal Kingdom

3.1. This was the last park to be built in 1998

3.2. Its size can accomodate all three other parks comfortably

3.3. Also broken into more haphazard sections including Asia, Africa, the Oasis, Camp Minnie-Mickey, Discovery Island, and Dinoland, USA.

3.4. Does not have a fireworks show because of the animals and the Animal Kingdom closes the earliest of all the parks to accomodate the animals.

4. Disney's Hollywood Studios

4.1. Designed to be the destination for thrill rides when Star Tours, Tower of Terror, and Rock n' Rollercoaster featuring Aerosmith were built

4.2. Second to last park built on the Florida property in 1989 as Disney-MGM Studios

4.3. The signature fireworks show for this park is Fantasmic!

5. Downtown Disney

5.1. Shopping and entertainment center broken in two (Marketplace, West Side). Houses many different restaurants, stores, and attractions including a Cirque du Soleil show unique to Walt Disney World (La Nouba), a five-floor interactive arcade (DisneyQuest), and

6. Water Parks

6.1. Typhoon Lagoon

6.2. Blizzard Beach

7. Resorts

7.1. Moderate Resorts

7.1.1. Resorts include Carribean Beach, Fort Wilderness Cabins, Coronado Springs, Port Orleans (French Quarter and Riverside)

7.2. Deluxe Resorts

7.2.1. Includes resorts such as the Animal Kingdom Lodge, the Boardwalk, Disney's Yacht and Beach Clubs, the Grand Floridian, Polynesian, and Contemporary resorts. Most include DVC perks.

7.3. Value Resorts

7.3.1. Includes hotels such as the All-Star resorts, Pop Century, and the Art of Animation

7.4. Deluxe Villas (usually DVC exclusive)

7.4.1. Villas at Animal Kingdom Lodge (Kidani Village and Jambo House), Bay Lake Tower (Disney's Contemporary), Beach Club, Boardwalk, Saratoga Springs, Wilderness Lodge, and Old Key West (specifically DVC exclusive)

7.5. Campgrounds

7.5.1. Fort Wilderness

8. Disney Vacation Club

8.1. Offers perks and programs that allow Members to travel to other non-Disney destinations world-wide.