Happy 38th birthday, Walt Disney World!
Written by Robert Niles
On October 1, 1971, the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World opened officially, as Walt's brother Roy brought the first Disney theme park to the east coast. Here's the famous Life magazine photo from the opening:Tweet
Disneyland was my first theme park, and one of my home parks now. But Walt Disney World was where I worked, and where I found a home for five years. I don't know if WDW still is celebrating its birthdays with free cupcakes for cast and guests, but if it is, someone please enjoy one for me today.
The castle, during Christmas celebrations last year
Here's looking forward to a great 40th birthday in two Octobers!
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