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Site Chosen for Walt Disney World

November 1963

Walt Disney World starts to be rumored...

October 20, 1965

Disney World Press Conference

November 15, 1965

Walt Disney DEAD!

December 15, 1966

Construction Begins

1967

Magic Kingdom Opens

October 1, 1971

Disney's Polynesian Resort

October 1, 1971

Disney's Contemporary Resort

October 1, 1971

Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground

November 19, 1971

Roy Disney DEAD!

December 20, 1971

Discovery Island

1974

Downtown Disney Opens

March 22, 1975

River Country

June 20, 1976

EPCOT Opens

October 1, 1982

The Disney Inn

1986

Grand Floridian Resort

1988

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

October 1, 1988

Hollywood Studios Opens

May 1, 1989

Typhoon Lagoon Opens

June 1, 1989

Disney's Yacht Club Resort

November 5, 1990

Disney's Beach Club Resort

November 19, 1990

Disney's Wilderness Lodge

May 28, 1994

Blizzard Beach Opens

April 1, 1995

Disney's Vero Beach Resort

October 1, 1995

Walt Disney World Speedway

November 28, 1995

Disney's Boardwalk Resort Opens

1996

Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort

March 1, 1996

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

August 1, 1997

DisneyQuest

1998

Animal Kingdom Opens

August 22, 1998

Animal Kingdom Lodge

2001

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Opens

February 25, 2010

Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa

August 29, 2011

Art of Animation Resort

2012