THE WORLDS OF WALT DISNEY
Disneyland and Disney World are the two most famous entertainment parks in the world. Disneyland is in California and Disney World is in Florida, U.S.A. These were built by Walt Disney. Walt Disney started to make cartoon films in 1923 with his brother Roy.
First he made ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and then, in 1928, Mickey Mouse was created. He was very interested in technology so all his work was technically excellent and very enjoyable. He believed in providing good, clean entertainment and fun for all the family.
He wanted a world which would give him a lot of fun when he was a boy and so he built it for others to enjoy in Disneyland, which was opened in Anaheim, California in 1955. It has four parts: Adventureland, Frontierland, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland. In 1960 Walt Disney bought a big piece of land near Florida and started to build his second great entertainment park.
This was called “Disney World”. It was finished in 1971 and cost 400 million dollars. This place is a little different from Disneyland. It has got hotels and shopping centres as well as entertainment places. So people can eat, sleep and enjoy doing things in the same place. A few years ago two other small cities were planned near Disney World.
One of them is called Lake Buena Vista. This has been completed and people have started to move in. They are still building ihe second city so people will not move in until 1995. Walt Disney died of cancer in 1966, but people still remember him when they visit his parks today