Illustration of Mickey Mouse over a white circle and above yellow text all on a red background.
Walt Disney World is a famous vacation destination that was opened on October 1, 1971 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Over 52 million visitors a year flock to the entertainment hub to visit the four parks that are included in the Walt Disney World Company. The four parks include the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Universal Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom.
Walt Disney World was built based on the creative design of Walter Elias Disney, aka Walt Disney, after opening Disneyland in Anaheim, CA in 1955. Walt Disney was a very prominent figure in American animation and was well known as a cartoonist, voice over, animator, and actor. Along with his brother Roy Disney, the Walt Disney Company was born in October of 1923.
Mickey Mouse is the official Walt Disney Company mascot and made his first appearance in the 1920's in a short film called "Steamboat Willie." This anthropomorphic mouse is usually seen in his red shorts, white gloves, and yellow shoes. Mickey is typically seen with his girlfriend Minnie, dog Pluto, and his friends Donald Duck and Goofy.