Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been put head to head to see what resort is better. For me I see both resorts being unique in their own way, they both have their similarities and of course their differences which is why I think you can’t compare the two, but I thought it would be fun to point out some differences, similarities and fun facts about both DLR and WDW.
Walt Disney gave his opening day speech July 17, 1955.
If you listen closely when you are near the New Orleans train station you can hear morse code, the transmission is the first two sentences from Walt Disney’s opening day speech.
“To all that come to this happy place welcome. Here age relives fond memories of the past, and here youth may savor the challenge and promises of the future.”
Walt Disney World opened October 1, 1971 sixteen years after Disneyland.
Unfortunately Walt Disney passed away December 5, 1966 at the age of 65.
Originally the resort was going to be called “Disney World” but Roy (Walt’s brother) renamed it Walt Disney World in his honor to remind everyone that it was Walts dream.