Why is Disneyworld so huge?

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago
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    Disney bought a lot of land.  I think that they learned some lessons from Disneyland in California.  When they initially opened Disneyland in the 50s, Anaheim wasn't that big and there was plenty of land around them.  But over the years, partly because of Disney and partly because of Southern California sprawl, the land around Disneyland began to disappear into private hands.  If you look at Disneyland now it's right in the middle of a built up urban area.  Just a few years after Disneyland opened they began thinking of doing a second park.  Most of their guests came from the western US so they were missing out on the majority of Americans who lived in the East.  As they planned Disneyworld in Florida they decided to solve the problem of disappearing land by grabbing a lot more than they would need for the actual park they had planned.  Orlando at the time was a small city with a large rural hinterland which provided plenty of space.   In order to avoid people jacking up the price for Disney, they used false front companies to buy the land in smaller parcels and then bundle it together into the big property we know today.  They've continued to buy parcels here and there ever since.  And their foresight paid off.  Disneyworld began with the Magic Kingdom, just one park.  Now there are four major theme parks, two water parks, a shopping district, and a whole bunch of hotels, some owned and run by Disney and some not. 

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    It's a very popular company and supported by a lot of individuals.

  • Ludwig
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    Disney built it to be his mausoleum,  until he rose again centuries from now - the same way the makers of the pyramids did.   His cryogenically frozen head is in a vault beneath the 'Pirates of the Caribbean'  feature.

  • MS
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    It's been an ongoing development over many years.  But the expand in response to demand.  More parks and more park space means more visitors and more money.

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    That's how it was meant to be...duh.

  • Rain
    Lv 6
    7 months ago

    Huge fan favorite, tons of money, buys/owns like everything. 

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