Walt Disney World celebrates 45th anniversary

Oct 03, 2016 in "Magic Kingdom"

Walt Disney World 45th celebration at Cinderella Castle

Walt Disney World officially opened on October 1 1971, and this past weekend saw a special ceremony at the Magic Kingdom to mark the occasion.

“I was here on that day,” Walt Disney World President George A. Kalogridis told guests gathered in front of Cinderella Castle Saturday. “I can tell you that, for all of us Cast Members, in the resorts and the theme park, both, it was a day of excitement, anticipation, and considerable butterflies in the stomach. But mostly it was a day of joy, because we had the privilege of knowing that we were about to create Disney memories that our Guests could cherish for a lifetime.”

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Article Posted: Oct 03, 2016 / 11:31am EDT