If you’ve never been to Orlando, it’s hard to understand how big Disney is. When you add up how many acres are in each park, you get about 1,100 acres. Seems like a lot, doesn’t it?
Disney World, on the other hand, is spread out over more than 25,000 acres, which is about 43 square miles. For reference, that’s about the same size as San Francisco proper. This vast resort is so big that it has its zip code, and more than 50 million people visit it yearly. But why does Disney World own so many more acres that aren’t part of the parks?
As was already noted, in addition to the theme parks, Disney World has four golf courses and two water parks. On top of that, they own more than 25 hotels spread out over a vast area. Just around half of Disney World’s property is in active use is even more intriguing. A lot of Disney’s land is wetland, which means that it can’t be built on. The rest of the land is being kept to protect it. This means that growth is always possible!
How big is Disney World compared to Disneyland?
The scale of Disney World in Orlando compared to that of Disneyland in Anaheim is the most notable distinction. The California theme park is smaller than Disney World at 500 acres, but it still has enough activities to keep visitors busy for weeks. That’s enough space to accommodate 51 times inside Disney World in Orlando!
Four theme parks may be enjoyed at both Disney World and Disneyland. Though, Disneyland has 49 rides and 53 attractions in all. In contrast, according to estimates, Disney World has 52 rides and an additional 129 attractions. There isn’t much difference between the two in terms of rides, but Disney World has more attractions.
Even though Disney World in Orlando is far more extensive than Disneyland in California, you may be shocked to learn that Disneyland doesn’t have much less to offer. This is mainly because Disney World has so much surplus, underutilised land.