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Beyond the Theme Parks

Bay Lake and The Seven Seas Lagoon

  • “The Electrical Water Pageant” is one of Walt Disney World’s longest-running shows and is performed nightly on Bay Lake and the Seven Seas Lagoon. The show includes over 1000 feet of sparkling, floating sea creature floats shaped like dolphins, dragons, and sea monsters. The water parade ends with a patriotic salute to America . The show can be seen from Disney’s Polynesian Resort, The Grand Floridian Beach Resort, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, and at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
  • Bay Lake is over 340 acres, and is adjacent to the Seven Seas Lagoon and is located behind the Contemporary Resort.

Discovery Island / Treasure Island / Blackbeard’s Island

  • Not to be confused with the Discovery Island in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, this island sits on Bay Lake, once of the two largest lakes in Walt Disney World. Bay Lake is over 340 acres, and is adjacent to the Seven Seas Lagoon and is located behind the Contemporary Resort.


  • Although established in 1994, the first residents of Celebration, the Disney residential community, didn’t move in until June 18, 1996 .
  • Celebration is an innovative, pedestrian-friendly town that successfully promotes a strong sense of community.
  • Themed to resemble a small southeastern town with pre-1940s architecture, Celebration in many ways fulfills Walt Disney’s dream of a planned community in Walt Disney World with an anticipated population of over 12,000 residents. It features a business district with shops, schools, entertainment and an impressive, state-of-the-art hospital
  • Although not technically within the borders of the Walt Disney World Resort, it is located nearby, just South of U.S. 192 and adjacent to Interstate 4.

Disney’s Wedding Pavilion

  • Since September of 1991, Disney World Resort has hosted nearly 15,000 weddings, and now hosts over 2,300 nuptials every year!
  • Disney’s Custom Weddings provide couples with a Disney Wedding Planning Team to help shape a wedding ceremony and reception that is limited only by your imagination (and budget).
  • Ceremonies and receptions may be held at the beautiful Victorian Wedding Pavilion, located near the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, or can be “themed” and held in any of the theme parks. Some of the incredible choices include the The Living Seas Lounge at Epcot®, the Rose Garden in the United Kingdom, Disney’s BoardWalk Resort, or even a Cinderella fantasy in the Magic Kingdom. No matter the location, there’s something magical about having your wedding at Walt Disney World!
  • Originally, though, Disney frowned on weddings at the parks, and actually did not allow the practice. Guests dressing in wedding attire were not allowed admission to the park. Desperate lovers would sometimes enter the park with their tuxedo and dress hidden underneath their clothes! The couple and person who would perform the ceremony would often casually walk up to Cinderella Castle, quickly remove their disguises, and exchange their vows.
  • Did you also know that Walt Disney World is the number one honeymoon destination in the world! Disney offers a variety of Fairytale Honeymoon packages, as well as romantic activities for the newly married couples. Think all you can do is visit the parks on your honeymoon? Think again! If you’re planning a honeymoon to Walt Disney World, why not indulge yourselves with a suite at Disney’s Grand
  • Floridian Resort & Spa, enjoy breakfast in bed, reserve the Disney’s Yacht Club Resort’s vintage 1934 speedboat “Breathless” for a private cruise for two during IllumiNations at Epcot, or take a torch lit stroll at the Polynesian Resort where you can watch the fireworks as the two of you sit on the beach.