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The WDW Radio blog brings the world of Disney to you! From the Disney Parks including Walt Disney World and Disneyland, to the parks in Paris, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Tokyo, to the Disney Cruise Line and Adventures by Disney, we help you plan and prepare with reviews, tips, and more. We also cover what’s happening in the worlds of Marvel and Star Wars, Disney Movies, what’s on Disney+, Disney merchandise, and much more!

Picture of the Gasparilla Island Inn (WDW Radio logo and "Walt Disney World Architecture in Real Life: The Gasparilla Inn" superimposed on top

Walt Disney World Architecture in Real Life – The Gasparilla Inn

Upon learning the history of The Gasparilla Inn, it is plain to see how this hotel, and others like it, served as thematic source material for Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. However, this oasis in Boca Grande served as more than just a nonmaterial inspiration. Its exterior appearance is actually represented on the grounds of Disney’s flagship resort.

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