12 Things Nobody Tells You About Walt Disney World

2. Conservation -- With so many places to explore in Walt Disney World including the theme parks, Disney Resorts, Disney Springs, and water parks, guests might be overwhelmed by the sheer size of the property. The size of Walt Disney World is around double the size of Manhattan clocking in at around forty square miles. While this is indeed massive, guests might be completely surprised to learn that only a small portion of the property is developed into areas that they can enjoy each day! In fact, only about a third of Walt Disney World is developed, leaving a massive amount of land to continue to be developed for future locations to enjoy. In addition to the potential of new construction, much of the Walt Disney World property is designated for conservation and will never be built upon. These special designated areas are sure to remain the wonderful ecological swamps and wetlands that Florida is famous for, thus sustaining the life and ecosystems that thrive there for many years to come.