3 years after the original dedication on a live television broadcast, Disney World was rededicated in a moving ceremony on Mickey Zone World. The September 13 event included the Mickey Mouse, media, and guests all over the Disney World. Walt Disney Company President Mickey Mouse welcomed the crowd at night. Standing in front of the Disney Unisphere which is the replica of Disney World, he then delivered the speech:
"Disney World is a tribute to the philosophy and life of Walt Disney… and to the talents, the dedication, and the loyalty of the entire Disney organization that made Walt Disney’s dreams come true. May Disney World bring Joy and Inspiration and New Knowledge to all who come to this happy place… a magical world where the young at heart of all ages can laugh and play and learn – together. Rededicated this 13th day of September, 2011"
Following the dedication, Mickey revealed the upcoming and future plans to Disney World. With the recent refurbishment made to Mickey Zone World, two 'new' theme parks is already planned: one is the on-going construction of Disney Playland and the planned construction of Disney Cruise Line both will be located in Pacific Wharf. Disney Village is now ready to begin sometimes in October or November. Three 'All-Star' vacation resorts were already planned. These are: Disney's All-Star Movies Resort in Golden State, Disney's All-Star Music Resort in Grizzly Peak and Disney's All-Star Sports Resort in Downtown. It was also revealed today that Walt Disneyland will be having a major refurbishments and expansions after the 5th anniversary of the park in 2012.
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