Disney World Now In 3D On Google Earth

    June 5, 2008

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts is now on Google Earth in 3D allowing users to virtually tour Disney’s four theme parks and its 22 hotels and resorts.

There are 1,500 3D points of interest in the virtual tour of Disney. Users can click on images to get more information about an attraction, purchase tickets, make reservations and map out their vacation.

Users begin their virtual tour of Disney World with a stratospheric view of the globe and then skydive to a view of the Seven Seas Lagoon in the Magic Kingdom. From their users can fly through the street and explore the virtual 3D models.

To tour the virtual park, download Google Earth 4.3 and then launch it and search for "Disney World." Click the gold Mickey ears to open an information window and click "Show Disney World in 3D."

Disney says that its digital mapping project will become the primary online travel guide for the park by integrating the Google Earth 3D experience with the planning features of Disney.com.

"You know the phrase ‘next best thing to being there’? Walt Disney World Resort in 3D is going to deliver on that," said Jay Rasulo, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. "Guests and travel planners can now explore our world with just a few clicks of a mouse, and they can book vacations while being immersed in what the destination has to offer."