Virtual Vacation: Walk Through Disney World Using Google Earth

Posted Jun 5, 2008

The Google Earth division of Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has just introduced a new way to walk through Disney World.  Except in this case, it is on Google Earth.  Google Earth users can now walk through a 3D version of Disney World by typing in Disney World in Orlando, Florida and clicking Fly To. 

“Last May, Eric Schmidt and I met to talk about The Walt Disney Companyâ??s focus on technology,” stated Jay Rasulo, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts on the Official Google Blog. “We started to explore innovative ways we could work together to bring one of the worldâ??s most magical destinations to Google Earthâ??s millions of usersâ?¦ and how our guests could be a mouse-click away from visiting the place where dreams come true.”

Disney World is part of the 3D Building layer in Google Earth.  Under Gallery-> Travel and Tourism -> Walt Disney World, there is another layer that has audio, video, and facts about the park.  Below is a video demo: