Walt Disney World Has a Sister City?!?!?

Back in 2009, Walt Disney World held a competition for the rights to become Walt Disney World’s sister city.  As expected, there were a lot of entries and field was narrowed down to 25 finalists.  From those 25 finalists, the winning city was:

photo courtesy of coach hire connects
photo courtesy of coach hire connects

Swindon in England.  Swindon is known for two things.  It’s soccer team: Swindon Town FC and The Magic Roundabout (seen above).

The Magic Roundabout is at the intersection of five roads and has a central hub and five smaller roundabouts leading to the five roads.  Very similar to the Magic Kingdom.

photo courtesy of mice chat
photo courtesy of mice chat

Not sure if The Magic Roundabout was the factor that put Swindon over the top and become the winner but the similarities between The Magic Roundabout and the Hub design of the Magic Kingdom are very similar.

 

One thought on “Walt Disney World Has a Sister City?!?!?”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s