October 1st is a very important day in the history of Walt Disney World. It is a birthday for two of the four parks: Walt Disney World (opened October 1, 1971) and EPCOT (opened October 1, 1982). These parks helped make Walt Disney World into what it is today. A couple of years ago, my family lucked into having our vacation coincide with the 40th birthday of the Magic Kingdom. I wanted to take some time, today, to share some our experiences on that day.