Walt Disney World® is both the largest vacation resort in the world and most visited theme park resort in the world. At over 25,000 acres, the massive property features four world-renowned theme parks, twenty-four on-site resorts, two water parks, four mini-golf courses in two locations, an interactive/video game park, a shopping and nighttime entertainment area, and miles of golf courses and outdoor recreation. Given all that there’s to do, becoming familiar with all your options will make for a smoother trip!
Magic Kingdom Park®: The Magic Kingdom is Walt Disney World’s® original park that opened in 1971. The park covers 107 acres and has seven themed “lands.” It is based on the original Disney park, Disneyland in Anaheim, California. The park is famous for its iconic Cinderella Castle which is the most photographed building in the world.
Epcot®: Epcot is divided into two unique sections – Future World and World Showcase. Future World consists of pavilions dedicated to the environment, imagination, energy,space, technology, and the automotive industry. World Showcase is made up of pavilions representing 11 nations along with food, entertainment, architecture, and attractions. The park is most recognizable for it’s massive iconic geosphere known as Spaceship Earth. The park is also home to the famous night-time show; Illuminations: Reflections of the Earth, a firework and laser show that takes place on World Showcase Lagoon every night.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios®: (Formerly Disney-MGM Studios) A movie inspired theme park with shows, attractions and two of the most popular thrill rides at Walt Disney World. New attractions include Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show and Toy Story Mania in a new area themed after Pixar movies.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park®: An animal-based theme park/safari park, complete with realistic settings, interactive rides, and static displays. The highlights are the Kilimangaro safari ride through live animal habitats and the roller coaster “Expedition Everest”. Some animals are also there like the elephant and the lion.The park is recognized by the iconic Tree of Life.
- Disney’s Blizzard Beach®: a Florida ski resort where the snow has melted! This park has more thrill type slides than Typhoon Lagoon.
- Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon®: a tropical beach setting created by a fictional typhoon. Home of gentle slides, a giant surf wave pool, and a tropical snorkeling experience complete with sharks.
Downtown Disney® Area
- A famous outdoor entertainment complex renowned for its shopping, dining, and nightlife. Major establishments at Downtown Disney include Disney Quest Indoor Interactive Theme Park, Cirque du Soleil – La Nouba, House of Blues, Planet Hollywood, Rainforest Cafe, T-Rex Cafe, Pleasure Island, LEGO Imagination Store, Bongo’s Cuban Cafe, Wolfgang Puck, AMC Pleasure Island 24 Theatres, The World of Disney Store, and many more.