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Quick Guide To Walt Disney World

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Walt Disney’s original Florida park is the Magic Kingdom Park, opened in 1971, this is where you'll discover many of Disney’s most iconic attractions together with magical encounters with the amazing Disney characters.


At Disney’s Epcot, you'll explore Earth’s past, present and future, plus enjoy annual celebrations like spring’s Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival and fall’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

Mother Nature and all her animals takes center stage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, which will transport you to some of the most remote locations on the planet without leaving Orlando.


Then, it’s time for lights, camera and plenty of action at Disney’s Hollywood Studios where you can live your very own Star Wars story, from flying the Millennium Falcon to getting caught in a battle between the First Order and the Resistance, only at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.


The thrills still aren’t done as Walt Disney World has not one but two water parks here in Orlando to keep you cool, Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, themed around a melting ski resort, so much fun in the hot Florida sunshine and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, a storm-tossed yet beautiful tropical paradise.

Next, explore the themed retail, dining, and entertainment complex at Disney Springs, filled with unique boutiques, world class restaurants, and amazing entertainment.

Plus, Disney offers dozens of hotels and resorts, spas, golf courses and ESPN Wide World Of Sport Complex.

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Disney's Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom Park is the place where Disney fantasies and fairytale characters are magically brought to life, creating memories that will last a lifetime, meet Mickey and Minnie, say hi to Tinkerbell and so many more.


Enter the Magic Kingdom and you will see the iconic Cinderella's Castle which is the focal point for the six lands of never-ending enchantment, one-of-a-kind attractions and endless magic where storybook fantasy is reality.

Experience Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, racing through the diamond mine on a swaying family coaster ride, launch through the darkest reaches of space on Space Mountain a roller coaster experience in the dark, float your way through a lively bayou of singing critters toward a huge splashdown on Splash Mountain, race through a haunted gold-mining town on a runaway train while aboard Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.


EPCOT is the place where the impossible becomes possible through the power of human imagination and the magic of Disney. Discover all that EPCOT inspires us to see and do more, discover the magic when real worlds are made fantastic, when curiosity leads to discovery, when people connect and share the stories that make us, us.

Stroll through the scenic World Showcase and experience the architecture, culture and people of eleven countries. Enjoy sample-sized food, musical performances, and special events throughout the year at EPCOT’s festivals.

Hop aboard Soarin’ Around the World to fly high on a hang gliding adventure to famous places around the globe,

voyage to Arendelle aboard an ancient Nordic vessel as you tour the wintery world of Frozen on Frozen Ever After. Feel like you’ve shrunk to the size of a rat on a culinary adventure in the kitchens of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

Disney's Hollywood Studios

At Disney's Hollywood Studios encounter attractions and lands that make a day here even more extraordinary, get set for an immersive experience where you’re not merely watching the story but actually living it.

Here, stories unfold all around you, enjoy exhilarating adventurers that engage every one of your senses. At the immersive Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, you’ll experience the smells and tastes of a cantina set in a galaxy far, far away, or feel the rush of taking over control of the Millennium Falcon. in Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, burst into a crazy colorful cartoon world and join Mickey and Minnie on a runaway adventure.


And become the size of a toy with Buzz and Woody and take a ride on Slinky Dog as he careens through Andy’s backyard in Toy Story Land. Each and every story is absolutely unforgettable, because this time... you’re right in the middle of them all. Let Your Adventure Begin at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Disney's Animal Kingdom

Witness the unbelievable and explore Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park throughout the day and into the night on an adventure into a world alive with magic, animals and wonder. This is a truly beautiful park

Your exploration will take you to Pandora, The World of Avatar. A distant world where you can float down a mystical bioluminescent river and fly on the back of banshees that soar past floating mountains. Back on Earth, you can view thousands of animals in their natural habitats, spot them while trekking Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail, Kilimanjaro Safaris and at the base of the Tree of Life.

For thrills too, look no further, from tracking the legendary Yeti on Expedition Everest to spinning through time on DINOSAUR, you’ll find fun for the entire family at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park


Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park is the polar opposite of most other water parks… this is a melted ski resort in the middle of Florida, yes, it's true and only at Walt Disney World!


From bunny slopes to black diamonds, this place is packed with downhill thrills and plenty of ways to chill. So come zip down the 120-foot-tall Summit Plummet waterslide, tackle a fast-paced tube run, take on the Teamboat Springs family raft ride or enjoy a leisurely float along a creek. And little ones can have big fun too at Tike’s Peak, a kids area full of kid-size slides, rides and water jets.


So, if you’re looking to hit the steepest slopes or just lay back in the sun and make some awesome sand angels, Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park is the place to hunker down for the summer!


Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Parks

Go against the tide at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. It blows other water parks away! Because after the storm of storms blew through, it left this tropical paradise full of twisting slides, sandy beaches and the largest inland wave pool around in its wake.

Come thrill out on Miss Adventure Falls, the new family raft attraction, or the churning, turning Crush ’n’ Gusher water coaster. Come chill out like the calm before a storm on the gorgeous beach or while away time, floating down a creek. And no place is cooler for preschoolers than Ketchakiddee Creek, with slides, rides and bubbling jets perfect for the little ones to ejoy.

Whether you crave gale-force action or cool-breeze relaxation, there’s no better place this side of the eye of the storm than Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.


Disney Springs

Explore a themed retail, dining, and entertainment complex inspired by Florida's charming waterfront towns and filled with unique boutiques, world-class restaurants, and entertainment that includes live music every night.


At Disney Springs you can spend the day or night shopping, dining or being entertained, at incredible venues. For shoppers, you can discover well-known brands, unusual finds and keepsakes along with the world’s largest collection of Disney merchandise at The World Of Disney and more than 100 shops.


Dining? You'll be spoilt for choice, choose from more than 60 eateries offering everything from simple quick bites to five star culinary adventures at restaurants inspired by celebrity and award-winning chefs.


Entertainment includes bowling, movies, live bands, shows and more, all ready to be enjoyed at Disney Springs.

Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

At Walt Disney World Resort, there’s no better way to stay in the magic than by booking a stay at a resort hotel. Not only will you have convenient and easy access close to the action in the theme parks, water parks and more but you can also enjoy a variety of amazing amenities and extras that are exclusive to resort guests!

Resort benefits include the opportunity to make your first individual Lightning Lane purchase starting at 7:00 AM each day of your visit. You can select a one-hour arrival window, one at a time, for up to 2 different attractions per day. Additional time at Disney’s theme parks via Early Theme Park Entry allows Disney Resort Guests the opportunity to enter any of the four Disney theme parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studio's) 30 minutes  before non-Disney Resort guests, optional dining plans, resort wide transportation and on-site resort parking.


With more than 25 Disney Resort hotels, there are accommodations for nearly every family size and budget. From rooms that bring fantasy and adventure to life, to family suites, and villas and cabins that sleep five or more, staying at a Disney Resort hotel is the best way to get the most from your Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

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