Your Guide to Walt Disney World in Florida
Here's a primer for how to experience to the utmost all that Walt Disney World in Orlando has to offer.
Walt Disney World Resort is an entertainment and recreation center of nearly 40 square miles featuring four theme parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom); two water adventure parks (Disney's Blizzard Beach and Disney's Typhoon Lagoon); dozens of resort hotels (24 owned and operated by Walt Disney World); 81 holes of golf on five courses; two full-service spas; Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports complex; and Disney Springs, an entertainment-shopping-dining complex.
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Explore six lands of enchantment, one-of-a-kind attractions and magic here at the place where storybook fantasy becomes everyday reality.
Experience Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and race through the diamond mine on a swaying family coaster ride. Launch through the darkest reaches of the cosmos on Space Mountain or float through a lively bayou of singing critters toward a five-story splashdown on Splash Mountain, and swoop through a haunted gold-mining town on a runaway train while aboard Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.
Explore Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park throughout the day and into the night. on an adventure into a world alive with magic. A new 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, at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park 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. And behold theTree of Life, commemorating Earth and its creatures. By day, it’s a visual exploration of animals big and small; by night, animal spirits awaken to tell colorful tales of nature's harmony.
Stroll through the scenic World Showcase and experience the architecture, culture and people of 11 countries. Enjoy sample-sized food, musical performances, and special events throughout the year at Epcot’s four different festivals. Hop aboard Soarin’ Around the World to fly high on a hang-gliding adventure to famous places across the globe. Voyage to Arendelle aboard an ancient Nordic vessel as you take a musical tour of the wintery world of Frozen on Frozen Ever After. Feel as if you’ve shrunk to the size of a rat on a 4D culinary adventure when you take a spin around Gustaeu’s kitchen at Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.
At Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, you’ll experience the smells and tastes of a cantina set in a galaxy far, far away. And, you can 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. 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.
Disney's Blizzard Beach and Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Parks
Guests can plunge into a world of themed water fun. Challenge Summit Plummet. Snorkel with sharks in Shark Reef. Zoom down side-by-side racing slides. Or, float leisurely down a meandering river. For thrills or just chilling out, a day in a Walt Disney World Water Park is watery fun for one of the most popular theme parks in Florida.
Shop, dine and be entertained, at hundreds of 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 more than 100 shops.
Dining? Choose from more than 60 eateries, from quick bites to special meals – with a an unprecedented number of restaurants inspired by celebrity and award-winning chefs. Entertainment includes bowling, movies. and more.