20 miles south of Orlando, Walt Disney World covers 43 square miles and includes four separate theme parksthe original ... More
Walt Disney World
20 miles south of Orlando, Walt Disney World covers 43 square miles and includes four separate theme parksthe original Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom. There are also water parks, hotels, campgrounds, lots of restaurants, fireworks and fun!
This place was the coolest place I have ever been to. (Except possibly Hawaii.) It was so magical, even though I'm not a kid! It is sooooooooo accesible unlike DisneyLand. I think that it was the coolest place ever. Oh, and by the way, I would do the parks in this order: Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, MGM Studios, and then Epcot. It was worth every cent I payed.
Disney World is a family destination like no other. We made our first trip when our kids were teenagers and now we go with our 4 grandchildren. We live in Washinton state so this isn't an easy trip for us but there is no stopping us from returning. Our family has made about 14 trips so far and usually stay for 10 days. I figured we had been there 3 weeks before we had seen it all and that was before the Animal Kingdom was built. The best advice I can give is take your time and enjoy yourself. Stay on Disney property to avoid the driving and parking fees. Take a snack and water along to the parks. Don't feel you have to see everything in one visit, trust me, you'll never do it. A rental car is a good idea for going into Kissimmee for their restaurants and other activities. Plan on doing alot of walking, wear comfortable shoes (not new ones.) Plan on all kinds of weather, rain anytime of the year is common. Take advantage of special events and plan your day's activities around them, some last until late at night. Enjoy your resort's pool and other attractions, check to see what's going on when you check in. Value resorts are great places to stay and can save you lots of money. Always buy the park hopper option, we always go to more than one park a day. Check to see when the fireworks and parades are, the fireworks at Epcot are great. The electric parade at the Magic Kindom is a must see. Take time and watch the street performers at Disney Studios, they will have you laughing for sure and always check the board for wait times. We have made trips to Disney World with kids from 2 weeks to over 70 years old and it's a destination for everyone. Don't be surprised when you find that the biggest kids are the adults. Disney is not just a destination, it's a frame of mind, it's ok to just have fun....Please go and enjoy yourself
Liked the Wilderness lodge, very cordial and cosy. Had great meals but we only ate breakfast there. Got in the pool 1 time in 6 days, were busy.
Parks were fun for all ages. It was very very hot so we did not enjoy the parks as they should of been enjoyed, not good for people in their 60's.
Disappointed in Downtown Disney.
OK, so we went to WDW starting our vacation on Tuesday, 7/21, and this was the perfect time to go in the summer. The last day of peak season was the day before we arrived, so we got lower rates for the hotel, but all the people who came and paid for peak season were still there, so there were several showings of shows such as Dream Along with Mickey and the night parade, SpectroMagic. Our 8-Day touring plan went like this: Day one and two were spent at Magic Kingdom, day three was at Epcot and an hour or so at the hotel pool, day four was at Hollywood Studios, day five was Animal Kingdom in the morning and then Magic Kingdom at night, day six was relaxing at the pool and going to Downtown Disney, day seven was Magic Kingdom in the morning, Hollywood Studios in the afternoon, and Animal Kingdom at night. On our last day we hung out in the hotel lobby before going to the Magic Kingdom one last time. We stayed at Wilderness Lodge. It was great because we were able to take a boat to the Magic Kingdom - the bus wasn't our only option for transportation. Chef Mickey's was a great buffet at the Contemporary Resort, and so was Akershus Royal Banquet Hall at Epcot's Norway pavilion. All in all it was a great trip and I find myself missing it every day. We will definitely be going back!
Disney World in Orlando is the best vacation we have ever had.....i have no complaints at all about it!!!!!!! We stayed at the Pop Century Resort. I would recommend staying at the park because the part of never having to drive again for the whole trip was worth it.
it started off a little rocky when there was a miscommunication between disney and our travel agent but after my mother the LAWYER called we got alot of free stuff and were free to enjoy the magic. every cast member was extremely nice on my birthday because they took the time to wish me a happy b-day. I went right after the christmas/holiday season and I suggest coming this time because the christmas decorations are still up, the temperature is perfect for anyone that is sick of winter weather (although people were staring I was able to wear shorts -- I'm from PA so maybe it's just me...), last it wasn't too crowded - I was able to make last minute reservations at the French restaruant. The negatives are if you go as a teen group they do not treat you with respect. At dinner they stuck us in a corner and had below par service while other adults around us got decent service. Also, they ignored my brother's attempts to fix a problem and went so far as to say to my mom over the phone, "You can't speak for him. He's not a minor anymore." needless to say my mother was able to get respect by replying, "I may not be able to speak for him as his mother but I can speak for him as his lawyer." Overall it's a good place to visit if you come with adults but if you come with only teens then expect to find fun but maybe not the respect/service you expected or deserved.
I went during the Holiday season, and it was AMAZING, one of the highlights of the visits was the Osborn Spectical of lights in MGM Studios. It was the coolest thing ever! We had walked though it in the morning and never even noticed all the lights that were covering the buildings. MGM is my favorite park because of the Tower of Terror, and the Lights Motor Action show was great. The transportation of Disney World is crazy great! If you stay at a Disney hotel then you get to use their boats (best thing ever) and when you can't take a boat you get to use their buses. It was totally worth staying at a Hotel on campus. Epcot was very fun, but I was only there for one day, and you definatly need more than that. It is more of a park for older people, but I enjoyed purchasing an Epcot passport and getting a stamp and something written in the native tongue. The extra little things that are kind of secrets of the park, like the talking trashcan, the leaping water, the backwards waterfall, and the Coke samples. In the coke building you could try all the different flavors from all the different countries. It was the coolest thing! Just one warning: The Beverly--I think its from Italy-- is really bad, I know that just makes you want it more, but make sure you have a new cup handy so you can choke down a different flavor after you spit the Beverly out all over the person next to you. But hey - to each his own. I live on the West coast so I didn't go to the Magic Kingdom because that is what is at Disney Land and I go there often enough. At first we were not going to go to the Animal Kingdom, but once we got there we decided its worth a try. We got in an hour early- another perk of staying at a Disney hotel, extra magic hours- and rode Expedition Everest 5 times before even the people not staying in park arrived. Don't be afraid of the long line- there is sooooooo much to look at and the line moves so fast. One last little tidbit is on the boardwalk there is a little ice cream diner, and you can get the kitchen sink i cream sundae. It is like 9 flavors of ice cream every sauce imaginable, and every topping down to the 10 cherries on top. It was so HUGE! Deffinitly come hungry, and with more than 3 people. Any ways all in all it is a GREAT place to go for all ages! Don't forget to do your research. Look up secret facts about DisneyWorld and you will have a great trip filled with the tips and secrets of Disney.
Walt Disney World was an Awesome Experience for me as both a Cast Member in 2000 and 2001...... I have brought by Daughter and parents back since 2007 and I plan on going back at least once a year... It's a great place with good food and you forget about everything
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