Walt Disney World Parks

Walt Disney World Parks

There are four Walt Disney World parks; four world-class theme parks and two very different water parks—plus a vast array of dining, shopping, entertainment and recreation opportunities.

Walt and Mickey in front of Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom, the first of the Walt Disney World parks

Walt Disney World Parks

Magic Kingdom

Fairytale dreams come true for children of all ages at Magic Kingdom theme park. The first of the Walt Disney World parks to open, the Magic Kingdom covers 107 acres and provides guests with the opportunity to explore six themed areas that focus on the classic Disney experience: Main Street, Adventureland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland.

There are many popular attractions at the park, such as “it’s a small world”, Space Mountain, Thunder Mountain, The Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean and the Jungle Cruise. It’s also possible to dine with Cinderella and her friends inside her castle, which forms the centrepiece of the park. To add to the experience there are the daily parades and spectacular nightly firework displays.

Epcot

Explore exciting attractions, enchanting international pavilions, award-winning fireworks and seasonal special events. The Epcot theme park has two separate sections: Future World and World Showcase. Future World is home to attractions such as Soarin’, Mission: SPACE, Test Track and the iconic Spaceship Earth, the large sphere which dominates the park.

World Showcase is home to 11 country-themed pavilions; Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, America, Japan, Morocco, France, UK and Canada. Each offers dining and shopping experiences, and most showcase a ride or movie experience as well.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Movie magic comes to life at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, awash in the glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Designed to focus on the magic of Hollywood, Disney’s Hollywood Studios gives visitors the opportunity to travel back in time to Hollywood’s heyday of the 1930s and ’40s. The park is home to attractions such as the Great Movie Ride, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster and Toy Story Mania.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is undergoing huge changes at the moment, with large new areas currently under construction – Toy Story Land and Star Wars Land.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Encounter the magic of nature with rare creatures, authentic adventures and world-class entertainment at one of the largest animal theme parks in the world. Disney’s Animal Kingdom, home to more than 250 species of animals, gives guests the opportunity to explore seven distinct park sections: Africa, Asia, Discovery Island, Dinoland USA, the Oasis, Camp Minnie-Mickey and Rafiki’s Planet Watch area.

Visit the park’s animals by exploring the walking trails scattered throughout the park, such as the Discovery Island trails and the Maharajah Jungle Trek, or by riding the Kilimanjaro Safari ride. Hop on the Expedition Everest or Kali River Rapids ride for an adventure or spend time at the park’s Affection Section petting zoo for a quieter experience.

Walt Disney World Water Parks

On to of the four theme parks, Walt Disney World also offers two huge water parks – the tropical-themed Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park and Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, a ski resort-themed park that’s supposedly melted away into a water park. Both parks are located within a ten-minute drive of the Magic Kingdom and can be included in multi-park ticket packages.