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Disney World / Springs
The Walt Disney World (or Disney Springs) resort is a phenomenal destination for all ages, where younger children in particular will be blown away by the magic that lies within! The Walt Disney Resort is divided up into four theme parks and two water parks.
Among these parks, DREAMS REALLY DO COME TRUE! Theme parks include:
As you step into the magic of the park, expect to be greeted throughout the day by all your favourite Disney characters.
Have the opportunity to Journey through six different magical lands: Tomorrowland, Main Street USA, Liberty Square, Adventureland, Fantasyland and Frontierland.
Each of these fanasty lands will invite you to the endless adventures and attractions as well as the plenty of shopping and dining areas.
Don’t forget to visit Cinderella’s Castle where you can catch the magic itself as the sky is lit up by a superb firework display!
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park
Said to be one of the largest animal theme parks worldwide, it currently comprises of 6 lands; Oasis, Discovery Island, DinoLand USA, Asia, Africa and Rafiki’s Planet Watch.
There is rumour of a 7th Land to be completed in 2017 known as Pandora-Avatar Land – this is said to be featured around the fanatical Avatar film directed by James Cameron in 2009.
In visiting these different lands, you will be able to Immerse yourselves among diverse species and visit over 2,000 animals onsite!
With different safaris to explore, there are rides and attractions designed for all ages to enjoy!
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Smaller than the others, this park is where you will walk into “Hollywoods Golden age!”
Here you will be able to watch live stunt shows and learn all about the film making of your favourite movies
The attractions are themed around popular TV shows and films including Star Wars and Toy Story.
It is suggested as a ‘half day park’ as there is not as much to do and see as the other parks, but still has plenty to offer and get engaged in! Popular Must-see attractions including The Twilight Zone of Terror ride, Toy Story Land and the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular.
Fancy diving off into space and traveling the world in just one day? Then this is definitely the place for you! Split into two main areas: The World Showcase and Future world.
The World showcase focuses on 11 different countries: Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, United States, Japan, Morocco, France, United Kingdom, and Canada. Here you are invited to explore different cultures and dine among their diverse cuisines.
Alternatively, dive into Future world which has numerous exhibits on the environment, health, ocean life and latest technology developments. Among these exhibits, there are several interactive activities with opportunities for all ages to learn something new!
Popular must-see attractions include the Worldshow case Lagoon and Spaceship Earth ride.
Although it often viewed as more of an “adult” area, there have been developments where now there is more activities and exhibits for children to engage in, including the Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure and Kidcot Fun Stops.
Water parks include:
- Typhoon Lagoon
- Blizzard Beach
With similar style water rides, it is likely that visiting just one of these parks will suit your needs! So whats the difference between these water parks?
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon
Themed as a tropical resort, Disney’s Typhoon Lagooon park offers numerous waterpark attractions for all ages to endure in. Whether you take up snorkelling in the sharf reef or immerse among water slides and river raft ride, you can ensure a day of fun and excitement!
Popular rides include Gangplank Falls, Crush N Gusher and Humunga Kowabunga.
Be sure to soak in Typhoon Lagoon’s Surf Pool – known to be the largest wave pool worldwide, you can expect waves up to 6-foot-high! (Note- you can even take surfing lessons here!)
If you have young kids (48inches or under), then Ketchakiddee Creek is the perfect place for them! Featuring 10 diverse activity areas, there are waterfalls, crawl tubes and mini rapid rides designed to keep your little ones amused for hours!
Note: Be aware that some of these attractions are height restricted so you may need to check they are suitable for your kids.
Disney’s Blizzard Beach
Themed around a ski resort, Disneys Blizzard Beach is another water park featuring water rides, float river rides, and the chance to relax in inner tube floats.
Popular rides include Summit Plumment (said to be the most thrilling ride of the park), Mount Gush More and Cross Country Creek.
To ensure all ages are catered for, there are different areas of the park geared towards certain age groups. Tike’s Peak – is a play area tailored towards those with younger children under 48inches. Here they can enjoy water fountains, pop-up jets as well as gentle water slides in shallow water.
Ski Patrol Training Camp is another area of the park, designed to accommodate slightly older children. With a zip line over the water, inner tube and curvy water slides, they are in for a wild fun time!
Tired of walking? A great way to get around these water parks off foot are via water floats in the river that can carry you from one section of the park to another. Whether it’s in the Castaway Creek at Typhoon Lagoon or at the Cross Country Creek in Blizzard Beach, this is a relaxing and enjoyable activity for all.
Note – Tends to be quite crowded during peak points of the day.
The water levels here do rise up to approximately 8 feet deep so it is important that children know how to swim and them wearing a life jacket is recommended (Life Jackets are free of charge to borrow at the parks but there is limited supply).
Beyond the Disney Theme Parks?
Whilst in Disney, don’t forget to visit Disney Springs (more formally known as “Disney Downtown”). Free entry for all, you will be spoiled for choice on whether its deciding which store to enter or which eatery to dine in.
You will find many unique shops, funky boutiques to explore as well as branded names and Disney-themed stores! Further immerse yourselves among the phenomenal entertainment including stage shows, live music, concerts, movies, and so much more!
If you are looking to find out more about what the specific theme parks have to offer, such as Disney’s Epcot, or just more about Disney excursions generally, then click on these links for more information.
Additionally, be sure to check out our Planning Ahead page for useful tips and ideas of how to plan your trips successfully and make the most out of your vacation!