Attractions & Places to See in Disney Theme Parks & Water Parks
America’s family fun capital, Disney World, is the largest and most popular theme park in the World and covers 47 sq miles. It consists of four major theme parks, two water parks, a couple of golf courses, an indoor theme park, and much more. Plan your family vacation and create memories for a lifetime.
Timeless tales of fantasy and seven make-believe lands are all brought to life in the Disney Magic Kingdom Park.
Walt Disney World
The Walt Disney World Resort, sometimes shortened to Walt Disney World or Disney World, is the World’s largest and most visited recreational resort. Located approximately 6 miles southwest of Orlando, Florida, USA, the resort covers an area of 30,080 acres and includes four theme parks and two water parks.
Magic Kingdom theme park, one of 4 Theme Parks in Walt Disney World Resort, captures the enchantment of fairy tales with exciting entertainment, classic attractions, backstage tours, and beloved Disney Characters.
EPCOT is a theme park at Walt Disney World Resort featuring exciting attractions, international pavilions, and award-winning fireworks.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park, one of 4 Theme Parks in Walt Disney World Resort, offers behind-the-scenes glimpses of Hollywood-style action with live shows, thrilling attractions, backstage tours, and special events that only happen in this Disney Park dedicated to entertainment.
Disney Animal Kingdom
Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park, one of 4 Theme Parks at Walt Disney World Resort, is full of attractions, adventures, and entertainment that reflect Walt Disney’s dedication to nature and conservation, and in doing so, the Park leads the way in animal care, education and research.
Disney Typhoon Lagoon park
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, one of 2 Water Parks in Walt Disney World Resort, features attractions for the whole family—from fast waterslides to a children’s area with pint-sized raft rides. Catch 6-foot waves in the Surf Pool and snorkel Shark Reef—with real sharks!
Operating Hours / Park Hours
Hours of operation vary throughout the year and are often influenced by special events, so it’s a good idea to call to check opening/closing times.
Health and safety measures and operational guidelines are subject to change without notice.
COVID-19 Warning An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present.
Disney World Tips
With four major theme parks, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom….a Walt Disney World vacation can be complex and costly: all the more reason to plan carefully to make sure you have the best possible time.
Check age and height requirements for attractions: you don’t want your child to look forward to a ride they can’t go on!
Study the park calendars for parades, live entertainment, and fireworks to get the most from each day. Remember, distances between the parks are considerable, so plan accordingly if you want to go to a particular park for fireworks!
Par parks stay open late during busy times, and you may find different parades and fireworks.
Unlike other counter service locations, drink refills are accessible at the Backlot Express Restaurant at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Use the single rider line on some of the most popular attractions to dramatically decrease wait time. It is available at Rock N Roller Coaster, Expedition Everest, Test Track, and Mission: Space.
Get to the theme parks early. This advice is crucial for Disney’s water parks (packed by noon) and Animal Kingdom (which closes early.)
To avoid paying for parking at Disney, try taking the Disney resort buses. Park at Downtown Disney (in the lot in front of Planet Hollywood) and hop a Disney bus to any resort, then get a connecting bus/monorail into the Park of our choice. We didn’t pay a penny for parking and got from Planet Hollywood to the Park in under 20 minutes.
Use the Disney Transportation System
Blessedly cool Disney buses ferry people free from one Park to another and to and from the Disney resorts every hour of the day and well into the night. Monorails and boats are other cool ways to get around.
Be sure to understand ticket purchase. Magic Your Way: park admissions are sold as a base ticket plus options.
When going to Animal Kingdom, make sure you make reservations for breakfast before the Park opens. You get into the parkway early and get first in line for awesome rides.
At counter service restaurants throughout the parks, save money by requesting the entree without the sides. By ordering a sandwich without the fries, you can often save over $2!
Pick your Park according to “Extra Magic Hour.”
Which Park will you go to today? Remember that one of the four theme parks opens early daily for Disney World resort guests only.
Either rush to the early opening yourself (if you’re staying “in the World”), or avoid that Park for most of the day.
Food at Theme Park
Food is expensive in theme parks, no question. You can scout some bargains, but sometimes spending more on a full buffet is a better option.