No holiday compares to the magic of a Disney holiday, and Walt Disney World’s four theme parks, two water parks and countless entertainment options are a recipe for a Florida holiday full of amazing memories. Ride the themed attractions, meet your favourite characters and immerse yourself in the world of Disney! One thing you can be sure of is that this will be a holiday to remember.
The Disney World Parks
The most popular of Disney’s parks is The Magic Kingdom, home of Disney’s iconic Cinderella Castle and lots of Disney World’s most popular attractions including Space Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean and Big Thunder Mountain. You can watch two of Disney’s best parades here too, the Festival of Fantasy during the day and Main Street Electrical Parade at night.
Epcot is Disney’s futuristic park, perfect for those obsessed with science, culture and technology. The World Showcase lets you explore 11 countries around the world, while Future World brings tomorrow’s technological advancements to life! The park also has a special Frozen exhibit and a range of rides fitting Epcot’s technology theme.
For the animal lovers, Disney gives you Animal Kingdom! You’ll recognise the Tree of Life from The Lion King, and you’ll have the chance to see bird shows and go on jungle treks and safaris to observe endangered animals in Disney’s huge habitats. In May 2017 Disney opened a new Avatar attraction to the park, based on the world of Pandora.
Hollywood Studios celebrates everything related to the screen and stage, with movie-themed rides and entertainment shows featuring your favourite stories and opportunities to meet the characters! The Star Wars attractions are particularly popular – take a 3D tour of the Star Wars galaxy, build your own droid, or learn the ways of the Force in Jedi Training.
Where to Stay on a Disney World Holiday
Hotels in Disney World
Disney World has a wide range of themed hotels inside the park to suit all budgets, with over 25 unique hotels to choose from. They’re spread out across all the parks so you can stay near your favourite rides, and transportation is provided to the parks via bus, boat or monorail.
Staying in a Disney hotel has additional perks that could save you money like free airport transfers, wifi access, free transportation around the parks and free parking. Hotel guests can also enjoy extended park opening hours, first access to FastPass+ reservations, Disney dining plans, and of course the full effect of the immersive Disney experience!
Hotels Near Disney World
Of course, the Disney World hotels aren’t your only accommodation option. You can also stay in a hotel or villa nearby and hire a car to drive into the park whenever you like. This can be a cheaper option, but bear in mind that you will have the additional costs of travel and food that could otherwise be factored into the cost of your Disney Land hotel.
You will rarely find all inclusive deals in Orlando as it is expected that visitors will spend most of their time visiting theme parks, but you will be able to choose from self catering, room only and bed & breakfast packages. It is permitted to bring your own snacks into the park, which could save you a fortune if you head to the local supermarket on your way.