Walt Disney World Guide

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About Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World is home to four magical theme parks, two spectacular water parks, an expansive shopping and dining complex, nearly three dozen on-site hotels, and more. Walt Disney World is known as “the most magical place on Earth”—and for good reasons. Here, you’ll escape reality and explore the world of yesterday, tomorrow, fantasy, and beyond in immersive lands and on magnificent attractions. This magical destination brings fantastical stories to life and cherished characters within reach. You’re sure to create everlasting memories at this iconic theme park resort.

View down Magic Kingdom's Main Street, U.S.A. with Cinderella Castle in the distance
Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park
Entry to Magic Kingdom's Tomorrowland area
Tomorrowland area at Magic Kingdom Park
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster at Magic Kingdom Park
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Magic Kingdom Park
Spaceship Earth globe landmark at Disney's EPCOT
Spaceship Earth at EPCOT
EPCOT's China pavilion, part of the park's World Showcase
China pavilion at EPCOT
EPCOT's France pavilion, part of the park's World Showcase
France pavilion at EPCOT
Disney's Hollywood Studios' Chinese Theatre at night
Chinese Theatre at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Millennium Falcon docked at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Slinky Dog Dash roller coaster at Disney's Hollywood Studios
Slinky Dog Dash at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Tree of Life landmark towers over Disney's Animal Kingdom
Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Mountains float above Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Roller coaster vehicle speeds downhill on Expedition Everest at Animal Kingdom
Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Surf pool at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon water park
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Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park
Summit Plummet water slide at Disney's Blizzard Beach water park
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Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park
Springs at Walt Disney World's Disney Springs shopping & dining complex
Disney Springs complex
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Places to Explore

Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom theme park

Leave the real world behind as you walk through the tunnels to the Magic Kingdom and are fully immersed into a world of limitless adventures. You’ll venture beyond the pages of a storybook as some of your favorite tales come to life before your eyes. Set sail on a swashbuckling voyage on Pirates of the Caribbean, go on a high-speed adventure across the Grid on TRON Lightcycle / Run, hop aboard a vintage steam train, and more. Get ready to see what this magical kingdom has in store.

Spaceship Earth at Disney California Adventure

EPCOT theme park

Experience the stories of cultures from around the world and from some of your favorite films at one of Walt Disney World’s most iconic parks. Here, you can go on an intergalactic chase on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, soar high above some of the world’s most remarkable landmarks on Soarin’ Around the World, and visit World Showcase’s many pavilions themed to different coutries. It’s an experience like no other.

Entry to Disney's Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios theme park

Fan-favorite films become a reality and the magic of Hollywood comes to Florida at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. You can walk down the streets of Hollywood, featuring recognizable locations from the past and present including Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, The Brown Derby, Crossroads of the World, and Carthay Circle Theatre. You can also visit a galaxy far far away at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, shrink down to the size of a toy at Toy Story Land, and more.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Tree of Life landmark

Animal Kingdom theme park

Experience nature’s beauty as you venture to the past to come face-to-face with prehistoric creatures, journey through habitats to see the wonders of present time animals, and encounter mythical as well as fantastical beings. Incredibly themed lands and rides transport you to unbelievable landscapes that recreate real locations and fictitious worlds. Adventure is out there!

Typhoon Lagoon water park, featuring a surf pool and the park's landmark

Typhoon Lagoon water park

According to Disney legend, a typhoon wreaked havoc on a once tropical paradise, leaving behind a stranded ship impaled atop a mountain and forever changing the landscape to create amusing new configurations. That pristine paradise is now a water park, home to a surf pool, water slides, a lazy river, and more.

Summit Plummet water slide at Disney's Blizzard Beach water park

Blizzard Beach water park

Disney legend maintains that a freak snowstorm created Florida’s first ski resort. After much of the snow dissipated, the resort was soon reborn as a water park, complete with a ski lift, slopes, water slides, and more. Frozen fun awaits you!

Disney Springs at night

Disney Springs complex

Enjoy a vast variety of shops, dining locations, and entertainment offerings at an expansive complex designed to replicate Florida’s natural springs. You can browse the collection of Disney merchandise at the World of Disney store, savor tasty treats and meals, and more.

Overlooking Disney's BoardWalk promenade at night

Disney’s BoardWalk promenade

Visit a turn-of-the-century boardwalk at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn hotel. This unique promenade, lined up with dining locations and stores, truly comes to life at dusk with nightlife and dazzling lights.


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Planning Resources

Magic Kingdom Touring Plan
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EPCOT Touring Plan
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Hollywood Studios Touring Plan
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Animal Kingdom Touring Plan
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Top Things to Know
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How Many Days Are Needed?
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Vegetarian & Vegan Guide
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Lightning Lane Guide
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Walt Disney World Tips
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We don’t offer a crowd calendar for Walt Disney World. With a large number of visitors throughout the year, crowd calendars are not necessary for this destination. Our vacation resources are designed to help you to get the most out of your trip regardless of crowd levels.

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