Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida is the quintessential family vacation destination. With four theme parks, two waterparks, a shopping and dining district, five championship golf courses, over 20 resort hotels, a sports complex, and countless recreation opportunities it offers something for everyone. Magical memories await on a vacation to Walt Disney World!
Disney's trademark is its theme parks, and there are four top notch parks at Walt Disney World. The Magic Kingdom is the original park and evokes fantasy, nostalgia, adventure and the future. It combines tame rides like Dumbo and it's a small world for the younger members of your party with faster paced rides like Space Mountain for thrill seekers. Epcot is two parks in one: Future World with an emphasis on science and technology, and the World Showcase where you can visit 11 countries in one day!
There are attractions for the entire family in Epcot too, from The Seas with Nemo and Friends to Mission: Space to the ever popular Soarin'. Disney's Hollywood Studios suggests classic Hollywood of the 1930s and 40s, and brings it up to the present with attractions focused on popular TV and movies. The parks are rounded out by Disney's Animal Kingdom where you can visit Asia and Africa and experience the wildlife of those continents with attractions like the Kilimanjaro Safari and the Maharajah Jungle Trek. Roller Coaster junkies won't be disappointed by the park's headliner attraction, Expedition Everest.
But, a Walt Disney World vacation isn't all about the theme parks. The 24 Disney owned and operated Resort hotels are all themed to a particular destination: Polynesia, the Pacific Northwest, the Deep South of Louisiana, the New England Seashore, or the heart of a Disney animated feature. Three resort categories and a campground give you many choices of the type of accommodations you prefer, and all come with the Disney customer service that is legendary. Spending plenty of time at the resort will be a priority on anyone's list.
Walt Disney World resort offers many options for your vacation. There are championship golf courses, three of which are on the PGA tour. Two innovative waterparks, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach, offer a day of fun in the sun with wave pools and super water slides. The Downtown Disney shopping and dining district offers opportunities to shop for both Disney and other merchandise, and has a variety of dining locations. It is also home to DisneyQuest an interactive virtual theme park and Cirque du Soleil's La Nouba. There are also opportunities to take a Bass Fishing Excursion, rent a watercraft, or go parasailing at a Disney resort marina, or at Sammy Duvall Watersports Centre.
And no visit to Walt Disney World would be complete without taking in one (or all) of their nighttime spectaculars. The Wishes fireworks show at Magic Kingdom, Illuminations: Reflections of Earth in the World Showcase Lagoon at Epcot, and Fantasmic! at Disney's Hollywood Studios are all state of the art pyrotechnic shows that are guaranteed to make you smile, cry and cheer out loud.
With such a large variety of activities for all types of vacation parties, Walt Disney World is an excellent choice for your next magical vacation.