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Cinderella's Castle at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World

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A Travel Guide to Walt Disney World, Florida

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Walt Disney World is a truly a magical place.

Occupying about 67 square kilometers of steamy central Florida land, this vast area offers four theme parks, two water parks, the largest Disney store in the country and countless gardens.

Theme Parks

There are four theme parks at the Walt Disney World Resort: Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The first theme park built was Magic Kingdom, home to some of the most popular attractions including Space Mountain and the Cinderella Castle. At Epcot, you’ll find international themed restaurants and endless shopping opportunities. Disney’s Hollywood Studios includes attractions and shows based off the latest Disney movies. And at the last theme park to be built, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the magic of nature comes alive both day and night, including a picturesque safari expedition and Pandora – The World of Avatar.

Guide to Tickets

The best way to enjoy all four Walt Disney World Theme Parks is with flexible multi-day Magic Your Way Tickets. Choose the number of days you’d like to explore, and add more flexibility with additional options. For example, the Park Hopper Option allows you to visit more than one theme park on the same day. The Park Hopper Plus Option lets you enjoy same-day admission to all four theme parks on each day of your ticket, plus four visits to a water park or other Walt Disney World fun. Learn more about guidelines, restrictions and availability here.

Where to Stay

Since Walt Disney World opened, Orlando and the Central Florida area have become a major vacation destination. Hotels line Interstate 4 and US Highway 192 – the two main roads into the complex. But if you want the complete Disney experience, you can stay in one of the many hotels owned and operated by Disney. Choose from more than 25 beautifully themed Walt Disney World Resort hotels, all featuring around-the-clock Disney hospitality. Options are available to fit any budget and party size.

Where to Eat

Wherever you stay, you can dine at any of the restaurants in the various Disney hotels. Many of the hotels’ and parks’ restaurants feature character meals, where guests are visited at their tables by Mickey, Minnie, and other Disney characters. The Grand Floridian Resort’s Victoria & Albert’s is Walt Disney World’s signature restaurant, while the California Grill, at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, offers superb views of the Magic Kingdom and the nightly fireworks display.

Getting Around

Walt Disney World is located about 30 kilometers southwest of Orlando. If you’re staying in a Disney hotel, you can take a bus to your resort, and many hotels arrange shuttles. If you choose to drive Walt Disney World is only a short distance away on US Highway 192 and Interstate 4.


To find out more, to make reservations for hotels and restaurants, and to book tickets, visit the Disney website.