The Most Magical Place on Earth – Walt Disney World.
Central Florida is home to some of the World’s most popular theme parks, including Walt Disney World, which is made up of a combination of 4 main theme parks:
The Magic Kingdom
Magic Kingdom captures the enchantment of fairy tales with exciting entertainment, classic attractions, backstage tours and beloved Disney Characters. Designed like a wheel with the hub in front of Cinderella Castle, pathways spoke out across the 107 acres of Magic Kingdom theme park and lead to these 6 whimsical lands – Main Street U.S.A, Adventureland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland.
Travel through these lands and see how fantasy becomes reality when you learn how to be a pirate, match wits with funny monsters and conquer mountains. Get swept up in the spectacle of splendid parades and fireworks shows at Magic Kingdom theme park—it’s here that dreams come true for children of all ages.
Epcot theme park is spread across 300 acres ( twice the size of Magic Kingdom ) and is divided into Future World and World Showcase, which is full of sensational attractions—including Test Track, one of the fastest attractions in all the Disney Parks—as well as inspiring entertainment and shows, all of which focus on technological advancements, innovation and wonder. In Future World, ideas become reality. The Epcot theme park icon, Spaceship Earth, looking like a giant golf ball rising high above the horizon, welcomes you as you walk through the Park’s main entrance.
Beyond Future World, if entering from the main gate at Epcot theme park, is the World Showcase area. World Showcase is a collective of Pavilions that wrap around the World Showcase Lagoon. Inside the Pavilions, find shops, attractions and restaurants that represent the culture and cuisine of 11 countries including Canada, United Kingdom, France, Morocco, United States, Mexico, Italy, Germany, Norway, Japan & China
At Epcot, creativity is encouraged, imagination is celebrated and countries are united. Be amazed, inspired, enlightened and entertained!
Disney’s Hollywood Studios 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.
The glitz and glamour of the Hollywood Heydays from the 1930s and 1940s are captured by the neon, chrome, art deco and modern architecture throughout Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park. The streets and sections of the 4 areas of the Park blend together like a large, bustling movie set. Step into the action with new attractions—like the American Idol Experience—that might put you center stage and under the spotlight. Feel like a star, or come face-to-face with one! Collect autographs and pose for photos at special events or at Character greeting locations.
Live out your desire for stardom by participating in parades, being part of a rock ‘n’ roll fantasy and experiencing spectacular attractions based on blockbuster movies and top TV shows—all at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park where movie magic comes to life!
Disney’s Animal Kingdom 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. Home to more than 1,700 animals from 250 species and sprawling across 500 acres of lush landscape, Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park is the largest animal-themed park in the world!
Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park is divided into 7 areas which include Oasis, Discovery Island®, Camp Minnie-Mickey, Africa, Rafiki’s Planet Watch®, Asia & Dinoland U.S.A.®. Within each area, encounter real and fantastic animals. Get up close & personal in the petting zoo, or ask for their autograph! Exciting attractions await, as does live and wild entertainment—like Broadway-style musical shows and parades that invite you to be part of the excitement.
Check out the new Harry Potter Attraction at Universal Studios.
FIRST LOOK: UNIVERSAL’S VOLCANO BAY WATER PARK
Universal Orlando is touting a reimagined experience for water-park fans when Volcano Bay opens in 2017.
“Called Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando Resort, it will join Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure and become the resort’s third incredibly immersive park,” reads a Universal Orlando press release.
The volcano is the focal point of Universal’s rendering. At the base of the volcano is a walkway that goes toward the center under a waterfall and what appears to be a viewing platform for guests to stand on.
Water is Life. Life is Joy. That is the mantra by which the fabled Waturi islanders have lived on their Pacific isle for centuries. And now you can live the Waturi way at Universal’s Volcano Bay™, an all-new, adventure-drenched water theme park like no other, filled with both thrills and relaxing indulgence. Here, there’s no standing in long lines. No wrestling with tubes. No waiting for the fun to begin. It’s a tropical paradise just steps away from everything Universal Orlando Resort™ has to offer.