Walt Disney World Overview

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Walt Disney World Resort

The Walt Disney World® Resort features four world-renowned theme parks, two water parks and Downtown Disney® Area, a shopping, dining and entertainment district.

Magic Kingdom Park® captures the enchantment of fairy tales with exciting entertainment, classic attractions, backstage tours and beloved Disney Characters.

Travel through 6 whimsical 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® is such a unique place, you almost have to see it for yourself in order to completely fathom its fun, scope and grandeur. It's practically two Parks in one, where you can go around the world one moment, and travel to the far reaches of the galaxy the next

Future World is full of sensational attractions—including one of the fastest attractions in all 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.

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: Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, United States, Japan, Morocco, France, United Kingdom and Canada.

Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park 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.

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 theme park 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!

Encounter real and fantastic animals. Get close enough to pet some of them, or ask for their autograph! Exciting attractions await, along with live and wild entertainment—like Broadway-style musical shows and parades that invite you to be part of the excitement.

Disney Water Parks

No Walt Disney World vacation is complete without a visit to the exciting Disney Water Parks! From serene to extreme, there's an experience for everyone at these 2 distinctive parks—including thrill rides, chill rides, family-style rides, relaxing lounge areas and so much more.

Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park, , features one of the world's tallest and fastest free-falling waterslides, as well as slides and rides for the whole family—like a kid-sized, snow-castle fountain play area with scaled-down versions of the more thrilling attractions.

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park features attractions for the whole family—from fast waterslides to a children's area with pint-sized raft rides. Catch 6-foot waves in the Surf Pool and snorkel Shark Reef—with real sharks!

Downtown Disney Area

The Downtown Disney area has it all — from dining with dinosaurs to distinctly Disney shopping to incredible shows and live music. It's a must-do part of any Walt Disney World vacation.


Downtown Disney is the perfect place to find unique Disney merchandise that you can't get anywhere else.


If you're hungry for a one-of-a-kind dining experience, Downtown Disney has so many to choose from! Dine with dinosaurs at T-Rex Café, relax along the waterfront at Wolfgang Puck Café or Bongo's Cuban Café, or immerse yourself in Hollywood memorabilia at Planet Hollywood.


Here, you'll find the exquisite Cirque du Soleil show "La Nouba," the one-of-a-kind DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive theme park, and the AMC Downtown Disney 24 Theatres, featuring a dine-in area with seat-side service.

To learn more visit Disneyworld.com. (Link:  http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/)