Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sunday Travel Photo #46: Disney World

Disney parade.  Walt Disney World.  Florida.  July 2011.

Overview of Walt Disney World, Florida

Since its opening in 1971, Walt Disney World, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., has undergone hundreds of changes as the popular family resort has grown exponentially, both adjusting to the demands of its tens of thousands of annual visitors, and adapting to different eras of entertainment and technology. Restaurants, live shows, and other rides are constantly in flux, and while many of these attractions are a distant memory, other discontinued attractions remain a welcome grip on a nostalgic visit to the Disney theme parks.
Walt Disney World is both the largest vacation resort in the world and most visited theme park resort in the world. At over 25,000 acres, the massive property features four world-renowned theme parks, twenty-four on-site resorts, two water parks, four mini-golf courses in two locations, an interactive/video game park, a shopping and nighttime entertainment area, and 5 professional golf courses and outdoor recreation.  Given all that there's to do, becoming familiar with all your options will make for a smoother trip!

Attractions at Walt Disney World, Florida

Magic Kingdom:   The Magic Kingdom is Walt Disney World's original park that opened on October 1, 1971. The park covers 107 acres and has seven themed "lands."  It is based on the original Disney park, Disneyland in Anaheim, California. The park is famous for its iconic Cinderella Castle which is the most photographed building in the world.

Epcot:  Epcot is divided into two unique sections - Future World and World Showcase.  Future World consists of pavilions dedicated to the environment, imagination, energy, space, technology, and the automotive industry.  World Showcase is made up of pavilions representing 11 nations along with food, entertainment, architecture, and attractions. The park is most recognizable for it's massive iconic geosphere known as Spaceship Earth. The park is also home to the famous night-time show; Illuminations: Reflections of the Earth, a firework and laser show that takes place on World Showcase Lagoon every night.

Disney's Hollywood Studios:  (Formerly Disney-MGM Studios) A movie inspired theme park with shows, attractions and two of the most popular thrill rides at Walt Disney World. New attractions include Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show and Toy Story Mania in a new area themed after Pixar movies.

Disney's Animal Kingdom:  An animal-based theme park/safari park, complete with realistic settings, interactive rides, and static displays.   The highlights are the Kilimangaro safari ride through live animal habitats and the roller coaster "Expedition Everest". Some animals are also there like the elephant and the lion.The park is recognized by the iconic Tree of Life.

Water Parks
Blizzard Beach:  a Florida ski resort where the snow has melted!  This park has more thrill type slides than Typhoon Lagoon.
Typhoon Lagoon:   a tropical beach setting created by a fictional typhoon.  Home of gentle slides, a giant surf wave pool, and a tropical snorkeling experience complete with sharks.

How to Get to Walt Disney World, Florida
If you’re going to visit Walt Disney World, you can get there by all available vehicles.


  1. Anonymous6/29/2015

    I see there are a lot of attractive things to visit in Disney World.

  2. Anonymous7/05/2015

    WOW!! Incredibly impressive. Tony!! Thank you for sharing this!!!!!

  3. Disney World and Dream Works, are they the-same please? I can see the lovely princess, the handsome prince and the beast. My favorite childhood cartoon movie.

  4. Anonymous7/09/2015

    In tears! I wish I was at Disney right now

  5. Anonymous7/12/2015

    The Hollywood studio seem most interesting to me and I always try to visit there!

  6. It was always my childhood dream to visit Disney World. I've been Six Flags over Georgia. And, if it's anything like that, this will be amazing! :) This would be such a wonderful place to visit, especially now that my daughter is hitting her tween years! Can't wait to snorkel there at the water park. I didn't even know that was possible! I think we'll have so much fun!

  7. Anonymous7/17/2015

    One of the favorite place of mine.It never seem old to me,like to visit this place again and again.

  8. Anonymous7/17/2015

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  9. Thank you all! Disney World is the happiest place on earth, in deed.

  10. Without any doubt I agree with you that disney world is happiest place on earth #Kate