Magic – this is what Disney is all about. To be in Disney is to be a child again. And this is all the more seen at The Disney Resort Complex in Orlando, Florida. Be transported to worlds that only existed in your wildest imaginations and dreams. Fly away to a fairy-tale kingdom, soar through the California skies, travel through eons of time to arrive at Futureland, visit the world of Winnie the Pooh… Oh! There is so much to see and do at Disney.
Walt Disney World Resort is aptly named - it is a world all its own. It boasts of four large theme parks. There is the Disney Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney Hollywood Studios and Disney Animal Kingdom Park. The resort complex also has two water parks – Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon. To complete your stay, there are accommodations and restaurants for all tastes and budgets plus a cornucopia of choices when it comes to entertainment and shopping. The rides are also the best of its kind, with the latest technology and special effects.
Magic Kingdom brings to life all the favorite adventures and fantasies one can have. There are wild rides that will send you hurtling across space or on a wet quest at Splash Mountain. Other rides include Cinderella's Golden Carousel, It's a Small World Cruise, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, Monster Inc. Laugh Floor, Pirates of the Caribbean and many other attractions. You can also pose for a picture in front of what is probably the most beloved castle in the world – Cinderella Castle.
What's more, you can even go behind the scenes. Or more precisely, under the scenes. For a fee, you can experience and see how the magic is produced by visiting the underground tunnels that serve as the logistics center of the theme parks. What an exciting way to learn about show business, engineering, logistics and many more!
Meanwhile, Epcot or Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, is a 300-acre park that features two major sections – World Showcase and Future World. In World Showcase, visit Norway, Mexico, China, Germany, Japan, France and so much more. You can also go on an American Adventure. In Future World, you can explore amazing inventions, the world of animatronic dinosaurs, the environment (the land and living seas), time machines and a whole astounding world of technology.
As for the Animal Kingdom, it is an awesome zoological conservation park that has amazingly true-to-life environments – waterfalls, ruins, forests and rockwork. The park is divided into six areas – Camp Minnie-Mickey, Africa, The Oasis, Discovery Island, Dinoland USA and Asia. It provides a wonderful learning opportunity.
The fourth major theme park is all about show business. Hollywood Studios pays tribute to the wonder of the silver screen that is Hollywood. The park reveals the inner workings of how movies and television shows are produced. It is divided into four major sections – Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood Boulevard, Animation Courtyard and Mickey Avenue. Be sure to try the Great Movie Ride, the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular, and lots of other exciting rides.
As you can see, Disney World is not all about Mickey Mouse. And if all those rides tire you out, you can "rest" by doing a bit of shopping at the outlet malls, Old West-style trading posts and other stores. There is also the Disney Boardwalk, where you can join the festive mood accompanied by saltwater taffy, souvenir shops, bars and clubs.