Comprising of 4 theme parks, 2 waterparks, Disney Springs, ESPN World of Sport and the many resorts and smaller attractions that make up Walt Disney World this is the place to be in Central Florida.
This park is normally the first that anyone thinks of when they think of Disney. A world of fantasy and make believe Disney’s Magic Kingdom is where dreams come alive no matter your age. With its spectacular center piece of Cinderella Castle surrounded by seven lands, parades, night shows and fireworks this park is a must.
With its iconic Golf ball landmark which is actually an attraction EPCOT stands for “Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow”, is an exciting theme park with a variety of attractions to entertain all ages and interests. It has strong focus on educational and environmental messages within its attractions. Surrounding echo lake you can take a stroll around the word, visiting the xx countries with themed shops and attractions. To complete the day why not watch the firework and laser show Illuminations: Reflections of Earth.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios, previously known as Disney MGM Studios opened May 1st 1989 and is Disney’s version of Hollywood! It is a combination of a theme park and a working TV and film production studio.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios has a great combination of film sets, rides and spectacular shows, including the “not to be missed” Fantasmic! In fact some of Disney’s most popular thrill rides, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster and The Tower of Terror are to be found here.
As part of Disney’s spectacular Christmas celebrations the incredible Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights are switched on each evening for guests to wander around. They are truly amazing and Disney even manages to get it to snow!
Disney’s Animal Kingdom has a focus on nature and conservation, combining rides with animal viewing opportunities. The center piece of this park in the Tree of Life with is 145ft high, covered in animal carvings. As you walk though this unique park travel though the Himalayas in Asia to continental Africa.
Water Parks Typhoon Lagoon & Blizzard Beach are a great day out from the parks, themed slides, pools and lazy rivers make for a cooling but exciting day.
The 29th September 2015 saw the official renaming of the former Downtown Disney to Disney Springs.
A massive expansion project has been undertaken at Downtown Disney, which is scheduled to be completed in 2016. Disney Springs, will offer guests a new parking deck with an array of 150 shopping, entertainment & dining venues.
Drawing inspiration from Florida’s waterfront towns and natural beauty, Disney Springs treats guests to a one-of-a-kind Disney experience amid beautiful open-air promenades, flowing springs and waterfront charm.
Disney Springs will include four interconnected neighborhoods: The Landing, Marketplace, West Side and Town Center.
New to Disney Springs is The Landing, home to unique shopping locations and memorable dining experiences, including the recently opened Morimoto Asia and Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar.
West Side showcases top-notch restaurants, a 24-screen AMC Pleasure Island movie theater, and other uncommon shops. Here you’ll also find the exquisite Cirque du Soleil La Nouba live entertainment show and the recently opened NBA Experience, which offers a range of dining, retail and interactive opportunities. Splitsville, a bowling alley/eatery stays lively through the day and into the evening and late night.
The Marketplace provides an appealing place to take a break from Disney Theme Parks and Water Parks especially if you’re in search of Disney merchandise. Check out the LEGO store or lose yourself searching for Disney merchandise in the expanded World of Disney Store. For more of a respite, relax with a Margarita at the recently renovated Dockside Bar, whilst enjoying the waterfront view.
Enjoy a brand new mix of shopping and dining experiences at The Landing formerly known as Pleasure Island. Restaurants The Boathouse, Jock Lindsay’s Hangar Bar and Morimoto Asia have recently opened joining the ever popular Raglan Road Irish Pub & Bar and Paradiso 37. There are many shopping outlets here, such as Curl by Sammy Duval and Orlando Harley-Davidson.
The Town Center area is still being completed, but will offer a mixture and dining and retail outlets as well as a promenade for guests to relax on.
Entertainment at Disney Springs takes place throughout the day and into the night with a wide array of acrobatic artistry, art, theater, music and even an indoor interactive theme park.
Located in The Landing area, next to the BOATHOUSE restaurant, guests can treat themselves to an all new ‘unique experience’ with a tour around the lake in one of the beautifully restored ‘Amphicars’. The 20 minute trip along with it’s own Captain costs $125 for up to three people and operates daily from 10am until 10pm.
Dining at Disney Springs includes quick-service restaurants that serve fast snacks, as well as numerous specialized eateries that offer regional, ethnic and elegant fare. Many restaurants offer panoramic views of Buena Vista Lagoon; others provide live entertainment.
Shopping at Disney Springs means finding everything from magnets to music to Disney character merchandise in the world’s largest Disney store. Participate in pin trading, pick out some apparel or perhaps get a princess makeover at the unique Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Coming soon are famous retail names such as Pandora, UGG, Zara, L’Occitane en Provence, Edward Beiner, Tommy Bahama, UNIQLO and Lilly Pulitzer.