A Guide to Joy: A Comprehensive Guide to Walt Disney World Florida

Walt Disney world

The fun has no age and hence whether an adult or a kid, Walt Disney World is the first love of all. Let the kids aside, even grown-ups are crazy to witness fun and skepticism of this place. This is the ground amid two extremes i.e. energy and enthusiasm. From having pork belly in lunch, sip rose on a patio and some jaw-dropping rides, everything is accessible in a fine ratio. But going to Walt Disney without a guide may keep you from making the most out of your vacation. Along these lines, here we have compiled each and every detail of Disney World in a guide. Have a look at all sections and start dreaming. 

Four Amazing Parks of Disney World Florida:

Want to awake the child inside you? And, Give yourself a rest from day-to-day chaos? Pack your back for Walt Disney World – where the fun lives. There are four different parks here and each one of them has a different highlight- some are good for food-some for shopping and some for rides-Or, we can say it’s the proportion of things that vary. Every park has different rides- of course, the obsession of kids. Here is the guide to all four parks, choose the one that touches your soul. 

  1. Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park:

  2. The first park built in  Disney World is the Magic Kingdom that covers 107 acres and provides the guests with the opportunity to explore six themed areas that focus on the classic Disney experience: Main Street, Liberty Square, Adventureland, Fantasyland, Frontierland, and Tomorrowland. 

    This park is equally amusing for both kids and adults, you just need to enjoy whatever comes to your ways. Even the characters roaming in the park can make you live your childhood fantasies. There are a plethora of things which you can traverse, such as  Small World, Space Mountain, Thunder Mountain, The Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean and the Jungle Cruise. Apart from this, you get a chance to date your childhood crush Princess Cindrella, and your kids will love to dine with their favorite characters of Disney world. 

    You can meet Ariel at Her Grotto, mickey mouse, and Princess Alena as well; dine with them, have photographs and live the most unforgettable moments with them. 

  3. Disney’s Epcot theme park

  4. The next theme park that you must explore during your visit to Walt Disney World is the Epcot theme park that is divided into the two sections namely Future World and World Showcase. It is more of a Utopian society that allows you to live the dream-life in a geodesic environment. It is a perfect place to spend your vacation with your family. The future world is all about space, fantasy of Walt Disney world and water-life, Soarin’, Mission: SPACE, Test Track, the iconic Spaceship Earth, and the massive sphere or you can say a virtual view of the idea of high-tech future. Where the Disney world showcase is famous for its 11 “country-themed Pavilions” that are surrounded by chain of restaurants, entertainment joints and coastal locations with lagoons. It covers the virtue of 11 different countries namely Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, Japan, Morocco, the United States, France, England, and Canada. You can eat, shop, watch a movie and relax as there are numerous options available to give a try. And, Kidkot program and the unique puppet & stamp of each country will fill the hearts of your kids with joy. 

  5. Disney World’s Hollywood Studio:

  6. Disney World’s Hollywood studio is all about the charm, attraction, and stories of Hollywood. This park has recently got new exciting openings of Toy Story Land and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The Hollywood vibes paired with the excitement of Walt Disneyland– the perfect place to get yourself a mood-rejuvenating holiday. The major attractions of this park are; the themes that remind you of the heyday of 1930-40, Great Movie Ride, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster and the Toy Story Mania ride and the American Idol themed place. Next, it has performances to entertain visitors such as Lights, Motor, Action! the “Voyage of the Little Mermaid” stage show and ” stunt show and, you can pick any of it. If you are keen to explore the history and background of animation, no place can be better than the Hollywood studios of Disney as here you get a chance to draw your own customized Disney character and give it a life on the screen. The next purely amazing feature of this park is “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” Movie Set Adventure playground, where the kids can experience the adventures of life as a little bug. 

  7. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

  8. The Animal Kingdom of Disney is the most exciting of all. It is basically a realm of creatures of different eras. These creatures look so real that you might jump with fear if you accidentally touch any. The aw-aspiring journey to Animal kingdom theme park is full of adventure, thrill, and enchant. The long-line of wild animals, eye-catching attractions, sumptuous stage shows, and adorable characters, along with African Safari, race-back, adventurous whirling white-water raft ride, can bring you to a historic time, where nothing is seems like current times and everything is imaginary—-based on some wild-thoughts. There you may encounter more than 250 animal species from Africa, Asia, Discovery Island, Dinoland U.S.A., the Oasis, Camp Minnie-Mickey and Rafiki’s Planet Watch area, sections of the park. You can walk through the trails to witness the beauty and creativity that nowhere else to be found. Additionally,  the Maharajah Jungle Trek, or the Kilimanjaro Safari ride, are few other highlights that can give you immense joy and thrill at the same time. For more adventure, you can do hopping on Expedition Everest or spend time at Kali River Rapids. 

Rides from Disney’s World Four Parks

Now let’s have the look at the rides you can enjoy in different Disney Parks: 

1. Walt Disney Magic Kingdom Rides:

You will find maximum rides here. From family rides to most adventurous ones, everything you can get served. Rides are apt for both kids and adults.

The all famous rides are:

  1. Astro Orbiter
  2. The Barnstormer
  3. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  4. “it’s a small world”
  5. Jungle Cruise
  6. Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  7. Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  8. The Haunted Mansion
  9. Liberty Square Riverboat
  10. Mad Tea Party
  11. Pirates of the Caribbean
  12. The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  13. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  14. Peter Pan’s Flight
  15. Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
  16. Seven Dwarf’s Mine Train
  17. Space Mountain
  18. Tomorrowland Transit Authority People Mover
  19. Splash Mountain
  20. Walt Disney World Railroad
  21. Tomorrowland Speedway
  22. Under the Sea ride – Journey of the Little Mermaid
  23. Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress

Rides coming soon:

Tron-themed roller coaster called Tron Lightcycle Power Run in Tomorrowland. 

2. Epcot Rides

Epcot stands for “Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow”, it is all about artificial intelligence and human achievements. It is fully dedicated to culture and technology inventions. There are plenty of innovative rides, you can find here:

  1. Frozen Ever After
  2. Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
  3. Journey Into Imagination with Figment
  4. Living with the Land
  5. Mission: Space
  6. The Seas with Nemo and Friends
  7. Soarin’
  8. Spaceship Earth
  9. Test Track

The upcoming Rides:

  1. A Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster is waiting to open in 2021.
  2. Ratatouille the Adventure will be opened between the France and Morocco pavilions. 
  3. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Rides:

3. Animal Kingdom Rides: 

The Animal Kingdom is a zoological theme park and is based on nature and animal conversation. It has the most exciting rides to give a chill through your spine. 

  1. Avatar Flight of Passage
  2. Dinosaur
  3. Kilimanjaro Safaris
  4. Expedition Everest
  5. Kali River Rapids
  6. Primeval Whirl
  7. TriceraTop Spin
  8. Na’vi River Journey
  9. Wildlife Express Train

4. Disney Hollywood Studios Rides:

The Hollywood studios park is all about film, television, music, and theatre, drawing and inspiration. The new openings Toy Story Land and now Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, are capable of adding a new thrill to experience. Rides of Hollywood studios are: 

  1. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
  2. Star Tours
  3. Toy Story Midway Mania
  4. Millennium Falcon Smuggler’s Run – Completing one mission-piloting the ship, shooting blasters and preparing for hyperspace – everything just under the cockpit of Millennium falcon.
  5. Alien Swirling Saucers – have ridden with aliens on their flying saucers. This toy rocket ride starts with a beat that may make you skip your heart a bit. 
  6. Slinky Dog Dash – A wild and crazy coaster- to get an overview of Toy Story Land. The ride bends at uncertain points such as curves, hills, bridges, and drops. This ride perfects to have fun with your family. 

Upcoming rides: 

In a matter of a year or so, The Great Movie Ride will be replaced by Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway ride. Right now they have the fewest but that is about to change. 

Star Wars: Rise Of the Resistance is another upcoming attraction that will put forth something you have never seen before. We can conclude from the preparation that the thing is going to be big for sure. The visitors will feel them inside a hangar bay and in between a battle of First Order and the Resistance.

The Two Disney World Water Parks- For Travelers

Apart from amusement parks, there are two main water parks at hand in Disney’s world. Both  of them are equally interesting but vary in features, let’s dive into the details:

  1. Typhoon Lagoon water park:

  2. Typhoon Lagoon water park is the older park that was established in 1989. Previously, there was a water park named River Country in the place of these two parks. There are eleven attractions- including multiple slides and six dining options. Typhoon Lagoon Park has various special things to offer such as H20 Glow nights, (current opening of the year), even the surfing is taught before the park actually opens. However, the surfing classes are paid and available for visitors who age 8 and up. 

    Typhoon lagoon is similar to the typical water parks that you might have seen before. Sizzling sounds, sandy beaches, lush palm trees, and relaxing spots. It is sort of a private island that is perfect to spend time with your friends and family. If you have ever been to Castaway Cay, you can compare the tranquility and exoticness of it with Typhoon Lagoon Park.

  3. Blizzard Bleach water park:

  4. Blizzard Bleach water park is newer in the two parks, it came into view in 1995. It is not a traditional kind of waterpark but unique in its kind. It is not a simple sort of water park as there is an interesting backstory attached to it. The story is something like: Once a freak snowstorm hit Central Florida, and to retain the capitalism of the country, a new fun ski resort opened.

    The resort turned out to be a water park after the snow melted. Though the story seems quite irrelevant, it makes things more fun and exciting. It is fully surrounded by snow and sand-Christmas music -tropical songs- snowmen and castles.

    There is nothing similar that can be found anywhere in the world. There are twelve major attractions on Blizzard Beach Park– and various dining options such as Summit Plummet – the extreme beauty of the park 

Walt Disney World Additional Information: Timing, Address, and Tickets

Opening Hours:

The Disney Magic Kingdom opens between 9:00 am-11:00 pm

The Epcot park opens between 9:00 am-9:00 pm

The Hollywood Studios park opens between 9:00 am-9:30 pm

The Animal Kingdom park opens between 8:00 am-11:00 pm

The Typhoon Lagoon Water Park opens between 10:00 am-5:00 pm

The Blizzard Beach Water park opens between 10:00 am-5:00 pm

The opening hours may vary in specific cases, you do not miss to check the time for the day you are planning a visit to Disney World

Address of: 

Magic Kingdom: 1180 Seven Seas Dr. Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Epcot: 200 Epcot Center Dr. Orlando, FL 32821

Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 351 S Studio Dr. Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Disney’s Animal Kingdom: 2901 Osceola Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32830, USA

Typhoon Lagoon Water Park: 1145 East Buena Vista Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32830

Blizzard Beach Water: 1534 Blizzard Beach Drive, Orlando, FL 32836

Walt Disney world Ticket prices:

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I am a Hodophile and love to share my experience through my blogs. Over the years I have travelled to a number of places in India and has indulged in a lot of adventurous activities. Apart from this, I devote my time in reading travel and other informational books.

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