Disney World OrlandoIt may be small world, but there's no shortage of incredible things to see and do at Disney World Orlando! As the flagship of Disney's empire of theme parks, Disney World in Orlando, Florida is comprised of four separately themed parks, each an unbelievable experience in their own right. There's the enchanting grandeur of the Disney Orlando's Magic Kingdom, the "edutainment" of Epcot, the wildlife discovery park Animal Kingdom and the behind-the-scenes feel of Disney-MGM Studios. Plus, kids and adults alike can also enjoy the watery fun of Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach.
Disney World, Orlando -- Magic Kingdom
Magic Kingdom is the staple of the Walt Disney theme parks for an Orlando vacation. This is where visitors can see the enchanting Cinderella's Castle, marvel at the splendor of Space Mountain or take in a country song or two with the Country Bear Jamboree. While Magic Kingdom in Disney World, Orlando is generally geared more toward children, adults will have no problem being entertained. Enjoy a scary visit to the Haunted Mansion, take a thrilling Jungle Cruise or relax with a stroll down the Hall of Presidents. If your belly begins to grumble, don't worry, there are plenty of whimsically tasty places to grab a bite in Magic Kingdom. From quick service restaurants like the Pecos Bill Cafe, where the cheeseburgers reign supreme, to the more refined dinner set within the dining room of Cinderella's Castle, your dining experience will be just as remarkable as the rest of your visit.
Disney World, Orlando -- Epcot
Epcot, an acronym for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, was originally designed to be the city of the future. Today, this Orlando attraction educational extravaganza where scientific achievement is displayed along with human resolve and ingenuity, not to mention a wide number of thrilling rides! The epi-center of Epcot is Spaceship Earth, the giant silver orb -- it's one of the most recognizable structures on Earth. Much like science itself, Spaceship Earth, and Epcot in general, are constantly evolving into higher forms of education-themed entertainment. Other mesmerizing attractions include Mission: SPACE, an incredible interactive adventure with Nemo and his friends, Test Track and the 3-D delight of "Honey, I Shrunk the Audience." The dining choices in Epcot are endless. Enjoy a Chinese meal fit for royalty at the Nine Dragons Restaurant, dine under the sea in the captivating Coral Reef Restaurant or take a trip to the Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe for a taste of Norwegian cuisine, just to name a few!
Disney Word, Orlando -- Animal Kingdom
Travel to the African Serengeti for the Festival of the Lion King, under the ocean for Finding Nemo: The Musical or to the snow-capped mountains of the brand-new Expedition Everest all in one theme park -- Animal Kingdom! As if that's not enough adventure, visit the classic attraction DINOSAUR or take a spin on the brand new ride, Primeval Whirl! No trip to Animal Kingdom is complete without taking in the incredibly inspiring Tree of Life. In Animal Kingdom, the dining is just as thrilling as the rides and attractions themselves! Enjoy a mammoth burger at Restaurantosaurus, dine within the Amazon forest at the Rainforest Cafe or a delicious pie at Pizzafari will surely tame the lion growling in your belly!
Disney World, Orlando -- Disney/MGM Studios
Don't be embarrassed if your jaw drops when you witness the thrilling stunts at the Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunts Show at Disney/MGM Studios! This portion of Disney World, Orlando features everything that makes Hollywood's biggest blockbusters so special. From the phenomenon of High School Musical 2 - School's Out! to the spine-tingling Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, there's fun and excitement in every square inch of the park. Journey into the imagination of Mickey Mouse himself in the colorful, nighttime attraction Fantasmic! or enjoy a rockin' ride with Aerosmith on the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster.
For dinner, choose from a multitude of themed eateries, like the sci-fi adventure of the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater or re-live the good old days at the 50's Prime Time Café. Of course, there are always traditionally delicious Orlando restaurants available for those looking to escape the themed element. The Mediterranean delights of Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano is one, as is the eclectic menu at Studios Catering Co. Flatbread Grill.