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Walt Disney World, Orlando

Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida
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Walt Disney World
West Buena Vista Drive, Orlando, FL 32830Map
World Drive
+1 407 939 6244
Neighborhood: Walt Disney World
AOL Travel Editor’s Review

This is the mothership of Orlando tourism. Walt Disney World employs more than 50,000 “cast members” and encompasses four separate theme parks: Magic Kingdom (older Disney icons and rides), EPCOT with its world-fair style country pavilions, Animal Kingdom (African safari theme) and Disney Hollywood Studios (Tower of Terror, backlot and shows). The Disney parks consistently lead the lists of top things to do in Orlando. In addition to the parks, there are themed resorts (Grand Floridian, Beach Club, Contemporary, Polynesian, Ft. Wilderness), five golf courses including PGA regulars Magnolia and Palm, two water parks (Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon) and a real town (Celebration). If you’ve never been to Walt Disney World, take some time to study the Walt Disney World website along with some of the unofficial park guides and travel sites that offer specialized Disney information. The official Disney site has some excellent planning tools (itinerary builder, hotel guides, money saving options). Figure out what’s most appealing and take into account wait times (especially during peak visitation weeks), the ages of any children traveling with you, the distances between attractions and parks and the tiring effect of the heat, especially in the summer. The opening hours of the parks are staggered (not everything opens and closes at the same time) so factor that into your daily itinerary. Also check out the ticket prices: Magic isn’t cheap. Current pricing is $79 for a one-day ticket to one of the four parks for one adult, $68 for children ages 3-9. Buying a five-day pass lowers the per-day cost to $45.60/$39, and you can add the “park hopper” option allowing you admission to any of the four parks the same day for $52 per pass. At the end of the day, it’s Disney and there’s nothing else like it. Sitting outside wrapped in the cozy atmosphere of a tropical night eating an ice cream cone with your kids while fireworks go off overhead is a memory you’ll savor for years.

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By emsbill19 | Posted 03/27/11
  I use to go every year. But with the way Disney has gone crazy with prices, You have to be rich to afford it. They use to have meal vouchers you could buy, (NOW THEY HAVE DID AWAY WITH). You could purchase a Park Hopper Pass with NO Added charge-(GONE). Now it cost xtra to purchase the Park Hopper, and the NO EXPERATION DATE. So Disney is for the rich, and not the the poor man. Good Buy for ever DISNEY!...   Read More
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By Steven Rodriguez | Posted 11/01/12
  I think this is a good way to learn.  
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By acol156840 | Posted 06/01/11
  the prices are just too much.  
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By fangoria2008 | Posted 02/03/11
  walt disney is the best pklace on earth  
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By jackie | Posted 02/02/11
  I LOVE DISNEY WORLD GET THERE TWICE A YEAR AND STILL HAVE NOT SCENE IT ALL  
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By abtvjt | Posted 12/19/10
  We drove from Tennessee in the early 70's to WDW and we save ALL YEAR LONG to return.You need to read up on this adventure before you embark.This IS NOT six flags!I had someone ask me at Universal Studious to rate them comparing them to WDW,l said ,WDW-steak Universal-ground beef,I was trying to be nice.I DO NOT like what I call "throw & jerk rides"and at that time ,thats almost all Universal had.I LOVE WDW.The House Of Mouse.....   Read More
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By abtvjt | Posted 12/15/10
  We love WDW and visit as much as we can! We just came back from experiencing the xmas party and what a hoot .  
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By jaytaylor5555 | Posted 09/14/10
  Such a great place to take a family. We stayed at the wonderful TishmanHotels Disney World Resort, the Swan and Dolphin. You can learn more about it at http://www.swananddolphin.com...   Read More
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