Disney World vacations are a dream for any child, and a family adventure that will create lifelong memories. Planning a Disney vacation can be quite overwhelming with so many activities on offer and numerous packages to choose from. Learn about the different theme parks, places to stay and how to get the most value for your money.
Disney World Theme Parks
Disney World offers four theme parks and two water parks. Each has enough to do for an entire vacation, but most families choose to visit at least two parks during their holiday. Magic Kingdom
This is the place to go for Disney characters, fairy tale adventures, classic shows and rides. Children will love meeting their favourite characters, watching the daily parades, pretending to be pirates and being transformed into princesses.
This is a huge park dedicated to technology and innovation. It features exhilarating rides, dazzling shows and the World Showcase area that features foods and exhibits from 11 countries. Attractions include hang-gliding, boating and Spaceship Earth. Film studios
Hollywood Studios focuses on the world of entertainment and takes guests on a tour of studios, stages and live shows. Children can be the star of their own show, enter the American Idol Experience or relive the glamorous days of Hollywood.
This park area focuses on conservation and the beauty of the natural world. It is home to more than 1,700 animals. Water parks
Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon are the perfect choice for water fun. The parks features water slides, wading pools, boat rides, surf pools and a shark pool.
Where to stay
For cheap Disney vacations, consider staying outside the park in one of the many local hotels that offer free shuttle services to the parks. For greater convenience and the true Disney experience, choose one of the many Orlando Disney hotels. Walt Disney packages can include villas, deluxe hotels, cheap Disney hotels and campgrounds. Hotels feature character breakfasts, while some villas are located inside Animal Kingdom.
Vacation packages and ticket types
There are a number of different options when buying Disney park tickets. Make Your Way tickets allow entry into a single park of choice each day for up to
10 days. Cost per day is less than half of a single entrance ticket to an individual theme park. Park Hopper tickets allow the most flexibility. Go to any of the four theme parks at any time or visit multiple parks in the same day. Water Park Fun tickets are designed for families wanting to spend most of their time in one of the two water parks in the Disney World resort. Florida park tickets can be bought online, in advance, for a discounted price. Go online to find Disney vacation specials and offers.