Disney World: The Most Magical Place On The Earth
Who does not know about Disney World - the most magical place on the earth? I am fortunate enough to visit this magical world with my family way back in the year 2015. Someone truly said - “You will never be too old to visit Disney World”. And we felt the same - not only our daughter, but we also enjoyed it so much that I can’t even explain our experience in words. Whether you are a Disneyphile or not, this place will leave you in awe, the moment you enter this world.
Who does not know about Disney World - the most magical place on the earth? I am fortunate enough to visit this magical world with my family way back in the year 2015. My daughter was just 2 years old at the time and she was super excited to meet her favourite Disney characters. I agree that Disney World vacation is a bit pricey but needless to say that is totally worth it. You will definitely come back with lifelong memories after visiting this fantasy world. Someone truly said - “You will never be too old to visit Disney World”. And we felt the same - not only our daughter, but we also enjoyed it so much that I can’t even explain our experience in words. Whether you are a Disneyphile or not, this place will leave you in awe, the moment you enter this world.
About Disney World
Walt Disney World is an entertainment resort complex in Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States, near the cities of Orlando and Kissimmee. It is basically a combination of theme parks, water parks, hotels, golf courses, and many other attractions. It is so grand - no wonder that this resort covers nearly 25,000 acres of area.
Facts about Disney World
- Disney world was Walt Disney’s dream project. After his death on December 15, 1966, his elder brother Roy Oliver Disney ensured that his biggest dream was realized. The Magic Kingdom was the first theme park to open in the resort, in 1971.
- Roy Oliver Disney also changed the name of this resort from Disney World to Walt Disney World, ensuring that people would remember that the project was Walt’s biggest dream.
- The resort has four theme parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
- It also has two water parks, 27 themed resort hotels, nine non-Disney hotels, several golf courses, a camping resort, and other entertainment venues, including the outdoor shopping centre Disney Springs.
- In 2018, more than 58 million people visited Walt Disney World. You can imagine the popularity of this place.
Tips to enjoy Disney World in your budget
Disney World provides all sorts of entertainment that you can imagine but it comes with a price. There are some tips that you can use to save few bucks whenever you visit this place:
- Plan your visit during non-peak times Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Spring Break, basically all of the summer—avoid them if you can.
- Check your company offers Many large companies provide discount coupons or offer benefits for taking Disney world trips. So if work for any of them then always check their offers before planning your trip.
- Disney world also offers lots of free activities too. Do your homework before going and plan your day ahead to enjoy these activities.
- Download the Disney app to track wait times for rides, manage your Fast-Pass and reservations.
- Have a map of every theme park handy at all times to plan the best walking route to save time and make the most of your day.
- Choose budget stay options Though most people prefer staying inside the Disney world property to save money, I will advise you to book or rent a house in the nearby city of Orlando. We did the same and saved money from hefty hotel bills and meals.
- Book your tickets in advance. Some people book a year or months before their visits as the prices go up almost every year.
As I have already told we visited Disney World in 2015, during the spring season. We drove from Texas to Orlando along with one more family. We shared a rented house for one week during our visit and saved a good amount of money on stay and food.
Day 1 and 2: Magic Kingdom
The Magic Kingdom is fully dedicated to fairy tales and Disney characters. It is way too big to cover in one day. That’s why we decided to cover it in two days. The first day when we arrived at the entrance of Disney World, the kids saw the main entrance and they started screaming with excitement.
The Parade at Magic Kingdom
We met and took autographs of my daughter’s favorite characters like Snow White, Cinderella, Micky Mouse, Daisy, Goofy, and many more. Her excitement when she met the Disney princess’ was really something to look at. We saw Disney characters parade in the afternoon and we were so happy to see all the characters – whom we only saw in movies and cartoons – walking in front of us for real.
Meet and Greet at the Disney World
The next day we covered the rest of the Magic Kingdom. We took some rides and met with other Disney characters. While you are in the Magic Kingdom, you can really feel the magic of Disney’s awesome creation. You can even dance and sing with characters! At night, there is a musical light show at the Cinderella Castle which will give you goosebumps. It was so beautiful and awesome that we will always remember that show whenever we think about our visit to the Magical Kingdom.
Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom
Day 3: Animal Kingdom
Tree of Life at Animal Kingdom
This theme park is dedicated and themed entirely around the natural environment and animal conservation. We covered themed areas like Discovery Island, Africa, and Asia. We started from the main entrance called Oasis and reached Discovery Island. The tree of life – a man-made Baobab tree – is located in this section. After that, we saw a 4d film titled “It’s Tough to be a Bug” – again an awesome experience. It was so humid over there that it is impossible to survive without water and energy drinks.
Africa Theme Park at Animal Kingdom
Day 4: Hollywood Studios
With Olaf at Hollywood Studios
On the fourth day of our visit, we went to the Hollywood Studios. The Hollywood Boulevard, inspired by the street in Los Angeles, serves as the park’s main entrance. There is also a Muppet Courtyard, where we watched the 4D Muppet show. For Pixar movie lovers, there is a Pixar Place which is dedicated to films and characters created by Pixar. And for the Disney character fans, there is Animation Courtyard where you can see characters created by Walt Disney Animation Studio.
Hollywood Tower at Hollywood Studios
With Mickey Mouse at Disney World
Jake at Hollywood Studios
Day 5: Epcot
Disney World Epcot World Showcase
On the fifth and last day of our vacation, we visited the Disney Epcot theme park. Epcot is dedicated to the celebration of human achievement, namely technological innovation and international culture. It is often referred to as a “permanent world’s fair” and divided into two main themed areas: Future World and World Showcase.
We spent less time in the future world as my daughter was too young for the activities there. We enjoyed the world showcase. Over there, we visited 11 different countries’ showcases. We also did some ocean-inspired activities like “The Sea with Nemo and Friends” and “Turtle Talk with Crush”. Again – a wonderful experience.
It is almost impossible to recreate the Disney World experience in words, but I tried. There is one important piece of advice for you if you are planning to visit Disney World during the spring season – pack some good sports shoes, energy drinks, and sunblock.
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