Walt Disney World
At twice the size of Manhattan, there is so much magic inside the Walt Disney World complex. There are 4 theme parks, 2 water parks, 20+ hotels, 100+ restaurants and a whole lot of fun.
Magic Kingdom is the place to find classic Disney attractions. Six magical lands- Adventureland, Frontierland, Tomorrowland, Liberty Square, Fantasyland and Main Street- help fantasy become reality. At the 1965 World’s Fair in New York City, my great-grandfather (born in 1890) marveled at one of Magic Kingdom’s signature attractions, It’s a Small World.
EPCOT, the second theme park to open at Walt Disney World (1982), is designed to celebrate human achievements and international culture. The park is divided into two sections: Future World which explores technology and science and the World Showcase that represents 11 countries. EPCOT is short for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, but once you visit this expansive park, you will say that it means Every Person Comes Out Tired.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios opened in 1989 and is dedicated to show business. Film favorites such as the Little Mermaid, Toy Story and Beauty & the Beast come alive here.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom opened on Earth Day in 1998. The park’s theme is animal conservation. Thousands of animals call this place home including white rhinos, parrots, Bengal tigers, lizards, chinchillas, butterflies and the list goes on. You may even see a Yeti as you ride through the Himalayas on Expedition Everest. Do not forget to visit the Land of Pandora – The World of Avatar !
And that is just the theme parks. The fun continues at Walt Disney World with movies, shopping and unique dining experiences from all over the world at Disney Springs.