|Disney World, Walt Disney World ® is the formal title, is one of
the most popular family tourist destinations in the world. The theme park
opened in 1971. See their official web site at:
Disney World ® Official Web Site
Magic Kingdom ® Park -------- make believe and Disney Characters
Epcot ® ------------------------ travel and attractions
Disney-MGM Studios --------- behind the scenes
Disney's Animal Kingdom (tm) Park - real and imaginary animals
Pleasure Island ------ Entertainment, shopping, dining
Walt Disney World ® is south of Orlando at Lake Buena Vista, Florida
and covers 30,500 acres of theme and water parks, 99 holes of golf, 26
resort hotels, a sports complex, a wedding pavilion, and several entertainment
dining shopping complexes. It can be reached from several exits off
of I-4 and also from US 192. This mega resort is always in continuous expansion
Disney's Wide World of Sports ---- sports complex
Magic Kingdom ® Park - The original,
opened on 1 October 1971.
Epcot ® - Opened in 1982
Disney-MGM Studios - Opened in 1989
Disney's Animal Kingdom (tm) Park - The
fourth Walt Disney World ® Park officially opened Wednesday 22 April
1998. A mixture of animals both real and imaginary.
$800 million park
1,000 plus animals
Disney World's largest theme park
Savanna, rivers and trails
Seven different sections - Asia will open in 1999
145 foot tall Tree of Life
Accommodations - In the "World" there is a
huge selection of lodging from value oriented to deluxe, even camping.
There are health spas and fairy tale weddings.
Hours - The four parks open daily generally
at 9:00 am but closing times vary between each park and depend upon the
season. Complete park hours are available on the official Disney web site
above. This place is popular so be prepared for large crowds and long waits
especially during peak holiday periods.
Admission - Several different admission
packages are available. Tickets are nontransferable and there are no refunds
for unused tickets for any reason including inclement weather. Unused days
never expire. There are adult and children tickets. Ticket purchases are
available in advance. This is general information. See Disney for details.
Typical are :
One-day, One-park ticket
Attire - The temperature
year round averages 72 degrees. Higher temperature and humidity during
the summer months of June through September with frequent afternoon thunderstorms.
Slightly cooler with low humidity during the winter from December through
February. Dress comfortably.
All-In-One Hopper Pass
Theme Park Annual Pass
- Sea World is about to open a huge new water ride just north of the "World"
and a few miles further north, Universal Studios is constructing their
own new theme park, Islands of Adventure complete with a large resort center.
Disney World ® Official Web Site - Complete information and on-line