Walt Disney World Resort is the 25,000 acre resort near Orlando, Florida. What it is not, is Disneyland – that is one of the other Disney Parks – the smaller and original version in Anaheim, California, but the two are often mixed up when people are looking to book their Walt Disney World holiday. In fact, Disneyland is similar to Magic Kingdom; just one of the 4 parks found in Walt Disney World.
More about Walt Disney World
The Walt Disney World Resort, Florida is made up of:
- 4 main parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom
- 2 water parks: Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach
- 24 official Walt Disney World Hotels
- Downtown Disney – an entertainment and shopping complex
- 4 golf courses
- The BoardWalk – for restaurants, hotels and nightime entertainment
- ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
- A wide range of “extras” such as 2 mini-golf courses, fishing, horseback riding, parasailing and the Richard Petty Driving Experience.
Fitting it all in at Walt Disney World
I’ve been questioned on how you can possibly spend a whole fortnight here (let alone re-visit again and again) but I honestly believe that people don’t understand the vast size and the amount there is to do. Admittedly, if your desires for a holiday are culture or rest and relaxation on a beach, then Walt Disney World probably isn’t for you. Although you can get both – Epcot’s World Showcase represents eleven different countries and I’ve been known to sleep away a morning in the sunshine at Blizzard Beach. But in general, the holiday is busy and tiring, but above all fun. And at 147 square miles (which is twice the size of Manhattan) if there’s one thing you wont be, it’s bored.