Walt Disney World Orlando: Places to Explore


  • Blizzard Beach

    With its oxymoronic name, Blizzard Beach promises the seemingly impossible—a seaside playground with an alpine theme. As with its older cousin, Typhoon Lagoon, Disney Imagineers have created a...

  • Disney's Animal Kingdom

    If you're thinking, "Oh, it's just another zoo, let's skip it," think again. Walt Disney World's fourth theme park, opened in 1998, takes its inspiration from humankind's enduring love for animals...

  • Disney's Hollywood Studios

    The first thing you notice when you pass through the Hollywood Studios turnstiles is the laid-back California attitude. Palm-lined Hollywood Boulevard oozes glamour—but in a casual way that...

  • Downtown Disney


    East of Epcot and close to Interstate 4 along a large lake, this shopping, dining, and entertainment complex has three areas: the Marketplace, West Side, and the connecting district,...

  • Epcot

    Walt Disney said that Epcot would "take its cue from the new ideas and new technologies that are now emerging from the creative centers of American industry." He wrote that Epcot—never...

  • Magic Kingdom

    Whether you arrive at the Magic Kingdom via monorail, boat, or bus, it's hard to escape that surge of excitement or suppress that smile upon sighting the towers of Cinderella Castle or the spires...

  • Typhoon Lagoon

    The beauty of Disney's water parks is that you can make either experience fit your mood. Like crowds? Head for the lounge chairs along the Surf Pool at Typhoon Lagoon or Melt-Away Bay at Blizzard...


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