A Utopian City
In the 1960's, Walt Disney began to purchase a total of 47 square miles of land in Central Florida to begin building his dream. He called his Florida project "EPCOT", the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow - a utopian city, designed by the greatest industry leaders of his time and showcasing the best the world had to offer in innovation and technology. Unfortunately, Walt passed away before seeing his dream come true, but much of his legacy still exists as what we know today as the Walt Disney World Resort.
More Than a Resort
At a whopping 47 square miles, the Walt Disney World Resort is roughly the size of the city of San Francisco. Home to four world-famous theme parks, two amazing water parks, three professional golf courses, over two dozen world-class resort hotels and endless shopping, dining and entertainment choices, Walt Disney World has become the number one family vacation destination on the planet.
Fairytale dreams come true for children of all ages at the Magic Kingdom. Delight in classic attractions, enchanting fireworks, musical parades and beloved Disney Characters across 6 whimsical lands. See fantasy become a reality as you explore the lands of Adventureland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland and Main Street, U.S.A.. Zoom through space, become a swashbuckling pirate and watch fireworks light up the sky over Cinderella Castle.
Discover exciting attractions, enchanting international pavilions and award-winning fireworks. Celebrating the human spirit, Epcot has 2 distinct realms: Future World, which features technological innovations, rides and attractions, and World Showcase, which shares the culture and cuisine of 11 countries: Mexico, Norway (where you can meet Princesses Elsa and Anna), China, Germany, Italy, the United States, Japan, Morocco, France, United Kingdom and Canada.
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Movie magic comes to life at Disney's Hollywood Studios, awash in the glitz and glamour of Hollywood's Golden Age. Step into the action with attractions based on blockbuster movies and top TV shows, and delight in exciting entertainment that puts you center stage. With the vibrancy of a bustling movie set, this park features 7 sections: Hollywood Boulevard, Echo Lake, Sunset Boulevard, Commissary Lane, Pixar Place, Muppets Courtyard and the Animation Courtyard.
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Encounter exotic animals and exciting adventures at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, the largest animal theme park in the world. Home to more than 1,700 animals across 250 species, the park reflects Walt Disney's dedication to conservation and is committed to animal care, education and research. Explore 7 enthralling lands: Oasis, Discovery Island, Africa, Rafiki's Planet Watch, Asia, DinoLand, U.S.A., and the all-new Pandora: World of Avatar.
Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
Escape to Disney's Typhoon Lagoon water park for a storm of fun in the sun! Plunge down rushing rapids, sunbathe on the sandy beach and glide down the lazy river on a relaxing raft ride. After an epic typhoon hurled surfboards into palm trees and tossed boats like toys, Mount Mayday became a topsy-turvy oasis of water-filled adventure!
Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park
Discover frosty fun for the whole family at Disney's Blizzard Beach water park, a one-time ski resort that has melted into a watery wonderland. Zip down the slushy slopes of Mount Gushmore on one of the world's tallest and fastest waterslides. Float down the tranquil river and sunbathe on the white-sand beach. Children under 48 inches tall can even splash around in their own water play area with a snow-castle fountain and kid-sized waterslides.
Pursue the perfect keepsake or on-trend essential! Your journey through a curated collection of shops takes you everywhere you want to be - from well-known brands to Disney-centric boutiques. Explore over 100 shopping venues at Disney Springs!
Whether you're craving world-class cuisine, a breezy lunch, or just a light bite, there's always something here for you to savor the day away. Disney Springs has over 55 dining options with choices like Morimoto Asia, Planet Hollywood Observatory, Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant, and House of Blues!
Day or night, an eclectic mix of fun-filled moments awaits you. Uncover a wide variety of exciting possibilities from unique specialty acts and live music to awe-inspiring shows. There's so much for your family to enjoy, with choices like catching the latest flick at AMC Movies, being awed by the performers of Cirque Du Soleil La Nouba, or singing out loud with the hottest bands at House of Blues.
BEYOND THE PARKS
Experience the timeless charm of Disney's BoardWalk, a quarter-mile promenade of exquisite dining, unique shops and exciting nightlife. Stroll along the water's edge, play afternoon midway games and discover evening street performers. Evoking turn-of-the-century boardwalks in such coastal cities as Coney Island and Atlantic City, Disney's BoardWalk is a short stroll to Epcot and a breezy boat ride to Disney's Hollywood Studios.
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Play at the next level at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. These 230 acres of professionally run, state-of-the-art facilities host over 60 sports and thousands of events for athletes of all ages and abilities. Train and compete with your team - or catch the excitement as a spectator - in this grand sports setting where classic athletic ideals meet contemporary innovation.
Senses - A Disney Spa
A full-service spa and health club offering massages, body treatments and more - with locations at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort.
Disney Golf Courses
Enjoy 4 unique golfing experiences. Disney's Lake Buena Vista Golf Course is a classic country-club course that winds through pastel villas, pine forests, palmettos and sparkling lakes. Disney's Magnolia Golf Course is designed in classic Tour style - this championship course is the longest of the Walt Disney World Resort golf courses. Disney's Oak Trail Golf Course is a delightful family-friendly retreat that's home to an enjoyable 9-hole, par-36 walking course. At Disney's Palm Golf Course, meet the test of an outstanding course amid the natural beauty of the Florida woodlands.
Sammy Duvall's Watersports Centre
From parasailing and personal watercrafts to tubing, water skiing and wakeboarding, splashtacular family thrills abound! Sammy Duvall's Watersports Centre is located on Bay Lake at Disney's Contemporary Resort.
Family-friendly fun awaits you at Disney's miniature golf courses! At Fantasia Gardens and Fairways Miniature Golf, delight in two 18-hole miniature golf adventures based on Disney's classic animated film Fantasia. At Winter Summerland Miniature Golf, Join Santa and his elves at their off-season retreat for two 18-hole adventures.
Mosey on over for trail, pony, wagon and carriage rides amid the rustic beauty of Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort. Stroll through the stables to see Cinderella's Ponies and the majestic horses of Main Street, U.S.A. Harness your child's love of horses and "stirr-up" a lifelong passion with a gentle but thrilling pony ride - it's a cinch! Guests 9 years of age and up can ride through an idyllic woodland teeming with deer, ducks, armadillos and rabbits. Take an old-fashioned, horse-drawn wagon ride on a scenic tour through Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground, or ride through lush woodlands or scenic river banks on a horse-drawn carriage ride.
Captain your own destiny as you take on the waters of the Walt Disney World Resort. Zip along lakes, lagoons and bays in any of a whole regatta of choices - from Sea Raycers by Sea Ray and Boston Whaler Montauk boats to kayaks, Sun Tracker pontoon boats and canoes. You're the skipper, so the kind of outing is up to you!
Guided catch-and-release outings let you experience bass fishing at its finest - all year round. Whether you're a seasoned sportsman or an amateur angler, a guided fishing excursion is fun for guests of all ages. Choose from Guided Bass Fishing Excursions for the whole family, tournament-style Bass Nitro Fishing for 1 or 2 people, or just reel in some fun the old-fashioned way with a dockside casting-rod fishing experience in our well-stocked waters.
Turn any occasion into a floating party! Take an evening Specialty Cruise around sparkling Disney waterways with brilliantly lit Theme Parks as your backdrop, then anchor just in time for one of our world-famous Disney fireworks shows. You can even turn a Specialty Cruise into a Celebration Cruise complete with cake and ice cream! Plus private dining delivered to the cruise is also available upon request.
Resort Hotel Activities
Each of the Walt Disney World Resort hotels has incredible amenities and activities to entertain your family such as the Night Safari at the Animal Kingdom Lodge and the Spirit of Aloha Diner Show at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort.
And More, and More, and More...
At Walt Disney World you'll discover the options for family fun are never ending with bicycling, hot air balloon rides, campfire movies, archery lessons, surfing lessons, seasonal events and more!