Walt Disney World Resort, commonly called Walt Disney World or Disney World, is one of the largest tourist complexes, famous for its theme parks related to the animated world of Disney. The condo is located in the Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake area of Florida, near the cities of Orlando and Kissimmee.
The 1st Walt Disney World park to open in Florida was Magic Kingdom on October 1, 1971. Later, the resort was expanded with other theme parks (Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom) and 2 water parks ( Blizzard Beach Water Park, Typhoon Lagoon Water Park).
Walt Disney World covers an area of 110 km², about the same as the city of San Francisco, and is the largest theme park complex in the world. In addition to 4 theme parks and 2 water parks, the complex has golf courses, a sports center, 2 shopping malls, 28 Disney hotels, numerous shops and restaurants.
Walt Disney World in Orlando is one of the most famous theme parks in the world. It can be easily reached by car from Miami, and is a major destination for a trip or vacation in Florida. A destination not to be missed both for those traveling with the family, as well as for couples or groups of friends.
What is the best time to visit Walt Disney World?
The best time to visit Walt Disney World is during the school opening period in the United States, which roughly corresponds to the period in Spain as well. National holidays such as Thanksgiving and Martin Luther King Day are exceptions.
The best period is generally from mid-January to the end of February, and during the week (Monday to Friday) in the months of September, October and November. The least suitable period for the visit is that linked to the winter holidays of Christmas and New Year. We remind you that the park is open every day of the year.
How many days do you need for the visit?
The park is about 3 hours drive from Miami and it is advisable to spend at least 3-4 days of vacation, fun and relaxation in the tourist resort of Orlando, also to visit the other amusement parks in the area.
A visit to Walt Disney World takes at least 3 days. Even if the ideal number of days is 5, so dedicate one day to each of the 4 theme parks and one day to visit one of the 2 water parks.
How much is the ticket?
The day pass for a Walt Disney World theme park is $ 110 for adults (the price for children is slightly lower). While the entrance fee to the water parks is about half of the thematic ones.
The ticket price is very variable, it changes according to the day and increases if you choose the ticket for more days and more parks.
There are 3 types of tickets. So let's see which type of ticket to choose and which are the most convenient.
Various tickets are available to visit Walt Disney World. Tickets for admission to the various parks are certainly not cheap and the best choice is to buy the one valid for several days online. In this way you can visit the various parks with more tranquility, and the daily entrance price is lowered.
The Peak ticket allows you to visit one park per day. If you buy a ticket for 2 or more days, you can only visit one park per day, i.e. you cannot visit 2 or more parks on the same day.
The Park Hopper ticket allows you to access and visit all 4 theme parks, i.e. it allows you to visit more parks during the day.
Park Hopper Plus
The Park Hopper Plus ticket, compared to Park Hopper, also includes access to water parks, Typhoon Lagoon Water Park and Blizzard Beach Water Park, and other fun experiences.
The parks of Walt Disney World
I 4 parchi a tema di Walt Disney World sono: Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios e Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.
Magic Kingdom is the first and most important of the 4 Disney World theme parks. Surely it is the one that most represents the Disney magic and its animation. Suitable for the whole family with attractions for young and old. Best for children of the 4 theme parks.
This park is the newest and most modern of the 4 parks, a journey around the world and into the future. It presents attractions of the highest level that lead the visitor to live and try unique experiences. The visit for adults is highly recommended.
Disney Animal Kingdom
Animal Kingdom is a theme park linked to nature and the animal world. It is not just a zoo, but much more. It offers attractions and beautiful experiences between nature and animals.
Disney Hollywood Studios
It is the Disney park linked to the world of film and television production. A kind of film studio where you can get to know and experience the world of cinema in person with incredible attractions.
Where to buy Walt Disney World tickets
The best and cheapest solution where to buy Walt Disney World tickets is online.
Tickets can be purchased on the official Disney World website, thus avoiding the queues to purchase tickets at the park entrance.
Or to avoid the queues and also to save on costs, there are numerous online sites that allow you to buy the entrance ticket at a lower price. Among the main sites that offer special packages and discounts, we find GetYourGuide.
Sleeping at Walt Disney World
If you want to visit the Disney parks, you will certainly need a hotel in the area. But which one to choose? Is it better to sleep in a Walt Disney World Resort hotel or better outside?
The hotels of the Walt Disney World Resort are the best solution for those who want to live a complete experience linked to the world of Disney. Children will be amazed to stay in these fully themed hotels.
The cost is higher than the external hotels, but it allows you to easily get to the park with the Disney shuttles, indeed very often those who stay in the hotels in the park can access an hour earlier, compared to the normal opening.
If you want to save money, the Orlando and Kissimmee resorts offer thousands of hotels to suit all tastes and budgets. Most of them offer free shuttle bus service to Disney parks and other area amusement parks.
How to reach us
To reach Disney World from Spain the most convenient and fastest solution is to take a direct flight to Miami or a flight with a stopover to Orlando.
From Miami you can continue your journey to Disney World by rental car or bus. Better to prefer the car that allows quick and comfortable travel.
If you arrive directly in Orlando you can reach the resort by public transport, shuttles or by rental car.
If arriving by car, travel on Interstate 4 and take one of the following exits: 62B (World Drive), 64B (US 192 West), 65B (Osceola Parkway West), 67B (SR 536 West) and 68 (SR 535 North) .
Or if you are staying in a hotel in the area and don't want to drive, as we said earlier, most hotels offer free buses and shuttles. It is a good idea to leave a small tip for the driver.
Official web site: www.disneyworld.disney.go.com