Orlando Florida, the undisputed theme park capital of the world! Mandatory magic for Florida vacations are the incredible Walt Disney World attractions of Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center, MGM Studios, Animal Kingdom and Disney World's theme parks.
There are playful roller coaster rides and more enthusiastic rides such as Space Mountain to thrill you. Everybody loves the Magic Kingdom, Disney's original park in Lake Buena Vista. There is no shortage of Orlando hotels to provide you with a wide range of accommodation choices for your Disney World visit.
Disney's Magic Kingdom
Enchanting fairy tales and exciting new adventures await you at the Magic Kingdom Park. You will be held spellbound as you travel through seven magical lands featuring forty attractions and where storybook tales come alive.
The spires of Cinderella's castle are familiar around the world as the symbol of The Magic Kingdom and provide a fantastic backdrop to the familiar, endearing and whimsical costumed characters.
Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Pluto and Snow White roam the streets, greeting wide eyed children and enthralled parents alike as they wave their greetings. There are playful roller coaster rides and more enthusiastic rides such as Space Mountain to thrill you. Everybody loves the Magic Kingdom, Disney's original park in Lake Buena Vista.
Offering more grown-up activities than the Magic Kingdom, it has lots of great excitement for children and for movie buffs. This is where the world of showbiz comes alive.
Rock 'n' roll fantasy, Broadway-style stage spectaculars, silver screen and TV screen; you can even be the star in your own Disney MGM Studio adventure. That's entertainment! See Disney animators creating wonderful characters and take a ride behind the scenes on the Studious Back Lot tour, which will enthrall you with the allure and power of Hollywood. For those outer space fans there is the ultimate Star Wars thrill ride and an intergalactic voyage on Star Tours.
Take a ride on the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Rock 'n Roller Coaster, and Fantasmic! Feature attractions also include, Fantasmic, Playhouse Disney and Live on Stage productions of Beauty and the Beast and Voyage of the Little Mermaid.
This amazing and inspiring center is a two-part educational and cultural attraction designed to challenge the mind and satisfy the senses. Enjoy the excitement and spirit of two distinctive worlds - Future World and World Showcase both guaranteed to thrill every kind of imagination. Always entertaining, the world of discovery lets you explore the wonders of the universe.
This is an experience which will provoke you to discover in exciting and entertaining ways, more about technology, about people, about places and about the variety of world cultures, as you travel around the world.
Learn more about the age of dinosaurs, take an exhilarating trip through the human body, sample a warm croissant at a bakery in France; tap your foot to an authentic oom-pah band in Germany. Get a thrill riding Body Wars and Test Track in Future World where space-age products and interactive games also await you. All in one day! And finally, don't miss the innovative display in the after-dark mix of laser lights, water fountain and fireworks spectacular.
Disney's Animal Kingdom
This is the fourth and largest theme park comprising 500 acres and representing five lands. This park is home to more than 1,000 animals and your journey will take you through vast jungles, lush grasslands, rainforests plus a savanna and dinosaur dig site. Unforgettable adventures await you on each path or trail and awesome encounters with animals from real life will thrill you.
Take a safari in a prehistoric world and experience the unpredictable world of animals - you will really believe that you are in the wild. Unique entertainment, lovable Disney characters, themed dining experiences and spectacular shows make this a winning combination.
Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park
The newest Disney attraction, this venue houses 22 water slides, "icy" bobsled runs and Summit Plummet, the world's fastest free fall at 60 mph from the 120 foot summit. There is a 90 foot snow capped mountain in the middle of a Florida style ski resort with "snow" from a "freak Florida snowstorm," creating snowy slopes. Comfortably warm and thrillingly fast, this is family enjoyment.
Typhoon Lagoon - Surf Disney!
A 56-acre surfside playground left behind by a "great storm". Located near Downtown Disney West Side, Typhoon Lagoon features a 2.5 acre wave-making lagoon with surfing-size breaking waves and saltwater shark reef. Wonderful waterways, relaxing rivers and thrill rides on the man-made watershed mountain with roaring rapids, plus eight twisting-and-turning water slides. Invigorating, exciting and exhilarating, your tropical paradise of the most wonderful wet water adventure ever known, awaits you.
Disney's River Country Water Park
If you need a break from your exciting theme park schedule, don your bathing suit and enjoy the beaches and nature trails of this water park. Water slides and sandy beaches are also there to add to the atmosphere. Relax and enjoy.
Downtown Disney & Pleasure Island
Stroll along the enchanting 1940's themed waterfront with the charm of an Atlantic coastal village. There are more than 70 shops, restaurants and clubs featuring live performances from some of the best entertainment names in the world.
It is also home to Cirque du Soleil, House of Blues, Planet Hollywood, World of Disney, Rainforest Cafe and Disney Quest. Filled shore-to-shore with spectacular clubs, award winning restaurants and fine dining, this island has something for everyone.
Smooth jazz, rock 'n roll, rhythm & blues, 70's and 80's disco's plus more - you can dance the night away at any of the eight clubs 'cause every night is a celebration night.
Getting There & Getting Around
At least 35 scheduled airlines and almost as many charter companies fly into Orlando International Airport. Delta runs nearly 25% of the flights from around 160 cities. Other carriers include Air Canada, America West, American, British Airways, Continental, Northwest and US Airways.
Amtrak has services to and from Orlando and many of the surrounding towns such as Kissimmee, Sebring, Winter Haven, Sanford and Ocala.
The Orlando Airport site provides and excellent page about parking, shuttle services and city transport. A trolley service called the I Ride provides a fun way to get around the International Drive Resort Area. The LYNX bus service is provided by the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority and covers the Orlando and surrounding cities metropolitan areas.
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