When Walt Disney said of the vast Florida grounds that would become
Disney World, There's enough land here to hold all the ideas and plans
we can possibly imagine, it's easy to envision him standing in an open
field, his hands on his hips, elbows out, with the world's most giant
twinkle in his eye.
Walt imagined a lot, and Disney World
has it all. Opened in 1971, Disney World captured the world's
imagination with its sheer size alone, covering an area twice the size
of Manhattan and 150 times larger than Disneyland in California.
the idea of an amusement park that size may be daunting, it truly is
not, for the pure magic of Disney creates a world where smiles lurk
around every corner and the greatest family memories are primed to
blossom. Each ride, each hotel is an entire vacation in itself, so
wherever you are is the best place to be. The first ride you should
enjoy in your Disney World experience is the ride in your car to your
travel agent's office. Travel agents know Mickey personally and can get
you the best deals on Disney resorts as well as the passes your family
will need to enjoy all the parks.
â€˜Cause let's face it,
we all come here to play, and the numerous theme parks in Mickey's
playhouse have perfected the something-for-everyone ideal, where
thrills and spills abound to leave us always wanting more. Like at the
famous Magic Kingdom where you can devour as much adventure as your
stomach can handle careening down Space Mountain or taste the thrilling
danger of the high seas on the Pirates of the Caribbean.
Animal Kingdom unleashes the magic of their animated characters into
roaring realism in this one-of-a-kind nature park, featuring dozens of
attractions and entertaining shows. Join the circle of life at the
Festival of the Lion King, a spirited parade of tribal celebration.
take center stage at Disney — MGM Studios where 3-D wizardry mixes with
Hollywood flare on such popular attractions as the Twilight Zone Tower
of Terror, arguably the park's most delightfully terrifying ride, and
Jim Henson's Muppet Vision 3D, where the characters are so real that
kids and adults reach out to touch them.
silver dome of Epcot, gleaming brightly like a homesick moon returned
to mother earth, is a marvel of the potential of human imagination. The
fantastic interior is divided into Future World, a combination
amusement and educational park, and World Showcase, an enlightening
re-creation of 11 foreign lands.
While these attractions will always
remain popular, new adventures have recently made their Disney World
debut. Now blasting off is Mission: SPACE, presented by HP, a simulated
space adventure that's already an Epcot favorite. Disney magic meets
Disney music in the new 3-D film Mickey's PhilharMagic, featuring an
eye-popping jamboree of lovable characters. And the night sky will
never be the same again as Wishes: A Magical Gathering of Disney
Favorites combines the power of wishes with magical moments from
cherished Disney films for the biggest, boldest fireworks show ever
presented for Mickey's guests.
All of these rides and
attractions make Disney World the world's largest amusement resort, but
the real emphasis should rest on resort. Walt Disney World Resorts
allow you and your family to sleep under magical stars while enjoying
enchanting décor with fabulous dining and entertainment.
it's waterfalls and lush gardens at the Polynesian Resort, the
baseball-themed pool at the All-Star Sports Resort, the tropical
ambience of the Old Key West Resort or the casual elegance of the New
England seaside at the Yacht Club Resort, a room key is all you need to
enter a new world. With five championship golf courses, two miniature
golf challenges, tennis, horseback riding, waterskiing and world-class
spas to fill in the gaps in your schedule, you'll be blissfully busy
from sun up to sun down.
Ranging in prices to fit every
budget, Disney resorts surround you with the quality and imagination
that only Disney can offer. As a guest, you will be given special
privileges like Extra Magic Hour, where every day some of the most
popular attractions stay open an extra hour just for you.
Walt Disney's dreams sprung the dream vacation destination. Where else
can you find four unique theme parks, two exhilarating water parks, 23
distinctive resort hotels, world-class dining, exciting nightlife and
fabulous entertainment for all ages? And we do mean all ages, for more
adults are swooshing down Space Mountain than ever, recognizing the
fact that fun does not have an expiration date.
it to Walt to sum it up best: There is a little adult in every child,
but a lot of child in every adult. Whether you're a mother of three or
fresh out of college, Disney World will plunge your soul into the
Fountain of Youth and leave you a little wet behind the ears. Contact a
travel agent today to customize your perfect Disney World package,
including the top resort to fit your personality and the passes you'll
need to explore the very best this special place has to offer.
FESTIVALS & EVENTS
Walt Disney World Marathon — January
Atlanta Braves Spring Training — February/March
Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival — April/June
Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party — October
Epcot International Food and Wine Festival — October/November
ABC Super Soap Stars Weekend - November