Disney World Video Overview
Disney World is the largest and most popular theme park in the World. It consists of four major theme parks, two water parks, a couple of golf courses, an indoor theme park and much more.
By Jim Korkis
Welcome to the Orlando Vacation Walt Disney World Overview!
A trip to Walt Disney World can be a dream come true for you and your
family. However, to make that dream a reality requires some information
and some planning…so that you can make the best use of both your
time and your money.
This overview is designed to help you get started. You can get additional
personalized help by visiting our website at www.orlandovacation.com or
Walt Disney World is a “vacation destination” which means
it will take at least several days to experience because it is over 47
square miles, larger than many of the cities in the United States.
The Walt Disney World property consists of four distinctive theme parks,
two fun packed water parks, a massive shopping and dining area known as
Downtown Disney (that is as large as a theme park itself), an elaborate
sports complex, five golf courses as well as two miniature golf courses,
a campground, convention facilities and over two dozen resort hotels all
connected by Disney’s own enormous transportation system of highways,
busses, monorail, and watercraft.
That isn’t even mentioning the many live shows, countless dining
options for every taste and budget, as well as activities like horseback
riding, boating and specialized tours.
The Magic Kingdom, with Cinderella Castle at its center, is the park
that immediately comes to people’s minds when they think of Walt
Disney World. This family friendly entertainment venue is a “must
see” and allows you to soar high in the sky with Dumbo, discover
the Pirates of the Caribbean and experience the three highest mountains
in the state of Florida: Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain and Splash
Epcot is twice as large as the Magic Kingdom but is divided into only
two sections. Futureworld emphasizes the wonders of current technology
with attractions like SpaceShip Earth, Test Track and Soarin’. World
Showcase has eleven foreign themed pavilions, each devoted to a particular
country like China or Morocco and offering a chance to sample their food,
merchandise and culture.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios gives guests a taste of classic Hollywood
from stunt shows to animation to a loving look at favorite movies including
attractions devoted to the Muppets, the Pixar characters and Star Wars.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom is larger than the other three parks combined.
Not only can guests see wild animals in a natural environment but there
are popular shows and attractions as well, including “The Legend
of the Lion King” stage show and the thrills of Expedition Everest.
Future DVDs will look at each of these parks more closely.
If you are looking to cool off during the hot Florida days, Disney has
two water parks: Typhoon Lagoon has its own wave machine, snorkeling in
a shark reef and plenty of shade. Blizzard Beach has the tallest, fastest
water slide in the country with Summit Plummet being a teen favorite.
Want to shop or dine without going into one of the parks? Downtown Disney
is divided into three sections: the Marketplace, West Side and the now
under construction Hyperion Wharf. This area includes a huge AMC 24 movie
theater complex, the House of Blues, Cirque du Soleil, Rainforest Café,
Wolfgang Puck’s and one of the largest Disney merchandise stores
on property, the World of Disney, along with dozens of other stores and
food opportunities to explore.
Walt Disney World is home to five different challenging golf courses
in a natural setting far from civilization. For the young and young at
heart, there are also two miniature golf courses as well. If you are interested
in another type of sport, Disney’s Wide World of Sports is the Spring
Training home of the Atlanta Braves as well as the host for an endless
list of professional and amateur competitions.
We are just about out of time and we haven’t even started to tell
you about some of the other special adventures from stock car driving
at the Richard Petty Driving Experience to horse drawn carriage rides
to guided fishing excursions. You can see why visitors often need some
expert help at handling the overwhelming options that are available.
Orlando Vacation is an expert at Walt Disney World travel and can give
you the options you need to help you decide what time of year to come,
how long to stay, where to stay and what type of tickets to purchase.
There are countless plans for every budget and every type of family. We
want to be your Partners in Magic and make your Disney dream vacation
come true. Visit the website at www.orlandovacation.com or phone toll
And we hope you will join us for future DVDs and tell your friends how
Orlando Vacation can help your dream become a reality that you can afford.
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