Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando

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The world's largest vacation resort, Walt Disney World Resort features four theme parks, two water parks, five golf courses, and a sprawling shopping and entertainment area. The most visited resort on the planet, this vast entertainment complex attracts more than 50 million visitors each year. Developed by Walt Disney in the 1960s, the complex is now a self-contained city spread over an area of at least 171 sq km (66 sq mi). There are 24 on-site hotels. Grab a free resort map to plan out your days and evenings, balancing out shopping and entertainment with adrenaline-inducing roller-coaster escapades and calmer rides. Skip the long lines by purchasing your ride and show tickets in advance, and save money by making your dining reservations online. To find out how to plan a trip to Orlando, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • I have been going to WDW since I was 4 Im now 44. I love everything about Disneyworld, the food, the rides, the fireworks, the resorts, the shopping, the pools, sure its expensive but so worth it  more »
  • great for the kids and great for the adults. it's pricey but you have everything you need there at the resort. kids will enjoy it. i would prefer to go off grounds  more »
  • I do not know where else to review the buses other than the resort as a whole. Everyone knows how terrible the buses typically are with people not willing to give up their seat to small children or th...  more »
  • This is the most magical place on earth. I have been an annual pass holder for a few years now and it’s amazing but expensive but it’s Disney. The wait times are long of course but you just need to know when to go and the loop holes of Disney. I’ve been to Disney about 30 times and I’m a teenager. They give you 3 FREE fast passes for any Park goer and when you use those you can get more. Of course there are long lines, it’s Disney World. Since I’ve gone so many times I know some tricks but if you go during busy times, you need to know some rules and tricks. The food is only average but that’s only to fill your appetite, it’s not like your going just for the food. I recommend staying at a Disney hotel for a more magical experience but before I could afford that I stayed at a regular motel and it was equally as magical at Disney. For people who say the lines are too long, ITS DISNEY WORLD what do you expect hundreds of people to get on one popular ride in 20 minutes. If you really don’t want to wait get there early, get a FREE fast pass if it’s available, or just be a patient human being and wait your turn. In the summer I suggest bringing batteries and getting a Disney fan, they are $20, you can bring a normal fan as well but if you get hot I suggest getting a Disney fan, the batteries don’t work well when they give it to you so I suggest putting in some new batteries because then they are wonderful. For older teens who don’t like kid stuff, there are arcades, I suggest Epcot for older Disney fans, at magic kingdom there are fun rides and good snacks and shows for the older fans.I won’t share my Disney tricks because then they won’t stay secret but I do suggest going here it’s truly the most magical place on earth.
  • From the Magic Express delivering my bags to the flight and baggage and flight check-in on site. The quiet retreat from the chaos of the parks and the enthusiastic employees always trying to make sure our needs are met. Our son was celebrating his birthday. He got a birthday pin to wear and every park he was wished a happy birthday. Every restaurant celebrated it, and occasionally he was offered a complimentary treat at a snack stand. The employees go above and beyond to male sure it was recognized over and over again. Fantastic, memorable trip.
  • We visited all parks except the water ones. I have to say I was surprised by the number of stores inside. That said, the rides and shows were amazing. Definitely recommend the Lion King Show in Animal Kingdom and Pandora, the World of Avatar. Try to get fast passes for the Avatar rides as the lines generally exceed 2 hours wait time. International Showcase at Epcot and Soaring were incredible. We also did Mickeys Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom which was cool because you didn't have to wait long to go on the rides. Also, Cinderella's castle was all lit up and they made it snow at the end of the Christmas parade. Plus there were free drinks and treats at several cafes throughout the night. If you're only going to do Magic Kingdom once, this is well worth the investment. Get ready to do a lot of walking each day and to wait for a while to get character photos. All in all, a magical adventure.
  • We spent a day at Epcot with our family and 3 and 4 year old nephews and everyone had a great day. The rides are engaging but gentle, the grounds are meticulously groomed and breathtakingly beautiful, and there's a ton of activities and variety. My nephews were thrilled to go on the Frozen ride and get their photos taken with some of their favourite characters. The grownups loved Spaceship Earth and the short animation theatre. Everyone loved the sights and the clean walkways. The staff were all extremely helpful and went out of their way to assist and give advice in stores and in the park. One custodian overheard our deliberations about where to eat our packed lunch and gave us perfect advice about an indoor table away from the sun. It was a perfect day thanks to this perfectly operated theme park.
  • There is a reason it's called "The Happiest Place on Earth." Characters constantly walk around, there are dance parties and beautiful shows of Broadway proportions. The park is always clean, and you can use the Disney app to look at the wait times for rides. There are classic rides here that are fun, such as the haunted house and the teacups. Dance parties with the Country Bears, parades, there is always so much going on and they do a wonderful job making people escape and feel like they are somewhere magical. I love it and wish I could be there every weekend.
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