Disney World Resort Parks in Florida: A Magical Family Vacation
Disney World Resort is located in Orlando, Florida in a 30,000 acre land. It is the principal city of Greorlandoater and the county seat of Orange County. The resort is a perfect vacation spot for the family.
Disney World Resort is divided into four theme parks such as the The Magic Kingdom, Disney MGM Studios, Epcot and Disneys Animal Kingdom.
The Magic Kingdom is the first park that was built at the resort. It was opened on October 1, 1971. There were 17 million visitors counted in 2007 making it as the most visited theme park. The park was designed by WED Enterprises similar to Disneyland Park in California. It is the only park in Disney World Resort that has 2 hotels inside, the Disney Contemporary Resort and Disneys Polynesian Resort.
Families can also experience a replica of a real studio at Disney Hollywood Studios. It is another theme park represented by a sorcerers hat. It lies on a 135 acres land size which showcases a theme of the drawing inspiration from Hollywood heyday in 1930s and 1940s. It was opened on May 1, 1989 with approximately 9.51 million guests, ranking it as the fourth-most visited park in US.
The Magic Kingdom consists of six themed areas just like in a real motion picture studio. Attractions include the Echo Lake, Animation Courtyard, Pixar, Streets of America and Sunset Boulevard. Other places to see are the Great Movie Ride, The American Idol Experience and the A.T.A.S. Hall of Fame Plaza.
Another theme park in Walt Disney World Resort is Epcot. It is dedicated to the technological innovation and international culture. The park was opened on October 1, 1982. Epcot hosted about 10.93 million visitors making it as third most-visited in US and sixth in the world. It was also named as EPCOT Center in 1994. Epcot contains tunnels underneath the buildings that include the Electric Umbrella, Innovations East, Innovations West, Mousegear, Club Cool and the Fountain View Ice Cream.
Families can stroll at the grassy landscape of Epcot. It also has lots of waters and trees. Epcot has two sections namely the Future World and the World Showcase. The Future World consists of many pavilions showcasing the innovative aspects of application technology. Thus, Worlds Showcase contains pavilions that represent the eleven countries. It contains representative restaurants and shops staffed by the countries citizens. World Showcase also has a 1.2 miles man-made lagoon.
Epcot also hosted a number of special events. People can participate with the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival and the Holidays around the World.
Most kids love to visit the fourth theme park, the Disneys Animal Kingdom. Over 9.49 million guests visited the place ranking it as the fifth-most visited in US and eight in the world. It was themed for the animal conservation with seven themed areas. This includes the Oasis (paths to Discovery Island), Camp Minnie-Mickey, Discovery Land (home of The Tree of Life), Africa (animal adventures), Rafikis Planet Watch, Asia (featuring a fictional village and mountains) and the DinoLand U.S.A.
The Disney Animal Kingdom also contains three table service restaurants for the familys hungry appetite. Guests can choose from the wide range of cuisines from the Rainforest Cafe, Yak and Yeti and the Tusker House.
Other Disney World Resort attractions are the Blizzard Beach, Disneys BoardWalk, Typhoon Lagoon, Disneys Wedding Pavilion, Walt Disney World Speedway (Richard Petty Driving Experience) and Disneys Wide World of Sports Complex.
A full day of strolling around the Disney Resort is a very tiring activity. Many hotel chains and restaurants are available around these parks. Comfortable accommodations offer a magical touch to every family who loves an unforgettable and fantastic journey.