Whether you have two full weeks to enjoy the magic of Disney World Resort in Florida or only a couple of days, you’ll want to make smart choices about which park to go to on your limited vacation time, you need to compare the parks to each other. Let’s take a quick rundown of the Disney parks to see what each has to offer:
Magic Kingdom is the place where everyone can be a kid. From the moment you walk through the gates, you are swept up in the excitement of Main Street. As you look ahead, your eyes fixate on the magical Cinderella’s castle and it hits you; the kid inside begins to laugh and dance around in circles, and before you know it the grownup outside is following right along! From the world-renowned teacup ride and fireworks to the Main Street Electrical Parade, Magic Kingdom is the place to visit if you want your inner kid to come out and play. The Magic Kingdom has more little kid friendly rides than any other Disney Park.
If you have the desire to discover different countries, but lack the funds to travel the globe, Epcot is the park for you. Featuring 11 countries including Norway, China, Canada, England, and Italy, Epcot is a true center for cultural diversity. Shop in typical French stores during the day and finish with dinner in Morocco. The countries are not false-front Hollywood sets. The buildings, shops, and restaurants are true-blue, solid, real life buildings that provide real honest-to-goodness quality products and services. Just make sure to give yourself plenty of time in this park to explore the different worlds as well as sample the foods and beverages of each country. Epcot has some rides for little ones but this park is bit more “grown-up” than any other Disney Park.
Have you ever wanted to explore the wild side? Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the next best thing to taking a real safari. Of course, Disney is not going to do anything half-way. With more than 1,700 animals totaling over 250 species, Animal Kingdom is the place to be if you are an animal-fanatic.
While Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon are not usually considered main parks, they are still a large part of the Disney Attraction. Blizzard Beach plays out the story of a freak snowstorm in sunny Florida, and Typhoon Lagoon spins the yarn of a horrific storm which gives birth to a beautiful water-slide landscape. Either park will give you a lot of sunshine and plenty of water fun. There are lockers available for your valuables, so be sure to take advantage of them. That way, you can be free to enjoy all the fun these wet and wonderful parks have to offer. Both my sons used to work as lifeguards at these water parks so I know the extreme amount of training and drills these lifeguards go through for your safety. Still it’s important to keep a close eye on your little ones so nothing bad happens to them.
If going to Hollywood is one of your dreams, a visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studios might just satisfy that desire for the time being. Highlighting the late 30’s and early 40’s art deco style filled with neon and chrome, Hollywood Studios brings the movie scene alive like you would expect Disney would. There are live shows, fireworks, and of course, lovable characters running about to meet and greet. If any of the Disney Parks appeal more to teens and young adults, it’s Hollywood Studios. The Aerosmith Rockin Roller Coaster and the Tower of Terror are great for the teenager in us all.
Of course, you can’t go wrong with any of the parks, but it would make sense to pick the ones that spark the most interest, especially if you have limited time. If you try to crowd everything in at once, you won’t be able to enjoy anything. Pick a few parks to go to and really explore them. After you get one visit under your belt, you’ll have a better idea of what to do the next time you visit Disney World Resort in Florida.
Can’t design which park, I suggest a Park Hopper Pass. This way you can enjoy all the fun parks on your vacation. To purchase tickets to any of these parks just click on the links above and you’ll be able to purchase tickets directly from Disney.
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