Walt Disney World and the Magic Kingdom Resort
It's massive, it's magnificent! The Walt Disney World®
Resort covers over 47 square miles, hosts thousands
of visitors each day and we're about to give you
a crash course in finding your way around.
There are 4 major theme parks, Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney Hollywood Studios® and Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. There are also 2 waterparks, Disney's Blizzard Beach and Disney's Typhoon Lagoon. Choose from 2 nightime entertainment complexes, DOWNTOWN DISNEY West Side, or Pleasure Island.
Disney's Wide World Of Sports Complex is 200 acres of sporting action, while shoppers should head for DOWNTOWN DISNEY Marketplace. There are also numerous Disney Resort Hotels and 5 championship golf courses.
Walking between the Disney theme parks is not an option due to the distance involved. Use of the Disney monorail, ferryboats, and buses while on Disney property is included with your tickets so give those feet a rest! If you intend to go by car be sure to write down the name of your row (Goofy 5, Minnie 3, etc), as the parking lots at Disney are vast! Lockers are available so don't haul around lots of surplus items. When shopping avoid haulage altogether by utilizing 'Package Pick Up' and collect your purchases as you leave (Great idea!). Strollers and wheelchairs can be rented to speed your progress and do carry some water to avoid overheating.
Always get to the big theme parks as early as you can. You'll see more in the first couple of hours than you will all afternoon when the crowds reach their peak. Pick up a park map and entertainment schedule upon arrival. Operating hours vary from park to park and season to season - you can call 1 800-W-DISNEY or (407) 824.2222 for general Disney information or to be connected to any location on Disney property. For Disney Dining reservations, which we strongly recommend, call (407) WDW-DINE (407 939-3463).