Well-known attraction comprising large resorts, dining, shops & 4 theme parks with rides & shows.
Address: Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL 32830
Hours: 9:00am – 12:00am
Extra Magic Hours 8:00am – 9:00am More Information Beginning of tooltip
Magic Kingdom Park
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Places of interest
West Side Restaurants
Bongo’s Cuban Café
House of Blues
Wolfgang Puck Café
Fulton’s Crab House
Cirque du Soleil
Of the thirty-four Resorts and hotels on the Walt Disney World property, twenty-eight are owned and operated by Walt Disney Parks and Resort s. These are classified into four categories — Deluxe, Moderate, Value, and Disney Vacation Club Villas — and are located in one of five Resort areas: the Disney World Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Wide World of Sports, Animal Kingdom, or Disney Springs Resort areas.
While all of the Deluxe Resort hotels have achieved a AAA Four Diamond rating, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is considered the highest tier flagship luxury Resort on the Walt Disney World Resorts complex.
On-site Disney Resorts
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge (Opened) April 16, 2001 Theme African Wildlife preserve 1,307 Animal Kingdom
Disney’s Beach Club Resort (Opened) November 19, 1990 Newport Beach cottage Number of Rooms 576 Epcot
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn July 1, 1996 Early 20th Century Atlantic and Ocean City Theme, Number of Rooms 378
Disney’s Contemporary Resort (Opened) October 1, 1971 Modern Number of Rooms 655 Disney World Magic Kingdom Theme,
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort (Opened) & Spa July 1, 1988 Early 20th century Florida Theme, Number of Rooms 867
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort (Opened) October 1, 1971 South Seas Theme, Number of Rooms 492
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge May 28, 1994 Pacific Northwest, National Park Service rustic Theme, Number of Rooms 729
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort (Opened) November 5, 1990 Martha’s Vineyard Resort Theme, Number of Rooms 621 Epcot
Moderate Resort (Opened)s
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort (Opened) October 1, 1988 Caribbean Islands Theme, Number of Rooms 2,112 Epcot
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort (Opened) August 1, 1997 Mexico, American Southwest Theme, Number of Rooms 1,915 Animal Kingdom
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort (Opened) – French Quarter May 17, 1991 New Orleans French Quarter Theme, Number of Rooms 1,008 Disney Springs
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort (Opened) – Riverside February 2, 1992 Antebellum South Theme, Number of Rooms 2,048
Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort (Opened) January 15, 1999 Disney films Theme, Number of Rooms 1,920 Animal Kingdom
Disney’s All-Star Music Resort (Opened) November 22, 1994 Music Theme, Number of Rooms 1,604
Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort (Opened) April 24, 1994 Sports Number of Rooms 1,920
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort (Opened) May 31, 2012 Disney and Pixar animated films Theme, Number of Rooms 1,984 Wide World of Sports
Disney’s Pop Century Resort (Opened) December 14, 2003 20th century American pop culture Theme, Number of Rooms 2,880
Disney Vacation Club
Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort (Opened) August 4, 2009 Modern Number of Rooms 428 Disney World Magic Kingdom
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas August 15, 2007 African safari lodge Theme, Number of Rooms 708 Animal Kingdom
Disney’s Beach Club Villas (Opened) July 1, 2002 Newport Resort Theme, Number of Rooms 282 Epcot
Disney’s BoardWalk Villas (Opened) July 1, 1996 Early 20th Century Atlantic City Theme, Number of Rooms 530
Disney’s Old Key West Resort (Opened) December 20, 1991 Early 20th Century Key West Theme, Number of Rooms 761 Disney Springs
Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows (Opened) April 1, 2015 South Seas Theme, Number of Rooms 380 Disney World Magic Kingdom
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa (Opened) May 17, 2004 1880s Upstate New York Resort Theme, Number of Rooms 1,320 Disney Springs
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa (Opened) October 23, 2013 Early 20th century Florida Theme, Number of Rooms 147 Disney World Magic Kingdom
The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge (Opened) November 15, 2000 Pacific Northwest Theme, Number of Rooms 181 Disney World Magic Kingdom
Cabins and campgrounds
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort (Opened) and Campground November 19, 1971 Rustic Woods Camping Theme, 800 campsites 409 cabins Disney World Magic Kingdom
Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resorts (Opened) Fall 2011 Varies 450 homes Disney World Magic Kingdom Theme,
Disney World in Bay Lake is the flagship of The Walt Disney Company. Every year, 52 million visitors pass through the gates, which first opened to the public in 1971. It was intended to surpass Disneyland in Anaheim, California, which opened in 1955. However, the “Florida Project” did not come into fruition. Walt Disney’s death made it impossible to create the complex he envisioned. Instead, Disney World was similar in most respects to Disneyland. The main difference was that everything was bigger and grander. No other holiday resort in the world enjoys this kind of annual attendance. Within the huge complex are four theme parks, two water parks, a handful of golf courses, hotels, and a camping resort. Walt Disney World Resorts also has a variety of entertainment venues as well as its own shopping district. There, the most beloved and admired cartoon and movie characters are just waiting for children of all ages from different parts of the world.
Disney World Magic Kingdom Park is the first theme park in Walt Disney World, a cousin of the pioneering Disneyland. Disney World Magic Kingdom has been around since 1971, but it still beckons to children. There are six themed areas, namely Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, Frontierlkand, Adventureland, Liberty Square, and Main Street USA. Of course, Cinderella’s Castle is difficult to ignore as it majestically towers above everything else. Pirates of the Caribbean and Hall of Presidents are two of the recent additions that have skyrocketed in popularity in no time. For first-time visitors in Orlando, Disney World Magic Kingdom is a good place to start, especially if they have young children in tow. Children still appreciate the classic charm of old favorites such as Jungle Cruise, Space Mountain, and It’s a Small World. Disney World Magic Kingdom is where every child’s dream comes true. It is where their favorite Disney characters and Disney princesses and princes come to life.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a savannah-themed park at the heart of Orlando’s most popular vacation resort. One of the highlights of a visit to Animal Kingdom is the Kilimanjaro Safari. About 1,700 animals are within the grounds, and this outdoor exploration gives park visitors exhilarating and heart-rending close encounters with rhinos, elephants, zebras, antelopes, wildebeests, and cheetahs. Disney’s Animal Kingdom also features amazing rides such as Expedition Everest and Tricera Top Spin for children, teens, and adults who are looking for more adrenaline-pumping attractions. A number of shows await those who want to relax and enjoy world-class entertainment from Disney performers.
The surreal sets at Disney’s Hollywood Studios are some of the most unforgettable attractions in Walt Disney World Orlando. Before you end the day with bang watching the “Fantasmic!” fireworks spectacle, you can spend the day checking out realistic depictions of iconic scenes from Hollywood movies. Some of the most popular attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios are the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, the American Idol Experience, and the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. This theme park takes visitors into the wonderful world of show business. You have plenty of live shoes to choose from. You may also opt to view animation galleries, witness live stunts and go on a backlot tour.
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon is a water theme park located at the Walt Disney World Resorts in Lake Buena Vista, Florida and is one of two operating water parks at the resort. It is the second water park to open at the resort after Disney’s River Country, which closed in November 2001. In 2014, Typhoon Lagoon admitted approximately 2,185,000 visitors, currently making it the second most visited water park in the world. Typhoon Lagoon operates year-round with an annual maintenance closure during either the fall or winter; during the closure, its sister park, Blizzard Beach, will remain open.Of the major parks at Disney World, Typhoon Lagoon is the only one that lies within the city limits of Lake Buena Vista. Blizzard Beach and the four theme parks are within the adjacent city of Bay Lake. However, Lake Buena Vista is the mailing address for the entire Walt Disney World Resorts.
Epcot is an acronym for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow. This 305-acre section of Walt Disney World Resorts has two main sections—World Showcase and Future Word. Epcot was intended to showcase man-made innovations. It has been developed into one of the largest theme parks in Orlando, and arguably the most diverse. Some of the main attractions are Spaceship Earth, The Seas with Nemo and Friends, and the 11 pavilions of World Showcase giving visitors the chance to immerse in the rich culture and heritage of 11 different nations. Epcot offers an educational experience for vacationers who are curious about the world they live in.
Disney’s Blizzard Beach is one of Walt Disney World Resorts’s water parks. The complex is famous for Summit Plummet. While it seems daunting, a lifeguard is on standby to pull people out of the water if they have already spent their energy screaming on the way down. The park has some of the best thrill rides in Orlando, and its killer slides are considered by many as some of the best in the country. Blizzard Beach is usually more crowded than Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, the other water park in Disney World. However, the tropical island village motif of the latter is quite irresistible in the summer season. Typhoon Lagoon is popular for its shark reef and Surf Pool, one of the largest wave pools in the world today. Typhoon Lagoon’s pools and slides are perfect places to cool off especially at the peak of Florida’s summer months. If you want to swim with bonnethead and leopard sharks, then this is the place to be.
Golf and recreation
Disney’s property includes five golf courses. The four 18-hole golf courses are the Palm (4.5 Stars), the Magnolia (4 Stars), Lake Buena Vista (4 Stars) and Osprey Ridge (4.5 Stars). There is also a nine-hole walking course (no electric carts allowed) called Oak Trail, designed for young golfers. The Magnolia and Palm courses played home to the PGA Tour’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic. Arnold Palmer Golf Management manages the Disney golf courses. Additionally, there are two themed miniature golf complexes, each with two courses, Fantasia Gardens and Winter Summerland.
Catch-and-release fishing excursions are offered daily on the resort’s lakes. A Florida fishing license is not required, because it occurs on private property. Cane-pole fishing is offered from the docks at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground and Disney’s Port Orleans Resort.
Additional recreational activities include watercraft rentals, surrey pedal car rentals, and firework cruises that launch from several resort marinas.