Introduction to Walt Disney World ®

The Walt Disney World ® Resort is a nearly 31,000 acre resort in the heart of Central Florida. With four theme parks, two water parks, two miniature golf courses, four championship golf courses, one nighttime and entertainment district, one sports complex, a plethora of resorts and much more, it’s no wonder that this is the No.1 tourist destination in the entire world. In fact, once you step foot on the property, you will probably never have to (or want to) leave for your entire vacation!

The history of the Walt Disney World ® Resort is one that started more than 40 years ago. After realizing much success with his Disneyland venture in Anaheim, Calif., but knowing that he could not expand due to the growing number of businesses being built around it, Walt Disney himself set out looking for a place that he could develop on his own and ensure that no one else ruined the magic for his guests. Find out how Walt built Walt Disney World ® from the ground up in this section on the history of Walt Disney World ®, and find out the differences between Disney World vs. Disneyland.

Any time of the year is a good time to come to the Walt Disney World ® Resort, but a good portion of the calendar is a very busy time at the theme parks. The summer season, from June through the end of August, is by far the busiest stretch for the parks, as is the holiday season during late November and December. By a general rule of thumb, if kids are out of school, you can expect larger than normal crowds during your visit. Be sure to visit our section on the best times to go and cost saving tips at the Walt Disney World ®  Resort to help plan your vacation accordingly. And once you get there, if you are into character spotting, make sure you ask around and grab a park guide with the character schedules or dine with characters at the parks.

Just as some people plan their stay to the Walt Disney World ® Resort around the busy seasons in the parks, some also come on vacation just for Disney’s well-known special events. Each park has special events that are popular, like the Epcot ® International Food and Wine Festival, the Epcot ® International Flower and Garden Festival, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party just to name a few. These events are big draws to the resort, and they are a welcome addition to any vacation in Disney. Check out how to celebrate a birthday at Walt Disney World ® and all about these and many more special events.  

Not only does the Walt Disney World ® resort have some of the best special events in the country, they also have some of the best thrill rides, restaurants and hotels of anywhere in the world. In this section on the best of Walt Disney World ® and the best home away from home villas, you can learn all about these attractions. From the thrills of Space Mountain ® Attraction and Rock ‘n Rollercoaster ® starring Aerosmith’s to the exquisite cuisine of the California Grill or a Disney World Dinner Show and the luxurious accommodations of the Grand Floridian, Disney spares no expense when it comes to their attractions, restaurants resorts hotels, and cruise line

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