Orlando Disney Parks and Attractions
Reunion Vacation Homes, January 12, 2018
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More Than Just a Theme Park
Walt Disney World Resort—it’s more than just a theme park! In fact, it’s six! The sprawling land of magic and excitement is too much to see in a single day—you might even need to stay more than a week to soak in the entire Disney park in Orlando!
So, what makes these Orlando Disney parks so exciting? Each park offers something unique. Read below, then start planning your Disney vacation!
Disney’s Magic Kingdom celebrates the charming Disney characters we know and love, with celebrated rides such as Pirates of the Caribbean and the Haunted Mansion. It’s also home to the second-best recognized Disney icon (apart from Mickey’s face), Cinderella Castle! Make sure you get a picture of it while you’re at this Disney park in Orlando.
Home to the iconic Spaceship Earth, Epcot celebrates technology and is a must-visit for anyone excited by the future! Soarin’ Around the World uses simulator technology to recreate a hang-glide ride that offers views that can’t be beat—simulated or not! The Test Track lets you compare test cars to prototype cars, providing an inside look at engineering. Epcot also celebrates all sorts of cultures, with The American Adventure, Impressions de France, and Reflections of China providing jaw-dropping celebrations of their respective lands.
People sometimes forget about Hollywood Studios—it doesn’t boast a landmark castle or spaceship—but if you’re a big fan of Disney movies, you can’t miss this! Beauty & the Beast on Stage, Frozen Sing-Along, and Voyage of the Little Mermaid, and the Music of Pixar Live are all fabulous stage shows that’ll bring out the Disney geek in anyone. It’s also home to two of Disney World’s greatest rides: Tower of Terror and Toy Story Mania! Let's not forget that Toy Story Land is coming this year!
Hollywood Studios has also opened up several new Star Wars attractions that will be there until Star Wars land opens in 2019, so it’s a must-visit Disney park in Orlando for Jedi and Sith alike!
Animal Kingdom isn’t quite like the other Orlando Disney parks—it celebrates the natural world. It takes inspiration from nature with its exciting Expedition Everest and Kali River Rapids Rides, and even puts you in the thick of things with the Kilimanjaro Safari. The movie Avatar, with its environmental themes, feels right at home here, with the stunning Avatar Flight of Passage simulator roping in thousands of visitors—it can boast a six-hour wait!
Typhoon Lagoon is a waterpark that Disney has executed excellently. Water slides, raft rides, and even wooden rollercoasters attract locals and tourists alike! Some detractors say the rides here are less intense than Blizzard Beach’s, but there’s a greater variety here of water- and non-water attractions.
Blizzard Beach has a curious backstory—built during a hypothetical freak snowstorm, it was reconverted into a water park when the snow melted. So if you’ve ever wanted to visit a ski resort in summer, this is your chance! While it boasts many fun-filled rides like its counterpart, perhaps Blizzard Beach’s selling point is its age range. There are more rides here for kids than Typhoon Lagoon.
A Magical Home All Your Own!
To visit all of these Disney parks in Orlando, you’ll need to be in town for a while! Enjoy your Disney Vacation while staying at a Reunion Vacation Home! Call us at 1-855-453-5400 to learn more, or browse our offerings to find the stay that’s right for you!