Walt Disney World Resort Holidays

Walt Disney World Resort Holidays

There are many who say that every child should go on holiday to Walt Disney in Florida and we have to say that we agree with them – except that we also think every adult should get to go too! Founded in October 1971, this 25,000-acre theme park, resort and bonafide tourism paradise has been bringing smiles to the faces of millions just outside of the Floridian towns of Orlando and Kissimmee every year since (in fact, annual attendance is said to be over 52 million - that's the entire population of Kenya, every year! We guarantee that whilst on holiday there you will not be bored for a second and you and the family will come back with hundreds of memories that you will treasure for ever.

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So much to see and do!

There is so much to do in Walt Disney World that you’ll never be bored! It is the largest and most popular venue in the world and with good reason. There are theme parks scary rides for those with nerves of steel and calmer rides for the younger ones. You’ll find water parks, spas, golf courses, shopping centres, restaurants, cinemas, live shows you name it, they’ll have it. With 33 hotels on sight there’s plenty of choice on where to stay whilst on holiday in Disney World, Florida.

Visit Disney’s animal kingdom where you’ll encounter hundreds of different animal species as well as meeting your favourite Disney characters. For any wanabee princesses amongst you, visit the Cinderella’s castle in the Magic Kingdom and watch a fairytale unfold in front of your eyes. Visit the water parks to cool down on a warm day. If you’re feeling daring, take a trip on Splash Mountain – a deceptively peaceful ride until a terrifying vertical drop at the end.

There are so many places to eat and drink whilst on holiday in Walt Disney World that you’ll find something to suit everyone. Why not share your typically American lunch with Pooh and friends or for something a bit more exciting for the evening attend one of the many dinner shows like Mickey’s backyard BBQ. If you find there is too much to do to stop and sit down to eat you’ll find plenty of things to pick up as you go. Act like Freddie the Flintstone and pick up a turkey drumstick en route to the next thrilling ride!

As well as all this you’ll be able to meet all of your favourite characters as they walk around the park waiting to have a chat with you.

Helpful tips fo an amazing Disney world holiday

As previously mentioned, this is a very large park, as large as the US state of Boston! Walt Disney studios park is actually comprised of four theme parks, which are:

  • Magic Kingdom: The original theme park, featuring the iconic Magic Kingdom castle that sees nightly firework shows and special events.
  • Animal Kingdom: This zoological theme park focuses on conservation and the natural world. Here you will find rides and animals, who are located to the west of the park in a special zone to protect their welfare.
  • Epcot: The second of Disney World's four parks, the Epcot centre features the iconic Spaceship Earth, an enormous glass dome filled with interactive exhibits and attractions celebrating human achievement.
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios: Rides, attractions and shows based on the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Dos and don'ts of Disney World

Do: To avoid crowds, make sure you head there early doors and hit the big/popular rides first, or during mealtimes.

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Don't: Eat all of your meals there, this can get expensive and you will waste time queuing or finding a seat! Do: Use the Single Rider lines if your group is willing to split up and ride seperately. Don't: Forget to make a note of the route/rides you want to take beforehand. This is the biggest theme park in the world, and getting lost is very easy!

Of course, summer and holidays are going to be crazy at Walt Disney World. Holidays can be fun too, however, with Haloween and Christmas being arguably the best times of year to go! The park transforms itself every year into a festive celebration, with special "spooky" shows, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and then Christmas performances and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. All of which are perfect for young children, and entertaining for everyone else, too!

Accommodation for Walt Disney World Holidays

Families, couples and groups have tonnes of choice when it comes to picking accommodation for their Disney World Holidays. For a start, there are not one, not two, but 22 different resorts. Amongst these are family favourites such as the Animal Kingdom Lodge and various resorts nearby the Epcot lakes. There are also many perks of staying in the park itself, including free transportation. Nearby Orlando and Kissimmee are full of hotels, resorts, chalets and Airbnb's to suit any need. As with the in-park resorts, though, it is important to book ahead of peak seasons. 

Book your holiday to Disney World Florida with lastminute.com

Book your holiday of a lifetime with lastminute.com and have money to spare to buy some souvenirs from the many themed shops along the way. With something to suit everyone, this truly magical holiday will stay with you for the rest of your life. So, don’t delay, book your holiday to Walt Disney World Florida today with lastminute.com and start working out how to tell the kids!