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Walt Disney World is the most visited destination resort in the world, and we feel fortunate to live in a place so many people from all over the world save for years to come visit. The resort covers an area a little over thirty thousand acres. The first theme park to open on the property was the Magic Kingdom on October 1, 1971. To serve its guests two resorts opened on the same day, the Contemporary Resort and The Polynesian. A month later, on November 19, 1971 Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground opened. Another Magic Kingdom area resort did not open until July 1, 1988, The Grand Floridian.
The second theme park to open on the property was Epcot on October 1, 1982. It would be several years before the resorts that serve Epcot would be completed. Not until November of 1990 were the Yacht and Beach Club resorts open to the public. They are located on Disney’s Boardwalk and are adjacent to Epcot. Families walk from their hotel rooms to the entrance located between the United Kingdom and French pavilions.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios was the third theme park on the property and opened on May 1, 1989. Nearby resorts include the Caribbean Beach Resort, the Swan and Dolphin Resorts, The Old Key West resort, the Port Orleans, and Coronado Springs.
The fourth theme park to open was Disney’s Animal Kingdom. It is situated at the farther-most corner of the property, isolated from the other areas. The nearest resort property is the Animal Kingdom Lodge which lies adjacent to the park.
There are other value hotels located opposite the Animal Kingdom area, and are not relatively close to the theme parks, but service Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex. The hotels include Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, Disney’s All-Star Music Resort, and Disney’s All-Star Sports resort.
The Downtown Disney area opened in 1975 and is divided into three parts; Disney Westside, the Disney Marketplace, and Pleasure Island. These areas are joined together by a promenade and offer shopping, dining, and entertainment experiences rivaled by few across the globe.
For your convenience we have all of the Disney Ticket combinations and Helpful Hints to helo you get around Disney parks more efficiently.
Disney transportaion is available to take you and your family from any location of property to another. Possibilities include buses, boats (limited), and the world famous Monorail, which services the Magic Kingdom, its resort area (The Contemporary, The Grand Floridian, and The Polynesian), as well as Epcot.
Universal Studios Florida opened in 1990. At the time it was a standalone theme park, but would soon grow into something much more. On May 28, 1999 Universal opened its second theme park, the Islands of Adventure. At the same time City Walk, Universal’s dining and entertainment center, opened. City Walk is situated between the two parks and completes a natural promenade between the three.
Also serving the Universal Studios area are three hotels; The Royal Pacific Resort, The Hard Rock Hotel, and The Portofino Bay Hotel and Spa.
For your convenience we have the Universal ticket prices and Fastpass prices as well as Helpful Hints to make your adventure more special.
Sea World Orlando opened in 1973 as a direct result of Disney’s entrance into the Orlando Market. It has grown from a single park to include Aquatica and Discovery Cove.
You can find Sea World Ticket Prices and Helpful Hints to help make your park experience more enjoyable.
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