Walt Disney World, Orlando.

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The Walt Disney World Resort (map) is an entertainment resort complex in Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista, Florida, near the cities of Orlando.

The resort comprises four theme parks (consisting of the Magic Kingdom (map), Epcot (map), Disney’s Hollywood Studios (map), and Disney’s Animal Kingdom (map), two water parks, 27 themed resort hotels, nine non-Disney hotels, several golf courses, a camping resort, and other entertainment venues, including the outdoor shopping center Disney Springs (map).

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Designed to supplement Disneyland in Anaheim, California, which had opened in 1955, the complex was developed by Walt Disney in the 1960s. In 2018, Walt Disney World was the most visited vacation resort in the world, with an average annual attendance of more than 58 million.

Walt Disney World is enormous, a multi-day resort destination. Each of its four theme parks is big enough to occupy visitors for a full day (and often two, depending on crowds). Unless you live nearby, four days is considered the bare minimum length of visit to even begin to experience the resort; some people stay as long as two weeks and still bypass some attractions.

Many first-time visitors try to do too much during their stay. Unless crowds are unusually small, this is a sure-fire recipe for burnout and exhaustion. You need to have a basic schedule in mind, but you should remain flexible in order to account for closed rides, full restaurants, special events, and just changing your mind.

The Magic Kingdom — Based on the original Disneyland in California, this is the oldest and most popular park of the complex; in fact, with over 17 million visitors annually, it’s the most-visited single theme park in the world. > *List of Walt Disney World Resort attractions

Epcot is dedicated to both international culture and technological innovation. World Showcase takes you on a trip around the world as you visit themed pavilions filled with the art, architecture, people, and products of eleven different countries. Future World explores human achievements in pavilions dedicated to communication, imagination, conservation, and more.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios — This park represents the “Hollywood that never was,” with attractions themed around movies and television.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Not your average zoo, Animal Kingdom has a combination of live animals, foreign cultures, and traditional Disney magic. With an emphasis on understanding and conservation, Animal Kingdom is the largest and most diverse of the theme parks.

Disney Springs — For more “grown-up” activities, Disney Springs has shopping, nightclubs, restaurants, and unique entertainment. This is where the most action is after dark.

 

Public transport.

Guide to traveling to and getting around in United States.

The Walt Disney World Resort is serviced by Disney Transport, a complimentary mass transportation system allowing guest access across the property. The fare-free system utilizes buses, monorails, gondola lifts, watercraft, and parking lot trams.

Resort Transportation (disneyworld.disney.go.com)

Also сheck оut мore info: Getting to Orlando (visitorlando.com) • Florida Transportation Guide (visitflorida.com) • Guide to traveling to and getting around in the USA (visittheusa.com)

BUS: Major intercity bus companies include: BoltBus, Greyhound, Jefferson Lines, Megabus, Peter Pan, Trailways, Chinatown buses.

TRAIN: AMTRAK | eTicketing | Interactive Map

AIRPORT: Orlando International AirportOrlando Sanford International AirportFlight Delay Information — Air Traffic Control System Command Center.

FERRY: America has the largest system of inland waterways of any country in the world. It is entirely possible to navigate around within the United States by boat ⇒ The New York State Canal System • The St. Lawrence Seaway • *The Mississippi River.

Walt Disney World Resort Destination Promo Video.

With today’s return of international travel to the U.S., it’s time to celebrate and welcome guests from all over the world to Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort!

video source: Disney Parks / youtube.com /

Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

Entering the USA can be an easy and seamless process when you are prepared. + U.S. visa & entry requirements (visittheusa.com)

USA Trip planner.

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Roadtrippers.com.

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National Weather Service (weather.gov)

AAA (aaa.com): The American Automobile Association provides a range of services for travelers, including travel planning, trip insurance, and roadside assistance, for those traveling by car in the United States.

U.S. Department of State – Travel (state.gov): This website provides information on travel visas, travel warnings, and travel alerts for international travelers to the United States. It also provides resources for U.S. citizens traveling abroad.

Customs and Border Protection (cbp.gov): This website provides information on customs regulations and procedures for international travelers entering and exiting the United States. It also provides resources for travelers bringing goods into the country.

Transportation Security Administration (tsa.gov): This website provides information on airport security procedures, including what items are allowed in carry-on and checked baggage.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov): This website provides information on health and vaccination requirements for travelers to the United States, as well as health and safety tips for traveling in the country.

National Park Service (nps.gov): This website provides information on national parks and monuments in the United States, including park activities and events, camping and lodging information, and park regulations.