Located in sunny Central Florida, the Walt Disney World® Resort opened on October 1, 1971 with one theme park, three themed resort hotels and an 18-hole golf course. Today, the popular vacation destination features four world-class theme parks, two highly-themed water parks, five championship golf courses, 30+ themed resort hotels and an outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment complex.
The Walt Disney World® Resort consists of four world-class theme parks. Magic Kingdom® Park, the first Disney theme park to open in Florida, features a variety of attractions and live entertainment based on fairy tales as well as many popular Disney characters. The second theme park to open, Epcot®, features a number of attractions and live entertainment split into two sections; one dedicated to technological innovation and the other showcasing international culture.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios® opened next with attractions and live entertainment based on old Hollywood and the art of making movies. Today, the theme park features popular Disney brands such as Star Wars and Pixar Animation Studios. The fourth and most recent theme park to open, Disney’s Animal Kingdom®, is themed entirely around animal conservation.
The Walt Disney World® Resort includes two themed water parks. Disney’s River Country was the first water park to open at the resort; however, the water park has since closed permanently. The second water park to open, Typhoon Lagoon, includes one of the world’s largest outdoor wave pools and is themed after a pristine tropical paradise that was recently wrecked by a typhoon.
The third and most recent water park to open, Blizzard Beach, features one of the world’s tallest and fastest water slides and is themed after a one-time ski resort that melted into a watery wonderland.
Shopping, Dining & Entertainment
In addition to theme parks and water parks, the Walt Disney World® Resort also offers a variety of additional options. Disney Springs offers outdoor shopping, dining and live entertainment themed after a charming waterfront town built around bubbling springs. Disney’s Boardwalk offers limited shopping, dining and live entertainment themed after a turn-of-the-century boardwalk reminiscent of Coney Island.
The ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is an athletic complex that hosts numerous amateur and professional sporting events throughout the year. The Walt Disney World® Resort also offers a variety of Sports & Recreation options including four 18-hole golf courses, a nine-hole walking course and two themed miniature golf complexes.
Staying On-Site or Nearby Disney
The Walt Disney World® Resort offers a variety of on-site places to stay ranging from Campgrounds and Value Resort Hotels to Deluxe Resort Hotels and Deluxe Villas. Disney on-site resorts offer special benefits for staying on-site, including early access to FastPass+ reservations, extended theme park hours, complimentary resort transportation and much more.
For those guests looking to stay off-site, there are many hotels & resorts near Disney property that offer low-cost or even free shuttle service to and from the theme parks and airport. Staying off-site may even save you money for a similar sized room or get you a more spacious room for the price of an on-site room.
Current & Upcoming Events
Discounts & Deals
- Disney: Military Members Save at Select Disney Resort Hotels
U.S. military personnel receive great rates on stays at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels. Book by December 19, 2019 with travel dates from January 1 through December 19, 2019 (excluding April 14 through April 25, 2019).
- Disney: Military Members Save on Theme Park Tickets
U.S. military personnel can purchase either a 4-Day ticket for $241 plus tax or a 5-Day ticket for $257 plus tax. Both Military Promotional Tickets include the Park Hopper option and must be used by December 19, 2019.
- Disney: Save $30 Off Memory Maker with Advance Purchase
Buy Memory Maker in advance online to save $30 off on-site purchase price. Photos taken within 3 days from the date Memory Maker is purchased will not be included.
- Disney: Save up to 50% with a Multi-Round Golf Pass
Save up to 20% on two rounds, up to 30% on three rounds or up to 50% on five rounds of Golf at Disney’s Palm, Magnolia, and Lake Buena Vista championship courses. All rounds must be played within ten days of your first round.
Address: Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Phone: (407) 824-4321