Visiting and roaming around Walt Disney World Orlando is indeed exciting. However, once you see and realize how big the place is, things can get a bit messed up in your heads.
With so many options to choose from and several themes to enjoy, it can be overwhelming. Well, worry no more as here comes your ultimate guide to the amazingly stunning and wide Walt Disney World Orlando. Everything you need to know—the themes and the parks, getting the tickets, the must-try and must-see features of the park—is included as well. Not only that, you’ll also get to know where to run for certain needs such as souvenirs, dining after a day’s long walk and even the place for you to stay overnight.
Walt Disney World Orlando Overview
Walt Disney World Orlando, more commonly known as Disney Orlando, is a large park measuring 47 square miles home to many “mini-parks”, each of them owning a theme unique from the rest and each boasting of an aura that only they have to attract tourists. With this measurement, people see this park not simply as a huge park, but like a city dedicated to the establishment of a park. Ever since it was established as a park on October 1, 1971, Walt Disney World Orlando had been the happiest place on earth for many people and even to many generations of Disney fans.
These parks within the park are all guaranteed to entertain people of all ages, from all walks of life, with different interests and aura that sparks happiness in them. Now sheltering new and improved parks since then, Walt Disney World Orlando still maintains and never fails to give their tourists a wonderful and unforgettable experience during their stay.
Aside from the entertainment, pleasure, and thrill that they offer, Walt Disney World Orlando also offers economic stability to many, as it uses a lot of hands to keep the magic alive. By lots of hands, it means many employees who work to assure that the park is well-maintained for the entertainment and of course, the safety of the tourists. According to records, this city-huge park uses the aid of more than 62,000 employees—therefore placing itself as one of the single companies in the country with the largest employee population.
It’s always important to understand the history of Walt Disney World Orlando. While not important in any practical situations, it’s always good to understand its humble beginnings in order to really see and experience Disney Orlando’s rich history that eventually expands to other parts of the globe.
Here’s the timeline of events at the Walt Disney World Orlando in Florida:
1965 – Walt Disney announces Florida Project
1966 – Walt Disney dies of lung cancer at age 65
1967 – Construction of Walt Disney World Resort begins
1971 – Magic Kingdom, Palm and Magnolia Golf Courses, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Resort, Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, and Roy O. Disney dies at age 78
1972 – Disney’s Village Resort
1973 – The Golf Resort
1974 – Discovery Island
1975 – Walt Disney Village Marketplace
1976 – Disney’s River Country
1980 – Walt Disney World Conference Center
1982 – EPCOT Center
1986 – The Golf Resort is expanded and renamed The Disney Inn
1988 – Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
1989 – Disney-MGM Studios, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, Pleasure Island
1990 – Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort, Walt Disney World Swan, Walt Disney World Dolphin
1991 – Disney’s Port Orleans Resort French Quarter, Disney Vacation Club, Disney’s Old Key West Resort
1992 – Disney’s Port Orleans Resort Riverside (Dixie Landings), Bonnet Creek Golf Club
1994 – Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, The Disney Inn is replaced by Shades of Green
1995 – Disney’s All-Star Music Resort, Disney’s Blizzard Beach, Disney’s Wedding Pavilion, Walt Disney World Speedway
1996 – EPCOT Center is renamed Epcot, Disney Institute, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn and BoardWalk Villas
1997 – Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex, Downtown Disney West Side
1998 – Disney’s Animal Kingdom, DisneyQuest
1999 – Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, Discovery Island closed, Hurricane Floyd closed the resort for both September 4 and 5.
2000 – The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
2001 – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney’s River Country closes, the attack on September 11 causes all parks on the property to evacuate early due to national safety concerns.
2002 – Disney’s Beach Club Villas
2003 – Disney’s Pop Century Resort
2004 – Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, Hurricane Frances causes the second closure on Sept. 15. Hurricane Jeanne closes the resort for its third time on September 26.
2007 – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas
2008 – Disney-MGM Studios is renamed Disney’s Hollywood Studios
2009 – Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Treehouse Villas
2011 – Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort
2012 – Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Phase 1 of New Fantasyland
2013 – The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
2014 – Phase 2 of New Fantasyland
2015 – Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, Downtown Disney is renamed Disney Springs and more than doubles in size
2016 – Disney Springs finishes construction, Walt Disney World’s 45th Anniversary, Hurricane Matthew forced the resort to close for its fourth time on October 7.
2017 – Pandora – The World of Avatar opens at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
While its history has its ups and downs, Disneyworld Orlando definitely started out as one man’s dream and vision, finally turned into reality, one that continues to grow to this day.
Disney World Transport System
Transportation within and around Walt Disney World Orlando would not cause you inconvenience (unless of course, it is evidently and overly crowded). They provided a complimentary network of buses, boats, and monorails that can transport you between Disney Resort hotels, theme parks, water parks and shopping venues.
Guests can take advantage of their door-to-door service that delivers you from your resort hotel to all theme park gates and throughout Walt Disney World Resort. It is available 45 minutes prior to Disney Theme Park opening time up to one hour after its closing time. Also, buses operate until 2:00 AM from Disney Springs.
Certain locations of Walt Disney World Orlando Resort are also connected by well-lit, paved, low-grade walking paths. The roads have four lane highways. If you want more of the creative roads to trek, they have four intersecting lakes and trailing canals, each offering breath-taking sights of the park.
Disney Jargon and Acronyms
Once you’ve step foot in the Walt Disney World Orlando, there is this high possibility that you will encounter words that might mean differently in the outside world. So here goes the list of words you’ll find or even hear at Disney World, along with their meanings.
“I have a pre RD ADR at CP. Then, I’m heading to get FPs for BTMRR while riding PotC standby. After this, we’re spending the rest of the day at MK, hitting the headliners. We’ll catch the bus to DtD and then back to BC for swimming and dinner.”
Disney is full of its own lingo, much of these words put together by the Disney fans themselves. Aside from these jargons, you are probably going to encounter these abbreviations as well. So you don’t get lost in translation, you better take note of them and familiarize yourself with these.
Disney Parks in a Nutshell: What’s in it for you?
Being a 47-square-mile park, Walt Disney World Orlando is not a park with a single theme. It consists of four huge theme parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom; and two splashing water parks: Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach. Aside from these major attractions, this park also shelters four golf courses and a sports complex (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex), and a promenade for nightlife and entertainment venue (Disney’s BoardWalk).
On top of that, Walt Disney World Orlando also assures that all the needs of the tourists are met, aside from the entertainment. They have facilities to meet your needs on dining with over 100 restaurants, serving a wide array of dishes which will surely satisfy your taste and cravings as you take a break from your long park walks.
As for your gift or souvenir shopping needs, the park has a mall complex (Disney Springs) to facilitate you as you shop. Aside from the main mall complex, many of the theme parks have their own gift and souvenir shops where you can buy merchandise inspired by the characters, setting, and vibe of the theme park itself. More shopping venues, more items to choose from, and more fun experiences in shopping.
When the day has just been too long for you, you can choose to stay at one of their 41 hotels, each having services and amenities that will surely fit your budget, your demands in lodging and many other considerations that might come into your head. You can also hold social gatherings and meetings in this place, as they have eight convention halls open for events as such.
Magic Kingdom bears the widely-known trademark of the Disney World not only in Orlando but also around the globe. The Cinderella castle often features in Disney movies along with the fireworks and shooting star that leaves a semi-circle trace. Aside from the Cinderella Castle, the Magic kingdom is also home to rides, adventures, and shows.
The Magic Kingdoms are divided into six “lands”—having five of them arranged around a central hub. The first among these “lands” which you will encounter is the Main Street, USA—the one that connects Magic Kingdom entrance to the rest of the hubs in it. Heading eastward to the hub, you will find the Adventureland, Frontier Land, Liberty Square, Fantasyland, and Tomorrowland.
In this kingdom, you will also find five hotels namely Bay Lake Tower, the Contemporary, Polynesian Village, Grand Floridian Resort and The Villas at the Grand Floridian. These hotels are accessible through a monorail and boats. Aside from these hotels, there are also three more hotels which you can choose from—the Shades of Green, Wilderness Lodge and Boulder Ridge Villas and the Four Seasons Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort. Though these hotels are nearby, they are not accessible by monorail, which means you’ll have to find another way of reaching these destinations.
Magic Kingdom Area Resorts
- Disney’s Contemporary Resort (Deluxe Resort)
- Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort (Deluxe Resort)
- Disney’s Polynesian Resort (Deluxe Resort)
- Disney’s Wilderness Lodge (Deluxe Resort)
- Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort (Deluxe Villa)
- The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa (Deluxe Villa)
- Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Villas (Deluxe Villa)
- Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort Cabins (Moderate Resort)
Having a lot area twice as large as the Magic Kingdom, the Epcot—opened a year after the opening of Walt Disney World Orlando in October 1972—shelters two major attractions. These attractions are namely Future World and World Showcase. What will hook you into the Future World is that it has stunning pavilions of technological advancement and other manifestations of human creativity that are indeed ahead of what we have at the present time.
Meanwhile, World Showcase will take you to around the world through the miniature and imitated landmarks, attractions, and artworks from dozens of countries around the world. It will be a learning and entertaining place to go for people of all ages and for those who are into traveling, world history and geography as well as arts and literature.
Epcot also offers accommodation through the hotels they have, namely; the Boardwalk Inn and Villas, Dolphin, Swan, and Yacht & Beach Club Resorts and Beach Club Villas. These hotels are easily accessible as you will only have to take a five-to-fifteen-minute walk from the International Gateway, the entrance to the World Showcase. These Epcot Hotels are also your links to the Disney’s Hollywood Studios from the Epcot itself through a canal and a monorail. What’s good about these hotels is that they provide monorail services and links to the Magic Kingdom as well, making travel from the Magic Kingdom to Epcot a lot more convenient.
Epcot Area Resorts
- Disney’s Beach Club Resort (Deluxe Resort)
- Disney’s BoardWalk Inn (Deluxe Resort)
- Disney’s Yacht Club Resort (Deluxe Resort)
- Dolphin at Walt Disney World (Not operated by Disney) (Deluxe Resort)
- Swan at Walt Disney World (Not operated by Disney) (Deluxe Resort)
- Disney’s Beach Club Villas (Deluxe Villa)
- Disney’s BoardWalk Villas (Deluxe Villa)
- Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort (Moderate Resort)
- Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort (Moderate Resort)
- Disney’s Art of Animation Resort (Value Resort)
- Disney’s Pop Century Resort (Value Resort)
Bonnet Creek Area Resorts
Bonnet Creek is a road that is roughly found just east of Epcot, moving north toward the Magic Kingdom area. These resorts access all parks via bus, but they do have a boat that connects them to Disney Springs.
- Disney’s Old Key West Resort (Deluxe Villa)
- Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa (Deluxe Villa)
- Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter (Moderate Resort)
- Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside (Moderate Resort)
Having a land area a little larger than the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios has 50% of its area dedicated to attractions reflecting and showing the movies, TV series and clips under the said management companies. Initially opened in October 1989 as Disney-MGM Studios, the management assures that the classics, as well as the new shows, are equally promoted in this attraction. This major park also features the miniature imitation of the attractions in Hollywood and Sunset Boulevard from Hollywood’s Golden Age. Aside from these attractions, your eyes can feast on the several music shows and movie stunt shows that they have in this place. Aside from these, Disney’s Hollywood Studios also provide four high-tech rides which you can try.
The other 50% of the studio is temporarily closed for construction and will remain in that state until the year 2019. Most of the demolished areas in the western and southwestern areas were demolished as a part of the management’s ambitious expansion plan which aims to offer a larger, more thrilling and entertaining amenities for guests.
The management of Walt Disney World Orlando plans to use these demolished areas to provide an area for Toy Story and Star Wars franchises. Toy Story theme park will probably be open to the public by early 2018, with adventures and attractions made for children. As for the Star Wars theme park, the opening will not be anywhere earlier than 2019 but will have promising, larger and more thrilling adventures and attractions for kids, teens, and adults alike. DHS is connected to other Walt Disney Areas through highway and canal but not through monorail. Guests may utilize the pay parking lot nearby or simply take the bus. If you are coming from any Epcot hotels, you can reach the DHS through a boat or by walking.
Spanning more than five times the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the place for animal and plant lovers alike. It facilitates both learning and entertainment at the same time with its exhibit of animals and their habitat from around the world. Aside from the exhibits they feature, this major park combines learning with entertainment through rides, shows, and live entertainment.
The park features a hub-and-spoke configuration similar to the one used in the Magic Kingdom. Main Street in this park is represented through a lush forest which will lead the guests to the park’s hub—the Discovery Island. With its well-known icon 14-feet tall, hand-carved Tree of Life, the central area of the park provides facilities for dining, shopping, and services. From the said location, guests can find their way to the themed areas: Asian wildlife, African wildlife, and Dinoland USA. Discovery Island, Dinoland USA and Africa are opened to the public in 1998 followed by Asian a year later. The largest among these, Africa—measuring 100 acres—has a re-creation of the Serengeti Plain which includes free-roaming herds around the place. This feature gives more outdoorsy feels to the guests and a more authentic experience of the African wild.
Another one of the highlights of this major park is the Pandora: The World of Avatar—a park inspired by James Cameron’s 2009 film titled Pandora. You can enjoy its realistic and breath-taking views and adventures, as well as their amazing and unique souvenir and gift shops and scrumptious meals, served in the restaurants in it.
It is easy getting to the Disney’s Animal World, for those who own cars as well as those who don’t, as the parking lot is just nearby and people can take the bus to get there. There are no hotels within the area. However, guests coming from the Disney’s Animal Kingdom can stay at the two hotels nearby such as the All-Star Resort, Animal Kingdom Lodge and Villas and the Coronado Springs Resort.
Animal Kingdom Area Resorts
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge (Deluxe Resort)
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas (Deluxe Villa)
- Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort (Value Resort)
- Disney’s All-Star Music Resort (Value Resort)
- Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort (Value Resort)
Enjoy the thrills and spills of the longest ride in the history of the Walt Disney World Orlando water parks with its twisting tides, roaring rapids, wonderful waterways and relaxing rivers. Soak up in a storm of fun Florida sun on a sandy beach. Dive and surf into one of the world’s largest outdoor 6-foot swell wave pools. This 56-acre water park highlights some of the wettest and wildest attractions at Walt Disney World Orlando. It features a special area where visitors can snorkel and see live sharks and other tropical fish., All water is heated to a toasty 75-80 degrees year-round excluding the snorkeling area.
Typhoon Lagoon provides water adventure for everyone. They have activity pools for kids and families feature geysers, tame slides, bubble jets, and fountains. For adults, there is an enclosed Humunga Kowabunga speed slides, the corkscrew Storm Slides, and three white water raft rides: Gangplank Falls, Keelhaul Falls, and Mayday Falls. Upon entering Typhoon Lagoon, guests pass through a misty rainforest and then surface in a ramshackle tropical town where concessions and services are located.
Special sets make every ride an adventure as swimmers encounter spinning rocks, bat caves, lagoons and pools, formations of dinosaur bones, and many other imponderables. The theme of the park is the “Disney legend” of a typhoon that desolates upon a formerly pristine tropical paradise. Landscaping and an aftermath-of-a-typhoon theme add a sense of adrenaline to the wet rides.
It has its own parking lot but there is no available lodging place nearby. Disney resort guests can commute to the water park by riding a Disney bus.
There’s a lot to do in water parks in general, but when it comes to Disney’s water parks, they are simply unrivaled in terms of their designs, the sheer size, and how much you can do. And what better way to cool off at a water park than Blizzard Beach? This Frozen-themed beach water park was once a ski resort but has since melted into the resort that it is today. Step in and here you can slide down one of the world’s tallest and faster water slides down the curvy slopes of Mount Gushmore, swim down calm rivers, take a nap and sunbathe on its white beaches. Even kids can have fun at their own play area.
Blizzard Beach offers various attractions for just about everyone. You can start your journey by getting on a chairlift that takes you up to Mount Gushmore, where each lift features different colored chairs and umbrella canopies to keep you cool under a shade during sunny days. Once you reach the top, then you can slide down the mountain via the Downhill Double Dipper, where here you can either slide down on your own or race with your friends to the bottom! Cross Country will take you on a relaxing swim down a rambling river that flows through and around all of Blizzard Beach. You can also state that love of thrills at the Ski Patrol Training Camp, where you can challenge yourself at this activity-driven area. For a more relaxing time at the pool, Melt-Away Bay lets you enjoy the feeling of just being in a pool while sitting in an inner tube.
There are many different activities for you to discover right here Blizzard Beach, because no matter how thrilling or relaxing you can spend your time in the pool, there’s no doubt that it’ll definitely be a cool time for you!
Come on, come all over here at Disney Springs!
Whether you want to browse at a boutique, sink your teeth into the food at many unique eateries, or just enjoy yourself with some great entertainment, the time has passed before you even know it! You’ll find a lot of things to do here, from shopping to dining, to entertainment.
Shopping is definitely no dull matter because you’ll encounter such shops as Alex and Ani, American Threads, Erwin Pearl, Fit2Run and much, much more! The complete number of stores may be overwhelming, but this just means a large variety of options to choose from. After all, fashion is all about finding that look which perfectly suits you!
Once you’re done with shopping, why not relax in between shopping at different stores by having a meal or a quick drink? Disney Springs is not mainly about the shopping experience because they’re also about fine dining! Foodies from all over the world will definitely have the food trip of a lifetime by dining in such restaurants like BB Wolf’s Sausage Co., Bongo’s Cuban Cafe, The Daily Pouting, Chef Art Smith’s Homecoming, D-Luxe Burger, Earl of Sandwich and so much more! And if it’s not enough, there’s even a number of food trucks located here for that outdoor dining you would love while eating at a food truck!
And once you’ve had your fill or are still eating your meal, how about some entertainment? Enhance your dining experience with some music and dance, from performance acts to music groups whose names are known throughout the country.
Walt Disney World Orlando Vacation Packages
Packages are a great way to explore the sights and sounds of Disney Orlando, but it can be a bit of a hassle when you have to plan everything on your own. Thankfully, packages are a great way of exploring the resort along with some additional benefits. But depending on the travel agency you’re applying for, they can offer various packages with varying prices, all with different schedules and plan of activities. It’s highly suggested that you learn about the different tour packages and how they can work well into your travel schedule. But these should only be considered as a last resort if Disney’s packages are all full or unavailable.
Moving on, Disney’s sample vacation packages will allow you to create your own vacation by choosing from over 25 Disney Resort hotels, after which you can then customize your package. Many would customize these packages in ways that allow them to fully take advantage of all four theme parks, at least two water parks, and more than 150 restaurants and dining locations, all at a great price!
For room and ticket packages, you can get a vacation package for six nights and seven days, with valid tickets at all four theme parks. This package type can cost as little as $93 per head, and per day for a family of four that are staying at select Disney All-Stars Resorts. Overall, the total price for the package is $2,587
For the Room, Ticket, and Dine Package, for a total amount of $3,581 or for as little as $128 per person, per day for a family of four staying at Disney’s All-Star Resorts, this package can get you a six-night, seven-day vacation package with the Disney Quick Service Dining Plan with valid tickets for all four theme parks.
Do you want to add more? Do you want to add a little more something special for your vacation package? Then the Magic Your Way package comes with such delightful extras for your dining and entertainment experience such as discounts and complimentary entertainment like vouchers for mini-golf!
Still confused as to how a custom package will turn out? Here’s a sample package:
The sample prices are based on two adults, one minor and one child who have booked a standard family room at select Disney All-Star Resorts for select dates. Please be advised that the number of rooms that are allocated for these vacation packages may be limited at certain times of the year. In addition, the Magic Your Way tickets are valid for one theme park per day and must be used within 14 days of first use.
Ticket Prices and Schedules
So you’ve made up your mind and you want to buy a ticket to Walt Disney World Orlando ASAP. But before you log on and click that buy button, you still need to know about the ticket pricing as well as the park schedules. Each ticket has a price per day, so for example, a two-day ticket is worth $99.50 per day, while a three-day ticket is worth $96.34 per day, but starting at 3 days, you can save as much as $20. So the full price range is as follows:
There is a special ticket called the 4-Park Magic Ticket, which many would choose as the best way to fully experience all that Walt Disney World Orlando has to offer, with one admission to each of the theme parks for four days. The only catch is that this ticket may not be used to enter the same park more than once. These tickets usually cost $79.00.
You can also enjoy a year of magic as a Walt Disney World Passholder and get discounts on dining, merchandise, recreation, and tours — plus valuable offers for stays at Disney Resort hotels and special Passholder communications.
And once the ticket is ready, you should also pay attention to the schedule, from the opening of the park to closing time, keep these in mind so you can plan ahead better.
You just got a sneak peek of what awaits you at the Walt Disney World Orlando. While you must be excited and cannot wait to pay the place a visit, there are things that you must consider before plunging in with your time and wallet.
- In planning your visit at the happiest place on earth, everything needs to be as detailed and planned as possible.
You would not want to waste a day on a place as grand as Disney World Orlando nor spend out all your money on a single day even leaving you bankrupt the following day. To help you with these matters, here are a few tips you could use. Plan a tour during the off-season
Keep in mind the basic law of supply and demand—as the demand for a service or item increases, the price increases as well. It is important to remember this when booking or planning for a tour in the Disney World. As more tourists come (mostly due to a holiday), the prices on tour packages will increase. Avoid planning or booking a tour on holidays like Christmas season, Summer Vacation, Spring Break, Thanksgiving and other holidays which often give people lots of time to take their leisure time. This can be a bit tough, since matching your schedules with whoever you’re planning to go on a trip with is also a tough task and might even require adjustments.
Aside from saving money, this will save you from the stress you can get from traveling with crowds and crowds of people. During off-seasons, you can actually enjoy your strolls in the park without having to worry about children getting lost (or even you getting lost) in the crowds.
- Set a budget for food and souvenirs—and limit it to what you can actually afford.
Don’t just save up for the tour packages, set aside some money as well for the food and merchandise you might find yourself interested with. You will have a lot of options in the park as there will be stalls and even mobiles which can offer you many considerably affordable souvenirs you can buy for yourself or as a gift.
- Buy meals outside the park.
As much as buying food inside the park would be fun, Instagram-worthy or more Disney-vibe- giving, if your budget will not permit you to do so, you can always opt to buy meals outside. Though it does not exactly give the same Disney vibe as the meals inside, meals from outside Walt Disney World Orlando are still guaranteed to have the same delicious taste as the ones inside. It will be a lot cheaper and will also save you the hassle of going through crowds and waiting longer for that meal inside Disney World.
- Carry water bottles with you.
Long treks and walks inside Walt Disney World Orlando can be quite tiring and one quick way to recharge yourself of all the nutrients you’ve lost by just drinking water. And one way to save yourself from the constant need to buy water every now and then, it would be very beneficial for you to take your own bottle of water. Also, it will save you time. Instead of having to wait in lines inside the park for you to buy your drink, you can walk leisurely around the park and still have something to drink within reach whenever you get exhausted.
- Try the other more affordable souvenir options.
A visit to the Walt Disney World Orlando will not be complete without wearing those two wide, round, black ear-headbands or any shirt bearing the same logo. These items are readily available within the park. However, if you find these items a bit too far from your allotted budget, you can always try decorating old shirts or even creating your own craft work to compensate for the ear-headbands and other souvenirs you could not purchase with your money. You can also try purchasing these items (Mickey Mouse ears and t-shirts) at shops outside Disney World, as these have lower prices on their tags yet would still bear the same common symbol of the Disney fandom.
Also, if you’re having problems thinking what souvenirs to buy for your friends and family, you can try having a card as a gift, instead of buying much merchandise which will cost you too much. You also have the option to buy a few items from Disney World which you can customize or improve into something that would make it look more expensive.
- Have fun with the free things you can find.
Not everything in the happiest place on earth comes with a price tag. There are some activities and items you can still enjoy without spending even a single cent from your wallet. You can try face painting, which could probably compensate for that Instagram-worthy post you’re aiming for with the shirts and ear-headbands. You can also try making your own accessories, as there are stalls in the park which offer bracelet making using beads that they have provided for the visitors who want to try it. You can also opt for a free coloring session, where coloring sheets, as well as coloring materials, are readily-provided by the stall managers. As you stroll along the park, you’ll get to see more of options like these to suit whatever interest you have.
You’re all set!
Now that everything for your trip is set and considered, you are ready to visit the happiest place on earth! As you’ve witnessed, the preparations are easy and the fun just does not seem to stop with the places you can visit and their features. So, what are you waiting for? Book a trip now to any of the places in Walt Disney World Orlando and see for yourself why it is the happiest place on earth.