Walt Disney World Resort holidays

It’s the place where dreams come true. Imagine four Disney Parks and two Water Parks, two exciting night-time entertainment districts, and a state-of-the-art sports complex. Now add in over 25 themed Disney Resort Hotels, plus countless opportunities for dining, shopping and recreation, and it’s easy to see why Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is one of the number one holiday destinations in the world. With something for everyone, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida promises the holiday of your dreams. And come true they do, just like magic.

There really is something for everyone; meet your favourite Disney Characters, enjoy the thrilling attractions, make a splash at the Water Parks or relax on the beach. From shopping and golfing to world class entertainment and dining, there’s something for all ages to enjoy. And with the option to stay right in the heart of the action, with a selection of Disney Resort Hotels, you can make the most of your holiday by doing as little or as much as you want.

Shopping

If you’ve made room in your suitcase for souvenirs, then Walt Disney World Resort is the place for you. This shoppers’ paradise has over 260 shopping locations offering just about everything imaginable, from Italian leather handbags to a crystal replica of Cinderella Castle.

Dining

At Walt Disney World Resort there are enough restaurants and places to eat to try somewhere new every day of your holiday. Alongside the themed restaurants within the Disney Resort Hotels and Disney Parks, there are dedicated areas within the Resort, Disney Springs and Disney’s BoardWalk, that are packed with restaurants serving a range of food from around the world. Why not try grabbing a quick bite for lunch then savouring the world class fine dining experiences available in the evening? Day or night, there are endless mouth-watering possibilities.

Beyond the Parks

After visiting the Magical Kingdom Park to watch the spectacular firework displays over Cinderella Castle, you’ll find there’s lots of evening entertainment to enjoy. Experience the timeless charm of Disney’s BoardWalk, stroll along the picturesque lake and be entertained by the traditional street performers. The long promenade hosts a variety of bars and dining experiences, so you’ll be able to find something to suit your appetite.

Disney Springs is the new after-dark place to go, with its mesmerising entertainment, bustling atmosphere and fantastic restaurants. Previously known as Downtown Disney, the nightlife is split into three elegantly themed neighbourhoods for you to discover. The Landing is where you’ll find delicious seafood and peaceful bars by the waterside. You can then shop for popular brands in the Marketplace and unique boutiques in the Town Center. Head down to West Side to be entertained by live music, theatre and dance performances.

So much to see and do

If you’re overwhelmed by the sheer amount to experience at Walt Disney World Resort there are various tools to guide you, from interactive maps to suggested itineraries. Once you’ve booked your trip, MyMagic+ is a great way to plan your time and take care of the details before you go. You can reserve access to some of your must-do experiences such as attractions, shows, parades, Disney Character experiences and more. MyMagic+ allows you to personalise your Disney holiday, ensuring you make the most of every moment with your family and friends.

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30 ℃

Best time to visit Orlando: Spring or autumn when you get all that lovely Florida sunshine but without the intense heat.

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The main airport near Orlando is Orlando International Airport (MCO) which is 19km south-east of Orlando. Sanford Airport (SFB) is 43km north-east of Orlando

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See the kids faces light up as they meet their favourite Disney Characters at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

Fast facts for Walt Disney World Resort

Language: The language spoken in Orlando is English.

Currency: The currency used in Orlando is the American Dollar ($).

Local time: Walt Disney World Resort is 5 hours behind GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Orlando International Airport. The transfer time to Walt Disney World Resort is 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Flight time from UK: The Walt Disney World Resort flight time is 9 hours.

Tourist Information: Further Orlando tourist information can be found here.

Visa / Health: Before you travel, click here for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Orlando.

 

Getting around Walt Disney World Resort

By hire car: The best way to get around Orlando is by hire car. Be aware that you'll come across a number of toll booths during your holiday, and finding a parking space outside major tourist hotspots can be a challenge.

By bus: Walt Disney World  Resort runs bus services between their hotels and theme parks.

Events in Walt Disney World Resort

Christmas: Magic Kingdom  Park turns into a winter wonderland at Christmas time. Crisp white snowflakes descend on the park as Santa joins Mickey Mouse in a festive parade.

Walt Disney World Resort safety and security

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Walt Disney World Resort weather

Temperature: Average temperatures in the early 30s (°C).

Best time to visit Orlando: Spring or autumn when you get all that lovely Florida sunshine but without the intense heat.

Orlando weather is hot and humid during the summer. At this time, try to avoid the theme parks in the middle of the day when the sun is at its hottest. Winters are mild, but remember to bring a light jacket if you're planning to venture out in the evenings.

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