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Disney World Family Vacation

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Have A Family Weekend At Disney World

You can’t go to Orlando with your family without taking the time to visit Disney World®; it would be like going to Hawaii and not hitting any of the islands' beaches. The theme park covers nearly 47 square miles, making it approximately the same size as the city of San Francisco. If you’re thinking about a visit, you may want to spend a weekend with the family at Disney World®. We also recommend a little preparation before you get there, to make the most of your visit.

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To avoid waiting in a line outside the park, purchase your tickets in advance online. Select Disney’s Park Hopper tickets option to visit any of the four main theme parks throughout the day. If you prefer to focus your visit to a single park per day, purchase the One Park a Day Ticket. The parks within Disney World® include:

•    The Magic Kingdom Park®
•    Epcot®
•    Disney’s Hollywood Studios®
•    Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park®


The Magic Kingdom Park®
The Magic Kingdom® is the park most people think of when they think of Disney World®, and if your kids dream of meeting Mickey, Elsa or Moana, this is the theme park where you can make their dreams a reality. The Magic Kingdom is also where Disney World’s most iconic rides are located, including Splash Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean and the Jungle Cruise.orlando-hollywood-360X360.jpg

Epcot® celebrates human achievement and community; it is also as educational as it is entertaining. Start your visit at Future World®, which showcases amazing new technology, then take the family on an international journey at the World Showcase. The kids will enjoy The Seas with Nemo & Friends ride, which ends with a Turtle Talk with Crush. Be sure to stick around during the evening for the amazing Illuminations show, which mixes lasers, fireworks, pyrotechnics, water fountains and soaring music.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios®
The big Disney World® rides at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® are Toy Story Mania and the Rock and Roll Rollercoaster. Once you’ve ridden these (and the Tower of Terror, if you’re up for it), enjoy the park’s many shows, including the Citizens of Hollywood street performers and the Star Wars Awakens show. If your kids are big Star Wars fans, get there early to sign them up to play a part in the show.

orlando-disney-animal-kingdom-360X360.jpgDisney’s Animal Kingdom®
The largest of the four Disney World® parks, the Animal Kingdom® includes an African Safari, a forested gorilla exploration trail and a remarkable aviary. Encounter a yeti on the Expedition Everest roller coaster, and ride a banshee from the world of Avatar in a 3D reality flight simulator.
Our advice for a weekend-long Disney World® trip? Don't worry about squeezing everything in one weekend. Instead, take your time and enjoy the sights, activities and attractions. If you don't make it to every attraction or ride, you’ll have all the more reason to take another trip back!


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To make the most out of your Disney World® experience, it helps to plan ahead to make sure you make it to the rides, character encounters, shows and parades you really want to see.

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