Best Things to Do in Disney World Florida

What is Disney World Most Famous For?

No prizes for guessing what the best things to do at Disney World are… the answer is theme parks, of course, with enough located inside the sprawling resort to last a whole week’s vacation (don’t worry, multiple day-pass are available!). The big names at Walt Disney World Florida are Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Epcot, as well as a couple of Disney-themed water parks, which are great for cooling off during a day in the hot Florida sun.

Find our list of what Disney World Florida is most famous for – and don’t forget you can click through to see each attraction up in more detail in our full page reviews.

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    Disney’s Magic Kingdom was the first ever attraction to open at Orlando’s sprawling Walt Disney World back in 1971, and still remains one of the most popular theme parks on the planet. With the iconic Cinderella Castle as its centrepiece, the park promises a long list of Disney-inspired rides, roller coasters, and attractions spread across an enormous 107-acre site a short drive southwest from downtown Orlando. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 10pm (Fridays and Saturdays until 11pm)
    • Location: 1180 Seven Seas Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, USA
    • Tel: +1 407-939-5277
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    Taking a fun and educational approach to entertainment, Epcot does not focus on the roller coasters and famous characters which are firm fixtures of the other 3 parks that make up Disney World. Instead, Epcot has 2 areas: Future World, demonstrating human endeavour and innovation, along with World Showcase, which is effectively a permanent world’s fair with 11 nations represented around a giant manmade lake. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 9.30pm
    • Location: 200 Epcot Center Dr, Orlando, FL 32821, USA
    • Tel: +1 407-824-4321
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    Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a major theme park at the vast Walt Disney World in Orlando, drawing in millions of visitors every year with its range of shows, rides, and attractions. Inspired by Disney’s 1930s and 1940s films, the huge site spans 135 acres of southwest Orlando, making up a quarter of the wider Walt Disney World complex, which includes the other theme parks of Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Animal Kingdom. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 8.30pm
    • Location: 351 S Studio Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, USA
    • Tel: +1 407-939-5277
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    Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon is 1 of 2 water parks at the enormous Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. Compared to the Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon presents a bit more variety in terms of things to do, with opportunities to get up close to different species of sea life, as well as a few more traditional slides and flumes. Typhoon Lagoon has a good 10 or so water slides, including the 2-person rollercoaster raft-like ‘Crush ‘n’ Gusher’. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 5pm
    • Location: 1145 East Buena Vista Drive, Orlando, FL 32830, USA
    • Tel: +1 407-560-4120
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    Animal Kingdom Disney Theme Park is one of the largest animal parks in the world, with real-life animals and exciting rides and experiences to choose from. One of the 4 theme parks that make up Walt Disney World Resort, see Disney's animal characters come to life, with African elephants, gorillas and lions all found here. There is also a wide selection of interactive attractions, including animal encounters, safaris, and fun jungle treks and exploration trails. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9am to 9pm, Wednesday–Friday from 9am to 8pm, Sundays from 8am to 9pm
    • Location: 2901 Osceola Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32830, USA
    • Tel: +1 407-939-5277

    Disney's Blizzard Beach is 1 of 2 water theme parks in the sprawling Walt Disney World Resort, just a few miles southwest of central Orlando. The concept at this park is rather wacky, but undeniably fun; it’s built around the idea that it was once a ski-resort which ‘melted into a watery wonderland’. A highlight is ‘Mount Gushmore’ – home to one of the world’s tallest and fastest waterslides. There are plenty of other, less hair-raising slides and attractions to keep the whole family occupied for the day. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 5pm
    • Location: Walt Disney World Resort, 1534 Blizzard Beach Drive, Orlando, FL 32836, USA
    • Tel: +1 407-560-3400
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    The spectacular Lake Buena Vista Golf Course is centred around some sparkling lakes and well-maintained pine forests. It offers 18 holes of varying difficulties; good for amateurs all the way up to the pros (although, if you’ve never picked up a golf club before, your time might be better spent in the nearby practice driving range). Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 8pm
    • Location: Disney Springs, 2200 Golf Dr, Orlando, FL 32830, USA
    • Tel: +1 407-939-4653
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    Cirque du Soleil brings La Nouba to Orlando – a creative and exciting display of live acrobatics, trapeze, contortionists, jugglers, singers, and theatrics. It takes place at Disney Springs Marketplace, a thriving entertainment complex in the Disney World Resort area. Be amazed by the incredible trampoline artists as you watch them complete 395 flips and 62 twists in just 7.5 minutes!  Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Tuesday–Saturday from 6pm to 9pm (closed on Sundays and Mondays)
    • Location: Disney Springs Area, 1478 Buena, Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32821, USA
    • Tel: +1 407-939-7600
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    Finding Nemo – The Musical at Walt Disney World Resort's Animal Kingdom is a live action stage show featuring Disney Pixar's best-loved characters from Finding Nemo – in puppet form. The musical performance features some wonderful songs for the whole family to enjoy. Just like the movie, the musical version of the wonderful Finding Nemo story is both humorous and heart-warming.  Read More...

    • Location: Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL 32830, USA
    • Tel: +1 407-939-7211
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