The parks are the reason to go to Disney World and we spent time at all four parks. The Magic Kingdom is probably my favorite still but I enjoy all of them and have favorite things to do at all of them. The thing I like best about Disney World is, they do not have a lot of roller coasters. I do not like roller coasters on bit so I need some place that has other alternatives, fun easy rides, and Disney is it. Don’t get me wrong Disney World does have some roller coasters but only a small handful. No matter what kind of adventure you are looking for Disney should have it.
Here is a break down of the parks…
The Magic Kingdom is great for younger kids, for those who like story telling rides, or just plain kids at heart. Like me!
EPCOT is great for someone who likes science and travel. The World Showcase is like talking a walk around the world.
Animal Kingdom is all about the animals.
Hollywood Studios probably has the most for thrill seekers but they have other stuff to see and do too. Everything at Hollywood Studios revolves around the movies and TV.
Disney also has two water parks if that is your speed.
Rides, shows, and food to be covered in other blog posts this week.
This year we ended up staying at two different Disney Resorts. 4 nights at Port Orleans Riverside and 1 Night at Coronado Springs. Riverside is the only place I have stayed at on property and I love it. So it was fun to try someplace new, even if it was for one night. Coronado is very beautiful and reminds me a lot of Port Orleans. There is a lot more walking at Coronado than at Port Orleans. The walk up to the lobby/restaurant area was like walking from the front of EPCOT all the way to the back of the World Showcase, if not longer. It was a least a very beautiful relaxing walk but to walk that way in the heat just for a drink would it really be worth it? You would probably be in need of another drink by the time you walked back to your room. Port Orleans has walking too don’t get me wrong but it seems like they have a few different paths that lead to the same place and so it doesn’t seem to take as long. At Port Orleans we ended up with one of the Royal Rooms which by the way was Amazing! Even at 30 I was super excited to stay in one of the “Princess Rooms”! The head-board with the fire works was one of the cutest things I have ever saw. In the end I still like Port Orleans Riverside better than Coronado Springs. Then again maybe I am just like it better because it has Magnolia Bend which looks like Southern Plantation Homes.
I am back from trying to concur the world, Walt Disney World that is! I am convinced you could stay there a month and you would not be able to see and do everything, there is so much to see and do and there are lots more coming in the near future. All four parks are in the mist of making some big changes or have recently made some changes. The land of Mickey Mouse just keeps getting bigger and better. I can’t wait to go back and see the changes. 2 years! 2 long years before we go back. But first a special 7 Day/7 Post focus on my recent trip to Disney World. My 30th Birthday Celebration trip! Starting tomorrow.