The Walt Disney World Resort is a vast hotel and recreational complex. Simply said, it’s 120 km2 of pure magic and enchantment for the entire family, young and old alike!
Please note that due to COVID-19, wearing a face mask is mandatory for all visitors (aged 2 years and over) and Cast Members. Please bring your own face mask and wear them all day long, except when eating, drinking or swimming. In addition, temperature verification may be required to enter certain locations.
FOUR THEME PARKS
The first park to be inaugurated at the Walt Disney World Resort, Magic Kingdom makes your fairytale dreams come true, and adds fun and adventure with dynamic entertainment, classic attractions, favorite Disney characters, spirited parades, and a daily firework extravanganza. The magnificent Cinderella Castle sits at the center of all this action and gives you access to all areas of Magic Kingdom:
- Main Street, USA
- Liberty Square
- New Fantasyland
Almost twice the size of Magic Kingdom, Epcot offers attractions and entertainment dedicated to technological innovation with Future World, and to the culture and cooking of 11 countries in the World Showcase. Cultural creativity, imagination, and diversity are celebrated in an entertaining, educational, and amusing atmosphere all enhanced with the combination of daily fireworks, holographic projections, and lasers.
DISNEY’S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS
Showcasing the effervescence of both Hollywood and Broadway, the park takes you behind the scenes of the entertainment industry with shows, attractions, guided tours, and special events (not to mention the parades, Disney characters meet-and-greet, and a wonderful fireworks extravaganza).
DISNEY’S ANIMAL KINGDOM
The biggest park in the world dedicated to animals (contemporary, ancient, and imagined) and wildlife conservation. The park is filled with exciting entertainment and attractions that combine adventure, exploration, and learning.
2 WATER PARKS
The opening dates for Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park and Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park have not yet been announced. Please visit again later.
DISNEY’S TYPHOON LAGOON
Fun for the entire family, featuring thrilling waterslides, a children’s play area, raft rides down the river, a giant Surf-type wave pool (with 6-foot high waves!), and Shark Reef – where you can swim with real sharks!
DISNEY’S BLIZZARD BEACH
A one-time ski resort melted under the hot Florida sun, Blizzard Beach has one of the highest and fastest waterslides on the planet (chairlift included)! The whole family will enjoy the numerous waterslides, the wave pool, and the children’s play zone.
WALT DISNEY WORLD GOLF
The Walt Disney World Resort offers 4 18-hole golf courses, some of which have hosted annual PGA Tour events for more than 30 years: Disney’s Palm Golf Course, Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course, Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course, and Disney’s Osprey Ridge Golf Course. These golf courses are all ranked 4 or 4.5 stars by the Golf Digest magazine. There is also Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course, a 9-hole course for beginners.
On site, golfers will find:
- 3 professional boutiques
- 4 practice fields and 4 practice greens
- Free private transfers for Disney hotel guests
- Equipment rental ($)
- Private lessons with PGA professionals ($) (reservation required)
The park also includes 2 miniature golf courses with different levels of difficulty: the Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf and the Winter Summerland Miniature Golf. Golf clubs are included in the entrance fee and lockers are available on site ($).
ESPN WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS COMPLEX
This state-of-the-art sports complex offers a variety of sporting events and youth amateur athlete programs (competitions, tournaments, training camps, and college recruiting events).
The ESPN Wide World of Sports complex also hosts special professional events such as the Atlanta Braves’ spring training, AAU Sports (Amateur Athletic Union) and national cheerleading competitions.
The Walt Disney World Resort boasts 25 unique hotels to meet all budgets and totally immerse you in the Disney magic.
Each Disney hotel has several pools, at least one restaurant, a souvenir shop (that sells every-day essentials), and an arcade. In addition to the round-the- clock quality Disney service, several entertainment programs for the entire family are offered and vary from one hotel to another (poolside animation, movies under the stars, supervised sports and recreational activities, jogging track, bike rentals, etc.).
Arrival Upon arrival at their Disney hotel, guests receive a MagicBand bracelet in exchange for their reservation voucher. Each magnetic bracelet includes the room key, a Magic Your Way ticket and its options, and the credits of the Dining Plan selected. You can also charge purchases in the Disney boutiques and restaurants on the MagicBand bracelet by giving a credit card number at check-in. The total amount will be charged to this card at the end of the stay.
DISNEY HOTEL ADVANTAGES
Located right at the heart of the magic, the Disney hotels enhance the Walt Disney World Resort experience by offering its guests several advantages:
DISNEY’S MAGICAL EXPRESS
Free shuttle form the Orlando International Airport (MCO) to the Disney hotels.
Disney’s Magical Express delivers luggage right to the hotel rooms for all flights that arrive between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. Simply affix the yellow labels from the confirmation booklet to your suitcases and they will be picked up at the airport and delivered directly to your room. This service enables guest to check in at their hotel and then immediately go enjoy the parks without worrying about their luggage. Please allow 2 to 4 hours following your check in for luggage delivery.
For arrivals after 10 p.m. or for guest who wish to have their luggage with them right away, do not affix the yellow labels. These guests must pick up their suitcases from the luggage carrousel and take them with them. Guests arriving on a direct flight from Quebec City must pick up their luggage to clear customs and immigration.
ARRIVAL AT THE ORLANDO AIRPORT
Guests arrive on level 3, Side A. Proceed to Side B and take the elevator or escalator down to level 1 and follow the directions to Disney’s Magical Express counter. At the counter, guests are assigned a motorcoach according to their hotel. The commute lasts 30 to 40 minutes.
Disney innovates with the MagicBand bracelets. These electronic bracelets replace the Key to the World for Disney hotel guests. Use your MagicBand to access your room, enter the parks, charge expenses to your room, etc. Guest may choose their bracelet color in advance in their Disney account. If no color was chosen, the bracelet will be gray.
Bracelets are handed out at the reception desk at check-in.
Please note that visitors staying at a Disney hotel with an arrival date by December 31, 2020 will receive a free MagicBand. MagicBands will no longer be offered free of charge to new bookings with arrival dates from January 1, 2021 and after.
EXTRA MAGICAL HOURS
The Extra Magic Hours benefit for guests staying at Disney's hotels is temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Future updates will be communicated to you in due course..
WALT DISNEY WORLD TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
Free Walt Disney World Resort transportation from the hotels to the parks (bus, monorail, and boat).
Air-conditioned shuttle buses run from the Disney hotels to the parks, the water parks, and Disney Springs. At the entrance of each hotel and at the exit of each park, guests simply go to the stop of their chosen destination. Shuttle buses run one hour prior to park opening and up to one hour after closing with departures every 15-20 minutes in each direction. Shuttles to Disney Springs run till 2 a.m.
- Guests are guaranteed to have access to the parks at all times, even in cases of park closure due to overcapacity.
- All purchases at the Disney boutiques can be delivered directly to the hotel. Packages can be picked up at your hotel boutique the following day
- Free parking at the theme parks
- Restaurant reservations for the entire stay available 180 days prior to arrival.
Priority golf reservations for all courses (up to 60 days in advance).
Theme Park tickets
1 Park per Day Ticket enjoy admission to one theme park per day of each day of your ticket. You can pick a different park each day.
In 2020, visitors will only be able to visit one park per day. Park Hopper and Park Hopper Plus options are temporarily remouved.
Park Hopper gives you the flexibility to come and goas you wish between the four theme parks in the same day and this for the duration of the ticket.
Park Hopper Plus adds a number of Fun Visits equal to the number of days on the basic Magic Your Way ticket to be chosen from the following:
- Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park
- Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
- Disney's Oak Trail Golf Course
- Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course
- Disney's Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course
- ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
No Expiration with this option, days not used on the Magic Your Way ticket never expire.
Please note that options must be the same for all guests in a room and on the same reservation.
My Disney Experience
To enhance your Disney experience, open a My Disney Experience account at: www.disneyworld.disney.go.com/plan/my-disney-experience
You can personalize your account with character pictures, etc.
Allows you to reserve 60 days in advance if you have a hotel package, and a whole lot more! You can reserve Character greetings, parades, shows and fireworks. You may only select FastPass+ for one park per day.
Any advance reservation can be modified prior to departure or with the hotel concierge.
Due to physical distancing capacity and availability at restaurants will be very limited and some experiences such as character meals will not be offered. As a result, Disney dining plans are temporarily suspended.