6 Parks and a Whole Load of Magic…
Walt Disney World Resort in Florida has 6 great parks full of rollercoasters, friendly Disney characters and a whole lot more..
Since opening its doors in 1971, the Magic Kingdom has morphed into the most famous theme park on earth. It’s the place to come for a full-on hit of Mickey and co. For a start it’s where the parade starring all the best-loved characters happens. And, at its centre stands the iconic fairytale castle. With 7 enchanted lands and a massive 40 attractions you’ll definitely need more than a day to see all this park has to offer.
Broadway-style spectaculars, nail-biting stunt shows and behind-the-scenes tours are in store at this showbiz-themed park. Altogether 20 attractions battle for your attention. The star turn is The American Idol® Experience – your chance to sing on the hit series’ set. It’s followed by 3D games fest and Toy Story Mania. Add to the mix white-knuckle thriller, Rock’n’Roller Coaster® starring Aerosmith, and you’ve got a problem – what to do first?
Arriving at this park is like stepping into a scene from The Lion King – the theme is animal conservation, so lions, giraffes and elephants all callt he place home. The best way to see the park’s residents is to go on Kilimanjaro Safaris where you can tour the savannahs in an open-air jeep. Elsewhere, jungle parades, raft adventures and Disney musicals are among the 20 attractions.
Two worlds make up Epcot, a park which also clocks up 20 attractions. The first is Future World. Rides here include Soarin’™, which is probably the closest you’ll get to flying. Plus, this is where you can chat with Crush, the turtle from Finding Nemo. The second half is World Showcase, a collection of mini countries. Journey through the mountains of China, take a balloon ride over France, and go on a Viking expedition in Norway – all without leaving Florida.
According to Disney, this park’s the product of a fierce storm that tossed surfboards into trees, boats through roofs and even impaled a shrimp boat on the peak of a mountain. The typhoon left in its wake twisting tides, roaring rapids and winding waterways. All in all, there are nine slides and streams to keep you busy. But the highlight has to be surfing one of the biggest artificially created waves in the world.
Disney legend says that a freak blizzard blanketed the area with snow to create Florida’s first ski resort. But as temperatures soared and the snow melted, the slalom courses, bobsled and toboggan runs made the perfect waterslides – 22 of them to be exact. The one that’ll really put the wind up you is the Summit Plummet, a 37-metre vertical plunge from the top of one of the world’s tallest and fastest freefall body slides.