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Walt Disney World Resort - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Orlando, FL, USA

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About Walt Disney World Resort

Most visited vacation resort in the world, with average annual attendance of more than 52 million. The resort is the flagship destination of Disney's worldwide corporate enterprise and has become a popular staple in American culture. The park comprises four theme parks, two water parks, 27 themed resort hotels, nine non-Disney hotels, several golf courses, a camping resort, and other entertainment venues, including the outdoor shopping center Disney Springs.


Attractions Near Walt Disney World Resort

Epcot
Epcot1.72km from Walt Disney World Resort

Epcot is an iconic part of the Disney resorts. It can easily be identified by its massive ball at the center of the park shaped to look like a giant golf ball. Representing both past and future technology, Epcot features two distinct themed areas: Future World and World Showcase. Future World is filled with educational experiences, attractions and shows focused on new and emerging technologies like robotics, space exploration and environmental sustainability.

Mission: SPACE
Mission: SPACE2.08km from Walt Disney World Resort

Mission: SPACE is an exciting and unique attraction located at the Orange County Convention Center. The gravity-defying rides takes guests on a 4 minute thrilling tour through outer space that exceeds expectations while offering shocking cinematic visuals and special effects. Riding this coaster, guests feel as if they are flying above the planet Earth, 20,000 miles away from home. Along the way riders experience with your crewmates as you soar through space on Mission: SPACE!

France Pavilion
France Pavilion2.09km from Walt Disney World Resort

The France Pavilion is a must-visit spot for anyone interested in the culture of France. The pavilion was created to educate visitors on the history, architecture, and art of France. It features interactive exhibits that teach about French history throughout the centuries, replicas of notable buildings, traditional clothing worn by French citizens, and much more. Visitors can also enjoy live performances from talented musicians, dancers, and actors representing different regions of France.

Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros2.21km from Walt Disney World Resort

This is a fun-filled boat ride through the facsimile of a Mexican town at Disney's Epcot theme park. The three main characters are Donald Duck, Jose Carioca and Panchito Pistoles who entertain riders with vibrant colors and music. Riders experience traditional Mexican architecture, dancing animals and more as they pass beneath fountains that create a cooling mist effect. The tour has an exciting finale when the characters come together in a celebration of song and dance.

Frozen Ever After
Frozen Ever After2.34km from Walt Disney World Resort

Frozen Ever After is an interactive, must-see attraction of Walt Disney World. Guests visiting this cold kingdom can experience the Frozen characters coming to life, captivating them with playful humor, stirring music, and incredible animatronics. Adventure through Arendelle as you attend the winter Snow Fest celebration that hosts storytelling, singing and a bubble blizzard! Froze Ever After also boasts beautiful views of the Bay Lake area through a series of icy rock caves.

American Adventure Pavilion
American Adventure Pavilion2.44km from Walt Disney World Resort

The American Adventure Pavilion is a unique experience for those looking to immerse themselves in the history and culture of the United States. From historic photo displays and detailed information about America's founding fathers to interactive exhibits on slavery, this pavilion offers a comprehensive look at America's past. Visitors can also take guided tours through short films and personal stories of US history, or explore the live performances featuring professional actors.

Where is Walt Disney World Resort

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Orange County
Orange County
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Named for the fruit that constituted the county's main commodity crop. At its peak in the early 1970s, some 80,000 acres (320 km2) were planted in citrus in Orange County. The dark-green foliage of orange trees filled the county, as did the scent of the orange blossoms when in bloom. Fewer commercial orange groves remained by the end of the twentieth century.

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