Disney World theme parks are some of the best theme parks in Orlando. Certainly enough to keep you and your family entertained for days!
Disney parks are packed full of rides, shows and all your favorite characters. Plus there are shows, firework displays and daily parades not to be missed.
The 4 major theme parks are all within the massive Walt Disney World resort at Lake Buena Vista located to the south west of Orlando.
Read on to discover attraction information, parking, tickets, dining, fireworks and best times to visit.
Click on the photos below for more information about the rides and things to do at each of the Disney theme parks:-
Disney World Tickets
If you’re looking to save money on Disney Tickets, we have put together some guides to buying discount Disney tickets.
Read our recommended do’s and dont’s for buying Disney Theme Park Tickets here.
Understanding the many different types of Disney theme park tickets available can become overwhelming.
With so many options to choose from, read this handy guide to Disney Tickets Explained.
Ever wondered how to get Free Disney World tickets? It just might be possible if you are willing to sit through a 90 mins – 2 hour timeshare presentation.
Read more about Free Disney World Tickets.
Best Times to visit Disney World Theme Parks
Seasons – the busiest months for visiting are April, June, July and August this is when most American and European school children are on their summer holidays. April is often busy because of US Spring Break for college students.
December, January and February are the least busy months.
Best weather – do take into account the weather for the time of year when you visit. Summer months from May-September are hot and humid with daily rain showers and even thunderstorms. The winter months October – April are much less humid and dry. Check our Weather in Orlando page for more details.
National Holidays – any US Holiday such as 4th July, Thanksgiving weekend (that’s the 3rd weekend in November), Memorial Day and Christmas will be extra busy. Find all US National Holidays and the best times to visit each Disney World theme park using this handy theme park calendar.
Disney World Theme Parks Useful Info
Opening Times – Are you looking for the exact opening times for a particular Disney theme park? If so, visit Walt Disney World’s official site for daily opening times , Extra Magic Hours and special events.
Parking – Here’s our guide to Walt Disney World Parking – fees, free parking and where to park.
Dining – Disney has its’ own Disney Dining Plan – a type of pay in advance plan which gives you an allotted number of meals and drinks to use during your stay. Read more about the Disney Dining Plan here.
Disney World Park Map – View the latest park maps to get a lay of the land before you visit. Many maps are downloadable (in PDF format). There are maps of each theme park plus a WDW resort road map and maps of the two Disney World water parks.
Disney Fireworks – Magic Kingdom, EPCOT and Hollywood Studios all have their own fireworks spectacular shows.
If you plan on seeing one of the shows, view the link above to find the best vantage points, show times and see photos.
There’s so much more to see at Disney than the 4 main theme parks. Make your next vacation extra special by visiting some of these attractions at Downtown Disney:-
Downtown Disney is not a theme park but an entertainment and shopping district.
Here you’ll find the world famous Cirque Du Soleil Orlando theater La Nouba.
Disney Quest interactive games center is a six storey buidling packed with arcade games, virtual reality simulator games. You pay one admission and can play all day long!
This is a great place to go when you want to be indoors – whether out of the heat or the rain – the weather outside won’t ruin your fun!
Disney Quest is on the West Side of Downtown Disney. Parking is free and the complex is open to anyone – you don’t have to pay for theme park admission to visit.
House of Blues Orlando live music venue and many more specialist shops you won’t see anywhere else.
You can park for free at Downtown Disney. You don’t have to be staying on-site or visiting one of the theme parks to visit DTD.
You can shop for Disney collectibles and unique gifts at Downtown Disney Stores.
Enjoy a delicious dining experience at one of Downtown Disney Marketplace restaurants.
Click here to view a Downtown Disney Map