ORLANDO

INTRODUCTION

Orlando has something for everyone! Sunny beaches, lakes, parks, zoos and ofcourse, who could forget the theme parks – people flock to Orlando mainly for its great theme parks from Walt Disney World Resort to Sea World to Universal Studios and more. Together they draw close to 50 million tourists annually!

GETTING AROUND

By Foot – Sometimes this is the best way to move around. Walkways connect Epcot, the Hollywood Studios with the 3 resorts of Swan & Dolphin, Yacht & Beach Club and Boardwalk and Downtown Disney to Saratoga Springs Resort.
Disney’s Contemporary Resort is just walking distance to the Magic Kingdom.

By Bus – Being a city by itself, there is an extensive bus system that services the entire WDW. Direct service is available from each resort to all four major parks and to Downtown Disney. They mainly connect you from a resort to a park; not between resorts or parks.

By Monorail – The service is limited to certain areas. The 3 routes are Express traveling from the Transportation and Ticket Centre to Magic Kingdom, Magic Kingdom to all the Resorts and Transportation and Ticket Centre to the Epcot Gates.

By Boat – There is also ferry transportation between various points of Disney World – from the Magic Kingdom to the Transportation and Ticketing Centre, to resorts, to the Epcot area and more.

One option for avoiding these lines is the free service known as FastPass, available only at select attractions.

KEY ATTRACTIONS

WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT
This vast resort combines four superb theme parks (including the essential Magic Kingdom), two water parks, a sports complex, a downtown district of shops, restaurants and nightlife, golf courses, water sports, tennis, spas and over
30 hotels on site, 23 of them themed and Disney owned.


Theme Parks

Magic Kingdom - This is based on the original Disneyland in Anaheim and is the oldest and most popular part of the park. Infact going by the number of visitors, it is actually the most visited single theme park in the World!


Main Street USA – Here you can enjoy the old American setting by riding in a horse car or enjoying a ride on a 19th century steam train that circles the park.


Adventureland – Popular attractions include the “Flying Carpets of Aladdin, the Jungle Cruise, “Pirates of the Caribbean”, the Swiss Family Tree house and the Enchanted Tikki Room.


Frontierland – Highlands include the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad rollercoaster, the Country Bear Jamboree, Splash Mountain and Tom Sawyer Island.


Mickey’s Toontown – A roller coaster called the Barnstormer, Mickey’s & Minnie’s House are the highlights here.


Tomorrowland – Space Mountain, an indoor dark ride called the Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Sin, the Carousel of Progress, Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor, a driving course called the Indy Speedway and Stitch’s Great Escape.

There are other parks like: Liberty Square, Fantasy Land, Epcot Centre, Future World, World Showcase, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom also Water based Theme Parks like the Typhoon Lagoon, Blizzard Beach