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    Awesome place!

    by JasonColeman Written Jun 13, 2015

    Best place to take your kids and family with you for fun and entertainment. Disney World is a place where people of all ages can have fun. There are many rides and attractions in just one Disney World. A fun thing for kids to do while at the Disney theme parks is to collect autographs from the various Disney characters. All in all this is fun blast place for your kids.

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    Celebrate a Dream Come True parade

    by cjg1 Written Feb 18, 2015

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    This is the daytime parade at Magic Kingdom and showcases an array of characters and floats. The music is pumping throughout the parade and it really is a fun time. We had a great viewing spot on Main Street and enjoyed all the fun characters and entertainers.

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    Expedition Everest

    by starship Updated Oct 15, 2014

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    One of Disney's newest showpieces is "Expedition Everest", a masterfully done piece of work in the Animal Kingdom park!

    The whole idea of the ride is to make you feel that you are venturing into the Himalayas to find the "Yetti" or 'Abominable Snowman." You pass through an authentic-looking mountain village as you wait in line to reach the ride itself. Disney attempted, and I think succeeded, at making the village as real looking as possible; Disney even sent their "imagineers" to the Himalayan region of Asia to experience that part of the world, and to bring back ideas, along with sketches, pictures, and artifacts in order to recreate what they saw there ... bells, prayer flags, pieces of architecture, etc.

    The ride itself is quite wonderful, and is very popular. If you don't like roller coasters though, you won't like this, because it is a roller coaster, and you do see the "yetti." There are some serious twists, turns, backsliding, etc.

    In short, the experience is worth a long wait!!

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  • Really Great

    by Patrick50467 Written Aug 20, 2014

    Disney World is a place where people of all ages can have fun.There are many rides and attractions in just one Disney World.It is impossible not to have fun in this place.Older kids can ride rollercoasters whereas younger kids can visit there favorite Disney Character such as the Disney Princesses and Lightning McQueen.It is great if you have the right kind of family.

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    Disney Boardwalk

    by alancollins Updated Feb 23, 2014

    Disney Boardwalk is one of those areas that is missed by most visitors unless you stay in one of the hotels close by. It is located between the back of Epcot and the Hollywood Studios. As the name implies it is a quarter of a mile boardwalk with the area having a turn of the 20th century theme, of places such as Coney Island. Besides the boardwalk there are a few shops, restaurants and nightclubs. You can drive to the area and use the car park, though some visitors try and save money by parking here instead of the official car parking at Epcot. Access to the area is controlled by Disney staff who are aware this happens and may be suspicious if you arrive early in the day. We had no problems gaining admission to the car park when we arrived at midday. A boat also runs between the Boardwalk and Epcot World Showcase.

    Entrance Part of the Boardwalk Ferry pick up point Epcot in the distance

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    Disney with kids - songs to learn before arriving

    by tampa_shawn Written Nov 11, 2012

    If you have young kids you may want to familarize them with some of the Disney songs before visiting the park this will substantially add to their enjoyment.

    A complete list is available at the following website but it is way too comprehensive: http://www.parktunes.com/resorts/2

    Here is a list of Top Disney Songs - 37 minutes worth. I am not sure how many of these are played in the park
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zblXvT7MpH8

    But this is my much shorter list of favorites the kids should know for the Magic Kingdom

    Its a small world after all (Its a small world)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jiaU0xbOKs

    When you wish upon a star (Cinderella's Golden Carousel and Fantasyland castle)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sORP5C1PoQ&feature=related

    Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah - The Official Album
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcxYwwIL5zQ&feature=related

    Animal Kingdom - make sure they know
    Tree of Life

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    Boat Rentals

    by dplesko Written Jan 29, 2012

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    You can rent a personal watercraft and explore the Village Lake. There are Sea Raycer's for one to two persons and can be rented for 30, 45 or 60 minutes. Driver must be 18 or over and have valid driver's license.

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    Disney Fireworks viewing

    by virtualpatrick Written Sep 1, 2011

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    For Magic Kingdom fireworks, there's a restaurant on top of the Contemporary Hotel, I just don't know it's name at this moment...

    Hard to view fireworks completely from the street as Disney intentionally does not fire them too high. Most I could see from Contemporary parking lot level is barely above the surrounding trees.

    Epcot Center fireworks you can see a little better from Boardwalk Resort's boardwalk overpass across the water shuttle route to Epcot.

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    Amazing Adventure

    by flipflopsandsocks Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    My family and I went to Disney World, an amazing place for everybody,even grownups!!I recommend going to The World Showcase in Epcot.It actually feels like you are in the placeof your choice!Choose from mexico,Germany,Canada,the U.K.,Moroco,Japan and more.Like my fav was France.I've always wanted to go there,but it was really like being there and the French food was great.I also recommend going on the biggest ride in Disney World, Expedition Everest for a thrill filled amazing experience.Go backwards and get scared by the mysterious Yeti.Lastly, i recommend staying in a disney hotel prices ranging from $1,500 a night to $250 a night.You can get bus transportation or take the monorail to theme parks from your hotel.In one part of disney world there is gambling casinos,and romantic dinners.:)

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    Sound Stages

    by gcmm Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    MGM studios has many things to do.. If you get the chance take the tram tour around the park, first thing is you will see almost all of it and second is your not walking....
    Part of the tour takes you inside to some of the sound stages where they actually make movies ...
    This was part of the set from 101 Dalmations, there was also Zena, Home Improvement and a few others...

    101 Dalmations

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  • Mauiva

    by gr8fuldead Updated Aug 25, 2010

    Mauiva is an aerial sky tour that takes people up in a propellor plane over all the attractions in Orlando, all the Disney parks, Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios and SeaWorld. Mauiva also has a Captain's Package that gives one passenger the opportunity to actually fly the plane!

    The pilot and the plane Sunset
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    Grandness at the Grand Floridian

    by Gillybob Updated Jul 25, 2010

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    The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is the flagship hotel of Walt Disney World Resort and is built in a Victorian style, sitting along the white-sand shores of Seven Seas Lagoon.

    The Grand Lobby stands over 5 stories high and sparkles with the light from two beautiful chandeliers; its gleaming white exterior has an intricate gingerbread trim with gorgeous stained-glass domes.

    Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa has been designated by the Florida Green Lodging Program, recognizing the Resort's environmentally responsible practices, as are many of Walt Disney World's other resorts.

    Grand Floridian Resort Main lobby Lakeside
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    Disney's Polynesian Resort

    by Gillybob Written Jul 25, 2010

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    A tropical paradise, Disney's Polynseian Resort offers an opportunity to spend time around koi ponds and white-sand lake beaches.

    The Great Ceremonial House is built to resemble a royal Tahitian assembly lodge and houses the resort's main hotel where water cascades over volcanic rocks and coconut palms tower.

    If you are resident at one of the other Disney Resorts, you can visit here and park for free!!

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    Disney's Wilderness Lodge

    by Gillybob Written Jul 25, 2010

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    If you're staying at one resort, you can visit them all!! Disney's Wilderness Lodge is inspired by National Park lodges from the 1900s. The main resort hotel is built with a large waterfall to the rear and has authentic d├ęcor with genuine artefacts which pay homage to ancient Native American cultures and the pioneering spirit of early American explorers.

    It has a wonderful 7-storey lobby which has a large fireplace. Within the grounds is a faux bubbling spring which flows into a creek and tumbles over a waterfall which empties into the swimming pool. Time your visit right and you can watch the eruption of Fire Rock Geyser which is fashioned after Yellowstone National Park's Old Faithful and has a plume of water which jets 120 feet into the air.

    Rear of main resort hotel with waterfall Main hotel interior Rear of hotel and waterfall Interior with totem
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    Free Disney Park Pass

    by Suzanne123 Written Nov 9, 2009

    Disney is terminating the offer of one free ticket on the day of someone's birthday starting 2010.

    Instead there is a new offer for American's and Canadians. It is a volunteer incentive program. You can volunteer for a charity located near your home for one day. With Disney approval beforehand and documentation from a recognized charity with an approved volunteer coordinator you can get get one free day pass. The information is on the disney.com website. After Jan 1 2010 you can sign up at the website for the program. You must be approved first by Disney first. The charity must have certain accreditation by a particular national organization.

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