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Interesting Disney Facts
  More than 50 million Cokes are consumed each year at Walt Disney World Resort. Guests also gobble 10 million hamburgers, 7 million hot dogs, 9 million pounds of french fries and more than 300,000 pounds of popcorn.

 

With so much to see, make plans in advance. Disney is the number one vacation destination in the U.S. and it is a whole lot more than just the Magic Kingdom. At a minimum plan to spend a full 7 days here.

A sample one week Disney vacation could be planned as follows:

One day at the Magic Kingdom,
Two days at Epcot Center, one for Future World and one for World Showcase,
One day at Disney-MGM Studios,
One day at Animal Kingdom,
One day at one of the water parks, and
One day at Downtown Disney.



And, there are many other attractions in the Orlando area, including : Universal Studios, Sea World, and the nearby Kennedy Space Center.

A Summary of the Theme Parks

Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World has 4 theme parks, numerous waterparks, the Downtown Disney entertainment / shopping / restaurant complex, a number of hotels, golf, and more.

The 4 Theme Parks:
1.) The Magic Kingdom - the original park opened in 1971, the king of theme parks, drawing more visitors than any other.

2.) Disney-MGM Studios - opened on May 1, 1989, is heaven for all film and movie lovers.

3.) The Animal Kingdom - opened to the public on Earth Day, April 22, The Animal Kingdom Park covers 500 acres. Among it's residents are over 1700 animals representing 250 different species.

4.) EPCOT - the experimental prototype "Community of Tomorrow", opened in 1982. Created to "take its cue from the new ideas and new technologies that are now emerging from the creative centers of American industry." The two worlds of Epcot are Future World and World Showcase - both worth a visit.

Other Major Attractions

Universal Studios, Orlando
Universal Studios is known for its innovative rides and attractions that let visitors experience the movies in a whole new way. A visit to Universal is like a trip into the heart of Hollywood.

SeaWorld Adventure Park, Orlando.
Opened in 1973, SeaWorld is Orlando's premier marine adventure park offering a large number of animal attractions that include the opportunity to get close to some of the world's most fascinating creatures.

Downtown Disney
Fine dining, distinctive shops wrapped in Disney style.

Cirque Du Soleil La Nouba
An amazing performance with music, gymnastics, dance and comedy. La Nouba combines these arts to create a specatcle that is beyond belief.

Pleasure Island in WDW
Lots of fun at night for adults. On Pleasure Island you'll find a dozen or so stores and food shops as well as Adventure Club, Cage, Comedy Warehouse, Mannequins Dance Palace, Neo Armadillo Music Saloon and XZFR Rock & Roll Beach Club. Nightlife from progressive adult music videos to comedy – from live rock bands to live C&W – from DJ hosted music, a spinning dance floor and spectacular lighting effects to an outdoor stage with nightly live entertainment. Pleasure Island is worth the trip.

Kennedy Space Center
The historic home of America's space program.

WATER PARKS

Blizzard Beach

Blizzard Beach is a wonderfully themed water park built around the concept of a freak winter storm dropping snow over the western side of Walt Disney World, just north of the All Star Resorts. The plan is to build a ski resort though it doesn't work The temperatures rise and the ice and snow melt. The ski resort is about to close when the owners see an alligator sliding down the melting slopes and realize they have a water-filled ski and toboggan runs.

Typhoon Lagoon Water Park - 56-acre water park with plenty of fun water rides. Typhoon Lagoon is Walt Disney World's more traditional water park with state-of-the-art water facilities.

Wet 'n Wild
A great water park for teenagers, Wet 'n Wild has some amazing rides.

Water Mania a good park for the entire family.

Adventure Island
Adventure Island has a terrific selection of rides.

Resources

disneyworld.com - the official Walt Disney World website.

seaworld.com - the official Sea World website.

universalorlando.com - the official Universal Studios, Orlando website.

wetnwild.com - the official Wet 'n Wild, Orlando website.

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