Disney world is one of the most visited places for kids of any age; not only kids but people of any age cannot just avoid visiting this beautiful and magical destination as it has many attractions for adults. One simply cannot avoid this magnificent place once in their life.
Originally, it is called the Euro Disney Resort. One of the best entertainment resorts located at the Eastern Centre of Paris and probably the most visited theme park of France and Europe. It covers 4,800 acres of land including two theme parks, shopping and dining complex, a hotel resort and a golf course.
It is located 32 kilometers far from Paris. It is the second busiest park with 15.6 million visitors in 2013, therefore it was placed in between Disneyland Anaheim, in California and Walt Disney World Florida, USA in ranking.
Disneyland Park is a theme park of the complex and it has a resort that was opened in 2012, along with a second theme park “Walt Disney Studios Park” which was opened in 2002.
After the success of Walt Disney in Florida, procedures were made to open similar park in Europe. Therefore, in 2002, the name of Disneyland Paris was changed to Disneyland Resort Paris. Then in 2006, Disneyland Resort launched an advertising campaign named “believe in your dreams”. In 2008, the resort had 200 million visitors
Disneyland Park was opened in 1992 which was based on Disneyland and Magic kingdom, Walt Disney Studios Park was opened on March 16, 2002
Some of the major attractions of Disneyland Park are:
- It’s a small World.
- Space Mountain.
- Mission 2.
- Big Thunder Mountain.
- Pirates of the Caribbean.
- Buzz Light year Laser Blast.
Walt Disney World – Orlando, Florida
The Walt Disney world resort commonly known as Walt Disney World or simply “Disneyworld”, it is an entertainment complex in Florida. It covers an area of 27,258 acres with 27 themed resort hotels, 9 non Disney hotels, 2 water parks, 4 golf courses and 1 camping resort. Disney chose a centrally located site near Bay Lake to establish the Walk Disney Resort
Magic kingdom was the first theme park to be opened there after that Disney’s Hollywood studios and Disney’s Animal kingdom were also opened in 1980s and 1990s.
Some of the Attractions of the park are:
- Magic Kingdom.
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
- Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon (Waterpark).
- Disney’s Blizzard Beach (Waterpark).
There were some former attractions of the resort which included the Discovery Island – it was an island in Bay Lake, which was a shelter for many animals, species and birds. Another was the Disney‘s River Country – The first water park in Walk Disney world Resort.
Disney’s Magical Express
Guests or tourist with a reservation of Disneyworld can be transported to the resort from Orlando International airport with the Disney magical express service.
Disney world – Anaheim, California
Disneyworld, California was opened in July and was first of the two theme parks built at Disneyland Resort, Anaheim. Since its inauguration, Disneyworld has gone through numerous changes and renovations; therefore, it had many expansions and alterations.
Disneyworld has an increasing attendance than any other amusement park in the world, with over 650 million guests since it opened.
Walt Disney came up with the idea of creating a magical paradise “Disneyworld” when he visited various amusement parks around the world with his daughters. He thought of an idea of creating a place where kids and their families can have fun together. He bought a 160 acre site near Anaheim in 1953, and the park was launched during a special transmission on ABC television network, in July 1955
In 2013, the park had 16.2 million guests across the world and it made Disneyworld the 3rd most visited park of the world.
Some of the attractions of Disneyland Anaheim are:
- Adventure Land – it was designed to recreate the feel and magic of tropical place. As quoted by Walt Disney “To create a land that would make this dream reality” and “we pictured ourselves far from civilization, in the remotejungles of Asia and Africa” The major attractions include the jungle cruise, and the temple of the forbidden eye.
- New Orleans Square – it is home to some of the parks widespread attractions like “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Haunted mansion “
Fantasy land – for which Walt Disney said “What youngster has not dreamed of flying with Peter Pan over moonlit London, or tumbling into Alice’s nonsensical Wonderland? In Fantasyland, these classic stories of everyone’s youth have become realities for youngsters – of all ages – to participate in.”