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A February 2009 trip to Orlando by RLB2

Walt Disney World Resort Magic Kingdom Photo, Orlando, Florida More Photos
Quote: Having visited Florida many times during my childhood, we couldn't wait for a grownup visit...and it didn't disappoint!

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

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Attraction | "A swimming pool Disney style!"

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Well having reviewed all of the main Disney theme parks I can't really leave out their epic water parks. Being an English girl I had never seen anything like this on my first ever visit to DIsney when I was only 12. We've been back so many times that really there is nothing that compares to it anywhere else I have been. Typhoon Lagoon is one of two waterparks, although when I first visited there were 3 water parks. It's huge and is a whole series of slides and raft rides around a central lagoon.There are lots of tropical 'beaches' with sunchairs on to create your base and lots of adults just take it in turns to take their smaller kids around the park with bouts of lounging in the sun. Ever...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 17, 2011

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
1801 West Buena Vista Drive
Orlando, Florida

Walt Disney World Resort Epcot Theme Park

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Attraction | "You're going to need some comfy shoes for this one!"

Walt Disney World Resort Epcot Theme Park Photo, Orlando, Florida
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Epcot is a big park, it's twice the size of Magic Kingdom and is split into two sections, Future World and World Showcase. I would say that there is no way that you can cover it all in one day, you're going to have to do it in two days if you want to do absolutely everything. The other thing about Epcot is that it's educational and although there are a couple of fast rides it's very slow-paced in comparison to any of the other parks. Because of this I think that teenagers (particularly those that whine and winge a lot) probably won't like this park that much. Kids who like a lot of interactive displays will love it though, as there are lots and lots of these. Parents who want a day that is less racing...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 17, 2011

Walt Disney World Resort Epcot Theme Park

Orlando, Florida

Disney's Animal Kingdom

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Attraction | "A Disney Zoo!"

Disney's Animal Kingdom Photo, Orlando, Florida
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The Animal Kingdom is the latest of all the Disney parks. We visited it when it first opened and to be honest didn't think that it was as good as the other three. However, a subsequent visit 4 years later showed that sometimes things just need to mature and settle in, because it was as good if not better than the other parks. There is a different feel about this park, because they have live animals on show, rather than lots of rides, so depending on your viewpoint about animals in captivity, you'll either love or hate it. Personally I see a use for zoos and safari parks in educating average joe about the plight of some of the world's most endangered animals. I also see the need to maintain...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 17, 2011

Disney's Animal Kingdom
Walt Disney World Resort
Orlando, Florida 32830
(407) 824-4321

Disney's Hollywood Studios

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Attraction | "Come and Live the Movies"

Disney's Hollywood Studios Photo, Orlando, Florida
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Disney World's Hollywood Studies (once known as MGM studios) is a fantastic movie themed park. I would say this park is geared more towards adults than very young children, although there are plenty of things for everyone to enjoy within the park. When we were teenagers we liked this park the best because of the abundance of high adrenline rides that we loved.As with the Magic Kingdom one visit to this park isn't enough to do everything, but you will be able to get the many of the things that you really want to go on. My top five things to do in this theme park are:1) The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror - take a wander through the golden age of Hollywood in the 1920s and head up...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 17, 2011

Disney's Hollywood Studios
Walt Disney World
Orlando, Florida 32830
(407) 824-4321

Walt Disney World Resort Magic Kingdom

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Attraction | "Become a kid again!"

Walt Disney World Resort Magic Kingdom Photo, Orlando, Florida
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I don't actually think that 1500 words will be enough for me to review the Magic Kingdom, but I'll just have to give it a go won't I? I have been to the Magic Kingdom more times than I can remember and everytime I've been it has been truly magical. However, I must say that although we are there on holiday we try to pack everything in and so it doesn't always feel like a holiday, more of an experience. So my best advice for visiting any of the DIsney parks is to: 1) wear comfy shoes 2) have a big bottle of water with you 3) remember sunscreen 4) pick you're top 5 things to do and make sure you do them 5) make sure you have a meet-up point in case you get sep...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 17, 2011

Walt Disney World Resort Magic Kingdom
Interstate 4 At U.S. Highway 192
Orlando, Florida
(407) 824-4321