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Walt Disney World

A travel journal to Orlando by Jen Cook

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Walt Disney World

Overview

Main Street Electrical Parade Photo, Orlando, Florida
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Tips on how to beat the crowds, beat the heat, take the best photos and make it a memorable vacation to last a lifetime!

Quick Tips:

Stay on Walt Disney World property, don't come during a busy time of year (Christmas, Easter, etc.) and bring a camera!!

Best Way To Get Around:

Stay at a Disney Resort to take advantage of their free transporations, busses, monorails and boats!!

Disney's Dixie Landings Resort

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Hotel

Disney's Dixie Landings Resort Photo, Orlando, Florida
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This resort is one of the best-kept secrets of Walt Disney World Resort. Set in a southern plantation, the rooms are everything you would expect from a Disney Resort, with the high price tag. The resort is in the moderate catagory, and depeding on the time of year, you can get some great deals. People always ask about whether they should stay on Walt Disney World Property or off...and the answer is ON! First, you have access to bus service. I can't tell you how much money and time you can save by taking the bus. They are so easy and it guarantees that you won't be getting lost! The busses run all day and all night, from any park to any WDW resort. The bus drivers are friendly, and can answ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 4, 2000

Disney's Dixie Landings Resort
1251 Dixie Dr.
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830

California Grill at Disney's Contemporary Resort

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Restaurant | "Disney's California Grill"

California Grill at Disney's Contemporary Resort Photo, Orlando, Florida
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This is perhaps the best place to eat when visiting Walt Disney World Resort. If you are celebrating a special occasion...here's your place. Located at the top of Disney World's first-ever resort, the California Grill has undergone a major renovation, and is now rated one of the best places to eat in all of Orlando. The California Grill has something for everyone...a great sushi bar, delicious steak, seafood to die for, and so much more. Don't forget to save room for dessert...everything there is amazing. The menu changes daily, depending on what food is in season. They have one of the only open-working kitchens in all of Walt Disney World, it's amazing to watch the chefs...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 4, 2000

California Grill at Disney's Contemporary Resort
4600 North World Drive
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
(407) 934-7639

Disney's Hollywood Studios

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Attraction | "Disney MGM Studios"

Disney's Hollywood Studios Photo, Orlando, Florida
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It's Hollywood at it's best at Disney-MGM Studios where guests of all ages are immersed in the glitz, glamour and excitement of show business -- strolling down Hollywood Boulevard, surrounded by the sights, sounds and personalities of Tinseltown in the 1930s; watching as classic Disney characters are brought to life through the magic of animation; or blasting off on a wild limousine ride with America's premier rock band, Aerosmith, as their guides. The courtyard of the Chinese Theater features handprints of numerous show business stars who have visited the studios, including Alan Alda, Lauren Bacall, Robin Williams, Charlton Heston, Samuel L. Jackson, Sylvester Stallone, Bette Midler, Michael J. Fox a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 21, 2000

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

Walt Disney World Resort Magic Kingdom

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Attraction | "Disney's Magic Kingdom"

Walt Disney World Resort Magic Kingdom Photo, Orlando, Florida
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The Magic Kingdom is what immediately comes to most peoples' minds when thinking of Walt Disney World. The magic, the fantasy and the tradition surrounding the park makes it the most popular tourist destination in the world. Designed by Walt Disney, the park offers fun and imagination for any age. The walk down Main Street USA towards Cinderella's Castle will forever change any child's life. The smell of popcorn, the sight of Mickey balloons and at the end of it all, a beautiful castle that holds the key to the fairytale world.

This is a must-stop destination for parents and children alike.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 10, 2000

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

Downtown Disney / Paradise Island Nightlife

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Attraction | "Downtown Disney- Pleasure Island"

Downtown Disney / Paradise Island Nightlife Photo, Kissimmee, Florida
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Pleasure Island is hopping every night of the week. With seven different clubs and bars, there's definitely something here for everyone! The Comedy Club offers about 6 shows a night- and it's a must see! They make everything up on the spot and keep the crowd laughing! They also poke fun at Disney- which is always good for a laugh. BET dance club is brought to you by Black Entertainment Television- dance the night away. The Beach Club is where you'll find the best of the 90's music- big enough where you don't have to dance it you don't want to. 8 Trax is where all you 70's lovers will want to check out- come with your Bellbottoms! Adventure's Club is one of those plac...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 4, 2000

Downtown Disney / Paradise Island Nightlife
Downtown Disney
Kissimmee, Florida 32830

Disney's Animal Kingdom

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Attraction

Disney's Animal Kingdom Photo, Orlando, Florida
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Disney's Animal Kingdom holds the beauty and wonder of Disney, without making you feel like you are at a typical zoo. The animals are wonderful, and are very well kept. The shows are outstanding; make sure to see the Lion King show as you won't regret it. Kids of all ages will love this park.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 24, 2000

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

Walt Disney World Resort Epcot Theme Park

Attraction | "Mission Space"

Walt Disney World Resort Epcot Theme Park Photo, Orlando, Florida
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Guests who accept the mission will engage in a one-of-a-kind astronaut experience that launches them into a simulated space adventure--from pulse-racing liftoff to the sensations of traveling though outer space on a mission to Mars. Pre-Show The setting for the attraction is several decades into the future at the International Space Training Center. As the "crew" selected for this ultimate space mission, guests head to the dispatch area and then move to the Ready Room where they receive a history of astronaut training and are given the role they will assume during the mission--the commander, pilot, navigator, or engineer. Countdown...Liftoff Then it's on to the pre-fli...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 20, 2003

Walt Disney World Resort Epcot Theme Park

Orlando, Florida

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One-day, One-park ticket (to Magic Kingdom OR Epcot OR Disney-MGM Studios OR Disney's Animal Kingdom): $52.00 (Ages 10+); $42.00 (Ages 3-9) ~ Four-Day Park-Hopper:208.00 (Ages 10+); 167.00 (Ages 3-9) @ Park-Hopper Plus Pass (5-Day):269.00 (Ages 10+); 216.00 (Ages 3-9) # Theme Park Annual Pass:369.00 (Ages 10+); 314.00 (Ages 3-9) # Florida Resident Theme Park Annual Pass:299.00 (Ages 10+); 254.00 (Ages 3-9) ^ Premium Annual Pass:489.00 (Ages 10+); 416.00 (Ages 3-9) ^ Florida Resident Premium Annual Pass:399.00 (Ages 10+); 339.00 (Ages 3-9) & Water Parks 1-Day:31.00 ...Read More