Cinderella Castle 50th Day
  • On Aug 13, 2022
    Taylor from BC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I've been to Disneyland and Disneyland Paris before but am currently planning my first Disney World trip and am already noticing so many big differences between the resorts. What are some important things to know about Disney World that are different?

    Hello again, Taylor, thank you for stopping by planDisney!

    I am so happy to hear that you are planning a visit to Walt Disney World Resort, especially during the 50th Anniversary Celebration!

    When we compare Disneyland Resort to Walt Disney World Resort the first factor is the difference in size. As you know, Disneyland Resort offers two theme parks, the Downtown Disney District and three beautiful Disneyland Resort Hotels and is pedestrian-friendly. Alternatively, Walt Disney World Resort offers four theme parks, two water parks, championship-level golf courses and over 25 Disney Resorts Hotel Collection properties at different price-point categories - Value Resorts, Moderate Resorts, Deluxe Resorts and Deluxe Villas which offer amenities similar to home. And lastly, Walt Disney World Resort offers a shopping, dining and entertainment district called Disney Springs.

    Walt Disney World Resort Transportation is complimentary between Disney Resort Hotels, theme parks, water parks and Disney Springs and Disney Resort Hotels are loosely clustered around each of the four theme parks. One of my favourite areas is Disney's BoardWalk which offers coastal-style Disney Resort Hotels complete with a boardwalk promenade offering many exciting activities, dining and shopping, best of all this area is right between two theme parks, EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios accessed either by foot or by a watercraft service.

    There are three Deluxe Resorts on the Walt Disney World® Monorail Transportation which leads to Magic Kingdom Park, and there is a cluster of hotels with access to the Disney Skyliner gondola service which takes Guests to EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios. If you stay at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, for example, not only will you be near Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, but you will have a Guest Room balcony that overlooks an active savanna. The skies are the limit and the choices are all yours depending on your travel style and budget.

    Taylor, take a look at the current Walt Disney World Resort - Special Offers, Deals & Discounts to see if any are of interest to you when building your Walt Disney World Resort vacation package. Booking online through your Disney account is easy to do with the step-by-step process. You will require a nominal fee for a deposit to book your vacation package and the balance is due 30-days before your check-in.

    I hope that once you book, you stop by planDisney again because depending on when you decide to visit Walt Disney World Resort we wouldn't want you to miss out on any special events and activities.

    It was my pleasure to assist you Taylor and I look forward to offering any other first-hand tips to enhance your visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth!

    See Ya Real Soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Jacqueline, Ontario

Hello, from Ontario, Canada! I am a former band and visual arts teacher who is retired and home full-time always planning my next Disney Destination vacation. I would be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, with a few personal first-hand tips for sailing with Disney, walking in Walt's footsteps at Disneyland Resort and travelling with a special needs family member. Learn More About Jacqueline

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