The Walt Disney World Resort Orlando offers an immersion experience that puts the imagination center stage. Since its opening in 1971, it has become the largest theme park resort area in the world. The Walt Disney World Resort is a vast, all-inclusive entertainment complex offering 4 theme parks, 2 water parks, a few championship golf courses, a shopping and entertainment village, a boardwalk, many different themed resort hotels, a campground and numerous recreational activities. Hundreds of dining options are available ranging from quick grab-and-go meals to world-class restaurants. There is always something going on at the Resort including special seasonal events that take place throughout the year including Epcot’s Flower and Garden Show, the Food and Wine Festival, holiday events and parties, marathons and more. Even if you are not visiting a theme park, the Walt Disney World Resort is a fun place to explore and shop, since many recreational activities are offered to non-resort guests as well.
Because of the immense popularity of the Walt Disney World Resort, expect heavy crowds during the summer, on weekends and during holidays. Parking fees apply to guests visiting the theme parks, however you can park for free at the water parks, the BoardWalk, Disney Springs, and the resort hotels.