Planning to Disney World in Orlando

Updated on August 28th, 2017

Disney World has 4 theme parks and 2 water parks.

  • Epcot
  • Magic Kingdom Park
  • Disney Animal Kingdom Park
  • Disney Hollywood Studios
  • Disney Blizzard Beach
  • Disney Typhoon Lagoon


Also there are Disney Cruises to Disney private island. Besides Disney World, there are also Universal Studio (Harry Porter Theme Park), Sea World and Kennedy Space Center etc. It takes you a lot of time to visit all of them. Thus, there are a few questions you need to figure out.

How long?

Two weeks is quite enough to visit all theme parks.

When to go?

Florida’s best weather is in mid to end of March. It’s too hot in summer and September is typhoon season.

Where to stay?

Although staying in Disney hotels is expensive and far away from other parks, advantages of staying in Disney hotels are:

  • Magic Band is included. It’s valued at USD$20. You can pre-order color and it’s personalized.
  • Airport transportation is included. You put on your Disney luggage tag and they will deliver your luggage directly from airport to your hotel room.
  • You can book your Fast Pass+ two months in advance
  • Free parking at hotel and theme parks
  • Free shuttle bus service between hotels and theme parks

With all these freebies, it’s worth to choose Disney hotels.

Dining Plan?

Dining plan is worth to buy but you need to plan it very well to use it without wasting your money. Details:Dining Plans介绍

Car rental?

The fact is parking lots are far away from the entrance, some even need to take a shuttle to get there. It’s very frustrated that you have to walk a long way to the parking lot after a whole day in the theme park. The better choice would be taking the shuttle bus. Bus stations are right beside the entrance and it has it’s own express lane to get out of the traffic jam. It takes less than 15 minutes to get to your hotel.

Can we bring foods and drinks?

Yes, you can. The security check at entrance is for dangerous objects only.