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GUIDE to all 4 Disney World Parks

Those traveling to Disney World in Florida may not understand which theme parks are part of the Disney-themed area. There are 4 Disney World parks and they are all within an easy drive to one another (if not a boat ride or walk!).

Tree of Life Facts

Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom’s main theme is just that, animals and you will find the park divided into 5 different areas based on different lands.

Lioness on Safari at Animal Kingdom

Africa— In this area, you will walk through an African village where you will find everything from drum circles to acrobatic performers.

Guests can go on an African safari to see wildlife like lions, zebra, giraffes, and other magnificent animals roaming freely.

Rafikis Planet Watch

There is a Wildlife Express steam train that takes you from Africa to Rafiki’s Planet Watch, an interactive conservation center where guests enter and learn about animals and their environments.

Asia Signage in Animal Kingdom

Asia— Here, you will be able to walk past Asian ruins complete with monkeys and take a walking journey that will allow you to see Bengal Tigers, Komodo dragons and even bats!

Expedition Everest in Animal Kingdom

Two rides you won’t want to miss are Expedition Everest (a coaster that brings you on a close encounter with the Yeti) and Kali River Rapids, a white-water raft adventure through a rainforest.

Animal Kingdom Dinosaur Ride

DinoLand U.S.A.— You will venture back in time with this part of Animal Kingdom.

Go on a thrilling ride to escape dinosaurs on DINOSAUR, kids can dig in The Boneyard for fossils and have a fun time in the dinosaur-themed fair playground.

Finding Nemo Musical

Although not dinosaur-themed, you will also find the live show, “Finding Nemo-The Musical.”

Discovery Island— The center of Animal Kingdom is where all the lands meet. You will find The Tree of Life in the center.

Surrounding the tree are animal exhibits. Inside the tree, is a 3D show with special effects, “It’s Tough to be a Bug.”

Pandora Floating Mountains

Pandora – The World of Avatar— The newest area of Animal Kingdom makes you feel like you are walking straight into the movie, Avatar.

Disney Flight of Passage
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You can fly on the back of a mountain banshee in Pandora on the Avatar Flight of Passage or journey into a bioluminescent rainforest on Na’vi River Journey.

Spaceship Earth


The first thing that you need to understand about EPCOT is that it is divided into four sections: World Celebration, World Discovery, World Nature and World Showcase.

Walt Dreamer Statue

World Celebration

World Celebration is the section of EPCOT nearest to the park entrance and focuses on connecting with the global community.

Spaceship Earth is the only ride in this section and it takes you on a journey through the evolution of society’s greatest achievements.

Wonders of Xandar Pavilion

World Discovery

World Discovery focuses on innovation, technology and exploration.

This is where you will find some of the more popular rides at the park: Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind, Test Track and Mission Space.

Mission Space Ride

Mission Space allows you to feel what it’s like to travel in space as you travel on a space mission!

Test Track gives you a chance to develop your car and then race it against others to see how well it stacks up!

World Nature

World Nature encourages guests to learn about the world through interaction with our environment and to take care of our natural resources.

Journey of Water takes guests through the lifecycle of water so that they can see how valuable this natural resource is for us.

The Seas with Nemo & Friends is a ride where you will go on an adventure with Nemo inside a clamshell. When you finish, you can spend time exploring the Coral Reef.

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Soarin’ Around the World takes you on a high-flying journey to different parts of the world where all your senses will be in overdrive!

Epcot World Showcase

EPCOT’s World Showcase

World Showcase invites you to explore cultures around the world.

Mexico Pavilion

Mexico Pavilion

Gran Fiesta tour. Go on a search for Donald Duck with 2 of the 2 Caballeros, Panchito (the Mexican charro rooster) and José Carioca (the Brazilian parrot).

“Remember Me!” – La Celebración del Día de Muertos exhibit. Learn about the Day of the Dead holiday and see scenes from Pixar’s Coco.

Norway Pavilion

Frozen Ever After. This is one of the most popular rides in EPCOT. Take a journey to Arendale to visit Elsa and see some of her friends along the way!

Royal Sommerhus. If you want to meet Anna & Elsa, this is where you will find them.

EPCOT China Pavilion

China Pavilion

Reflections of China takes you on a 14-minute journey to see parts of China you might not otherwise see.

Jeweled Dragons Acrobatics is a wonderful show that showcases talented acrobat artists from China.

Germany Pavilion

Germany Pavilion

The Pavilion doesn’t feature any attractions or rides but does have great places to eat and unique shops selling delicious caramel treats, Christmas ornaments, and Beer Steins.

Italy Pavilion at Epcot

Italy Pavilion

The pavilion doesn’t feature any rides or attractions but you may see Sergio, the mime & juggler perform if you are there at the right time.

There are also some great restaurants and stores that sell glass, jewelry, and Venetian-style masks.

American Adventure Pavilion in EPCOT

American Adventure

Colonial theater Benjamin Franklin and Mark Twain walk you through American history using 35 animatronic figures from history.

Voices of Liberty at Christmas in Epcot

You may also enjoy listening to the singing of the Voices of Liberty inside the pavilion. They put on 15-minute performances throughout the day.

Japanese Pavilion

Japan Pavilion

There are no rides & attractions in Japan Pavilion, but they have some unique shops and great places to eat including Tepan Edo which is a Hibachi-style restaurant.

Morocco Pavilion in Epcot

Morocco Pavilion

There are no rides & attractions in the pavilion, but you should take your time to walk around. There is plenty to see!

France Pavilion in Epcot

France Pavilion

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure takes guests into the world of “Ratatouille,” where they will shrink to the size of Chef Remy and scurry through Gusteau’s famous restaurant.

Beauty & the Beast Singalong Visit a French cinema for a 15-minute film featuring songs from the animated classic, Beauty and the Beast.

Impressions de France. Watch an 18-minute video that transports you to some of the most famous landmarks in France.

UK Pavilion in the World Showcase

UK Pavilion

While there are no rides, attractions, or restaurants, there are some places to grab a pint or some fish & chips.

There are also plenty of great shops including a Tea Store, a Toy Store, and a Store specializing in Soccer gear.

Canada Pavilion in Epcot


Canada Far & Wide. Explore Canada in a newly updated edition of the classic Epcot Circle-Vision 360 presentation

Hollywood Boulevard in Disney World

Hollywood Studios

This Disney World park focuses on giving guests a behind-the-scenes Hollywood experience.

You will find that the entire park has many Hollywood-inspired rides and attractions.

Hollywood Boulevard– is the central area of the park. You will find stage shows and a replica of Grauman’s Chinese Theater which is the central hub of Hollywood Studios.

Echo Lake– In this area of the park, you will find a theme of adventure.

Two of the most popular attractions in this area are Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! and Star Tours—The Adventures Continues.

Grand Avenue–The Muppets take the center stage on this street. You will find a 3D Muppet show as well as Muppet-themed pizzeria.

New at Hollywood Studios

Toy Story Land– The newest addition to  Hollywood Studios makes you feel as though you have walked right into the backyard of Andy.

Filled with Andy’s toys, you will find Toy Story-themed rides and experiences.

Galaxy's Edge Opening in Disney World
Courtesy Disney

Galaxy’s Edge- This part of the park is built to make you feel like you are inside the Star Wars universe.

It is where you will find two new rides along with shops and Star Wars-themed experiences. It is brand new and perfect for anyone who wants to be where the action is!

Animation Courtyard- Star Wars Launch Bay is a primary location within the park for fans to celebrate all things Star Wars. Another area is dedicated to Disney Junior.

You’ll find a live stage show as well as a meet & greet for some of your favorite Disney Junior characters.

Hollywood Tower of Terror

Sunset Boulevard–One of the most popular areas in Hollywood Studios, this street features some of the best rides and attractions.

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror takes guests on a plummeting ride down 13 stories.

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster is an indoor roller coaster featuring music from Aerosmith.

Costumes in the Live Beauty and Beast show at Hollywood Studios

There are two amazing live shows: Beauty and the Beast and Fantasmic!

Disney Welcome Show

Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom is divided into 6 different lands with Cinderella Castle as the centerpiece of the park.

Main Street USA

Main Street, U.S.A.– This is the first area you go through when entering the park. You will find a town filled with its normal buildings including a Fire station, City Hall and Barbershop!

Pirates of Caribbean

Adventureland– In this land, you will find rides and attractions that deal with adventure: Pirates of the Caribbean, Jungle Cruise, The Magic Carpets of Aladdin, and more.

BIg Thunder Mountain

Frontierland –Go back to a time when the United States was just beginning to go West.

Built to look like the old West, you will find the popular rides Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Tiana’s Bayou Adventure in this part of the park.

Magic Kingdom Secret at Haunted Mansion

Liberty Square–The location of the United States’ first White House was in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

This area of the park is built to look like you’ve walked back in time to Philadelphia in the 18th century.

You’ll find Haunted Mansion, Liberty Square Riverboat, and The Hall of Presidents.

Sword in the Stone

Fantasyland– Probably the most favorite part of Magic Kingdom takes you into the Disney classics.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

You’ll find rides and attractions that bring Disney characters to life Peter Pan’s Flight, Mad Tea Party, Prince Charming Regal Carousel, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Under the Sea – Journey of The Little Mermaid, Enchanted Tales with Belle, and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.

Tomorrowland in Magic Kingdom

Tomorrowland – Venture into the land of the future with rides and attractions that take on an out-of-this-world theme.

Tron Ride at Magic Kingdom

You’ll find TRON Light Cycle Run, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor, Space Mountain, and Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress.

Disney World Parks

Each of the 4 Disney World Parks is in a separate area on Disney property but are all part of the true Disney experience.

In addition to these 4 Disney World parks, Disney also has two water parks (Blizzard Beach & Typhoon Lagoon), two mini-golf courses (Fantasia Gardens & Summerland), an ESPN Sports complex, and a shopping district (Disney Springs).

Visit each of the four main Walt Disney World Resort Parks starting at $99 per day when you book through Get Away Today! This exciting offer is valid for travel April 2 – September 28, 2024.

Are you ready to plan a trip to Walt Disney World? Be sure to read our tips for planning a Disney World Vacation.

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