11 Things People Love Most About Walt Disney World Resort

Every guest loves a Walt Disney World vacation. From the fantastic parks to the endless dining options, there is something to make even the grumpiest guests smile. Part of what makes Walt Disney World such an amazing vacation destination is the variety of experiences and activities ensuring that there is something for every guest to love. One guest’s favorite thing about a Disney vacation might be visiting a favorite resort whereas another might love riding the Haunted Mansion. No matter what a guest loves most about a Disney vacation, they are sure to have magical memories for years to come. Here are eleven things that guests love most about Walt Disney World.

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11. The Resorts –

Guests who choose to stay on property while visiting Walt Disney World can pick from over twenty different Disney Resorts. The resorts are broken down into three categories with Deluxe being the most expensive, Value being the most reasonably priced, and Moderate falling somewhere in between. No matter which category or resort a guest chooses, they are treated to amazing service, intricate themes, beautiful landscaping and architecture, fun pool areas, and lots of great dining. Guests love Disney Resorts for being close to the magic at all times while feeling right at home.

10. The Parks –

What guest visits Walt Disney World and doesn’t love spending time in the four theme parks? The Magic Kingdom transports guests to various lands where they can experience everything from meeting the princesses to blasting off into space. Epcot celebrates both technology and cultures from around the world in one beautiful park. Disney’s Hollywood Studios invites guests to Hollywood in many ways from Indiana Jones style stunts to the Star Wars universe and even childhood memories through Toy Story. Finally, Disney’s Animal Kingdom celebrates the beauty and importance of nature and the environment through thrilling and informative attractions and experiences.

9. Thrilling Attractions –

Many guests might assume that Walt Disney World only has slower attractions that are fun for the whole family, but they are totally wrong! Disney is full of big thrills including Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance where you are IN the Star Wars action, Avatar Flight of Passage where you can expect a thrilling ride as you climb aboard a Banshee (dragon-like creature) and ride through the beautiful World of Avatar; Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith where guests can rocket through Los Angeles to get to a concert on time; Mission: SPACE where guests can strap in and experience some serious G forces as they blast off to space; and Dinosaur where guests can travel back in time and come face to face with snarling dinosaurs and a massive asteroid.

8. Classic Attractions –

In addition to the thrilling attractions that many guests enjoy, there are also plenty of classic attractions which simply can’t be missed on a Disney vacation. Two of the most beloved classic Disney attractions can be found in the Magic Kingdom in Liberty Square and Adventureland. The Haunted Mansion invites guests to get close with nine hundred and ninety nine happy haunts and Pirates of the Caribbean allows guests to set sail with some swashbuckling pirates as they ransack and burn a seaside village.

7. Disney Transportation –

A favorite perk of many guests who stay on property at a Walt Disney World Resort is the complimentary Disney transportation. Guests never have to worry about getting around to and from their resort as complimentary buses, monorails, boats, ferries, and the Disney Skyliner are constantly operating. Guests can easily get to any location they want with quick, easy, and clean transportation.

6. The Monorail –

A favorite mode of Disney transportation for many guests is the iconic monorail which runs mainly near the Magic Kingdom. The monorail there runs on a loop stopping at the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Transportation and Ticket Center, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. Guests can also transfer at Disney’s Transportation and Ticket Center to ride a different monorail directly to Epcot. Guests especially love riding the monorail to hear the classic safety spiel!

5. Hidden Mickeys –

Hidden throughout all of Walt Disney World are Hidden Mickeys which can be found in artwork, décor, architecture, props, and everything in between. Hidden Mickeys can feature either Mickey himself or another well-known Disney character like Minnie, Tinkerbell, or Donald. Guests love spending time on their Disney vacation searching far and wide for Hidden Mickeys!

4. Dining Options –

Walt Disney World is home to a seemingly endless list of dining options ranging from quick service burgers and fries to fine dining experiences with multi course meals. Guests can enjoy food from many different cultures and places around the world, dine while meeting favorite Disney characters, sample traditional baked goods and pastries from different cultures, and enjoy classic Mickey shaped ice cream treats. With so many great dining experiences to enjoy, even the pickiest of eaters will love dining in Walt Disney World.

3. The Fireworks –

Nearly every night in Walt Disney World, the skies light up over the theme parks as beautiful fireworks displays bring the night to life. The Magic Kingdom is home to Happily Ever After which is a beautiful display of fireworks, lasers, projection, music, and storytelling Magic Kingdom is known for. Epcot hosts the nightly fireworks which gathers guests around the lagoon for a show with pyrotechnics, laser lights, fireworks, dancing water, and wonderful music. Disney’s Hollywood Studios hosts Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular which is a fireworks show full of high-definition projection surrounded by lasers, fire, incredible music and sound effects. Fantasmic! is also available at Hollywood Studios which combines live acting, special effects, animation, and a larger than life dragon to help guests enter into Mickey’s imagination for a battle between good and evil.

2. Cast Members –

One of the highlights of any trip to Walt Disney World is taking the time to stop and chat with Cast Members working all over the property. Cast Members are some of the most friendly, helpful, and informative people, and they generally also love taking time to talk to guests!

1. There’s Something For Everyone –

The best part about a Walt Disney World vacation is that there is something for every single guest to enjoy. From dining and thrilling attractions to unique resorts and Hidden Mickeys, every guest is sure to have an amazing time and make some great memories on a Disney vacation.

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane first started visiting Walt Disney World when she was two years old, and despite spending most of that trip quarantined with the chicken pox she managed to fall in love with the place. Visiting WDW every year since, she especially loves learning all about the history and small details of the parks and eating/drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival each fall. When she's not in Disney, Caitlin lives in New York and spends her time counting down the days to her next trip.