Walt Disney World
- Type: Amusement Parks
- Time to Spend: More than Full Day
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Excessive, exhausting and expensive, Walt Disney World is above all else enchanting. There's no other place that offers quite the same brand of child-like wonder and family fun. Even Disneyland in California can't compete, according to some.
But don't take our word for it: "You just can't beat this place it has everything in the universe and the best best best best best of everything," gushes one TripAdvisor user. Says another: "Every park was magical. Every employee makes sure your time is special. It was definitely a dream come true!" Yahoo! Travel vacationers add to the praise; noting "it's better than therapy," while an IgoUgo.com traveler closes out with: "Disney is not just for kids but for the kid at heart. When I am in Disney world I feel free of the stresses of everyday life and feel as if Peter Pan has granted me another chance at childhood."
Of course there are a few caveats. Disney World is immense and spread out over more than 30,000 acres in four theme parks, two water parks, several golf courses and eateries plus a downtown district and more. And tickets are expensive; regardless of whether you're visiting for just a day (adults can enjoy one of the theme parks for $82; kids ages three to nine for $74) or several days (in which case, packages start around $1,400 per person). Most do suggest you break Disney World up over the course of several days; otherwise the expense may not be worth it.
Located in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Walt Disney World's prices vary by the number of days you're staying, the number of parks you're visiting, and whether you're also staying overnight in one of the resort villas, hotels or campgrounds. Additionally, each park has different opening and closing hours. Visit the official website for further details.