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Orlando-Walt Disney World Travel Guide

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2-Day Itinerary in Orlando-Walt Disney World

Explore the best things to do in Orlando-Walt Disney World in 2 days based on recommendations from local experts.

Day 1

#1

#1 in Orlando-Walt Disney World

Local Pick: Must-see ?
Excessive, exhausting and expensive, Walt Disney World Resort is above all else enchanting. Composed of four theme parks (the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom), two water parks (Disney's Typhoon Lagoon and Disney's Blizzard Beach), 21 hotels and the Disney Springs shopping, dining and entertainment complex, this sprawling property features iconic sights and rides like Cinderella Castle, "it's a small world," Spaceship Earth and the recently opened Pandora – The World of Avatar. Even Anaheim's Disneyland can't compete, according to some. 
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More than Full Day Time to Spend
Walt Disney World Resort
Excessive, exhausting and expensive, Walt Disney World Resort is above all else enchanting. Composed of four theme parks (the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom), two water parks (Disney's Typhoon Lagoon and Disney's Blizzard Beach), 21 hotels and the Disney Springs shopping, dining and entertainment complex, this sprawling property features iconic sights and rides like Cinderella Castle, "it's a small world," Spaceship Earth and the recently opened Pandora – The World of Avatar. Even Anaheim's Disneyland can't compete, according to some. 
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10-15 minutes by car

#9
I-Drive Free

#9 in Orlando-Walt Disney World

Local Pick: If Time Allows ? Free
The International Drive Resort Area is one of Orlando's most diverse regions to visit. Situated less than 10 miles southwest of downtown Orlando, this area features a variety of shopping, dining and entertainment venues, including WonderWorks, two outlet malls, Ripley's Believe It or Not! and Pirate's Cove miniature golf course. Eateries here offer all sorts of cuisines, or travelers can enjoy a meal while watching a magic-, pirate-, comedy- or circus-themed show. For night owls, I-Drive boasts a B.B. King-affiliated blues club, a Howl at the Moon dueling pianos venue, a Señor Frog's restaurant and bar, the world's largest permanent ice bar and more.
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Entertainment and Nightlife Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
I-Drive
The International Drive Resort Area is one of Orlando's most diverse regions to visit. Situated less than 10 miles southwest of downtown Orlando, this area features a variety of shopping, dining and entertainment venues, including WonderWorks, two outlet malls, Ripley's Believe It or Not! and Pirate's Cove miniature golf course. Eateries here offer all sorts of cuisines, or travelers can enjoy a meal while watching a magic-, pirate-, comedy- or circus-themed show. For night owls, I-Drive boasts a B.B. King-affiliated blues club, a Howl at the Moon dueling pianos venue, a Señor Frog's restaurant and bar, the world's largest permanent ice bar and more.
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Day 2

#2

#2 in Orlando-Walt Disney World

Local Pick: Must-see ?
Whether you're traveling with little ones, teenagers, friends or your significant other, odds are you'll find something to enjoy at Universal Orlando Resort. This sprawling entertainment area features two theme parks, as well as Universal CityWalk, a pedestrian thoroughfare with shops, restaurants, a movie theater and nightclubs. The original park – Universal Studios Florida – is home to the 3-D Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride and The Simpsons Ride, while Universal's Islands of Adventure has several rollercoasters and a "Jurrasic Park"-themed ride. A water park – Universal's Volcano Bay – is also available.
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Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend
Universal Orlando Resort
Whether you're traveling with little ones, teenagers, friends or your significant other, odds are you'll find something to enjoy at Universal Orlando Resort. This sprawling entertainment area features two theme parks, as well as Universal CityWalk, a pedestrian thoroughfare with shops, restaurants, a movie theater and nightclubs. The original park – Universal Studios Florida – is home to the 3-D Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride and The Simpsons Ride, while Universal's Islands of Adventure has several rollercoasters and a "Jurrasic Park"-themed ride. A water park – Universal's Volcano Bay – is also available.
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10-15 minutes by car

#7

#7 in Orlando-Walt Disney World

Local Pick: If Time Allows ? Free
Popular brands like Apple and H&M rub elbows with high-end boutiques like Prada and Versace at the The Mall at Millenia. Providing a nice change of pace from the overpriced souvenirs you'd purchase inside one of Orlando's parks, this mall houses approximately 150 stores to browse. It also offers a great way to pass the time on a rainy day.
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Shopping Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
The Mall at Millenia
Popular brands like Apple and H&M rub elbows with high-end boutiques like Prada and Versace at the The Mall at Millenia. Providing a nice change of pace from the overpriced souvenirs you'd purchase inside one of Orlando's parks, this mall houses approximately 150 stores to browse. It also offers a great way to pass the time on a rainy day.
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10-20 minutes by car

Local Pick: If Time Allows ?
Neighborhood/Area Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend

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