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“Magical Marathon!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World
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$236*
and up
Disney's 2-Day Magic Your Way Ticket
Ranked #5 of 409 things to do in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This world-famous resort consists of four theme parks (Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, MGM Studios, Animal Kingdom), three water parks, more than 20 hotels, eight golf courses and a myriad of attractions.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Seattle, Washington
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Magical Marathon!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

We came down for the Walt Disney World Marathon weekend and, as always, had a magical time. We live in Seattle, so Florida is a very long haul for us. But we still try to come out once every couple of years to run a race and celebrate in the parks.

We are two adults, no children, so our Disney experience is probably atypical. We're able to be at the parks for rope drop, get dining reservations relatively easily for just the two of us, and we are smart enough to know that when the parks get too busy, we should just retreat to the hotel pool.

I must admit that I laugh when I read people complaining that the parts are too expensive. The parks are purely for pleasure -- no one HAS to go to Disney World. If you don't like crowds or lines or paying $2.50 for a bottle of soda, well, you know what to do. Disney is incredibly good at creating magic if you want it.

We loved the new Fantasyland -- even if we felt that as a table of two we got terrible seating at the Beast's castle restaurant.

The only sad part about Disney World to me is how far it is from our home -- and how it makes Disneyland pale in comparison.

Visited January 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Happy Halloween”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Out of the 5 or so theme parks we could have gone to on the walt Disney world resort, we only went to Hollywood Studios and Magic Kingdom.
As a whole, disneyworld would be good, but it would get expensive to go to all so we just went to two. We went to the Halloween night at the magic kingdom. That was a great great day. Got to go trick or treating and dress up in costume.
Overall I do prefer Disneyland in California as it is a whole theme park in one where as the one in Orlando is broken up into smaller parks, which would be good if you went of all of the parks.
I do still recommend to go to disneyworld, I would suggest to either hire a car to get from park to park or make sure you get a hotel with a good shuttle service for the parks.

Visited October 2012
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Orlando, Florida
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“It's Disney. What else is there to say?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

I only have 2 problems with Disney. 1. The attractions are totally geared for family (their goal) so they are very mild, including the "thrill" rides. 2. People leave their manners at the door. You can't be nice once you get in there. You just have to push back and hold your own. Quite sad really. But overall, almost always a fun time.

Visited December 2012
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Powell River, Canada
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“Too many in park”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Too many people, too long of waits. Confusing to park hop on Disney bus system. Fast passes all gone by noon.

Visited February 2013
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Topeka, Kansas, United States
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“Decent worth seeing once”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Pretty good, My son loved it not a whole lot to actually do and the rides take a long time, mostly just site seeing the rides the few there are, are not really for LITTLE kids (mine who is 5)..

Visited February 2013
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