This is without a doubt the geek trip I have made. And, who would go two whole weeks of travel just to visit Disney parks? Well I! It all started the first time I visited Disney Land Paris, because I liked it so much that the following year I decided to go to Disney World in Orlando.
Although I made this trip in 2003, now I bring you the travel guide. Better late than never! Of course, there are some aspects that have varied since then and I have had to document well.
The easiest way is to travel by plane to Orlando, as it has an international airport. However, it is usually much cheaper to fly directly to Miami, as in my case. To save on the budget, I decided rent a car at the Miami airport. From Miami to Disney World there are 370 kilometers and it takes about four hours for the highway to arrive. Driving in Florida is very easy, because outside the big cities there is not much traffic, gasoline is much cheaper than in Spain and renting a car is very economical. Currently, you can rent a car from € 30 a day.
Ideally, sleep in a Disney hotel, but as in Disneyland Paris, prices are prohibitive. I stayed at the hotel Riu Orlando, located two kilometers from Downtown Disney. I was there every night (in my life I have spent so many nights in the same hotel) and it was very comfortable and very practical. The night with breakfast and transportation to the parks was $ 50, but unfortunately this hotel closed.
I've been looking for an alternative in hotel search engines and the one I liked the most was the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista. The offer price that the search engine has given me is € 56 in a double room, which is quite reasonable. Something very positive is that this hotel it's a 10 minute walk from Downtown Disney, which is Disney's restaurant and entertainment area. I think it's a great location, since you can walk to dinner and from there also transport to all Disney parks.
When I went there were tickets for days that were worth for all the parks and hours, but now it is different. Currently, the one-day adult ticket costs $ 89, only serves to enter a park and does not include water parks. The ticket price decreases depending on the duration of the pass:
If you want to visit more than one park on the same day, you must add the option Park hooper which is $ 57 extra in total (not per day). If you want add water parks, and I recommend it if you are many days, there are another $ 57 to add to the base price. If you want the two extra options, there is an extra set that costs $ 79. You can buy tickets at the park ticket offices or at Downtown Disney.
Between the parks and the different Disney complexes there is a network of buses, monorail and boats with which we can move for free from one point to another. It is organized in a way that looks like the public transport service of a big city. On the front of the buses you can read where they leave and where they are going. For example, from Magic Kingdom to Epcot or from Animal Kingdom to Downtown. There are many lines and the park is very well connected.
Disney World consists of four theme parks. He Magic kingdom It's like Disneyland Paris, but it has an extra thematic area dedicated to Mickey Mouse. Epcot It has two distinct parts: Future World and World Showcase. The first is dedicated to science and technological advances, and the second has different parts of the world represented, such as Mexico, Japan, Canada, Morocco, China, Norway and above all there are shops and restaurants. One of the parks that I liked the most was the Disney's Hollywood Studios, dedicated to the world of cinema and which has a reduced version in Paris called Walt Disney Studios. A very curious park is the Animal kingdom. As the name implies, it is dedicated to the animal kingdom and you can even do safaris.
In addition, there are two water parks: the Disney's Blizzard Beach and the Disney's Typhoon Lagoon. Both are ideal for a fun day to soak and better withstand the heat in Florida. The two parks have spectacular slides and wave pools.