Disney Parks – The Unofficial Guide

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Written By Carlos Braga

There are several Disney parks around the world, today we will talk about all the parks found in the United States.

This post can be a bit confusing as the first question many people ask initially is where is disney?

Fireworks at Magic Kingdom
fireworks show at Magic Kingdom

In general, disney is all over the world, as we have parks around the world, such as Disney World in Orlando and in other locations including Japan and China!

Here we will only focus on those found in the United States that are in Florida and California.

And we will explain a little bit about each of them.

We will give our opinion on everything we experienced in each of these incredible parks so that you can choose the best option to enjoy the Disney parks with your family.

Disney Parks in Orlando

Magic Kingdom

This is the most iconic Disney Park, symbol of Disney and Orlando itself.

It is perhaps the most famous Disney park in the world, largely due to its strong point, the Castle from Cinderella.

By the way, in every corner of this park we have a bit of the magic created by the Disney universe.

Cinderella's Castle at Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World
Cinderella's Castle at Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World

There is no way to make this trip that is in the sub and conscious of all young people and adults and simply say that it was not Magic Kingdom.

It is a park that we recommend that you set aside at least 2 days for it, if possible, of course.

If you have little time for your trip, do not hesitate to contact us so that we can set up your Custom Travel Script on a trip!

It offers many children's attractions and even 5 roller coasters.

There's so much magic in this wonderful park.

We love to save the Magic Kingdom for the end of the trip, to end in style!

useful information from Park

Minimum number of days to visit the park: 2 days – The Park is very big and there are many things to do

Possible to go to another park on the same day: No

Recommended for: Everyone who likes the Disney universe, enjoys light or extreme attractions, likes to see and experience magical experiences.

Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World
Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom – Walt Disney World

Not recommended for: People who really don't like the movies, characters or anything Disney related.

Capacity: It is the most crowded park at Disney in practically all seasons, out of season it still has long lines at the newest or most famous attractions.

Epcot

Who does not know the figure of that big ball with colored lights at night?

This is the famous SpaceShip Earth, attraction that is right at the entrance to Epcot!

Normally it is associated with adults, ideal for those who want to eat and try different things while still enjoying that adrenaline rush, this Disney park is almost classic attractions such as the Guardians of the Galaxies attraction, Soarin' and Test track.

Spaceship Earth - Epcot Attraction
Spaceship Earth – Epcot Attraction

It also has a special attraction for children who are fans of Frozen and Nemo🇧🇷 We have an exclusive post talking about each of the Epcot attractions.

It's probably the most underrated Disney park and many travelers don't include it in their itinerary.

However, Epcot increasingly offers good entertainment options and attractions for visitors.

Not to mention the events that take place throughout the year such as the Flower and Garden Festival, Festival das Artes and Food & Wine.

Frozen Ever After - Epcot Attraction
Frozen Ever After – Epcot Attraction

useful information from Park

Minimum number of days to visit the park: 1 day
Possible to go to another park on the same day? No
Recommended for: People who like to walk, like to eat, enjoy radical and different attractions, are interested in the disney universe
Not recommended for: People who don't have much patience to “see” new things, don't like to eat different things and don't like to walk.
Capacity: The Park is quite big, normally the initial part “Future World” is usually more crowded

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Movie lover? You already know your right destination at Disney parks!

Disney's Hollywood Studios is one of the parks with the most thrilling attractions in all of Walt Disney World.

How Aerosmith's roller coaster and the Tower of terror🇧🇷 2 Classic but super exciting Disney attractions.

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror - Hollywood Studios Attraction
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror – Hollywood Studios Attraction

It wouldn't be Disney if there weren't great options for kids too.

There you will find Disney Junior characters, Lightning Mcqueen Attraction, Muppets show and even an area completely dedicated to Toy Story.

One of the park's strengths is the new Star Wars area called Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

Millennium Falcon Smugglers Run
Millennium Falcon Smugglers Run

The Hollywood Studios it is currently one of the most crowded parks. It is a park that you will need 2 days to visit everything.

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We have a post entirely dedicated to Hollywood Studios – check here.

useful information from Park

Minimum number of days to visit the park: 2 days
Possible to go to another park on the same day? No
Recommended for: People who like extreme movies and attractions.
Not recommended for: Nobody. There are attractions for all tastes.
Capacity: Currently the most crowded among Disney parks.

Animal kingdom

Animal Kingdom is home to one of the most incredible areas of all Disney Parks, Pandora – The World of Avatar.

It really is impressive and beautiful, and the main attraction of the area, the Flight of Passage it is my favorite attraction out of all the Disney attractions.

Pandora World of Avatar - By Day
Pandora World of Avatar – By Day

In addition to Pandora, there are several other fun attractions in the park such as the Everest Expedition, a roller coaster where in search of the Yeti.

Not to mention the amazing Nemo and Lion King shows.

The theme of the park in general is very cool, there are dance shows in the streets of the park and it's a party atmosphere in all areas.

Useful Park Information

Minimum number of days to visit the park: 1 days
Possible to go to another park on the same day? No
Recommended for: All
Capacity: It usually has a slightly smaller capacity than the other Disney parks in Orlando.

California Disneyland Parks

There is also a complex of parks and Disney hotels in California.

Including Disneyland California was the first park created by Walt Disney and was the only park that Walt disney personally saw it inaugurated.

This Disney Resort California complex formed by Disneyland Parks, Disney's California Adventure, Downtown Disney and three more themed hotels. 

Is your location the city of Anaheim? which is 40 km from Los Angeles.

Everything in the region is easily accessible and easy to get around without relying on means of transport.

Disneyland California

Disneyland California is divided into 8 areas, many of them very similar to the Magic Kingdom: Main Street USA, Adventureland, New Orleans Square, Critter Country, Frontierland, Fantasyland, Mickey's Toontown and Tomorrowland.

Disneyland California
Disneyland California

It is quite common for it to be compared to the Magic Kingdom even because the concept of the 2 was basically the same.

However, despite being similar, there are several differences between the two.

It's pretty cool because despite being similar to the Magic Kingdom, you'll find several similar and different attractions.

If you've already been to Orlando and California.

Tell us in the comments which one you liked best.

Disney California Adventure

Very different from all Orlando parks, it was made in honor of the region that inspired Walt Disney.

It opened in 2001 and was called Disney's California Adventure Park at the time.

Cozy Cone Motel - Disneyland California Restaurant
Cozy Cone Motel – Disneyland California Restaurant

Disney California Adventure Park is a more radical park, full of hyper fun attractions and different from all other Disney parks in the world.

There you will find several attractions such as Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout, Radiators Springs Racer, Soarin' Over California and Pixar Pal-A-Round Swinging.

In addition to an area completely dedicated to the movie Cars, the famous Radiators Springs.

Tips for Getting the Most Out of Disney Parks

Build your Itinerary or Itinerary

Have in mind which parks you want to visit and how many park days you will spend, if you will end up repeating any of the parks and which one.

a planning initial check before traveling is mandatory and the choice of day will have a direct impact on the amount of attractions you will be able to do that day.

Keep in mind that the parks have varying capacities depending on several factors, such as:

Opening and closing hours.
Special Events (parties, closed events…)
Opening of attractions/new areas
Day of the week

Star Tours at Hollywood Studios
Star Tours at Hollywood Studios

These are just a few examples of factors that can affect day-to-day capacity at Disney parks.

To learn a little more about each season, access our post – When is the best time to visit Disney?

If you want a professional solution for your day-to-day organization of each park, make your request for personalized script for disney and don't stay in hand!

Avoid Weekends and Holidays at Disney Parks

Choosing the day of each park well can significantly change the amount of hours you waste in a queue.

Usually the parks tend to be much more crowded on weekends, and especially on holidays by Americans from all states who usually travel to Orlando to enjoy the parks on holiday.

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Depending on the holiday, the parks are not full just because of Americans, but because of the whole world that takes the opportunity to visit Orlando, such as Christmas and New Year, which are often common long holidays in many countries.

So avoid visiting the parks on weekends and holidays, as they tend to get crowded.

If your trip is short and you have to choose a park to visit on a weekend or holiday, choose the ones that tend to be more empty for those days.

Avoid days with Special Events

Several days special events take place at each of the parks.

There are several types, they can only be events with extended hours for disney hotel guests.

Could be some party with ticket paid separately as the party Halloween or Christmas at the Magic Kingdom.

Choosing the best day to go to one of the Disney parks can be a slightly tedious and difficult task because there are many elements that can change your day to day there.

But rest assured that there are options, the first of them is to search, but we have already explained everything in this post on here for you to check out how to choose the best day to go to the Disney parks.

And of course, if you need professional help, don't forget to hire our custom script where we put together the entire travel itinerary for you and your family!

Get to Disney Parks Early

Sounds silly but this tip makes all the difference.

Try to be at the door of the park at least 30 minutes in advance, because when the park open you will be one of the first to enter, and you will be able to go to that popular attraction that you were unable to book fastpass.

Including many parks they open the doors even earlier than the stated time, and sometimes they even open some attractions, so don't miss this chance to get everything empty and win some minute in your day.

As soon as the park when the attractions are usually much less crowded, since not everyone arrives at the park as soon as it opens, so enjoy it while it's less crowded!

It is noteworthy that the Magic Kingdom it is a park that if you arrive earlier depending on the day they let you in even before the park open, during this time only Main Street is available for visitors to access to enjoy and take that classic photo with Cinderella's castle, and at the scheduled time to open the park officially the areas with attractions are open, but you will have already taken your beautiful photos and will be free to run to the most popular attraction and enjoy it with a shorter line.

Oh and a detail, in Magic Kingdom there is an opening show in front of the castle called “Let The Magic Begin“, if you arrive early in addition to taking the park less crowded, you can watch this little show that is fun and has the participation of several Disney characters! stays at tip

Disney Parks Summary

Each one has their own taste and likes different things, but we can agree that in disney, all Disney parks can be considered the best parks of the world.

Have you visited any Disney park around the world? Tell us which one is your favorite!

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About the Author Carlos Braga:

Unparalleled experience in Orlando and Disney! As a former Universal Orlando team member and a passionate devotee of the magic of Disney, I have become a true Orlando travel expert. Before becoming a renowned travel consultant dedicated to Orlando, I had already made hundreds of visits to the parks, cultivating my knowledge and passion mainly over the last 7 years as a consultant and specialist in Disney travel.

My journey into this enchanted world began in 1995, when I took my first trip to Orlando. Since then, my love for Disney and the city has only grown. In 2023, we celebrate the sixth anniversary of 'Partiu Disney Parks', consolidating our role as one of the main sources of information about Disney and Orlando Parks.

During these six years of existence, we have continued to offer quality and updated content, being the reliable source for all those looking for essential information to plan their trip to Disney and Orlando. With my vast experience and passion for this magical destination, I am here to guide you every step of the way towards the most incredible Orlando and Disney experience!

I hope again that this post helped you in your research for your trip to Disney or Orlando.

As a way to help us keep the blog going, we just ask you to help us by sharing this publication and subscribing to our social networks as Facebook, Instagram or Youtube channel.

In addition to helping us, we are sure that there you will find hundreds of useful posts for your trip!

About the Author Carlos Braga:

Unparalleled experience in Orlando and Disney! As a former Universal Orlando team member and a passionate devotee of the magic of Disney, I have become a true Orlando travel expert. Before becoming a renowned travel consultant dedicated to Orlando, I had already made hundreds of visits to the parks, cultivating my knowledge and passion mainly over the last 7 years as a consultant and specialist in Disney travel.

My journey into this enchanted world began in 1995, when I took my first trip to Orlando. Since then, my love for Disney and the city has only grown. In 2023, we celebrate the sixth anniversary of 'Partiu Disney Parks', consolidating our role as one of the main sources of information about Disney and Orlando Parks.

During these six years of existence, we have continued to offer quality and updated content, being the reliable source for all those looking for essential information to plan their trip to Disney and Orlando. With my vast experience and passion for this magical destination, I am here to guide you every step of the way towards the most incredible Orlando and Disney experience!

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