1. Travel
Send to a Friend via Email

Disney World Vacations

Here are resources to help you plan your trip and have the best possible time. Scroll down for where to stay, best times to visit, and more.

Coming Soon to Walt Disney World
Coming soon to Walt Disney World: Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Avatar Land, and more.

Top Tips for Disney World Vacations
With four major theme parks and two giant water parks, a trip to Orlando to see Mickey quickly turns into a complex undertaking. Check out these tips to help you have the best possible time with your family.

Ultimate Guide to Character Experiences at Disney World

Here's where to find your child's favorite characters in the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and resorts with character dining experiences.

Disney World Ticket Prices
How much do tickets to Disney World cost in 2014? Compare ticket prices for Disney World, Universal Orlando, and SeaWorld Orlando.

How to Use Disney's MyMagic+
Planning a trip to Disney World? Here's what you need to know about the new MyMagic+ ticketing system.

Busiest (and Least Busy) Times of the Year
Find out when the theme parks are likely to be most crowded or least crowded.

Disney World's Festival of Fantasy Parade: Coming Spring 2014
The new Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade debuts in Spring 2014 with innovative floats and nearly 100 performers in intricate costumes.

Resorts - by LOCATION
This overview is organized by location: resorts near Magic Kingdom (with have boat and monorail transportation), and resorts close to Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom or Downtown Disney.

Disney World's Seven Dwarfs Mine Train: Opening Spring 2014
The highly anticipated Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is slated to open spring 2014

Four Seasons Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort: Opening Summer 2014
Four Seasons Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort is opening in August 2014

Disney World's Avatar Land: Coming 2017
Construction on the upcoming Avatar Land began in January 2014

Disney World Vacations: Overview
Mickey's turf in Orlando is big: in an area the size of Boston, guests can explore four major theme parks, two water parks, the Downtown Disney entertainment zone, and other attractions. Meanwhile, twenty-two themed resorts, from "Value" to "Deluxe", offer special perks for guests.

Disney World Vacations: Where to Stay
The first big choice is whether to stay on-property or off-property. There are many great options and much to consider.

Magical Express
Be whisked to your Disney World Resort, with free airport shuttle and luggage delivery. Also, for many airlines, guests can check in for their return flight right at the resort.

Disney Christmas
It's peak season for a reason: Christmas brings dazzling decorations to the resorts and theme parks, and special events starting in late November. Yes, the theme parks are crowded, but they stay open late, and with all the special celebrations, many people consider this one of the best times to visit Disney World .

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
October's turned into a full festive season, and virtually all theme parks these days have Halloween fun. "Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party" is a separate-ticket event held on multiple evenings in October and September in the Magic Kingdom theme park.

How to Save Money on a Disney World Vacation
Find out about the Dining option available with Disney World vacation packages (and typically offered for free during a promotion every year); ways to save money at Disney World resorts and other lodgings; a camping possibility right at Disney World; and more.

Disney World Dining Option
For several years an annual promotion has offered the Dining option free, when guests buy a multi-night package that includes a stay at a Disney World Resort plus theme park tickets.

Disney World for Babies and Toddlers
Read about special features and amenities that make visiting the Disney World theme parks easier for families with wee kids.

Family Suites at Walt Disney World
Disney's Art of Animation Resort -- a Value resort, new in 2012-- offers convenient suites on-property with units that can sleep up to six.

Premium Experiences at Disney World
In addition to all that's offered to regular visitors at Disney World's four giant theme parks, guests can also choose to participate in special tours and experiences.

Disney Vacation Deals and Special Offers
Looking for a deal on a Disney vacation? Here are special offers available at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, and Aulani, Disney’s Hawaiian resort.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.