Each park of Disney World has its own distinctive characteristics that make it very different from one another, and this is why we will linger on each one of them. Magic Kingdom, Epcot, MGM Studios and Animal Kingdom are commonly known as “theme parks” whereas Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach are known as water parks.
Magic Kingdom: This is the first park built in this fantastic resort. It is a fantasy kingdom of magic where your favorite Disney movies characters take a stroll. It is divided into seven fantasy “countries”, each one of it with its corresponding ambiance. This park is full of games, attractions and shows for visitors of all ages. Of all the parks in this resort, this is the one that looks more like an amusement park. Amongst the thousands of attractions offered by Magic Kingdom, you will find the very well-known Splash Mountain, Space Mountain and, of course, the classic and emblematic castle of Walt Disney Word. You can watch all sorts of indoor and outdoor shows all day long.
Epcot: This is the second park built in the resort. It is divided in two areas: Future World and World Showcase. The former is characterized by its educational attractions related to futuristic and technological subjects. The latter is meant to take us on a trip through different cultures of places as distinct from one another as Canada, Great Britain, France, Japan, Morocco, United States, Italy, Germany, China, Norway and Mexico. Epcot Center is where the worldwide known globe is located. Maybe one of the most dazzling things in this park is “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth”, the night fireworks and laser show that represents each one of the five continents.
MGM Studios: This is the third park built. Here you and your family can witness movies and series live film making. The entire park is tinged with a cinematographic atmosphere, ranging from the classics to the latest movie premiered. This park is characterized by the incredible live shows representing the best movies in history. Probably, the best known of these shows is Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular where the explosions and the actors’ dexterity will make you shudder over and over again till the peak of the action, when the leading actor is chased by a big rock. But do not think that this theme park does not have games, for one of the most amazing games in the entire resort is here: we are talking about The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. This game consists in getting on an elevator of an old Hollywood building and being lifted up to floor 13th from where you have a panoramic view of all the resort and just then, all of a sudden, you are thrown into a 13-floor freefall.
Animal Kingdom: This is the newest and biggest theme park in the resort. It is divided in 3 zones: the real, the imaginary and the extinction zones. The real zone has living animals, each one of them in its natural environment, emulating an amazing safari experience. The imaginary zone is a trip through a fantasy world full of imaginary creatures that will make you feel as if you were in a dream. The extinction zone recreates the planet when it was inhabited by dinosaurs and allows you to move back in time millions of years to admire these amazing creatures. Discovery Island offers us a trip in which we will be face to face with countless different animals and we will be able to photograph us with them: Galapagos turtles, lemurs and titi monkeys are just some of our hosts in this fantasy island.
Typhoon Lagoon: The setting in this water park is inspired in tropical landscapes. In the center of the park there is a big 1 hectare swimming pool that generates fantastic waves. It generates one of the biggest artificial waves in the world and surf can be practiced at a certain time. This park offers 9 slides and water tides that will dive you in great fun and extraordinary and refreshing emotions. Humunga Kowabunga is the attraction in which you throw yourself down the slides coming out of a boat aground in the peak of a volcano and we slide down an equivalent of 5 floors in just a few seconds.
Blizzard Beach: This is the newest and biggest water park. It makes you feel as if you were at a ski resort, with lots of slides everywhere. The central premise in this park is not to dive but to slide. Many of the attractions in this park are to be done using air cushions that allow you to slide at high speeds. Mount Gushmore is a 28-metre slide through which you slide till the snowed centre of the mountain passing through funny ups and downs.