Walt Disney World
Theme Parks


You've made your travel arrangements, figured out where you're staying, probably even where you're eating... You're ready to think about the actual theme parks.

This is where this section of this site comes in! Everything you need to know about the Walt Disney World theme parks, including a brief overview and pictures of each and every ride, attraction, show, and parade is here! Plus you'll find information on which rides are closed for refurbishing, which might be opening, and a calendar of upcoming events.


Photo of the Week

WHICH PARK FIRST?
If you're trying to develop a plan of attack, take a look at these links for maps of the parks, the operating hours, and information on what rides or shows might be closed.

Extra Magic Hours
FastPass+
Park Maps
Operating Hours
Rehab Schedule - Attractions Closing/Opening

WHICH RIDES TO RIDE?
A lot will depend on the ages of your party members, a lot on what types of rides they like -- thrilling coasters or sedate rides, for example. Get a sense of what the rides are like by checking out the sections on each of the theme parks. We also have photos of the ride vehicles, as well as some information for folks who are not "one size fits all." And don't forget to leave time for visiting with the characters!

Ride Restrictions
WDW at Large
for folks who know that one size doesn't always fit all!

Animal Kingdom
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Epcot
Magic Kingdom

Attraction Seating Photo Gallery
Character Meet and Greet FAQ

WHICH SHOWS TO SEE?
Many of the live shows at WDW are described in our individual park sections above, but there are also some parades and shows that warrant special mention. We've also included a generous selection of photos when it's warranted:

Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade

Electrical Water Pageant
Fantasmic!
IllumiNations
Innoventions Fountain

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade
Main Street Electrical Parade

ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL EVENTS DURING YOUR WDW VISIT?
There's always *something* special happening at Walt Disney World, but if you're looking for something specific, you might want to check the links below:

Calendar of Events
Dateline Disney

January
WDW Marathon

March
Flower and Garden Festival

Spring
Easter
Flower and Garden Festival

May
Star Wars Weekends

June
Star Wars Weekends

July
Fourth of July

Sounds Like Summer Concerts

August
Sounds Like Summer Concerts

September
Night of Joy
Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
Food and Wine Festival

October
Food and Wine Festival
Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

November
Food and Wine Festival
Festival of the Masters
Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

December
Candlelight Processional
Holiday Decorations
Holiday Happenings
Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
New Year's Eve

TICKETS
Need more information on what types of park admission are available?
Be sure to check out our section on Ticket Information, found under Planning.