Walt Disney World Resort, often referred to as “The Most Magical Place on Earth,” is a world-renowned collection of theme parks and resorts that offers guests an unparalleled experience of fantasy, adventure, and nostalgia.
Walt Disney World is home to four theme parks: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Each Disney park includes different shows and attractions for guests to experience.
Magic Kingdom is the heart and soul of Disney World, drawing millions of guests each year with its iconic Cinderella Castle and character meet and greets. Guests can spot Cinderella Castle shortly after walking down Main Street, U.S.A. Magic Kingdom also has parades that go past Cinderella Castle which features Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Snow White, Cinderella, Winnie the Pooh, and many more characters. Magic Kingdom is home to iconic attractions such as “it’s a small world,” Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean, Dumbo the Flying Elephant and much more.
EPCOT and Disney’s Animal Kingdom both want to teach guests about different cultures, animals, and about the planet. EPCOT, short for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, is best known for the World Showcase. The World Showcase takes guests on a cultural journey around the world with several pavilions representing different countries. Guests can savor international cuisine, shop for authentic merchandise, and immerse themselves in the traditions of these nations. EPCOT’s annual festivals, such as the Food and Wine Festival and the Flower and Garden Festival, add an extra layer of excitement.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a blend of a traditional theme park and a wildlife reserve. Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s commitment to animal conservation and education is evident throughout, and it provides guests with a unique opportunity to learn about and interact with animals from around the world. The Tree of Life, a massive artificial tree with intricate animal carvings, stands as a symbol of the park’s dedication to wildlife preservation.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios represents the golden age of Hollywood and the world of movies. This park is home to iconic attractions like the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Slinky Dog Dash, Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!, Muppet*Vision 3D and the thrilling Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance ride. Guests can visit Toy Story Land and Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge.
In a social media post, Disney guests talk about a scary moment when their father wanted to ride the Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. After they rode the Disney park attraction, the father fell ill and was unwell in the bushes for 45 minutes. They had to remove him with a wheelchair. Disney Cast Members helped give him a drink and made sure he made it safely to the car. This guest had to take it easy the next day.
“My dad had a severe vertigo episode after Tower of Terror (we did suggest he should give it a miss, but he had loved it so much in the past and insisted). He spent 45 minutes being “unwell” in some bushes, and we had to take him out in a wheelchair. CMs were incredibly helpful, gave him a drink, and even made sure the chair wasn’t taken off of us when we got to the edge of the parking lot (we returned it after we got him safely into the car). He was fine after a long sleep and taking it easy the next day, but he was 75, and we were all really scared. Forever referred to as the “Tower of Error.”
Disney World is dedicated to making its parks accessible to guests with different needs, including those with disabilities or medical conditions. The Disability Access Service (DAS) allows individuals who cannot wait in traditional lines due to their medical condition to access attractions with reduced wait times. Disney World’s Guest Services team is always ready to assist guests in need if you or someone in your party begins to feel unwell or needs assistance.