July 11, 2020, marked the reopening of theme parks following months of closure due to the pandemic. The Magic Kingdom and the Animal Kingdom parks were among the first to open their doors to the public. I made my first pandemic-era trip to the park and, to be honest, it felt quite different. Face masks, social distancing, and capacity restrictions haunted the once most lively place in the world.
On to the question of is Disney World worth the trip. I’ll try to be as articulate as possible in my answers. Recreational trips, first and foremost, are meant to provide value for money and entertainment. And there’s no denying that Disney knows how to entertain the masses. The success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (owned by Disney) and the integration of channels like Disney+ into Spectrum cable deals is a testament to the tremendous success of the production giant.
What is the Ticket Price at Disney World?
Disney World has expanded to include art festivals, ethnic cuisines, and private VIP tours. It is quite expensive as compared to other theme parks. Ticket prices are now based on the date of visit rather than the traditional value and peak season scale. Tickets are available in single and multi-day categories. The single-day base price for adults aged 10 and above hovers between $109 and $159. The per-day price for children aged between three and nine is $104-$153. You can visit the Disney Information Center to view more details regarding ticket prices and discounts.
What Facilities are Available at Disney World?
The Walt Disney World Resort encompasses 40 square miles of area. It features a total of four theme parks. They are Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studio, Epcot, and Magic Kingdom. Two water adventure parks are also situated at the Disney World Resort. They are Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Disney’s Blizzard Beach. The attraction also features dozens of resort hotels. The Disney World management owns and operates 24 of these lodging properties. Other facilities include five golf courses with 81 holes, spas, Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports complex, and Disney Springs.
This place is designed to offer a unique combination of fantasy and reality. It is home to popular attractions like the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, the Space Mountain, the Splash Mountain, and the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. It is full of fun and excitement.
The Animal Kingdom is a brilliant sight where imagination soars to the skies as did Jake on the back of banshee in Avatar. Yes, that’s right. Disney’s Animal Kingdom lets you explore the beautiful world of Pandora. Other sights include the Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail and the Tree of Life.
Take part in four different festivals and get to interact with people from 11 different countries. The Epcot features some breathtaking attractions, exquisite, dishes, and brilliant musical performances. Epcot is also home to the icy world of Frozen, an ancient Nordic Vessel, and Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
This is the place where Hollywood comes to life. Behold as you’re about to witness a galaxy far, far away. The giant world of Star Wars lets you feel the rush and excitement of commandeering the Millennium Falcon. Explore what it likes to be a miniature version of yourself with Woody and Buzz from Toy Story. See the colorful world of Mickey & Minnie in an amazing joyride.
Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon
Feel the adrenaline rush as you submerge into a world of water via thrilling slides. Attractions include Challenge Summit Plummet and Shark Reef.
The whole running, trekking, and swimming can be tiring. Feeling hungry? Don’t worry because Disney Springs has got you covered. Dine at hundreds of splendid eateries. Satisfy your appetite with exquisite dishes of award-winning celebrity chefs. Grab your favorite merchandise at one of the largest collections of stores in the world. Have fun while you’re at Disney Springs.
So, is it Worth Going to Disney World?
Yes and no. Yes because of the top-notch entertainment and dine-in facilities for both children and adults. The management takes great care of the park concerning the construction, maintenance, cleanliness, and landscaping. No, because if you don’t take factors like rental vehicle expense discounted packages, you’ll be on the losing side of the bargain. Consider shopping from local groceries to save on your food bills.