Six Reasons to Visit Walt Disney World Resort
Six Reasons to Visit Walt Disney World
Aside from the obvious question of: Do I really need a list of reasons to visit Walt Disney World? This post takes a different angle and will help travelers who aren’t your everyday Disney travel fan. This one is dedicated to those travelers who ask: Why would I want to visit Walt Disney World? (Often with a hint of sarcasm.)
1. It’s a Bucket List Destination
Love it or hate it, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is a major bucket list destination. The fact that so many people you know have been there — or plan to go there — only underscores that point. So while you may be the type of person who just doesn’t get the appeal or attraction of this place, it’s all the more reason to go there and see for yourself.
As one of the most popular travel destinations on the planet, it’s an undeniable bucket list travel destination. So if you’ve been hedging or scoffing at the idea because you think it’s all line-ups, whining kids and really not your thing at all, think again. If you take the luxury Disney travel approach in particular, chances are you’re going to discover that this magical place is not quite the place that you may have pictured it to be. Give it a chance and you’ll probably come back surprised that you had a good time in the most magical place on earth.
2. The Epcot Food & Wine Festival
Walt Disney World is not all about 12 hours a day of busting theme parks until you crash on your bed at night in exhaustion (although you can certainly do that if you so desire), it has some pretty amazing festivals and special events as well. One of my favourites is the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival held each fall. If you’re the type of person who likes the idea of drinking and dining your way around a global marketplace of food and drink, then this is one that you should highly consider. It’s a great way for the non-Disney Disney traveler to gain some exposure to Walt Disney World in a different way.
3. The Magic of the Christmas Holiday Season
If you’re someone who loves the Christmas holiday season like no other, then you must get yourself to Walt Disney World when it’s showing off its very best at this time of year. Disney at Christmas time if amazing. The sights, smells and experiences are all top notch and you can’t help but to get into the holiday spirit and feel a real sense of family unity.
My main piece of advice here is to avoid visiting during the actual Christmas break period (from around December 23 to January 3). This is one of the busiest times of year and crowds are over the top, so avoid it if you can. The sweet spot is to visit at some point during the first three weeks of December. Crowds are smaller then and the entire place is in celebration mode for the holidays. Stay at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa for the ultimate experience.
4. The Food
If you live to eat — be it carnival food, upscale fare or anything in between — Walt Disney World will not disappoint you. Across its four theme parks, two water parks and downtown shopping and entertainment district, the food choices you’ll find here are mind boggling. There was a time not too long ago when food was not one of Walt Disney World’s strong suits, but thankfully those days are long gone. You can find just about anything here that your heart desires. So if you’re considering a gastro vacation, don’t overlook the not-so-obvious choice of Walt Disney World Resort.
5. The Disney Magic
It would be pretty hard to find anyone in Western Culture who hasn’t been touched by Disney Magic at some point in their life. When you visit Walt Disney World for the very first time — adult or child — there’s a magical spark that’s almost tangible in how this place makes you feel. The trick is not to over-schedule your vacation. Do the necessary planning (dining reservations and FastPass reservations), but be sure to leave yourself enough time to explore and enjoy your vacation. Many guests don’t do this and it ends up causing frustration that can overshadow the Disney Magic.
So do yourself a favour and visit Walt Disney World to see what the fuss is all about and maybe, just maybe, you’ll bring a little of the Disney Magic back home with you as a little reminder of time spent.
6. A Photographer’s Dream Destination
If you’re a photographer of any kind and especially if you love to take travel photos, Walt Disney World is a dream destination that you must visit. There’s more photography subject matter here than you can imagine. The 43 square miles of Disney property at Walt Disney World offers something to intrigue and excite photo bugs of all kinds. I even wrote a Disney photography blog post on this very subject.
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Luxury Travel Blogger – Deluxe Disney Travel Specialist