Disney – The Complete Guide to Parks Around the World

Travel with us from one side of the globe to the other, discovering every feature of Disney's 14 parks

when we think about Disney parks soon the complex Walt Disney World Orlando comes to mind. What many do not know is that there are currently 14 of them around the world.

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  • Disney Parks in Orlando – Florida
  • Disney Parks in California
  • Disney Parks in Europe
  • Disney Parks in Japan 
  • Disney Parks in China
  • Disney cruises

Disney Parks History

Walt Disney used to take his daughters to amusement parks in the early XNUMXth century and observed that adults stayed outside and did not participate in attractions. So he came up with the idea of ​​creating a park where adults and children could play together, in a fantasy world.

More than 60 years later, his dream has spread across the world. Today Disney parks are on three continents, America, Europe and Asia. The last of them, the Disneyland Shanghai, in China, opened in 2016.

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Walt Disney statue with Mickey – Photo: via Pxhere

And it's not just on land that you find Disney magic. With a fleet of ships that operates throughout the year on different itineraries, the Disney Cruise Line takes visitors to live their fantasy on the high seas.

Let's talk about the 14 parks, in addition to the cruises, including the most famous in Orlando. If you enjoy the magic of Disney and love to discover new places, follow our complete guide to Disney parks.

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Disney World Parks: A Complete List

1 - Disney Parks in the United States

Disney Orlando Parks

Orlando is the mecca of Disney parks. Disney's most famous park complex is located in Lake Buena Vista, 32 km from Orlando. Walt Disney World Resort as it is known, it was opened on October 01, 1971 by Roy Disney, Walt's brother. The first park open at the time became known as Magic Kingdom.

Currently, the complex has more than 121 km² of area (to have an idea it is larger than the city of San Francisco), 4 theme parks and 2 water parks, with a leisure and shopping center called Disney springs and with more than 25 resorts, with a golf course, a sports complex and a multitude of activities and attractions.

If you want to visit this complex, we suggest buying tickets here at España, so you can book your fastpass (skips Disney lines) in advance, pay in reais in installments and without the tax fees that are applied at the box office. In addition, you avoid wasting time in queues.

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Entrance to Walt Disney World in Orlando – Photo: Ximena-c by Pixabay

Disney Magic Kingdom

O Magic Kingdom is the most iconic and family-friendly of Disney parks. You can't help but think of Disney and imagine Cinderella's castle at the end of Main Street.

In it, all fairytale magic comes to life in six lands dedicated to dream and imagination: Main Street USA, Tomorrowland, Adventureland, Liberty Square, Fantasyland and Frontierland.

Each area has its theme, cast members (employees) dressed according to the theme, ambient music and its own scents.

They are arranged around Cinderella’s castle, the park’s symbol, where a fireworks show takes place at night – the Happily Ever After – unmissable and to thrill the most “tough” of all adults.

For having family attractions and aimed at the playful world of children, many consider this a Disney park more children's. And why not let your inner child come out to discover how enchanting and fantastic this park can be?

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The castle of Cinderella, symbol of Magic Kindgom – Photo: Amy Humphries via Unsplash

The best attractions at Disney Magic Kingdom

Embark on adventures with pirates at the attraction Pirates of the Caribbean, which in its updated version has scenes from the movies of the same name. Accompany dancing ghosts in the Haunted Mansion. Cool off with the fall of the Splash Mountain. Fly with Peter Pan and the gang on Peter’s Pan Flight.

If you are one of the most extreme group, feel the adrenaline on a space trip in the dark of the roller coaster Space Mountain. Or, become a miner on the derailed train from Big Thunder Mountain.  

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A montanha-russa Big Thunder Mountain – Foto: Tyler via Flickr

For kids of all ages, take on Zurg, the villain from Toy Story, in buggies that shoot along with Buzz at the attraction Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin. Follow Snow White and the seven dwarfs in the newest and most popular attraction opened in 2014, the roller coaster Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.

Don't miss the afternoon stop, Festival of Fantasy Parade, which usually occurs at 15 pm. If you want a meal with the princesses, the restaurant inside the castle Cinderela’s Royal Table is the order for you.

With more than 70 attractions, the Magic Kingdom is a park that we recommend doing it in two days, to enjoy all it has to offer!

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Cinderella at the Festival ok Fantasy Parade parade – Photo: Jennifer Lynn via Flickr

Disney Animal Kingdom

The newest of Orlando's Disney parks, opened on May 1, 1998, the Animal Kingdom brings all of Walt Disney's love for animals and awareness of the preservation of our nature.

It is the largest park in the complex, with an area 5 times larger than the Magic Kingdom and has a vast conservation area with several species of animals.

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The best attractions at Disney Animal Kingdom

to towering Tree of Life (Tree of Life) it is the symbol of the park, with more than 325 carved animals, great for taking pictures. Inside, follow the characters from the movie "A Bug's Life" in a fun 3D attraction for the whole family. At night don't miss it coming to life, with lights and projections on show Tree of Life Awakenings.

In the area dedicated to Africa, embark on a safari and observe the animals in the Kilimanjaro Safaris. On the way out, get ready to follow the cycle of life, in the impressive show Lion King Festival, where the characters of the Lion King come to life together with circus performances, in a musical that fills your eyes with unforgettable colors and music from the film. Get ready to be thrilled!

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The Tree of Life – Photo: David Buchi via Pexels.

Radicals also have a chance, in a roller coaster inside Mount Everest, where we find Bigfoot that ends up destroying the tracks and well, there's a little surprise at the end, lol.

It is in this park that in 2017 the impressive area of Pandora, based on the movie Avatar. The details, the colors, the ambiance are enough to leave anyone with their mouths open!

Enjoy this area day and night, I promise you won't regret it. In it, the most technological simulator, and Disney's most popular attraction today - the Flight of Passage. Takes visitors on a flight atop a Banshee (a winged dragon-like species from the movie Avatar). It's such an impressive realism that you only experience it to know!

Next to the roller coaster inside Mount Everest, every night the lake lights up with boats and lights in the night show Rivers of Light.

Disney Hollywood Studios

Bringing together attractions focused on Disney Studios films, productions and cartoons, this park was also opened on May 1, 1989, still under the name of MGM Studios. This name lasted until 2007, when it became known as Hollywood studios.

It is the Disney park with the most renovations and news in recent years. At Toy Story Land, opened at the end of June 2018, you feel like a toy of Andy (the boy protagonist of the movies) strolling through his backyard.

Everything enchants, including the lego bathroom and the giant footprints of Andy's sneakers on the floor.  

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Toy Story Land play area

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Woody no Toy Story Land – Foto: MagicGuides

The best attractions at Disney Hollywood Studios

The 3 currently most popular attractions in the park are in this area: the roller coaster Slinky Dog Dash, the most fun target shooting game Toy Story Mania and the rotating spaceships of the Aliens in the Alien Swirling Saucers.

In addition, it is a Disney park that appeals to everyone, even adrenaline lovers. In it is the famous "elevator" that plummets, the Twilight Tower of Terror and the roller coaster with loops and inversions in the dark to the sound of the band Aerosmith, the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster.

As the park dedicated to movies, it has the most shows and performances with Broadway touches.

Do not miss the Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage and the show of Beauty and the Beast, almost 40 minutes long, which tells the captivating story of the film with actors on stage and lots of music.

At night, there are plenty of options: head to the lake for a show with projections on the water, Disney characters and lots, but lots of emotion, lol.

If you're a Star Wars fan, stop in front of the Chinese Theater and see the history of the movies with lots of fireworks and lights.

By the way, for fans of the Star Wars saga, on August 29, 2019, the first part of the largest and most ambitious area of ​​Disney parks will be inaugurated, the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, which promises to win over even those who know nothing about the films with its grandeur and innovative attractions.

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The Tower of Terror – Photo: Alexf via Wikimedia


Combining Walt Disney's vision of the future, plus his desire and desire for a union of various cultures and nations of the world, on October 1, 1982 the second park of the Walt Disney World Resort was born, with the name of Epcot Center.

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The famous Epcot ball (Epcot Spaceship) – Photo: Chris Flynn by Pixabay

The park is divided into two large areas. THE Future World this is where most of the attractions are. already the WorldShowcase has 11 replica pavilions of their countries. Restaurants, iconic symbols, local country cast members and shops bring a little bit of culture from each nation.

O Epcot, as it is now known, is a tour that you have to put in your itinerary, especially for travel lovers!

Epcot's best attractions

Fly in a hang glider simulator through the most famous cities in the world in Soarin, discover how tests are carried out in car manufacturers and accelerate to more than 100 km/h in the test track, or go to space and feel zero gravity in the simulator Mission: Space.

For the little ones, this is a park where several princesses are scattered throughout the countries. For Frozen fans (small or big lol), at norway flag, besides the meeting with Elsa and Anna, there is a very cute boat attraction for the scenes of the movie, the Frozen Ever After.

Leave the afternoon to explore all that each pavilion has to offer. Visit Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, United States, Japan, Morocco, France, England and Canada in one day!

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The Norway pavilion, where you can meet Anna and Elsa from Frozen – Photo: Magic Guides

Take the opportunity to buy souvenirs from every corner of the world and enjoy the cuisine of these nations. Each pavilion has fast food and table restaurants for different tastes. It is worth making reservations at these restaurants.

At night, choose a spot around the lake to marvel at the Illuminations: Reflections of Earth. A beautiful show that shows the emergence of the Earth to the birth of nations, with lots of lights, water and fireworks!

Disney Water Parks Orlando

Due to the high temperature most of the year, the disney water parks are a good choice to relax and enjoy between theme park marathons.

If you have the chance, take a day or two and venture out to the two water parks in Disney in Orlando.

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Typhoon Lagoon

Disney's first water park, Typhoon Lagoon, opened in June 1989, is set in a tropical village. The park's history focuses on a hurricane that left the ship stranded on top of the mountain, which has become the park's symbol.

For a change, Disney parks are always themed and tell a story to immerse us in this fantasy world.

In it we find radical attractions, for family and children's areas. The largest artificial wave pool in North America is guaranteed fun. You can even take a surf lesson, paid separately, at this park.

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O Typhoon Lagoon – Photo: Steve Bozak via Flickr

Blizzard beach

Despite being smaller, the Blizzard beach Park has more radical options than Typhoon Lagoon.

Entering this park, you feel like you are in a ski resort. Yes, snow is present in this little piece of Florida lol. An almost vertical toboggan that reaches 90 km/h brings the toy to life Summit Plummet.

Children also enjoy the areas dedicated to them. With plates that imitate icebergs, the little ones can venture out by climbing on top or playing with several squirts scattered throughout the park.

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Tobogã do Blizzard Beach – Jeff Keys Photo via Flickr

Where to stay in Orlando

#StayTip: Kissimmee is a great tip where to stay when going to Disney Parks in Orlando!

The city has many options for hotels, condominiums and resorts. In addition to being super safe and super close to the attractions of Disney Orlando Parks.

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Disney Parks in California

Disneyland resort

In Anaheim, 40 km away from Los Angeles, the complex is located Disneyland resort. Opened with Disneyland Park by Walt Disney himself on July 17, 1955, this is where it all began.

Today this complex comprises 2 theme parks, 3 hotels and an entertainment center, with shopping and restaurant, the Downtown Disney District.

For those who know the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, realizes the difference in grandiosity between the two. The California complex is much smaller and it is possible to walk from one park to another, hotels and Downtown Disney, which is impossible in Orlando.

Not so the magic in him is less! For Disney lovers like me, it's a wordless emotion to step into the park where Walt Disney was, walk in his footsteps and feel up close everything he planned and dreamed of.

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The Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disney California – Photo: Tuxyso via Wikimedia

Disneyland Park

It is the world's first theme park. All other Disney parks with the castle as a symbol were based on the Disneyland Park. And that's exactly why this park retains many classic attractions from the 50's and 60's, designed by Walt. Go with that in mind and with an open heart!

Disneyland Park is not a park with technological or extreme attractions. However, it is a park that welcomes us for the nostalgia and enchantment present there.

The 8 themed areas (Main Street USA, Adventureland, New Orleans Square, Critter Country, Frontierland, Mickey's Toontown, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland) surround the castle.

The first among all the castles is pink, the smallest and least imposing of all (but no less charming lol) and belongs to Sleeping Beauty.

Traditional Disney attractions are present here. Even if you have already been to the Orlando ones, the tip is to go to the California versions. Most have modifications to the routes or different surprises. As is the case with roller coasters Space Mountain e Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

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A Mickey’s Toontown, na Disneyland Califórnia

The best attractions at Disneyland California

Here we find unique attractions such as Matterhorn Bobsleds. In it, you venture into a snowy mountain in a bobsled car, and it's a lot of fun!

Or the attraction version of the movie Finding Nemo, the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, in which you travel inside a submarine that mixes movies with scenarios in the little windows, telling the story of the most beloved clown fish and his friends.

For younger children, Disneyland is a full plate. Here Mickey and his friends have their homes and their town in Mickey's Toontown. The color and liveliness of this area will fascinate everyone. In addition, in Fantasyland are most attractions aimed at children, such as The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh e Dumbo the Flying Elephant.

Like all good Disney parks, the shows and the parade could not be missing. Set aside time to follow up in the afternoon with the Mickey’s Soundsational Parade and watch the two night shows, the Fantasmic and the Mickey’s Mix Magic, projection show at the attraction It's a Small World in celebration of Mickey's 90th birthday.

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Disney california adventure

In honor of the amusement parks of California, on February 08, 2001, the Disney california adventure. A park with a different concept from other Disney parks around the world.

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View from Paradise Pier at Disney California Adventure in California

It is currently the theme park for the Pixar movies. With the latest area Pixar pier, has the Incredicoaster, wooden roller coaster with looping from the movie The Incredibles. In addition to the Cars Land area, where Radiator Springs comes to life and you can even compete in a race at the attraction Radiator Springs Racers.

Marvel movies are honored at this park too, with the Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout!, a ride with a drop, similar to the famous elevator, where we help to save the Guardians; and, in the future, with the opening of the area Marvel Land.

Disney California Adventures is a delightful park to walk around and take pictures. be in Cars Land day or night in Pixar pier with the ferris wheel Pixar Pal-a-Round background.

It is on the pier that the most beautiful and exciting show of all Disney parks takes place at night, the World of Colors. In it, the history of Disney animations is told in the midst of water jets, projections, lights, color and music.

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The World of Colors night show at Disneyland CA – Photo: Stansberry via Wikimedia

2 - Disney Parks in Europe

Disney Parks in Paris

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Disneyland Paris  

Without a doubt the Disneyland Paris It's a European Disney. There could be no better way to describe this Disney park complex, which has a unique charm. After all, as they say, if Paris has its lights, Disneyland Paris is lit by pixie dust, lol.

Located in the Marne La Valée-Chessy region, 32 km from Paris, it opened under the name of Eurodisney (still known to many) on April 12, 1992.

Today the Disneyland Paris complex has 2 theme parks. In addition to 7 resorts and an entertainment, shopping and dining area – the Disney Village.

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Disneyland Hotel, a entrance to Disneyland Paris - Photo: Aline Dassel via Pixabay

Disneyland Paris Parc

Upon entering the park, we already noticed the difference with other Disney parks. Instead of the train station, the entrance is under the Disneyland Hotel, which impresses and brings all the magnitude of this park right away.

Based on Disneyland in California, the castle here is the same as the one in Sleeping Beauty. This version, however, is larger and with a more sophisticated architecture than the American one.

Arranged around the castle are the park's five areas: Frontierland, Adventureland, Fantasyland, Discoveryland and Main Street USA.

In this park you will find revamped versions of attractions such as Hyper Space Mountain, more radical, is the only one with loops. and the longest Big Thunder Mountain of Disney Parks.

Stroll with the children through Alice's maze, the Alice’s Curious Labyrinth – which only exists in Parisian lands. It's a grace. See the dolls sing in French at the iconic attraction It's a Small World.

In 2017, when the park turned 25, the Stars on Parade and the show Iluminnations. Needless to say, the two need to be on your park day schedule! LOL

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A Alice's Curious Labyrinth, exclusive to Disneyland Paris – Photo: Loren Javier via Flickr

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Me and Sleeping Beauty's castle at Disneyland Paris Parc!

Walt Disney Studios Parc

The park that refers to the movie studios was opened on February 08, 2001. The entrance is a simulation of a studio, inside a closed warehouse with shops and restaurants.

In this park we find the area of film Ratatouille, with the 3D simulator of Remy, the cute little mouse from the movie. In addition to the roller coaster of Crush, the turtle from the movie Finding Nemo, the Crush Coaster.

We also find extreme attractions similar to other parks, such as the The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, the famous elevator. In addition, there is the French version of Aerosmith's roller coaster, the Rock’n’ Roller Coaster.

For minors, we have an area Toy Story Playland, with attractions based on the film.

In 2019, the season of Marvel superheroes takes place, with shows and encounters with the characters of the films.

O show Mickey and the Magician, opened in 2019, is beautiful and worth checking out! In it, Mickey is a magician's apprentice and has the help of several characters from fairy tales in this endeavor!

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Twilight Tower of Terror at Walt Disney Parc in Paris – Photo: David Jafra via Flickr

where to stay when to Disney in Paris

#FicaTip: Sand you are looking for where to stay when you go to Disney Paris Parks, the tip is to stay close to the RER A (express train). Like Auber (Opéra), Charles de Gaulle Etoile (border of the 8th, 16th and 17th Arrondissement, facing the Arc de Triomphe) or even Nation.

From these neighborhoods, it is easy to take the RER to Marne la Valé, where Disney Paris is located. There are no good hotels near Disney, so it is better to stay in Paris – enjoy the city – and spend a day at the park with the kids.

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3 - Disney Parks in Japan

Tokyo Disneyland Resort

The Disney complex in Japan was the first to exist outside of American lands and not entirely owned by the Walt Disney Company. The parks are actually managed by a Japanese company.

Inaugurated on April 15, 1983, with the Tokyo Disneyland, today has 2 theme parks, 3 official hotels and a shopping, dining and entertainment complex called Ikspiari.

The passion of the Japanese for Disney and theme parks is such that the two parks in the complex are among the 4 most visited per year in the world, alternating with the Magic Kingdom in Orlando and Disneyland in California.

Located in the city of Urayasu, 32 km from the capital Tokyo, the Disney parks in this complex preserve all the magic and cordiality in service, so dear to Americans and Disney companies.

But be prepared because they are crowded all year, so a good schedule is necessary.

Also, good to know: most attractions and shows are in Japanese. However, it has signs, maps and cast members in English in all parks.

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Tokyo Disneyland entrance – Photo: Rob Young via Wikimedia

Tokyo Disneyland

Because it has Cinderella's castle as a symbol, this Disney park is very similar to the Magic Kingdom in Orlando. Around it are distributed the 7 areas: World Bazaar, Adventureland, Westernland, Critter County, Fantasyland, Toontown and Tomorrowland.

Take time to enjoy Japanese versions of attractions like J, a boat trip through the rainforest; Haunted Mansion, the famous haunted mansion and the Splash Mountain.

The children's attractions, in the Japanese Disney park, have an extra technology. So don't miss out on Peter’s Pan Flight and the amazing Pooh’s Hunny Hunt, in which you will ride in carts or flying boats through the stories of animations with a different perspective than the American versions.

When walking through the streets of Tokyo Disneyland, notice the creativity of the Japanese in the famous snacks. They take the theory that everything shaped like Mickey tastes better very seriously! LOL.

You can even find several versions of mochi (rice dough) there. A hint: try the Toy Story alien-shaped mochi.

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A waffle with Mickey's face at Tokyo Disneyland – Photo: e_chaya via Flickr

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The Toy Story aliens' mochis – Photo: Doing via Flickr

Don't be surprised to see many lines for the shows 2 hours before. The Japanese are fascinated by them and in both parks you will find several options to watch.

Among the main ones are Dreaming up! (afternoon stop), Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade – Dreamlights (night stop), in addition to the Disney Light for the Night (Night fireworks show that takes place in both parks). Arrive 1h30 to 2h in advance.

Don't worry about organization, because the Japanese can improve even more than the Americans. That is, the lines for the shows form in the right place and follow the order. Here it is very difficult to see people cutting in line.

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Tokyo Disneyland's Cinderella Castle – Photo: Ester Marie Doysabas via Unsplash

Tokyo Disney Sea

A curious fact is that the Disney parks in Japan were built by the sea. Because of this, on September 04, 2001, the Tokyo Disney Sea was opened. With its unique theme, its areas are based on cities that are close to the ocean and even Venetian gondolas we find here for a ride.

With landscapes and unique beauty, this theme park draws inspiration from Walt Disney from the stories of Jules Verne. at the attractions 20.000 Leagues Under the Sea e Journey of the Center of the Earth, you embark on a journey through the adventures of the books of the same name.

For Little Mermaid fans, the Mermaid Lagoon It's a children's area dedicated to her. With some attractions for the little ones that are covered, due to the low temperature in Japan in the winter months.

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A Mermaid Lagoon – Photo: Eiji Kukuta by Pixabay

mickey teddy bear, Duffy, unlike other countries, is a very popular character here. Around the park it is normal to see people wearing clothes inspired by it. Even a show and a little shop Duffy won in Japanese lands.

During the afternoon, plan to see a stop unlike any other, which changes seasonally and takes place on the water!

At nightfall, be sure to check out the two shows, Fantasmic e Disney Light the Night.

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Duffy the bear - left. Very famous in Disney Japan – Photo: Website tokyodisneyresort

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Tokyo Disney Sea attraction – Photo: Sam Chen via Pixabay

4 - Disney Parks in China

Hong Kong Disneyland

The smallest of Disney's parks, it opened on September 12, 2005, in Penny Bay on Lantau Island, Hong Kong. The entire complex has, in addition to the park, 3 more Disney hotels.

Most attractions and shows at Disney parks in China are in Mandarin. However, there are signs, maps and English-speaking cast members in all parks.

Also, it's worth venturing out to watch the shows. Disney is very visual and you can understand the stories. Especially if you've watched the movies and know the characters.

The park is divided into 7 areas (Adventureland, Fantasyland, Grizzly Gulch, Main Street USA, Mystic Point, Tomorrowland and Toy Story Land) arranged around the park. sleeping beauty castle. Here the castle is very similar to Disneyland California, and is currently undergoing a revitalization expected to finish in 2020.

In fact, the entire park is being expanded, with areas of The Marvel movies e Frozen scheduled to open in 2020 as well.

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Sleeping Beauty Castle in Hong Kong – Photo: Hieu Duong via Pixabay

The best attractions in Disney Hong Kong

Two must-see attractions that only exist in this park are dedicated to Marvel heroes, the Iron Man Experience, a 3D simulator and the Ant-Man and the Wasp: Nano Battle, interactive shooting attraction.

Another one worth checking out is the Mystic manor, Chinese version in Haunted Mansion. But here is a museum where artifacts mysteriously disappear!

To please all audiences, the food is quite varied, from international food to a space with Asian cuisine.

Schedule time in your itinerary to watch the Moana show that takes place several times a day. You can check the timetable in the Time Guide or through the park app.

And don't miss the afternoon and night stops (Flights of Fantasy Parade e Paint the Night respectively). The night is one of the most impressive made in Disney parks.

At least 1 hour in advance, position yourself on Main Street USA for the nightly projection show We Love Mickey.

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Iron Man Experience Facade – Photo: Ngchikit via Wikimedia

Shanghai Disneyland

Disney's newest and most technological park opened on June 16, 2016 in Pundong, Shanghai. It has, within the complex, 2 official hotels and a shopping and entertainment center called Disneytown.

The park's symbol castle, the Enchanted Storybook Castle it is dedicated to all princesses and is the largest and most exuberant ever built.

Inside this building we find a restaurant, the Royal Banquet Hall, and two other attractions. THE Once Upon a Time Adventure, dedicated to Snow White, and the Voyage to the Crystal Grotto, in which boats take you on a tour under the castle through the story of the Little Mermaid.

It's worth checking out the Chinese version of Pirates of the Caribbean Battle for the Sunken Treasure. The attraction has a mixture of boat ride with simulator through scenes from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. A must-see is also the roller coaster from the movie Tron.

Enjoy in your afternoon the stop Disney Color Fest. At night, be enchanted by the wonderful show Ignitte the Dream – A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light, show of projections, lights and fireworks in the castle.

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The Enchanted Storybook Castle, at Disneyland Shanghai – Photo: Xin Chen by Pixabay

5 - Disney cruises

Disney Cruise Line

Disney doesn't just live in parks! Since 1996, it has operated its cruise ships with several destinations and every year it expands its fleet.

There are four grand ships: Disney Dreams, Disney magic, Disney Wonder e Disney Fantasy, and in 2023 three more ships are expected.

The most common itineraries are 3 to 4 days that go to the Bahamas and the Caribbean. In fact, Disney owns an island in the Bahamas, Castway Cay, which is stopped in these itineraries.

Cruises to different destinations such as Alaska and the Mediterranean Sea, are already made by Disney ships. Some last for 15 days.

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The pool on one of the Disney Cruise Line ships

On all ships you will find themed areas, aimed at children, teenagers and adults. In addition to an all-inclusive system, with rotation between the restaurants at each dinner.

Exclusive Broadway shows and fireworks, theme parties are featured on all cruises. THE Disney Cruise Line is the only one in the world allowed to set off fireworks on the high seas.

During certain times of the year, themed cruises take place. Among them, from Halloween, Christmasthe Marvel Day at Sea and the Star Wars Day at Sea.

A tip is to combine your trip to Florida at the parks with a cruise. The port is in Port Carnival, 40 minutes from Orlando, and Disney offers free airport transfers.

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The Disney Cruise Line ship – Photo: skeeze via Pixabay

Whether on land or at sea, there is no shortage of magic in Disney Parks and its Cruises.

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Are you full of things to think about and still have to plan your entire trip?

Or you've seen it all, but you're feeling that familiar "Have I forgotten something?" So calm down, we'll help you with items you can't forget before boarding. Come on?

1) Disney Travel Insurance is ESSENTIAL

Taking out travel insurance for Disney is an excellent tip to ensure a smooth trip and avoid worries. Even without being mandatory, having the assistance of insurance gives you the peace you need to enjoy the destination and know that you have support, if necessary. Also enjoy our Insurance Promo discount coupon. - SEE PRICES

#StayHip: Save 10% on your travel insurance. use the coupon FORTRAVELOVERS to get 5% off and pay with boleto to guarantee an additional 5% OFF.

Travel Insurance: Europe

UA 40 SPECIAL WORLD Medical assistance USD 40.000 Lost luggage USD 1.200 (SUPPLEMENTARY) R$ 21/is*

AC 35 EUROPE Medical assistance EUR 35.000 Lost luggage EUR 1.200 (SUPPLEMENTARY) R$ 26/is*

Disney – The Complete Guide to Parks Around the World GTA 60 SLIM EUROPE Medical assistance USD 60.000 Lost luggage USD 1.200 (SUPPLEMENTARY) R$ 17/is*

*Value for 7 days of travel. Select the desired plan!

2) How to have unlimited internet while traveling

Where to Buy: AMERICA CHIP

Did you know that it's getting easier – and cheaper – to have unlimited internet throughout your trip?

Just ask for an international cell phone chip through AMERICA CHIP. We always use and love it! They send a SIM card to your address in España, you insert it in your cell phone when you arrive at your destination and you have unlimited internet throughout the trip.

#StayHip: Save on car GPS rental and use GoogleMaps and Waze with your unlimited internet ;).

3) Have you booked your hosting?

Where to buy: BOOKING.COM

If you haven't booked your stay, the tip is to compare hotels, hostels and inns through Booking.com. This is the largest hotel booking platform in the world, ensuring a safe experience and great accommodation deals.

#StayHip: Keep an eye out for 'Smart Deals', which only last for one day. Some amazing hotels offer great discounts using this badge on the platform. If you find a good deal, is it worth closing?

4) Rent cars at the best prices

Where to buy: RENT CARS

We really like Rent Cars to find the cars we use on our travels. It is the only one in Spain that compares the best rental companies in the world, but lets you pay in reais, without IOF. In addition, it is also the only one that lets you pay in 12 interest-free installments. It is worth it!

#Here's a tip: Try to find cars with full car and third party insurance coverage. Thus, you avoid inopportune surprises when picking up the car.

Also, be very smart when closing with other car rental comparisons. That's because prices are usually charged in dollars and close with your card. If the dollar goes up, the price of your car rental goes up too.

Disney – The Complete Guide to Parks Around the World

Note: We highly value the credibility of our information. All the sites we recommend above are sites we already use, we have good experiences and feedback from readers!

In addition, it is worth checking out other useful information for your trip to Disney:

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  • Is Promo Insurance Reliable? It's good? How it works

Plan your trip:

Get started now by booking your US hotel on Booking.com

Want to find cheap tickets? Find flights with discounts of up to 35% every day at Passages Promo!

Save time and money searching for the best Travel Insurance with the Seguros Promo comparator! Extra 5% off with coupon: FORTRAVELOVERS

Compare the best prices to rent a car from over 100 rental companies with Rentcars! (Pay in up to 12X! Pay in reais, without IOF)

Leave España with Unlimited 4G Internet!

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