Walt Disney World Swan for Families
Collected by Calliope Gianpoulos , AFAR Local Expert
There is more to the Magic Kingdom than rides and characters. We found plenty of adventure that let us move, taste, and explore both inside the parks and outside in the city of Orlando. The thrills they provide may be less obvious, but to us they feel just as sweet.
4600 World Dr, Orlando, FL 32830, USA
Delight the little members of your family with breakfast with Chef Mickey in the Contempo Cafe at Disney's Contemporary Resort in Orlando, Florida. There is a grand view of the Bay Lake. The setting is definitely straight out of a movie set as is...
2901 Osceola Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32830, USA
Opened in 1998, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park is home to animals, animated attractions, and thrilling rides for the entire family. The animal lovers in your entourage will swoon over the fun, informative Kilimanjaro Safari Rides, during...
200 Epcot Center Dr, Orlando, FL 32830, USA
Leave it to Disney to give visitors the chance to travel the world without leaving a theme park. At Epcot’s World Showcase, you’ll find several countries re-created to surprisingly realistic effect, all surrounding a centerpiece...
1534 Blizzard Beach Drive, Orlando, FL 32836, USA
We didn’t realize how much we wanted to go down slides and lazy rivers that supposedly resulted from a melted ski resort until Blizzard Beach came our way. The cynical might say it’s a positive spin on global warming. We say it’s good...
2101 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Orlando, FL 32830, USA
There is a lot happening in the restaurant. Get a front row seat to the best of it by reserving a chef’s tasting menu dinner at the chef’s counter and watch the fresh ingredients make their way to your plate. Take it to a whole other level: book a...
1800 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Orlando, FL 32830, USA
There are ice cream sundaes galore at this classic soda shop in Disney’s Beach Club Resort. While the menu is also chock-full of burgers and chili and house-made chicken noodle soup, we prefer the thirst-quenchers like old-fashioned floats and...
1600 Seven Seas Drive, Orlando, FL 32836, USA
Fans claims that this iconic Disney treat—banana-stuffed French toast coated with cinnamon and sugar—only tastes as it should when procured and enjoyed in the magic kingdom. Find out for yourself at the Kona Cafe and Capt. Cook's in the Polynesian...
14501 S Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32837, USA
Disney Springs, Orlando, FL 32830, USA
If you’re in the market for Disney, this is the mothership. With 50,000 square feet, it’s the largest Disney character store in the world. A giant screen shows classic Disney movies while you browse more than 15,000 souvenirs. Kids can get...
2101 North Epcot Resorts Blvd, Orlando, FL 32830, USA
It's free, it's more intimate—and manageable—than Downtown Disney, and it's a stunning re-creation of of 1930s Atlantic seashore boardwalk. Rent a two- or four-person bike to make quick work of the quarter-mile stretch, while street entertainers...
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