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Florida and Walt Disney

Best time to go: Between July and September Orlando can reach 37C with 100% humidity. September is the wettest month, while from October to May the temperatures are cooler and can drop to 15C

With a just a sprinkling of pixie dust, anything is possible in the four themed parks of Walt Disney World’s Resort in Florida, where fantasy is reality.

Love him or hate him, Mickey Mouse has been charming audiences for more than 70 years, and he doesn’t seem to be getting any older. The resort attracts more visitors than any other amusement park in the United States, and it would seem that you are never too old to be a Disney fan.

Fly over the Magic Kingdom on Aladdin’s Carpet, watch Tarzan rock in his live stage show in the Animal Kingdom, visit the four corners of the earth at the World Showcase in the Epcot Centre and plunge down a 13-storey lift shaft in the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror in the Disney-MGM Studios.

Mickey certainly knows how to party, and just loves a parade. You can join him on Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade, or the bedazzling Spectromagic Parade, and with more than 1000 firework shows a year, every day ends with a bang. So, now you know where to go if you want to see Mickey’s house or Minnie’s house (they live separately apparently).

You can also sit in a tea cup at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, visit Cinderella in her Castle or Ariel in her Grotto. If you’ve got time, you really should drop in on Winnie the Pooh at Hundred Acre Wood, and have a quick bounce with Tigger.

You are guaranteed to have a willy nilly silly good time


Did you know?

  • covering 47 square miles, the Walt Disney World Resort is about the size of San Francisco
  • Walt Disney World Resort claims to be the largest employer in Central Florida, employing a cast of 50,000 to create the Disney magic
  • the password ‘Mickey Mouse’ was used for the D Day invasion of Europe

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