Guida del Walt Disney World Resort


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Aggiornato ad aprile 2019

Discover a world where Cinderella doesn’t vanish after midnight and where you don’t have to wish upon a star to make someone’s dreams come true. Whether it’s your first time, your kids’ first time, or your first time without the kids – it’s always the right time to discover the magic of Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, the original home of all things Disney.

Free Disney Dining and Drinks 2020

Book your 2020 Walt Disney World Resort holiday early to take advantage of Free Disney Dining and Drinks.

From 25 April, book your 2020 Walt Disney World Resort holiday to take advantage of Free Disney Dining and Drinks.

Book five nights or more at a Disney Resort Hotel and you’ll get free dining and drinks throughout your stay thanks to Disney’s fantastic dining plans. The Disney Quick Service Dining Plan is included at any Disney Moderate Resort. The Disney Dining Plan is included at selected Deluxe or Deluxe Villa Resorts, and you can upgrade this to a more comprehensive Disney Deluxe Dining Plan for a fee. Free breakfast is included if you stay at a Disney Value Resort. Our Disney Resort Packages also include Disney’s Ultimate Ticket to Walt Disney World Resort, giving you access to all six wonderful parks. These tickets also include a Memory Maker, Disney PhotoPass and a Disney FastPass+, so you can book your rides in advance. 

Book your stay between 25 April 2019 and 5 November 2019 for Free Disney Dining and Drinks. Offer valid for arrival dates between 1 January 2020 and 29 March 2020. 

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  • Character Dining at Walt Disney World Resort.

    Free Disney Dining and Drinks 2020

    Get more magic with your meal: book in for a character breakfast to meet your favourite Disney characters (additional charge applies). The Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Package includes free breakfast and Disney's 14-Day Ultimate Ticket.£871 pp

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Preparing for your Walt Disney World Holiday

Getting ready for your Disney holiday may seem a little overwhelming – it’s the trip of a lifetime, after all. But once you’ve booked your Disney Resort Package with British Airways, you can download the My Disney Experience app, stop feeling overwhelmed and start getting excited. Once you’ve created your profile on the app you’ll be able to book your FastPass+ rides and your restaurant reservations before you travel. Read on to discover what you have to look forward to once you’re there.

Sei fantastici parchi

Magic Kingdom Park

Ottimo per: Magic Kingdom Park is where Walt Disney World began and is still full of timeless fairy tale magic. Fireworks cascade over Cinderella’s Castle at the Happily Ever After night-time spectacular, The Haunted Mansion is ghoulishly good, and Main Street, U.S.A. swells with music, and even smells of fresh cookies.

The lowdown: In this pocket of childhood memories, you’ll float, rather than walk towards your first view of Cinderella’s Castle. Mickey’s PhilharMagic and “it’s a small world”, both beloved rides, are practically run on a mix of nostalgia and children’s smiles. Book into the Be Our Guest Restaurant and make sure you try their cupcake, topped with curiously-named ‘grey stuff’; just like they say in the Disney song, ‘it’s delicious’!

Tips for little visitors: The Bippity Boppity Boutique is no ordinary shop. Fairy Godmothers-in-training will give children a royal makeover in their magical salon – from painted nails to perfect up-dos. If your children love playing princess, this is the ultimate treat – and you can save money if you bring your own dress to complete the look.

Tips for bigger visitors: Plenty of adults flock to Magic Kingdom Park to relive cherished childhood memories. Embark on Disney’s version of the three-peak challenge: ride Space Mountain, Splash Mountain and the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – one after the other. Oh, and don’t miss a chance to take a photo in front of the purple wall in Tomorrowland for your Instagram.

  • Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

    Vivere una favola

    Discover a world where Cinderella doesn’t vanish after midnight. Stay at an on-site resort near the Magic Kingdom and discover the magic at Walt Disney World.£1208 pp

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Epcot

Best for: A world in miniature, Epcot is for explorers. There are 11 country ‘pavilions’ to explore – great for anyone who wants to channel Phineas Fogg and circumnavigate the world at pace – and in Future World you can experiment with space and speed on impressive rides. 

The lowdown: The park fans out around a lake with the famous Spaceship Earth monument right in the middle. Split your time between 11 countries along the shore, meeting Mulan in China, Snow White in Germany and Aladdin in Morocco and then fast-forward to Future World, the other area of the park. Soarin’ Around The World is the ride everyone talks about here. With the help of a big screen and piped-in scents it takes you flying over the wonders of earth. Mission: Space is for more intrepid explorers – but do it before lunch, not after.

Tips for little visitors: Little tiddlers will love meeting their favourite Finding Nemo friends in Turtle Talk with Crush, where they can discuss current affairs with the wise turtle himself through an ocean window.

Tips for bigger visitors: Stay late and watch the evening show on Epcot’s lake: it’s possibly the best fireworks display at Disney.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Ideale per: Disney's Hollywood Studios è perfetto gli amanti del cinema. Ma tutti verranno rapiti dalle pellicole che prendono vita in splendide attrazioni, spettacoli e suono all'avanguardia.

The lowdown: Despite exciting new openings at Hollywood Studios, classic favourites like The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ and the Fantasmic! Evening show aren’t going anywhere. The riotous Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith is always ready for an encore, whilst colourful Toy Story Land will enchant little fans. If you want to stop for lunch, enjoy home-style cooking at the 50s Prime Time Café, where ‘Mom’ will make sure your children eat their greens.

Tips for little visitors: Whip your youngsters into shape with a dose of Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple, where they’ll learn to channel their energy into forces for good instead of evil. Book them in as soon as you get to the park as the slots fill up quickly.

Tips for bigger visitors: It’s all about Star Wars. Even diehard fans will be impressed by the level of detail and love that’s gone into recreating the galaxy far, far away.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Ottimo per: Disney's Animal Kingdom è un parco molto vario, vanta uno yeti e una tribù di Na’Vi di Avatar, oltre a rinoceronti bianchi, tigri e teneri tamarini.

The lowdown: The amazing Pandora - The World of AVATAR area of the park is one of the most popular reasons to visit Animal Kingdom. This park is full of surprises for adventurous types; even the most intrepid might lose their cool when they discover the big-footed surprise hiding within Expedition Everest or the monstrous Banshee on Avatar’s Flight of Passage in Pandora - The World of AVATAR. Tiffins Restaurant is a popular stop for lunch to stop you feeling hungry as a horse. Our top tip? If you want to see a safari, go early, when the animals are at their most active, whilst you can leave Pandora for the end of the day – this biolumisescent world is even more spectacular after dark.

Tips for little visitors: Your family will love watching the uproarious celebrations at the Festival of the Lion King.

Tips for bigger visitors: The Kali River Rapids are the most pragmatic way to cool off in the middle of the day, but be warned: on this white water adventure the water isn’t just white, it’s also very, very wet – prepare to get soaked.

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.

    Vivi con la magia

    Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park has the best beasts – and the roller coasters are really wild. Book a holiday at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.

    7-Day Ultimate Ticket
  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.

    Crogiolatevi nel sole

    Castaway Creek si snoda tutto intorno alla laguna Typhoon. Salga a bordo e partecipi al giro panoramico.

    14-Day Ultimate Ticket
  • Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

    Un viaggio nel tempo e nello spazio

    A Epcot può esplorare tutto il mondo e incontrare tra i ghiacci della Norvegia Elsa e Ana.

    21-Day Ultimate Ticket

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

Ideale per: sciatori confusi: non c'è nulla di gelido in questo straordinario parco acquatico, che ha come tema una stazione sciistica alpina; particolare determinante: il ghiaccio è "sciolto".

Informazioni principali: troverai grandi scivoli e divertenti attrazioni intorno al Monte Gushmore e in tutto il parco l'acqua rimane sempre a una temperatura ottimale di 21°C. Una delle attrazioni più grandi è Summit Plummet, che si puoi vedere da molto lontano. I deboli di cuore farebbero meglio a restarne alla larga. Questo acquascivolo, dalla forma che ricorda un trampolino per gli sci, spara le persone come la posta pneumatica attraverso un tunnel alla velocità fenomenale di circa 95 km all'ora.

Consiglio per i visitatori più piccoli: i bambini più piccini ameranno giocare con l'acqua a Tikes Peak, dove ci sono scivoli in miniatura ideati appositamente per loro. Alla fine, non c'è niente di meglio di Cross Country Creek, un lazy river che si snoda così dolcemente che non vorrai mai lasciarlo.

Consiglio per i visitatori più grandi: se sei troppo grande e saggio per affrontare Summit Plummet, prova Humunga Kowabunga. Questo acquascivolo catapulta tutti giù in un tunnel buio. A pensarci anche questo non è per visitatori molto giudiziosi, ma è divertentissimo.

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Ottimo per: una giornata in un parco acquatico a tema tropicale. Onde ai vostri piedi, musica calypso che arriva sospinta dalla brezza e gelato servito in un secchiello.

Informazioni principali: Typhoon Lagoon è dominata da una stupenda piscina a onde sismiche e da un lungo e pigro fiume. L'attrazione Crush ‘n’ Gusher non è pericolosa… a meno che non siate una banana. Costruita su uno stabilimento abbandonato di trasformazione della frutta, questa attrazione è un mix fruttato di scivolo d'acqua e montagne russe. Scelga un amico per il galleggiante biposto. Se preferisce invece stare sdraiato su un lettino e godersi un picnic, allora le spiagge sabbiose sono più adatte a lei. I più piccoli ameranno l'area di gioco tutta per loro.

Consiglio per i visitatori più piccoli: nel parco è presenta una speciale area giochi dedicata solo ai bimbi più piccoli, Ketchakiddee Creek, dove puoi trascorrere tante ore di divertimento.

Consiglio per i viaggiatori instancabili: perché non prendi delle lezioni (da pagare in loco) di surf la mattina presto nella piscina a onde, prima che il parco apra?

Novità

Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

With Toy Story Land now open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, playtime has finally hit the big time. Prepare to get your springs in a twist on the Slinky Dog Dash rollercoaster and spin into space on the Alien Swirling Saucers.

Star Wars at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Star Wars has landed at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Find yourself surrounded by Stormtroopers as the score swells, and enjoy the daytime and night-time shows, rides and chances to meet your favourite characters. In short, a whole universe of attractions are already open, whilst the exciting new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge launches in 2019.

Prossimamente...

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway

Ever wondered what it would be like to live in a cartoon? On Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, you can step straight into the film and follow Mickey and Minnie on a wild train ride. Goofy’s in the driving seat… what could possibly go wrong? This dark ride will use exciting ‘two-and-a-half-D’ effects to bring Disney’s classic Mickey Mouse Cartoon Shorts to life. It’s due to open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2020.

Qual è il biglietto migliore?

Find the best Walt Disney World Resort ticket for you

The lowdown: Have the fullest experience of the parks by buying Disney’s Ultimate Ticket.

You can purchase Disney's 14-Day Ultimate Ticket for the price of Disney's 7-Day Ultimate Ticket when you book by 29 August 2019. Or if you're planning a longer trip book Disney's 21-Day Ultimate Ticket. With Ultimate Tickets, you’ll have access to all six wonderful parks. These tickets include Memory Maker, which means that you can document your trip with the help of park photographers and ride cams. You’ll be able to skip the standby lines on your favourite rides by using Disney FastPass+, and you can book your chosen rides in advance. This ticket is only available pre-departure in the UK.

Planning a Walt Disney World holiday for 2019? Book by 29 August 2019 and you’ll get a 14 day ticket for the price of seven – that’s twice the magic. You’ll get access to all six parks, so you can visit the new Toy Story Land, witness the magic of Frozen Ever After at Epcot, and still have time for planet Pandora at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. What’s more, you’ll also get the Memory Maker, and FastPass+, so you can make the most of your holiday. Buy before you flyo guarantee your saving.The lowdown: Have the fullest experience of the parks by buying Disney’s Ultimate Ticket.


 

The lowdown: Have the fullest experience of the parks by buying Disney’s Ultimate Ticket.

The lowdown: Have the fullest experience of the parks by buying Disney’s Ultimate Ticket.

Planning a Walt Disney World holiday for 2019? Book by 29 August 2019 and you’ll get a 14 day ticket for the price of seven – that’s twice the magic. Or if you're planning a longer trip book Disney's 21-Day Ultimate Ticket. You’ll get access to all six parks, so you can visit the new Toy Story Land, witness the magic of Frozen Ever After at Epcot, and still have time for planet Pandora at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. These tickets include Memory Maker, which means that you can document your trip with the help of park photographers and ride cams. You’ll be able to skip the standby lines on your favourite rides by using Disney FastPass+, and you can book your chosen rides in advance. This ticket is only available pre-departure in the UK.

Dove soggiornare

Economico: Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Stay for: This cheerful hotel is lovingly loyal to Disney theming. Little fans of Finding Nemo, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid and Cars will be delighted with the colourful on-site décor here – the poolside pops with colourful guppies and coral centrepieces, plus it’s the largest resort pool at Walt Disney World Resort. It’s ten minutes by private coach from Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Da sapere: le mini-cucine delle camere – fornite di tutte le posate, incluso l'utensile preferito di Ariel, la piccola sirenetta, la forchetta – sono molte utili per i pasti.

Budget: Disney’s All Star Music Resort

Soggiorna per: Disney’s All Star resorts are great value for groups to use as a base. The All Star Music Resort is no more than 20 minutes from the parks by the regular shuttle, and kids will love the family rooms, decorated Disney-style, and the pizza room service. You can use both the resort pools and dip your toes in the big Art of Animation Resort pool, too, where underwater speakers warble Disney hits while you swim.

Da sapere: ogni edificio si ispira a un genere musicale diverso, per cui le potrebbe capitare di dormire accanto a un paio di stivali da cowboy giganteschi.

Fascia media: Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

Stay for: This big resort is heaped high with Southern hospitality. You can even toast marshmallows on an outdoor fire pit. With multiple pools, there are plenty of places to swim, including a waterslide area. You’re just 15 minutes from the rest of the world at Epcot and you can take an atmospheric river boat ride to get there.

Da sapere: noleggi una bicicletta per girare all'interno del resort con maggiore facilità.

  • Disney’s All-Star Music Resort.

    Suite per famiglie

    There's room for the whole family band at Disney's All-Star Music Resorts.£1208 pp

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  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside.

    Un paradiso spazioso

    Inspired by the easy Louisiana lifestyle, Port Orleans Resort has a swimmin' hole, a fishin' hole, and plenty of restaurants at its Riverside Mill£1545 pp

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  • Disney's Art of Animation Resort.

    Continui a nuotare

    You'll find the largest pool in the whole of Walt Disney World at Disney's Art of Animation Resort, complete with state-of-the-art underwater speakers.£871 pp

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Fascia media: Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Stay for: Enjoy tropical rooms and sandy beaches. Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort is getting a facelift but much of its 200 acres is still up and running. It’s set around the lagoon of ‘Barefoot Bay’ and themed like a series of pirate-plundered islands. There are hammocks scattered around the lagoon, ready for daytime downtime.

Da sapere: provi a prenotare le camere speciali ispirate al tema dei pirati, dedicate a chi, quando dorme, preferisce il bottino alla bellezza.

Lusso: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

The lowdown: The lion sleeps tonight – and so will you – within roaring distance (15 minute’s coach) of the entrance of the Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. On-site restaurant Jiko serves African and American cuisine, and adults might appreciate a sip of Pinotage from the South African wine cellar.

Da sapere: se prenota una camera con vista savana, può sedersi e guardare a lungo gli animali nel parco – giraffe, zebre e gazelle.

Lusso: Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Stay for: Quietly spread out amongst parks and lakes, Saratoga Springs has enough space for a golf course and plenty of activities, from tennis to treating yourself to Disney nail art at the spa. The vast complex is themed around the famous New Yorker country retreat. It’s bucolic and comes with paddocks and ponies, yet it’s only walking distance from busy Disney Springs.

Da sapere: può soggiornare in una speciale suite in una "casa sull'albero" e fingere di essere una versione elegante di Tarzan.

Lusso: Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Stay for: This massive hotel has a striking Victorian-inspired design, and is decked out in old-style Florida clapboard. Horse drawn carriages pass by and an orchestra plays mood music in the lobby. Catch the Magic Kingdom Park's fireworks from the hotel’s marina; the park is just ten minutes away by monorail, or a calm water taxi journey.

Da sapere: venga per Natale, quando l'hotel allestisce una gigantesca casa di pan di zenzero e un albero di Natale incredibilmente alto. Mary Poppins si affaccia per colazione – beh, solo se la ritiene abbastanza buona per lei…

Vantaggi dei resort

Se soggiorna presso i Walt Disney Resort

Vieni per gli hotel a tema e dimora per i vantaggi che ti offrono: sono molti i motivi per soggiornare all'interno del Walt Disney World Resort.Se prenoti l'Ultimate Ticket di Disney il tuo gruppo potrà unire i propri MagicBands (i braccialetti magici che includono biglietto, chiave dell'hotel e carta di credito, tutto su un unico braccialetto), per entrare prima nei parchi e restare fino a tardi con le Extra Magic Hours. Grazie alle navette gratuite, arrivare all'ingresso di ogni parco sarà semplicissimo. E le famiglie che amano programmare, possono scegliere in anticipo le attrazioni durante i tre giorni di ingresso Disney FastPass+ e prenotarle fino a 60 giorni prima dell'arrivo. E si possono anche sfruttare i piani Disney Dining per contenere i costi dei pasti in famiglia. Scarica l'app del resort, My Disney Experience, per avere una mappa di Disney World e tutti i biglietti, insieme ai tempi di attesa delle attrazioni, al Disney FastPass+ e alle prenotazioni per i pasti.

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Good Neighbor® Hotels

Gli hotel del Disney Resort non sono l'unico posto in cui puoi soggiornare all'interno del Walt Disney World Resort: puoi scegliere anche gli hotel del Disney’s Good Neighbor®. Questa opzione ti permette di soggiornare vicino ai parchi e in più di godere di vantaggi esclusivi come le colazioni con i personaggi, le Disney Extra Magic Hours e il FastPass+. Prenota il Four Seasons Resort o il Waldorf Astoria Orlando per un comfort a cinque stelle o l'Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace per essere vicino a Disney Springs. Puoi anche soggiornare nell'immenso complesso Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, che vanta un mucchio di ristoranti e tante strutture.

  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa.

    Treehouse Villas

    These self-catering, three-bedroom villas stand on stilts ten feet above the ground in the woods at Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa£1519 pp

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  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

    Florida classica

    The Grand Floridian was inspired by old-world luxury, but with plenty of fresh modern perks – like pristine pools and a monorail which whisks you straight to the Magic Kingdom.£2693 pp

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  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.

    Vista della savana

    Some rooms at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park look out over the savannah. Step out onto your balcony to greet passing giraffes.£1850 pp

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E dopo tutto questo...

Scopri Disney Springs

Questa sera senti l'amore che si respira nell'aria? Qui a Disney Springs sì. Quando i parchi la sera chiudono, non c'è posto migliore dove andare per un appuntamento, per trascorrere la serata in famiglia o per incontrare gli amici. Preparati a un divertimento senza fine, dall'ascoltare i DJ mentre gusti la tua bistecca da STK Orlando, alle pagode fatte di sushi da Morimoto Asia e all'Amphicar vintage per un salto nel lago. Puoi acquistare articoli di marchi famosi nel centro di Disney Springs oppure comprare una delle numerose varianti delle orecchie di Topolino nel gigantesco negozio di Disney World. E non dimenticare di indossarle mentre balli al Cuban Café.