Walt Disney World, Orlando, to the uninitiated, might be perceived as a rather tired place to take your children on summer holiday given that it's been open since 1971. In reality, Walt Disney World has consistently developed its theme park, rides and holiday packages so that families can keep returning for more wholesome Disney fun. With a variety of events and amusement rides to choose from in Disney's Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney-MGM Studios and the latest addition to the Walt Disney World home, Disney's Animal Kingdom, you and your children are sure to find a variety of ways in which you can be entertained.
Two of the most popular attractions in Disney World's Magic Kingdom are The Haunted Mansion and the Pirates of the Caribbean - both of which have been turned into popular films. Your kids are sure to love the mixture of family entertainment and eerie fun that both of these rides afford. However, if you're travelling with very small children that are likely to find some of these rides a little frightening, you have a range of classic Disney World favourites to fall back on, including Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Peter Pan's Flight and the legendary "It's a small world" attraction. Newer rides include Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, adapted from the popular Toy Story character, and the Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor.
In Epcot, you'll find Spaceship Earth, one of Walt Disney World's hallmark attractions. As one of the most recognisable structures at the resort, Spaceship Earth forms both the main focal point of Epcot and one of its most popular dark rides. Take a trip to Epcot to help your children learn more about the world's countries with the World Showcase. You'll even be able to experience such exciting rides as The Seas with Nemo & Friends, an attraction based on underwater exploration, and Honey, I Shrunk the Audience.
What's more, Disney-MGM Studios is sure to appeal to any movie fan, young or old. With its epic The Great Movie Ride, you'll be escorted through a series of scenes from famous movies, including Singin' in the Rain, Alien, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Casablanca. What's more, you'll be able to experience the wonders of the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular, Muppet Vision 3-D and the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith.
And if you're a keen animal fan, don't forget to explore Disney's Animal Kingdom. From the thrilling DINOSAUR ride to the Kilimanjaro Safari attraction, you and your family are sure to love all that Disney's Animal Kingdom has to offer. You'll even get a taste of some of Disney's most successful films, through rides like Festival of the Lion King and Finding Nemo - The Musical.
With so much to keep you occupied, Walt Disney World, Florida, is sure to keep you and your children - whatever their age - happy this summer. And if you're planning to travel from the UK, you'll be able to choose from a range of flights to Orlando - so you have no excuse not to take your family on the holiday of a lifetime!