Disney's claim to fame is its family-friendly theme parks, where kids will never tire for fun -- and mom and dad can be a kid again. From kid-sized roller coasters to rides featuring classic Disney storylines to water parks to themed-restaurants with character-attended meals, the Disney theme parks offer something for everyone. Which park is right for you depends on where you'd like to go and how much you want to do during your vacation.

Looking to plan a magical Disney getaway for you and your family? Get great information on Disney destinations including Disney World, Disneyland, and other Disney theme parks around the world, and read Planning Your Walt Disney World Vacation to get a better understanding for the park right for you. Not sure which hotel in which to book your stay? Be sure to choose the right hotel to fit your family's budget by reading Choosing Your Disney World Hotel, and then reviewing our Disney Hotels and 10 Best Disney World Resorts for Families. Or if you're looking for a stay just outside the theme park area, check out How to Choose a Hotel in Downtown Disney. Learn what's going on right now at Disney in our What's New at Disney Hotels and What's New at Walt Disney Theme Parks article. And you can find the best Disney Deals and 9 Secrets to Saving Big at Disney World. Get more vacation tips, planning and ideas exclusively for families in our Family Trip Reports and Family Forums section, and be sure to review How to See the Magic Kingdom in 24 Hours, if you only have time for a quick visit.


Disney World
The king of the Disney theme parks, Disney World is located just outside of Orlando, Fla. The massive park includes the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, Typhoon Lagoon, Blizzard Beach, Downtown Disney and ... read more

Disney's Animal Kingdom
Opened on Earth Day in 1998, Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park showcases an amazing range of more than 250 species of animals, entertaining guests with exciting rides, Broadway-style stage shows and interactive experiences, all with an underlying ... read more

Disney's California Adventure
Located just opposite of Disneyland (literally steps across a brick-lined walkway), California Adventure is a 12-acre theme park featuring rides and attractions for kids of all ages. While it's neighbor, Disneyland, was developed to welcome guests to a fantasy world ... read more

Disney's Hollywood Studios
Bringing glitz, glamour and star power to the general public, Disney's Hollywood Studios presents the thrill of the stage and the screen, with hair-raising thrill rides, action-packed stage shows, one-of-a-kind interactive experiences and dramatic ... read more

Disneyland
Once upon a classic year (1955 to be exact), Marilyn dominated the silver screen, Elvis was in full swivel and Mr. Walt Disney had a novel idea. His dream, what many initially called "Walt's folly," wildly transformed the American entertainment scene ... read more

Epcot
Two parks in one, Epcot delivers the thrill of the future along with a thrilling immersion into the cultures of the world in a one-of-a-kind World Showcase. Opened in 1982, the 305-acre park was the second of four Walt Disney World theme parks to debut ... read more

Magic Kingdom
The central Florida destination of choice for young families and the ultimate land of make-believe, Disney's Magic Kingdom Park delivers magic, memories and non-stop fun for kids of all ages. Opened in 1971 and situated on 142 acres, with 189-foot-tall Cinderella ... read more

Downtown Disney
A virtual reality play land, a world-class circus, a hot air balloon ride, a dine-in theater and "boutique" bowling: what do these attractions have in common? They're all part of Downtown Disney, a bustling Orlando shopping, dining and entertainment complex ... read more

Disneyland Paris
Disneyland Paris, located 35 miles south of Paris, has become a hit for European crowds, as well as Disney-loving families looking to try new attractions and parks. Disneyland Paris theme park is the main draw, but Walt Disney Studios Park and Disney ... read more

Hong Kong Disneyland
Located in the bustling city of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Disneyland is laid out to resemble the original Disneyland in California. Visitors will discover Tomorrowland Adventureland, Fantasyland and Main Street USA for a touch of Disney's Magic ... read more

Tokyo Disney Resort
This massive Japanese theme park destination is laid out like an island with everything revolving around Tokyo Disneyland. Disney Sea, Ikspiari entertainment complex and the Cirque du Soleil Theatre are additional attractions drawing families from across ...read more


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