Every year, millions of Americans and international travelers plan trips to Disney Theme Parks in the U.S. Disney offers something for everyone, and has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
Walt Disney was an American entrepreneur who became a pioneer film producer in the animation industry. Disney created memorable cartoons and characters that have been enjoyed throughout the years, including iconic characters such as Mickey Mouse, Snow White, and the ever-enchanting Cinderella. While his cartoons and movies were bringing an abundance of laughter and enjoyment into people's homes, it was his imaginative vision that inspired him to open the Disney Parks.
Disneyland, located in Anaheim CA, the first of the two Disney parks, opened to the public in 1955. Disneyland consists of Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. In the parks, you can meet your favorite characters, enjoy thrilling rides, see different attractions and shows, dine out, enjoy shopping at the downtown Disney district, or visit other beautiful sites in Southern California that are located close to Disney.
Disney World, located in Orlando, FL, opened to the public in 1971. Disney World was designed to be bigger than Disneyland and is now the most visited resort in the world. Disney World has four major theme parks, all include amazing attractions, special events, fireworks, and the Disney characters the parks are based on. You can explore Cinderella's castle at the Magic Kingdom, circle the globe and experience different cultures at Epcot, become a star in your favorite movie at Disney's Hollywood Studios, or discover the magic of nature at Disney's Animal Kingdom. You will also find two water parks within Disney World, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach, where you can enjoy waterslides and white sandy beaches. The Disney Board Walk offers fine dining, shopping, and exciting nightlife entertainment as well as Disney Springs located in Downtown Disney, that you won't want to miss.
Disneyland and Disney World offer numerous resorts with top of the line amenities and unforgettable experiences for all of their guests. With all the amazing things that come with visiting the Disney resorts, your visit is sure to be a magical one.
In 1998, Disney also launched its own cruise line beginning with the Disney Magic. Today, Disney has 3 ships; The Disney Magic, The Disney Wonder, and the Disney Dream. These ships sail from Port Canaveral in Florida as part of the Disney World resort. Some of these cruises have itineraries that will take you to Disney's very own private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay. You can combine vacations with both the parks and a cruise option to build your ideal Disney vacation.
When planning your Disney vacation, you should obtain Travel Medical Insurance. If you were to become ill or injured, you would want coverage in place for medical care, medical evacuation and the high costs of medical treatment in the U.S. Trip Protection Insurance is also available which can cover non-refundable expenses for trip cancellation that could help protect you financially if you were not able to travel.