Thursday, April 5, 2012

Destination Disney - 8 Favorite "Lands"

Week three's Destination Disney challenge is upon us.  This week I'll share my family's 8 favorite "lands" in the Disney parks.  Ones first thought when they hear "lands" in Disney parks may be EPCOT and the World Showcase but really, each park is broken up into sections.  Some are called "lands", some are "streets", some are "pavilions" (like those in EPCOT) and they all make up our wonderful, wonderful World

On with the countdown...

8.  Future World - EPCOT

The first half of EPCOT is my family's choice for favorite in this park.  My kids are too young to appreciate the World Showcase just yet.  However, they do enjoy playing in the Innoventions buildings and learning about the sea with Nemo and Friends.  And if you remember from my first Destination Disney post, Spaceship Earth is one of my 5 year old's favorite attractions.

7.  DinoLand USA - Disney's Animal Kingdom

The kids enjoy the Boneyard and Finding Nemo - The Musical.  Hubby and I enjoy Dinosaur.  Plus the whole family likes having lunch at Restaurantosaurus.  We spend a lot of time in DinoLand USA when we visit Disney's Animal Kingdom.


6. Streets of America - Hollywood Studios

After we've had our Toy Story fix, we spend most of our time at Hollywood Studios on the Streets of America.  The Muppets, the Backlot Tour, Lights, Motors, Action!... so much to do, so little time!  Plus, MUST have lunch at Pizza Planet!  Must.

5.  Pixar Place - Hollywood Studios

Though it's made up of only one attraction, one character-spot and one shop, it definitely takes up a big spot on our list of favorites Toy Story Midway Mania and the chance to get a glimpse (or even a photo, if you're willing to wait!) are the first stop we make when we enter Hollywood Studios. A MUST for our family. You know how we feel about Toy Story Midway Mania!

4. Mainstreet USA - The Magic Kingdom

It's here, on this simple street that my breath is taken away each and every time I step foot in The Magic Kingdom.  The sight of Cinderella's Castle.  The Mickey shaped balloons lining the street.  The magical storefronts.  The children (young and old) with smiles from ear-to-ear as they enter.  I adore Main Street USA.  I could sit on the bench beside Goofy and just people watch all day. (This is one of my favorite photos from WDW.  It's like a "Where's Waldo" of Mainstreet USA.  If look front and center, you can see my mother and I, waving.)

3.  Africa - Disney's Animal Kingdom

Best part of Disney's Animal Kingdom.  Best.  We always start our day with Donald's Safari Breakfast at the Tusker House then move onto Kilimanjaro Safari.  I can't think of a better way to start the day.

2.  Adventureland - The Magic Kingdom

Full of the classics, Pirates of the Carribbean, The Tiki Room, Swiss Family Treehouse, the Jungle Cruise... Adventureland is as absolute MUST for our family. (This hidden Mickey can be found on the bridge heading over to Adventureland.)

1.  Fantasyland - The Magic Kingdom

The epitome of what Walt Disney World is about, to me anyhow.  Walt's touch can be felt here.  The upcoming expansion gets my heart pounding!  I haven't been this excited since they put the Mickey in PhilharMagic.  I do have to admit, I am sad that I won't be seeing Snow White like this again. 

Wasn't that fun?!  Check out previous lists - Top 10 Disney Attractions and 9 Favorite Disney Characters.
And be sure to check back next week for our family's 7 favorite things to do OUTSIDE of the parks.


  1. What a wonderful list this week! These lists have been so fun to read. Can't wait to see what you come up with for next week!

  2. Love Pixar Place, Adventureland, and Dinoland! Very good list!

  3. I hadn't gone on Snow White's ride so I don't know what I will be missing. Great pictures and a great list!

  4. Love your list! I love the details of Pixar Place.

  5. Wonderful list and your photos are great! We have some gems in common to :-)