What Is It? Disney’s original Orlando theme park, Walt Disney World offers a wide range of entertainment, popular characters like Mickey and Minnie, and everything from rides that have been there since its opening in 1971, like “It’s a Small World” and “Haunted Mansion” to “Space Mountain” and the “Pirates of the Caribbean” ride.
Why Do It? It’s fun for all ages, but when it comes to family vacations, it’s hard to beat, as it’s one of the few places where babies, teens, parents, and grandparents can all have a good time together.
Good to Know: Visit during a non-peak time for an optimal experience without the thickest crowds of the year, which means avoiding spring break, the summer months, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s.