Disney World in Orlando, Florida, is absolutely packed with rides and attractions. You could spend weeks in the parks and still not manage to do and see absolutely everything that there is on offer. And, with more rides opening over the next few years, and plenty of spare land that offers the potential for even more expansion, it begs the question; how big is Disney World?
How big is Disney World Florida?
Disney World is home to 4 main theme parks, 2 water parks, and over 25 hotels. On top of this, there are 4 golf courses, and even a shopping district. The four main theme parks are;
- Magic Kingdom
- Animal Kingdom
- Hollywood Studios
How big is Magic Kingdom Disney World?
Magic Kingdom is potentially the most iconic Disney park in Orlando, home to the incredible Cinderella’s castle, which watches over the rest of Disney World. It boasts 23 rides in total, seven full-service restaurants, plenty more quick service dining options, and countless other shops, sights, and attractions. Magic Kingdom is actually technically the smallest park, if you can believe that as you wander the countless streets! The zones of Magic Kingdom are: Frontierland, Fantasyland, Liberty Square, Adventureland, and Tomorrowland.
How big is the castle at Disney World?
Cinderella’s castle, located in the heart of Magic Kingdom, is a towering, stunning feature of the park, that is, quite literally, unmissable if you are paying a visit. It stands at 189 feet tall, and was built with a design in mind that helps it to look even bigger than it is. Though it may be considered quite a small building generally, it is 112 feet taller than the Sleeping Beauty castle at Disneyland in California.
Inside, it houses a boutique, a restaurant which is open to all to visit, and even a secret suite that is not open for visitors. It is also surrounded by a moat, containing around 12,800 cubic meters of water, and boasts 27 towers in total.
How big is Epcot in Disney World?
Epcot is the second biggest Disney Park at Disney World Orlando, offering four main areas known as ‘neighbourhoods’, and features 10 rides with the latest addition of Remy’s Ratatouille adventure. If you include the other attractions available at Epcot, there are 40 things to do in total. The neighbourhoods in Epcot park are: World Celebration, World Discovery, World Nature, and World Showcase.
How big is Animal Kingdom in Disney World?
Interestingly, Animal Kingdom is the largest Disney park in the entire world — but it has the least rides! Offering 9 rides in total and plenty more attractions, eateries, and shops, it clocks in with 6 areas: the Oasis, Discovery Island, Pandora – The World of Avatar, Africa, Asia, and Dinoland U.S.A.
How big is Hollywood Studios in Disney World?
Only slightly bigger than Disney’s Magic Kingdom is Hollywood Studios, divided into a massive total of 7 lands: Hollywood Boulevard, Echo Lake, Grand Avenue, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Toy Story Land, Animation Courtyard and, of course, Sunset Boulevard. All in all, Hollywood Studios offers 17 rides and attractions, so there is plenty to keep you entertained.
How big is Star Wars land?
On its own, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, makes up a total of 14 acres. It is the largest single-themed land at Disney World, absolutely choc-a-bloc with attractions, restaurants, and boasting two extremely popular rides: Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run, and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.
Which Disney World park is the biggest?
Let’s have a look at the size of each Disney Park in acres.
- Magic Kingdom – 142 acres
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios – 154 acres
- Epcot – 300 acres
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom – 500 acres
As you can see, the acres of each park varies hugely, but each comes with it’s own unique themes, rides, and attractions, so even the smaller parks pack a mighty punch to rival their bigger neighbours.
How big is Disney World in acres?
If you haven’t been to Orlando, it’s hard to comprehend just how big Disney really is. If you tally up the total acres that each park covers, it comes to around 1,100 acres. Seems like a lot, doesn’t it?
However, Disney World actually covers over 25,000 acres, which is around 43 square miles. If you need some context, that is the same size as the entire city of San Francisco! Big enough to have its own zip code, this enormous resort attracts over 50 million visitors each year. But why are there so many more acres belonging to Disney World that don’t make up the parks?
Well, as mentioned, on top of the parks, Disney World also offers two water parks and four golf courses. On top of that, they also own a whopping 25+ hotels that cover some serious ground. What’s even more fascinating, is that only half of the land at Disney World is actually being used. A lot of the land owned by Disney is wetland so can’t be built on, whilst the rest is being kept for conservation. This means there’s always a chance of expansion!
How big is Disney World compared to Disneyland?
The biggest difference between Disney World in Orlando and Disneyland is the size. Although California’s theme park is still packed with fun attractions where you could easily spend weeks enjoying, it only covers 500 acres, compared to Disney World’s 25,000 acres. This means it could actually fit inside Disney World Orlando 51 times!
Both Disney World and Disneyland offer four parks in total. However, Disneyland offers a total of 49 rides and 53 attractions. Disney World, on the other hand, offers 52 rides and an estimated further 129 attractions. In terms of rides, there isn’t much difference between the two, but DIsney World definitely wins the crown for more attractions.
You may be surprised to see that, in the grand scheme of things, Disneyland doesn’t actually offer much less than Disney World, especially considering how much bigger the park in Orlando is compared to the park in California. This is mostly down to the extra, unused land that Disney World owns.
Plan your trip to Disney
If you want to experience the sheer enormity of Disney for yourself, why not plan a trip? If you’re looking for accommodation near Disney World, Top Villas offer a huge range of vacation rentals in Orlando. Situated in only the best resorts, our homes are all located just a short drive from the theme parks.
Book your stay with us and not only will you get beautiful accommodation at great prices, you’ll also benefit from amazing round-the-clock customer service. To make things even easier, we also offer a wide range of travel extras. Whether you want to book park tickets, or arrange car hire, our Guest Experience team will be on hand to help!
To book, just follow our simple online process and you can secure your vacation home straight away. It’s easy to check availability, get a quote and book instantly online. If you’d prefer to talk to one of our villa experts, just give us a call!
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