Whether you're planning to hit the lake, the golf course, Universal Studios, or spend every minute at Disney World, HomeAway has the Disney/Orlando area accommodation for you - from Disney to Davenport vacation rentals. Read on for a helpful guide on what to do in the Disney Area.
Disney Area Vacation Rentals
Disney area vacation rentals bring the joys of Mickey Mouse and his pals right to your front step. Book a condo right by your favorite park, or give yourself and your family some space from the colorful chaos. There's something for everyone to see, do, and eat on Disney Area vacation, whether you're a toddler, teen, parent, or grandparent. Where else can you go from a legendary theme park ride to a championship golf course to a top-rated show (Cirque du Soleil, anyone?) or a five-star restaurant (perhaps the Grand Floridian hotel's AAA 5 Diamond-awarded Victoria & Albert's)?
Disney World Parks
Did you know there's a total of six (seven, depending on how you count) Walt Disney World parks to choose from?
Magic Kingdom offers up the quintessential Disney experience: this is where you'll find Cinderella Castle, it's a small world, Pirates of the Caribbean, the Haunted Mansion, Splash Mountain, and other classic, kid-friendly rides. It's also home to some of Disney's best parades and fireworks, including the vintage Main Street Electrical Parade and Wishes.
The big draw now is the New Fantasyland expansion, featuring a slow-moving Little Mermaid ride, and Beauty and the Beast-based restaurants and meet & greets. Epcot is more adult-friendly, with a focus on food, featuring eleven international pavilions that showcase the cuisine and culture of countries from Japan to Italy. There are also some excellent rides here, like Mission:Space, Soarin', and the recently re-imagined Test Track.
Disney's Hollywood Studios transports you back to Tinsletown's heydey in the 30s and 40s. Highlights of a day here include free-falling on the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, traveling at light-speed to Tatooine or Hoth on the updated Star Tours, and playing 3-D carnival games at Toy Story Mania!
Disney's Animal Kingdom Park is essentially a zoo and theme park in one, with an especially unique collection of rides and shows - don't miss the Kilimanjaro Safaris, Experition:Everest, and Dinosaur rides.
Last but not least, Disney area vacationers can pick from two elaborately themed water parks for those hot summer days, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon, along with a "virtual theme park" video arcade called DisneyQuest at Downtown Disney.
Cheap Disney Vacations
With Disney area vacation rentals on HomeAway, it's easy to book an affordable trip. Keep an eye out for last-minute deals and special offers, and enjoy the peace of mind that a vacation home with lots of space and amenities often goes for half the cost of a hotel or Disney resort accommodation!
Another tip for saving money on Disney area vacations is to book during the slower months, January through March, or September through November.