Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort have something for everyone in each of their parks. Still, some of those parks are more geared for certain groups. Don't worry...I'm here to break it all down for you! Check out my top picks for teens, thrill-seekers, little ones, grandparents, explorers, and couples.
For Teens: Universal Studios (Universal Orlando Resort)
There is something for every teen at Universal Studios! For the Harry Potter fans, don't miss Diagon Alley, where you can immerse yourself in Harry Potter and ride the thrilling Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts! Universal Studios also offers tons of fun shopping and dining experiences. The very Instagrammable Central Park Crepes is located here for the ultimate IG photo shoot. To keep phones charged, don't forget a portable charger! I love this rose gold one for park days. For your coaster-loving teens, don't miss Rip Ride Rockit and Revenge of the Mummy.
For Thrill-Seekers: Islands of Adventure (Universal Orlando Resort)
One word: Velocicoaster. Opening this summer, UOR will be debuting the ultimate roller coaster at Islands of Adventure. In addition to the record-breaking coaster opening June 10, 2021, Islands of Adventure also has Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure (a personal favorite), Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, Jurrasic Park River Adventure, Skull Island: Reign of Kong, and more! (Don't forget a fanny pack for those intense rides! This Adidas one is what I personally use!)
For The Little Ones: Disney's Hollywood Studios (Walt Disney World)
When you think "Hollywood Studios", you're probably thinking "Star Wars" right? While there are plenty of Star Wars experiences for all ages, that's not the only thing at Hollywood Studios! In fact, there are plenty of experiences for little ones there! Have a Disney Junior fan? Not only do Disney Jr. characters participate in cavalcades all day, but there's actually an entire Disney Junior live show! A Disney Jr. character breakfast is also available. For Frozen fans, there's a Frozen Singalong! Plus, you cannot miss Toy Story Land! This immersive, incredible land features a family-friendly coaster, Alien Spinning Saucers, and the ever-popular Toy Story Mania ride/game! Hollywood Studios is also home to Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway!
For The Grand Adventure (Grandparents): Magic Kingdom (Walt Disney World)
A "grand adventure" at Walt Disney World is when 3+ generations of a family visit together. (Grandparents, parents, and kids!) What better place to make everyone feel like a kid again than at Magic Kingdom? This park is a nostalgic classic for adults and full of wonder and fantasy for little ones. For the ultimate family day, Magic Kingdom keeps everyone happy. Take a ride on King Arthur's Carousel, spin on the teacups, and more! Those classic experiences, along with the thrills of the "Disney Mountain Range" (Space, Splash, and Big Thunder) will bring every part of your family so much joy!
For the Explorers: Disney's Animal Kingdom (Walt Disney World)
Welcome, Wilderness Explorers! For the adventurers in your family, there is no better park than Disney's Animal Kingdom! From up-close and personal experiences with wildlife on Kilimanjaro Safari or the Maharajah Jungle Trek to exploring Pandora: the World of Avatar, there is no shortage of areas to explore! Festival of the Lion King brings excitement and joy to audiences. If the explorer in your family also likes to explore thrill rides, don't miss Flight of Passage and Expedition Everest!
For the Couples: EPCOT (Walt Disney World)
I always recommend EPCOT for adults-only trips for 2 reasons: the food and the drinks! Eating and drinking your way around EPCOT is one of the most fun ways to experience Walt Disney World as an adult. (Just make sure you're doing it responsibly! Always, always hydrate!) If you can swing it, try to visit during one of EPCOT's festivals: Festival of the Arts, Flower and Garden Festival, Food and Wine Festival (a personal favorite), and Festival of the Holidays. These festivals will feature special food booths, performers, experiences, and more! Plus, one of EPCOT's restaurants, Le Cellier, makes my list of Most Romantic Restaurants in all of Walt Disney World!
While I stand by these recommendations, ANY of these parks are great for ANY guests! For touring tips at any park, make sure you contact me! I include touring plans, touring tips, and more with every package booked through me.
What's your favorite park to visit?