Whatever your interests may be, there are ways to tailor your Walt Disney World® Resort vacation to focus on the experiences you love. Yes, it can be tricky to fit everything into a single long weekend, but these itineraries are full of suggestions on must-sees for three different travel types (feel free to mix-and-match, of course!). And, no matter your exploration style, you’re definitely going to want to take advantage of special vacation financing when you book with your Disney® Visa® Credit Card!1
If you love to explore flavors, do yourself a favor: Head to Epcot®’s World Showcase for a tour of culinary wonders from around the globe. Poutine from Canada? Strudel from Germany? Ramen from Japan? Your admission is practically a mouth-watering passport for your palate! And, of course, there are the annual Epcot® International Festival of the Arts, Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival and Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival that put even more globetrotting on the menu.
For a massive assortment of restaurants, take an evening to explore Disney Springs®, where you can find the perfect reservation for your mood—including celebrity chef restaurants like Morimoto Asia™, Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’, Jaleo by José Andrés and Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill. Or consider something more experiential, like wine tasting at Wine Bar George—complete with a full menu of tapas, charcuterie and family-style plates, of course—and even hands-on cake decorating at Amorette’s Patisserie ($169, reservations required).
For a more casual experience, Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar—a 1940s airplane hangar turned dive bar—is the place to go for thrilling bites like Snakebite Sliders. And if you need to nosh in a hurry, visit the new collection of Disney Food Trucks, including Cookie Dough and Everything Sweet, Mac & Cheese and Springs’ Street Tacos.
The Animal Lover:
Does being around wildlife make you roar with excitement? Then Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park is where your adventure should begin. You’ll get incredible sightings of live animals like lions, tigers and gorillas in breathtaking habitats. Get a closer look with Kilimanjaro Safaris, whose open-air vehicle tours lead to unique encounters with hippos, giraffes and elephants.
If the Kilimanjaro Safaris experience whets your appetite for animal antics, take your journey to the next level with Wild Africa Trek, a privately-guided VIP tour popular for its exotic African wildlife encounters and post-adventure African-inspired gourmet eats that come included. Disney Visa Cardholders get 15% off mid-day tours!4
Dive deep into the natural wonders of the world—and learn how to preserve them for future animal lovers—at Rafiki’s Planet Watch. Trek through wild terrain at Habitat Habit! as you make your way to Conservation Station for an in-depth look at animal habitats and a view to the expert veterinary care animals receive. And for little ones, get up close and personal at the Affection Section to visit petting zoo pals like sheep, cows and goats.
Beyond the real world animals, catch an exciting glimpse of a mythical snow monster who is rumored to live within Expedition Everest, an attraction featuring a high-speed train ride. Or climb atop a winged mountain banshee for a breathtaking 3D flight over Pandora – The World of Avatar’s otherworldly landscape on Avatar Flight of Passage.
When you’re done exploring, head out of the park and spend your nights at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Lodge, where you’ll enjoy spectacular views of lush savannas that over 200 hoofed animals and birds call home. Redeem your Disney Rewards Dollars toward a room upgrade and you could experience your own African safari adventure with a touch of Disney.5
The adventure you seek is not so far, far away…it’s waiting at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios®! Turn your weekend into your very own Star Wars story, from exciting missions like Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run and the groundbreaking NEW attraction Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. Tap into your inner Jedi at Savi’s Workshop to create a hand built Lightsaber and hit the Droid Depot to construct a custom droid companion to bring along on future journeys. Then, refuel after exploring the galaxy with exotic beverages like Blue Milk and a variety of galactic dishes from Docking Bay 7 that are as much fun to look at as they are to taste. Plus, take advantage of a 10% Cardmember savings on select merchandise purchases for unique souvenirs from Black Spire Outpost.6
Adventure is for younglings, too! Send your little ones to Jedi Training: Trials of the Hidden Temple at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® so they can tap into the force that’s within them! Or, step into the larger-than-life playtime of Toy Story Land. The entire family can get in on the thrills with all-ages attractions like Slinky Dog Dash, Alien Swirling Saucers and the friendly competition found in Toy Story Mania!®
Attractions all throughout Disney’s Hollywood Studios® have adrenaline to offer, like the hyperspace launches of Star Tours®—The Adventures Continue, the fast rises and drops of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™, and the speedy super-stretch limo in Rock ’n’ Roller Coaster® Starring Aerosmith.
Any smart adventurer knows you’ve got to bring something back from your travels if you want people to believe the tales you’ll tell! Beyond the Batuu shops at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, we recommend unearthing souvenirs at The Pirates League at Magic Kingdom® Park, Windtraders at Pandora—The World of Avatar inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Park, and the Indiana Jones Adventure Outpost at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. Shop with your Disney Visa Credit Card for 10% savings on select merchandise purchases.6
Now that your imagination has been sparked, start planning a long weekend that lets your inner foodie, animal lover or adventurer out to play and book with your Disney Visa Credit Card for special vacation financing to turn these plans into countless memories.1