A Thrilling 5-Day Itinerary for the Perfect Family Vacation at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida

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Discover the perfect 5-day itinerary for a family vacation at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. From thrilling attractions to world-class cuisine, follow our guide to maximize your time at the most magical place on earth.

By redtag.caMay 10, 2023 Posted in:Travel GuideTravel Inspiration

What does a Walt Disney World thrill feel like? It feels like soaring high above Pandora on a banshee. Like meeting a favourite Disney Character face to face. Or like taking control of the Millennium Falcon with your crew. Adventure through an incomparable collection of thrilling experiences across all four Walt Disney World Theme Parks. Thrills everyone can be part of. There’s only one way to really know what a Disney thrill feels like… go! Here is a five-day itinerary to help you make the most of your time at the most magical place on earth.


Day 1: Magic Kingdom Park

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Start your trip at the iconic Magic Kingdom Park, where pure fantasy reigns. Believe in make-believe as you race through a diamond mine on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, sail with Pirates of the Caribbean, fly with Dumbo, join 999 happy haunts in Haunted Mansion or take the wildest ride in the wilderness on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Every day is a chance to live happily ever after.


Day 2: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

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Find a natural wonderland alive with magic. Discover a world beyond belief in Pandora - The World of Avatar, where you’ll climb atop your very own mountain banshee. Encounter giraffes, elephants, lions, and more on the amazing expanse of Kilimanjaro Safaris and explore the heights of Expedition Everest, where the mythical Yeti has a thrilling secret to reveal to you.

Day 3: EPCOT

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The magic of possibility welcomes you to EPCOT, where it’s fun to do the impossible. This is your chance to fly, float, scurry, taste, sing, play and grow - without growing up. Twist, turn and blast through an awesome intergalactic chase on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, a first-of-its-kind family thrill coaster. Stroll through worlds of flavours, music, and other delights during festivals like no other.


Day 4: Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios is where you become the hero in the story. Take a ride on the cartoon side with Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway on their first-ever ride-through attraction in Disney Parks history. Play big in Andy’s backyard with your favourite Pixar pals in Toy Story Land and step into all the thrills of a galaxy far, far away at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Day 5: Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park or Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

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On your final day, take a break from the parks and enjoy one of the Walt Disney World Resort Water Parks, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon or Disney’s Blizzard Beach. Both parks offer thrilling water slides, lazy rivers, and wave pools. It's the perfect way to cool off and relax after a fun-filled week in the Theme Parks. Then, the wonder continues as you shop, dine, play, and find happily whatever you’re after at Disney Springs.


Where to stay?

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Staying at a Disney Resort Hotel is a great way to make your vacation even more magical. The resorts are conveniently located on the property, so you can easily access the Theme Parks and attractions. They offer a wide range of accommodations to fit every budget, from Value Resorts to Deluxe Villa Resorts. Many of the Disney Resort Hotels offer themed rooms and activities that are perfect for families, like character dining experiences and pool parties. Guests who stay at a Disney Resort Hotel can take advantage of extra perks like early access to the Theme Parks and complimentary transportation throughout the property. 


Plus, save up to 30%* on your resort stay when booking with redtag.ca before September 14, 2023. Staying in a Disney Resort Hotel is an unforgettable experience that will add an extra layer of magic to your family vacation.


The Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is a magical place that offers something for everyone. From classic attractions to thrilling rides, exotic animals to world-class cuisine, there is much to see and do. Follow this five-day itinerary, and get ready to enjoy thrilling experiences that everyone can be a part of. 


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