Hi guys. Even though Disneyland in California was the one that started it all, Walt Disney World in Florida is arguably the flagship Disney resort. It has 4 theme parks, each one offering something different. But I'd be intrigued to know; how would you rank Walt Disney World's theme parks? I had the pleasure of visiting all 4 of them in April 2019, and here's my personal ranking:
- Animal Kingdom - Animal Kingdom is just stunning! The landscaping is beautiful, they have a reasonable selection of rides, and it's just a great day out! Pandora in particular is an absolutely breathtaking area (even if I feel its landmark attraction is somewhat overrated)!
- Epcot - This park was a major surprise of WDW for me! My expectations were quite low, but I ended up really falling in love with Epcot! Even though it's not quite as ride-filled as some of Disney's other theme parks and Future World is a touch dated, I just found it such a pleasant environment to be in! World Showcase is stunning, the park is beautifully presented, and all in all, I just found Epcot to be such an unexpectedly lovely park with a very nice atmosphere! Test Track also turned out to be one of my favourite WDW attractions!
- Magic Kingdom - Now we come onto the flagship park; the one that started it all in Florida. Magic Kingdom's theming and presentation is lovely, and I feel that it has a very nice atmosphere and a more abundant selection of rides than other Disney theme parks! However, I controversially didn't find that any particular element of it really stood out to me; it's a lovely, lovely park and I thoroughly enjoyed my time there, but I felt that the park lacked a genuine standout attraction compared to WDW's other parks, if you get what I mean. The rides here are fun, though, and Space Mountain was surprisingly thrilling in particular!
- Hollywood Studios - I'm not sure if I'm entirely able to make a fair ranking of this park, as I must admit that it was half building site when I went, but I don't think there's quite enough to do at Hollywood Studios for it to place as highly as some of the others in Florida for me. I also felt that the theming and presentation at Hollywood Studios, while still nice, was the weakest out of the 4 WDW theme parks. On the flip side, the park does have my two favourite WDW attractions in Rock'n'Rollercoaster and Tower of Terror, and Slinky Dog Dash and Star Tours are also fun attractions worth riding. And with the up and coming developments, I'd imagine I'll enjoy it much more when I next visit!