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Top Lands at Walt Disney World You Shouldn’t Miss

Walt Disney World is full of well-themed lands in all four Disney Parks. Each land immerses Guests in the theming through the music, decor, food, and rides that all create a magical experience.

Although each land in all four Disney Parks is unique, a few go above and beyond. Guests shouldn’t miss out on these lands during their Walt Disney World visit. Look at our top lands at Walt Disney World to ensure you don’t miss a thing.

Toy Story land at Disney's Hollywood Studios
woody at toy story land

Toy Story Land- Disney’s Hollywood Studios

We will jump right into Andy’s backyard with Toy Story Land. This land, found in the back of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, brings the joy and wonder of Andy to life.

We love how Disney used childhood toys such as Knext, popsicle sticks, and Christmas lights to bring this land to life. Guests genuinely feel like they have been shrunk to the size of a toy as they explore.

Three rides and two dining locations work together to make this land memorable. The extremely popular Slinky Dog Dash is a family-friendly coaster that continues to draw Guests into the magic daily. Families also enjoy competing in Toy Story Mania and taking a spin on Alien Swirling Saucers.

Woody’s Lunch Box is an adorable quick-service location where Guests can find comfort items such as grilled cheese and tater tots. Just recently, the highly anticipated Roundup Rodeo opened in Toy Story Land. This table-service location continues to provide fantastic theming of the land as Guests enjoy barbecue and fun.

When visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios, explore what Toy Story Land offers.

Disney pros pandora
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Pandora: World of Avatar- Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Step into the breathtaking land of Pandora when you visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Here Guests will experience the beauty of this fantastic land as they walk through the rainforest that comes to life. From the floating mountains to the beautiful water feature, Pandora is a land that brings calm and beauty to the Park.

With one of the most popular rides in Walt Disney World in Avatar: Flight of Passage, Pandora might only sometimes feel calm and relaxed. This land is a true wonder if you can experience the land early in the morning as it wakes up or late at night when the bioluminescent lights come to life.

Take time to enjoy the rides and food in Pandora, but also take time to explore the different paths and enjoy the beauty that is all around.

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge
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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge- Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Back over in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is another land that shouldn’t be missed while at Walt Disney World. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge places Guests right in the middle of the epic Star Wars universe. As soon as Guests step into Batuu, they are transported into a galaxy far, far away. From the sounds to the streets, every detail in Batuu brings this franchise to life for Guests.

Even if you aren’t a massive Star Wars fan, walk through this land. Disney bringing such a popular franchise into Disney Park is remarkable. Enjoy some blue milk, ride Rise of the Resistance and Millennium Falcon Smugglers, and stop at Oga’s Cantina. These experiences are unique to this land; you might even forget you are in a Disney Park.


Adventureland- Magic Kingdom

Over in Magic Kingdom, we love to spend time in Adventureland. This well-themed area not only has great rides, food, and overall theming we love, but it also has some quiet areas to enjoy. Adventureland’s music and atmosphere immediately set the mood for this land, making it fun and exciting.

Two of our favorite rides in Magic Kingdom are found in this land. Pirates of the Caribbean and Jungle Cruise are two rides we experience daily in Magic Kingdom. We also like this land for the food options. Try out a Dole Wipe or have a sit-down meal at Jungle Skipper Canteen. No matter what type of food you are wanting, you will find something delicious in Adventureland.

Do you need a quiet escape? Find a hidden spot to relax throughout the area. Head into Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room for air conditioning and relaxation. No matter what you are looking for, Adventureland has it for you.


Fantasyland- Magic Kingdom

An iconic land in Walt Disney World and one that no one should miss during their Walt Disney World vacation is Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom. This land started the magic of Disney Parks and continues bringing that magic to Guests over fifty years later.

Fantasyland is where Guests will find classic attractions such as Peter Pan’s Flight, and it’s a Small World. This land brings childhood stories to life through fantastic ride experiences that the whole family can enjoy together.

Visit Ariel in her grotto or say hello to princesses at Princess Fairytale Hall. Kids can try out Seven Dwarfs Mine Train for their first coaster or bounce along with Tigger. Fantasyland brings out the child in all of us through the magical experiences that can be found in this land.

The four Disney Parks at Walt Disney World all have unique, well-themed lands for Guests to explore. Each land transports Guests into a fun, exciting land where they experience the magic coming to life. Although we love each land at Walt Disney World, these are some of the top ones we don’t miss when visiting. These lands go above, and beyond when transporting Guests into a magical world they could only dream about. Make sure you explore these lands during your next trip to Walt Disney World.

Jennifer Retzlaff

Jennifer became a lifelong Disney fan during her first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of her life. She quickly started to introduce her love of Disney to her family with a Disney honeymoon and then family trips when her youngest was 18 months old. She loves the magic that Disney brings to people through theme parks, cruises, and adventures. As a teacher, she tries to bring Disney magic into her classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” She is also part of the Magic Vacation Planner team as a personal travel advisor. With this team, she can now help others plan magical vacations. She loves bringing her love to Disney to readers with How to Disney.

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