DISNEY’S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS IN FLORIDA
In this theme park everything revolves around the world of film. Star Wars fans should visit Echo Lake, where the flight simulator Star Tours takes you on a galactic trip with R2D2 and C3PO – or better said, one of 96 galactic trips, as every ride comes with a new surprise. At the adrenalin-filled show “Jedi Training”, little guests can show their lightsaber skills, and the ABC Sound Studio provides insight into the making of the Science Fiction franchise. Spectacular stunts await you at the show “Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!”, while the musicals at the Hyperion Theater are a must for fans of the movie “Frozen”.
The Muppets perform on Grand Avenue, a replica of the famous street in Los Angeles, and Toy Story Land tells the tales of Cowboy Woody and Buzz Lightyear. “Toy Story Mania!” features a 4D cinema and captivating mini games. On Mickey Avenue you learn more about the life and legacy of Walt Disney, while acrobatic skills are on display at the “Block Party Bash” parade.
DISNEYLAND FLORIDA’S ANIMAL KINGDOM
Exotic animals are the stars of this newest addition to the Disney theme parks. Here, visitors go on jeep rides to see giraffes, elephants, lions and other African species. Tropical animals like hippos, gorillas, vervet monkeys, pythons and tarantulas live next to the “Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail”, and the fictional kingdom of Anandapur is home to Asian animals like komodo dragons, tigers and gibbons.
The park also features prehistoric animals. DinoLand USA presents a real T-Rex skeleton, and visitors can go on a fossil hunt in the sand. Of course, Animal Kingdom has no shortage of exciting rides. The flight simulator “Avatar Flight of Passage” takes you to the moon Pandora, and if you want to catch a glimpse of the Yeti, you can do so on the roller coaster “Expedition Everest”. The park’s main attraction is the “Tree of Life”, a 144 feet artificial tree whose bark is engraved with the pictures of 300 different animals.