You’re not alone.
You don’t have to be a die-hard Disney fan to appreciate the artistry and beauty of the parks around you.
But for some of us, the perfect location can be an issue.
How do you find a perfect spot to go on your next trip?
“The key is finding a spot that is just right for you,” says Rob Stacey, who works at the National Trust.
“If you’re visiting the parks in your area and you know that the trees are in great shape, that’s an easy thing to get excited about.”
It’s a great idea to go for a walk through a tree-lined park before heading out to the park itself.
Or if you’re feeling more adventurous, try taking a tour of some of the park’s attractions, such as the Pirates of the Caribbean ride or the Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl ride.
You’ll be surprised by what you find there.
But don’t feel like you have to take a tour.
You can also book a visit online, by using one of the Disney Parks’ online booking sites.
And don’t be afraid to look at the maps before you get there.
If you can’t find a park in your city, there’s plenty of other options, too.
In New York City, there are several parks near the Brooklyn Bridge.
If that’s not your area, you can head to Disneyland Paris or Universal Studios Hollywood.
For more than a century, Universal has been a favorite destination for Disney fans, and they’ve always made it easy to find Disney attractions, too: “We know it’s a Disney destination, so we have a great selection,” says Michael Smith, the Disneyland Paris and Universal Studios Los Angeles general manager.
“They’re all in great condition and we’ve got a variety of parks, including some of our favorite attractions.”
Disney also has several theme parks in cities such as London and Paris, which are more accessible to those who live in the US.
“We have many parks that are open to those that have not had Disney experiences before, and those parks have been the most popular, because they’re the most fun,” says Smith.
The Magic Kingdom parks are the most visited in the United States, and in 2015, Disney opened its newest theme park, Epcot, in Orlando, Florida.
There are plenty of reasons to visit the parks: Disney is a big draw for many Americans, and the parks are well-known for their creativity.
“You’ll see a lot of people dressed up, playing,” says James Stacey of the Royal Parks Trust, which manages the Royal Parklands in London.
“A lot of kids can’t get enough of the magic, the magic of the Magic Kingdom.”
But what if you can only get a glimpse of the buildings or the attractions?
You can always visit one of Disney’s theme parks, such to Disney’s Islands of Adventure.
Or, if you don’t want to take the trip to Disney, the Royal Zoological Gardens is an excellent option for a short trip.
And if you want to stay at Disney’s California Adventure park, it’s not too far away from Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
There’s even a hotel right across the street from Disneyland Paris.
“It’s really an option that’s easy to go to,” says Stacey.
If your goal is just to have a visit, there aren’t many attractions that are so far away that you won’t be able to find a good spot.
“When you’re out there, you’ll see it and you’ll appreciate it,” says Adam Gilden, director of Disney Parks Blog.
“But it can be a bit overwhelming.
I think the theme parks are always a lot more accessible and there are some great attractions nearby.”
And if that’s your goal, there is always one park in the Disney parks that you can try.
Disneyland Paris, Disney’s second theme park in France, opened in 2021 and is the largest of Disney theme parks.
Located on the Eiffel Tower in Paris, it features the Disneyland, Fantasyland, Polynesian Gardens, and The Seas of Tomorrow.
There is also the Magic Mountain attraction, which is a giant rock climbing wall that will take you to the top of the Eifel Tower.
The Magic Kingdom Paris also has the Parisian Opera House, where the royal family performs concerts.
And it’s close to Disneyland, with attractions including a Fantasyland ride, Pirates of The Caribbean ride, and Animal Kingdom.
“I think that the Magic Park is a great place to see the sights of the World Showcase, and I think it’s the best way to see Disney,” says Gildens.
And in 2019, Disney began the new Animal Kingdom, which opened in 2019 in Epcot’s Animal Kingdom park.
There, you get a new ride, the Jungle Cruise, and there’s a Pirates of Pirates of Caribbean ride.
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