On any Walt Disney World vacation, the majority of guests love to spend most of their time exploring the four theme parks and enjoying amazing attractions, dining, entertainment, and shopping. Each park features a different theme that is portrayed through beautiful details, theming, music, artwork, architecture, and landscaping. While each park in Walt Disney World is gorgeous, there are certain places inside, which are just so unique that they cannot be missed on a Disney vacation. From beautiful fountains and greenhouses to fantastic lighting and temple ruins, there are some spots in the parks which are too beautiful to not enjoy. Here are the ten most beautiful places in the Walt Disney World Parks to enjoy on every Disney vacation.
1 – The Magic Kingdom’s Hub
The Magic Kingdom is the oldest of the four theme parks in Walt Disney World and the favorite of many guests thanks to its wonderfully themed lands filled with classic and thrilling attractions. One of the most beautiful places for guests to enjoy while spending time in the Magic Kingdom can be found at the end of Main Street. The hub in front of Cinderella Castle features grassy areas surrounded with beautiful landscaping and flowers, gently gurgling fountains, and statues of favorite Disney characters. Guests can kick back on the grass and enjoy the ambiance while people are watching and taking in the most spectacular views of Cinderella Castle.
2 – Pandora the World of Avatar
Pandora-The World of Avatar, the largest expansion in the history of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, is based on Oscar-winning filmmaker James Cameron’s record-breaking box-office hit, Avatar, which was released in 2009. The film was insanely popular, mostly due to Cameron’s amazing special effects. The land is a fantastic spectacle of Disney Imagineering, creativity, and story-telling. As you explore the vibrant terrain sprawling beneath mountains that appear to float in the sky, you’ll see waterfalls cascading down the mountainside into meandering streams and pools. Then you’ll discover two thrilling expeditions: Avatar Flight of Passage and Na’ vi River Journey. Grab a bite to eat at the quick-service restaurant, Satu’li Canteen, or grab a drink and snack at Pongu Pongu. At night the land transforms into an entirely new experience. The bioluminescent plants of Pandora illuminate the land at night, giving breathtaking views of the Pandora landscape that are entirely different from the daytime experience.
3 – Tomorrowland at Night
Of the lands in the Magic Kingdom, one, in particular, is completely transformed at night thanks to futuristic neon lighting. Tomorrowland is themed to feel like an intergalactic spaceport where guests might happen upon an alien being at any moment. During the day, the land features many white and blue modern and futuristic architectural details, but nighttime brings a beautiful neon light package that brings the land to life with bright colors.
4 – Top of The Swiss Family Treehouse
An often overlook attraction in Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom offers one of the most beautiful views of the park. The Swiss Family Treehouse invites guests to climb up many stairs to check out the unique home that the Robinson family crafted for themselves after being shipwrecked on an island. While there are a lot of stairs to climb, guests who make it to the top are rewarded with a beautiful view of the Magic Kingdom, including Cinderella Castle, Space Mountain, and even Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
5 – The Land’s Greenhouses
Also found in Epcot’s Future World is The Land Pavilion, which is home to the classic Living with the Land attraction. The ride brings guests on a serene boat tour to demonstrate how the land can survive in many different environments and be completely beautiful. One portion of Living with the Land has guests gently float through massive greenhouses which feature beautiful plants and vegetation. Guests can enjoy wonderful sunlight streaming through the glass panels above, making the plants and flowers look even more beautiful.
6 – Morocco Pavilion
World Showcase is home to eleven different pavilions that celebrate countries from around the world through architecture, dining, shopping, entertainment, and attractions. The Morocco Pavilion, in particular, is one of the most beautiful thanks to how it was constructed. The ruler of Morocco sent his very own craftsmen to Epcot to help create the stunning and intricate details found throughout the pavilion. Guests who enjoy time in the Morocco Pavilion can wander through streets filled with marketplaces, wonderful architecture, and stunning mosaic details.
7 – Chinese Theater Courtyard
Disney’s Hollywood Studios invites guests to feel like the stars in their very own movie and television adventures through amazing attractions and entertainment. One of the most beautiful places to enjoy in the park is the courtyard of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. The attraction was housed in a replica of Grauman’s Chinese Theater and features beautiful details and architectural accents. Guests should enjoy the building from all angles, but the most beautiful location is inside the attraction’s courtyard, where many famous individuals have left their handprints in the cement.
8 – Sunset Boulevard
Disney’s Hollywood Studios is also home to an area of the park which evokes the glamour of the 1930s and 1940s in Hollywood. Sunset Boulevard features many shops with beautiful vintage details and the ominous Hollywood Tower Hotel looming in the distance. With amazing small details, soft jazz music, swaying palm trees, and wonderful architecture, Sunset Boulevard is one of the most beautiful places in Walt Disney World.
9 – Kilimanjaro Safaris’ Savannah
Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the most detailed of the four Disney theme parks and celebrates nature through amazing greenery and themes. One of the most popular attractions in the park is Kilimanjaro Safaris, which brings guests into the Harambe Reserve for a two-week safari complete with animals like elephants, hippos, giraffes, lions, cheetahs, and flamingos. The most beautiful moment of the attraction comes when guests are treated to their first glimpse of the sweeping African savannah, where gentle animals are grazing, and tall grass and trees are swaying in the breeze.
10 – Maharajah Jungle Trek’s Temple Ruins
Guests who enjoy time in Disney’s Animal Kingdom should definitely pause to stop by the self-guided path of the Maharajah Jungle Trek. The path takes guests into the Royal Anandapur Forest to explore beautiful details and animal habitats. The most gorgeous portion of the Maharajah Jungle Trek, which many guests pause to appreciate, are the lush temple ruins which have become the perfect home for Asian Tigers.
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