Complete Guide: All the Disney Parks Around the World
A full list of every Disney theme park and Disney destination worldwide

What started out as a single theme park in an old orange grove has blossomed into an international theme park empire encompassing multiple parks, resort campuses, and countries.  Where are all the Disney Parks and how many are there?  Here, we list all the Disney parks around the world, and sort them based on geography, resort area, opening date, and more.

We also list Disney’s non-theme park destinations across the globe, such as Disney cruises, Adventures by Disney, and Disney-developed communities.  Our goal is to create an encyclopedic reference document that lists all of the options to experience a Disney Destination around the world.

How Many Disney Theme Parks Are There Worldwide?

Disney has twelve theme parks located on six resort campuses worldwide.  Six of Disney’s twelve worldwide theme parks are Disneyland-style “castle parks,” while the remaining six are parks that have other themes.  These twelve parks are located in four countries.

  • Disneyland Resort (California)
    • Disneyland
    • Disney California Adventure
  • Walt Disney World Resort (Florida)
    • Magic Kingdom
    • EPCOT
    • Disney’s Hollywood Studios
    • Disney’s Animal Kingdom
  • Tokyo Disney Resort
    • Tokyo Disneyland
    • Tokyo DisneySea
  • Disneyland Paris
    • Disneyland Park
    • Walt Disney Studios Park
  • Hong Kong Disneyland
    • Hong Kong Disneyland Park
  • Shanghai Disney Resort
    • Shanghai Disneyland

We go into much greater detail about each of these theme parks and resort campuses below.

How Many Disneylands Are There?

When most people think of a “Disneyland,” they’re thinking of what we might call a “Castle Park.”  These are Disney theme parks which have a castle as their central icon, with various themed lands such as Tomorrowland or Frontierland radiating outward from the castle.  These parks also typically have more rides than other Disney theme parks in the same resort area.

There are six Disney “castle parks” around the world, but only five of them are actually named “Disneyland” — one each in California, Hong Kong, Paris, Shanghai, and Tokyo.  Florida’s flagship park is called Magic Kingdom.

If, on the other hand, you consider a “Disneyland” to be an entire resort campus that might include multiple theme parks within a few miles of one another, the number is (interestingly enough) still six.  All twelve Disney parks are divided among six resort campuses worldwide.  Only three of the six resort campuses actually have “Disneyland” in their names; the remaining three include only “Disney.”

How Many Countries Have Disney parks?

Disney Parks are located in four countries on three continents.

  • North America
    • United States (six parks on two resort campuses)
  • Europe
    • France (two parks on one resort campus)
  • Asia
    • China* (two parks on two resort campuses)
    • Japan (two parks on one resort campus)

Note: China’s parks are located in Hong Kong and Shanghai.  Shanghai is considered part of mainland China, while Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region of China.  Although there is some controversy as to Hong Kong’s autonomy, we have based our list of countries on U.N. Member States.

Which Country Has the Most Disney Theme Parks?

The United States is home to six of the twelve Disney theme parks, by far the most of any country.  The remaining countries with Disney parks are tied for second place, with two each.

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Complete List of Disney Parks Around the World

Below, we go in-depth with key facts and figures about each of the six Disney resort campuses around the world, with details on each of the twelve theme parks along with information on hotels, shopping/dining complexes, and recreation.

Disneyland Resort

Anaheim (near Los Angeles), California, United States

Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle

The Disneyland Resort in California is home to two Disney theme parks, three resort hotels, and a shopping/entertainment/dining district.  The entire resort is approximately 500 acres in size.

It is home to the original Disneyland — the first Disney theme park, and the only Disney theme park completed during Walt Disney’s lifetime.  It is the only Disney park to use the slogan, “The Happiest Place on Earth.”

Theme Parks

Disneyland
Magic Kingdom - Cinderella Castle
Opening Date

July 17, 1955

Size

85 acres

Themed Lands:
  • Adventureland
  • Critter Country
  • Fantasyland
  • Frontierland
  • Main Street, U.S.A.
  • New Orleans Square
  • Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
  • Tomorrowland
Disney California Adventure
Magic Kingdom - Cinderella Castle
Opening Date

February 8, 2001 (as Disney’s California Adventure)

Size

70 acres

Themed Lands
  • Avengers Campus
  • Buena Vista Street
  • Cars Land
  • Grizzly Peak
  • Hollywood Land
  • Pacific Wharf
  • Paradise Gardens Park
  • Pixar Pier

Hotels

  • Disneyland Hotel
  • Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa / Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
  • Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel (originally known as Disneyland Pacific Hotel)

Shopping/Dining/Entertainment Districts

  • Downtown Disney District

Walt Disney World Resort

Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista (near Orlando / Kissimmee), Florida, United States

Magic Kingdom

The Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is home to four Disney theme parks, more than 30 resort hotel / villa / campground accommodations, an immersive multi-day Star Wars themed experience, two water parks, a sports complex, two shopping/entertainment/dining districts, and several other amenities such as golf courses, mini-golf courses, and recreational lakes with water activities.  Walt Disney World is the largest Disney resort campus in the world, covering an astounding 43 square miles or 27,258 acres.  It’s known as “The Most Magical Place on Earth.”

Walt Disney himself originally envisioned his Florida project to be based on a futuristic “City of Tomorrow” in partnership with American industry leaders.  Those plans never came to fruition following Disney’s death in 1966, though the EPCOT theme park serves as a tribute to the concept.  In addition, an on-site neighborhood named Golden Oak boasts multi-million dollar luxury homes, and the nearby town of Celebration was originally designed by Disney.  Walt Disney World also has the distinction of essentially being self-governing, with the Reedy Creek Improvement District serving as its governing body.

Theme Parks

Magic Kingdom
Magic Kingdom - Cinderella Castle
Opening Date

October 1, 1971

Size

107 acres

Themed Lands
  • Adventureland
  • Fantasyland
  • Frontierland
  • Liberty Square
  • Main Street, USA
  • Tomorrowland
EPCOT
Magic Kingdom - Cinderella Castle
Opening Date

October 1, 1982 (as EPCOT Center)

Size

305 acres

Themed Lands
  • World Celebration
  • World Discovery
  • World Nature
  • World Showcase
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Magic Kingdom - Cinderella Castle
Opening Date

May 1, 1989 (as Disney-MGM Studios)

Size

135 acres

Themed Lands
  • Animation Courtyard
  • Commissary Lane
  • Echo Lake
  • Grand Avenue
  • Hollywood Boulevard
  • Pixar Place
  • Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Toy Story Land
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Magic Kingdom - Cinderella Castle
Opening Date

April 22, 1998

Size

580 acres

Themed Lands
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Dinoland U.S.A.
  • Discovery Island
  • Oasis
  • Pandora – The World of Avatar
  • Rafiki’s Planet Watch

Hotels and Campgrounds

  • Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
  • Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
  • Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
  • Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
  • Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort
  • Disney’s Beach Club Villas
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa (Originally known as Disney’s Grand Floridian Beach Resort)
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
  • Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter (Originally known as Disney’s Port Orleans Resort)
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside (Originally known as Disney’s Dixie Landings Resort)
  • Disney’s Riviera Resort
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
  • Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Note: Some of these resort hotels are co-located; for example, BoardWalk Inn and BoardWalk Villas have a central lobby with one check-in desk serving both.  We have listed them separately here (the same way Disney lists them), which some might consider to artificially inflate the hotel count.

Immersive Multi-Day Experience

  • Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser

Water Parks

  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach
  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon

Sports Complex

  • ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Golf Courses

  • Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course
  • Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course
  • Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course (standard golf and FootGolf)
  • Disney’s Palm Golf Course

Miniature Golf Courses

  • Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf
  • Fantasia Fairways Miniature Golf
  • Winter Summerland Miniature Golf – Summer Course
  • Winter Summerland Miniature Golf – Winter Course

Shopping/Dining/Entertainment Districts

  • Disney Springs (originally known as Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village and more recently known as Downtown Disney)
  • Disney’s BoardWalk

More Statistics

For even more comprehensive details about the Walt Disney World Resort, visit our Disney World statistics page.

Tokyo Disney Resort

Urayasu (near Tokyo), Chiba, Japan

TDR Tokyo Disneyland

The Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan is home to two Disney theme parks, five resort hotels, and a shopping/entertainment/dining district. The resort is approximately 494 acres in size.

Home to the first international Disney theme park, Tokyo Disney Resort is operated under an agreement between the Walt Disney Company and Oriental Land Company.

Theme Parks

Tokyo Disneyland
Magic Kingdom - Cinderella Castle
Opening Date

April 15, 1983

Size

115 acres

Themed Lands
  • Adventureland
  • Critter Country
  • Fantasyland
  • Tomorrowland
  • Toontown
  • Westernland
  • World Bazaar
Tokyo DisneySea
Magic Kingdom - Cinderella Castle
Opening Date

September 4, 2001

Size

176 acres

Themed Lands
  • American Waterfront
  • Arabian Coast
  • Lost River Delta
  • Mediterranean Harbor
  • Mermaid Lagoon
  • Mysterious Island
  • Port Discovery

Hotels

  • Disney Ambassador Hotel
  • Tokyo Disney Resort Toy Story Hotel
  • Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta
  • Tokyo Disneyland Hotel
  • Tokyo Disney Celebration Hotel

Shopping/Dining/Entertainment Districts

  • Ikspiari

Disneyland Paris (originally Euro Disney Resort)

Marne-la-Vallée, Paris, France

DLP Disneyland Paris Castle

Disneyland Paris in France is home to two Disney theme parks, eight resort hotels, a golf course, and a shopping/entertainment/dining district.  The resort area covers approximately 1,700 acres.

Disneyland Paris is home to perhaps the most “storybook”-inspired Disney castle, no doubt due to the fact that Europe has plenty of real castles to compete with Disney’s entry into the genre.  Not only does Disney’s version have more-fanciful architectural elements, but it features La Tanière du Dragon, a dark lair with an 89-foot-long audio-animatronic dragon lurking inside.

Theme Parks

Disneyland Park
Magic Kingdom - Cinderella Castle
Opening Date

April 12, 1992 (as Euro Disneyland Park)

Size

125 acres

Themed Lands
  • Adventureland
  • Discoveryland
  • Fantasyland
  • Frontierland
  • Main Street U.S.A.
Walt Disney Studios Park
Magic Kingdom - Cinderella Castle
Opening Date

March 16, 2002

Size

62 acres

Themed Lands:
  • Avengers Campus
  • Front Lot
  • Production Courtyard
  • Toon Studio
  • Worlds of Pixar

Hotels

  • Disney Davy Crockett Ranch
  • Disney Hotel Cheyenne
  • Disney Hotel New York — The Art of Marvel (Originally known as Disney’s Hotel New York)
  • Disney Hotel Santa Fe
  • Disney Newport Bay Club
  • Disney Sequoia Lodge
  • Disneyland Hotel
  • Les Villages Nature Paris

Shopping/Dining/Entertainment Districts

  • Disney Village (originally known as Festival Disney)

Golf Courses

  • Golf Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland

Penny’s Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, special administrative region of China

HKDL Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland is home to one Disney theme park, three resort hotels, and a recreation complex.  The entire resort is approximately 320 acres in size, the smallest Disney resort campus in the world.  The resort was built on reclaimed land, with Penny’s Bay being filled in to provide space for the park and hotels.

Hong Kong Disneyland Park is the only Disney theme park to boast an extreme makeover of its castle.  In 2016, plans were announced to transform the original Sleeping Beauty Castle, which was 77 feet (23 meters) tall.  The castle closed in 2018; by late 2020, construction had been completed on the park’s new Castle of Magical Dreams, which is 167 feet (51 meters) tall.

Theme Park

Hong Kong Disneyland Park
Magic Kingdom - Cinderella Castle
Opening Date

September 12, 2005

Size

68 acres

Themed Lands
  • Adventureland
  • Fantasyland
  • Grizzly Gulch
  • Main Street, U.S.A.
  • Mystic Point
  • Tomorrowland
  • Toy Story Land

Hotels

  • Disney Explorer’s Lodge
  • Disney’s Hollywood Hotel
  • Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

Recreation Complex

  • Inspiration Lake

Shanghai Disney Resort

Chuansha New Town, Pudong, Shanghai, China

SHDR Shanghai Disney Resort

The Shanghai Disney Resort in China is home to one Disney theme park, two resort hotels, a shopping/entertainment/dining district, and a nature park.  The entire resort covers approximately 963 acres.

Driven by a desire to be “authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese,” this park is a bit different than other Disney theme parks.  A major feature of the park is the Gardens of Imagination, a large open-air nature space.  It includes the Garden of the Twelve Friends, which Disney describes as an “oasis where the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac are depicted by popular Disney and Disney-Pixar characters.”

Theme Park

Shanghai Disneyland
Magic Kingdom - Cinderella Castle
Opening Date

June 16, 2016

Size

225 acres

Themed Lands
  • Adventure Isle
  • Disney-Pixar Toy Story Land
  • Fantasyland
  • Gardens of Imagination
  • Mickey Avenue
  • Tomorrowland
  • Treasure Cove

Hotels

  • Shanghai Disneyland Hotel
  • Toy Story Hotel

Shopping/Dining/Entertainment District

  • Disneytown

Nature park

  • Wishing Star Park

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When did each Disney Park open?

The first Disney theme park opened in 1955, and the most recent opening was in 2016.

List of Disney Theme Parks by Opening Date

  • 07/17/1955 — Disneyland (California)
  • 10/01/1971 — Magic Kingdom
  • 10/01/1982 — EPCOT, originally EPCOT Center
  • 04/15/1983 — Tokyo Disneyland
  • 05/01/1989 — Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Orlando), originally Disney-MGM Studios
  • 04/12/1992 — Disneyland Park (Paris), originally Euro Disneyland Park
  • 04/22/1998 — Disney’s Animal Kingdom
  • 02/08/2001 — Disney California Adventure, originally Disney’s California Adventure
  • 09/04/2001 — Tokyo DisneySea
  • 03/16/2002 — Walt Disney Studios Park (Paris)
  • 09/12/2005 — Hong Kong Disneyland Park
  • 06/16/2016 — Shanghai Disneyland

What Was the First Disney Theme Park to open?

Disneyland in California was the first Disney theme park to open, in 1955

What Was the Most Recent Disney Theme Park to open?

Shanghai Disneyland was the most recent Disney theme park to open, in 2016.

How Big Are the Disney Theme Parks and Resort Campuses?

Disney resort campuses worldwide range in size from 320 acres to 27,258 acres, with a combined total size of 31,235 acres.  For our purposes, a resort campus is defined as a localized area which contains one or more theme parks, resort hotels, and other resort amenities.

Individual Disney theme parks worldwide range in size from 62 acres to 580 acres, with a combined total size of 2,053 acres.

What Is the Largest Disney Resort Campus in the World?

Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is the largest Disney resort campus in the world, at 27,258 acres in size.

What is the Smallest Disney Resort Campus in the World?

Hong Kong Disneyland is the smallest Disney resort campus in the world, at just 320 acres in size.

List of Disney Resort Campuses by Size

  • 320 acres — Hong Kong Disneyland
  • 494 acres — Tokyo Disney Resort
  • 500 acres — Disneyland Resort (California)
  • 963 acres — Shanghai Disney Resort
  • 1,700 acres — Disneyland Paris
  • 27,258 acres — Walt Disney World Resort

What Is the Largest Disney Theme Park in the World?

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the largest Disney theme park in the world, at 580 acres in size.

What is the Smallest Disney Theme Park in the World?

Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris is the smallest Disney theme park, at just 62 acres in size.

List of Disney Theme Parks by Size

  • 62 acres — Walt Disney Studios Park (Paris)
  • 68 acres — Hong Kong Disneyland Park
  • 70 acres — Disney California Adventure
  • 85 acres — Disneyland (California)
  • 107 acres — Magic Kingdom (Florida)
  • 115 acres — Tokyo Disneyland
  • 125 acres — Disneyland Park (Paris)
  • 135 acres — Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Florida)
  • 176 acres — Tokyo DisneySea
  • 225 acres — Shanghai Disneyland
  • 305 acres — EPCOT
  • 580 acres — Disney’s Animal Kingdom (Florida)

Note: Theme Park and Resort acreage figures vary widely, based on land acquisitions/sales, classification of areas which are/aren’t developed or accessible to the public, etc.  Our numbers above are based on generally accepted values for each park/resort.

How Many Disney Castles are There?

Six of the twelve Disney theme parks have a castle as their centerpiece icons.  There are also additional smaller castles scattered throughout some parks related to attractions and restaurants.

Is Every Disney Castle Unique?

Magic Kingdom in Florida and Tokyo Disneyland in Japan have virtually identical Cinderella Castles.  There are some minor differences between the two, mainly in terms of decoration/painting, but they are substantially the same building.  These are the only two Disney theme parks that currently have matching castles.

Prior to 2018, Disneyland in California and Hong Kong Disneyland Park had matching Sleeping Beauty Castles, but Hong Kong has since unveiled a unique Enchanted Storybook Castle.

What’s the Shortest Disney Castle in the World?

The centerpiece of Disneyland in California, Sleeping Beauty Castle, is the shortest Disney Castle at 77 feet tall.

What’s the Tallest Disney Castle in the World?

Shanghai Disneyland’s Enchanted Storybook Castle is the tallest Disney Castle in the world, at a height of 200 feet.

List of Disney Castles by Height

  • 77 feet – Sleeping Beauty Castle, Disneyland (California)
  • 167 feet – Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant, Disneyland Park (Paris)
  • 167 feet – Castle of Magical Dreams, Hong Kong Disneyland Park*
  • 189 feet – Cinderella Castle, Magic Kingdom (Florida)
  • 189 feet – Cinderella Castle, Tokyo Disneyland
  • 200 feet – Enchanted Storybook Castle, Shanghai Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland Park was originally home to Sleeping Beauty Castle, identical in shape and size to the castle at Disneyland (California).  This castle was replaced by the Castle of Magical Dreams, which opened in late 2020.

Can You Visit Every Disney Theme Park in a Single Trip?

It’s certainly possible to visit every Disney theme park in a single trip, but it’ll take some time, planning, and  — of course — money.

The “easiest” way is certainly not the cheapest.  Adventures by Disney has announced a 2023 whirlwind private jet adventure which includes VIP experiences at each of the twelve Disney theme parks, and all it will cost you is 24 days of your time and about $110,000 per person.

There’s of course nothing stopping a person from planning their own Disney itinerary that includes every park worldwide.  Just note that there’s no single ticket/pass that gets you into every Disney theme park.

What Other Non-Theme Park Disney Destinations Exist?

In addition to the twelve Disney theme parks (located on six resort campuses in four countries), there are several other Disney Destinations.

Standalone Disney Resort Hotels

There are three Disney resort hotels that are not located near any theme parks.

Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa / Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas

  • Location: Ko Olina, Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii, United States
  • Opening Date: August 29, 2011

Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort

  • Location: Longview Island, Hilton Head, South Carolina, United States
  • Opening Date: March 1, 1996

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort

  • Location: Vero Beach, Florida, United States
  • Opening Date: October 1, 1995

Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line has five cruise ships (with two more planned) which sail from 19 ports around the world.  There are 13 general itinerary types, with multiple variations of each.  Select departures include days (or entire voyages) with special theming.  Disney Cruise Line has led several industry innovations, including the first ever fireworks at sea on select itineraries, as well as an innovative rotational dining concept in which the serving team “follows” diners to a different restaurant each night.

Disney Cruise Ships

Currently Operating:

  • Disney Dream — Maiden Voyage January 26, 2011
  • Disney Fantasy — Maiden Voyage March 31, 2012
  • Disney Magic — Maiden Voyage July 30, 1998
  • Disney Wish — Maiden Voyage July 14, 2022
  • Disney Wonder — Maiden Voyage August 15, 1999

Future Additions:

  • Disney Treasure — Planned New Construction; Maiden Voyage expected in 2024
  • Unnamed Seventh Disney Cruise Ship — Planned New Construction; Maiden Voyage expected in 2025
  • Unnamed Eighth Disney Cruise Ship — Disney purchased partially-constructed Global Dream; Maiden Voyage expected in 2025

Disney Cruise Departure Ports

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Brisbane (Queensland), Australia
  • Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Dover, England
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Galveston, Texas
  • Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Melbourne (Victoria), Australia
  • Miami, Florida
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • New York, New York
  • Port Canaveral, Florida
  • San Diego, California
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Sydney (New South Wales), Australia
  • Southampton, England
  • Vancouver, Canada

Disney Cruise Ports of Call

Disney Cruise Itineraries

  • Alaska
  • Australia / New Zealand
  • Bahamas
  • Bermuda
  • Canada
  • Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Hawaii
  • Mexico
  • Pacific Coast
  • Panama Canal
  • South Pacific / Transpacific
  • Transatlantic

Disney Cruise Themed & Holiday Sailings

  • Marvel Day at Sea cruises
  • Pixar Day at Sea cruises
  • Halloween on the High Seas cruises
  • Very Merrytime cruises

Adventures by Disney

Adventures by Disney offers dozens of guided tours in around 40 countries on every continent.  Offerings include Land Adventures (traditional guided group tours), Escapes (shorter land adventures), River Cruises, Expedition Cruises, Private Jet Adventures, and Private Adventures.  Most trips are open to families (though minimum age guidelines may apply), but some select departure dates are exclusive to adults.

Each trip includes a fully-planned itinerary, unique personal touches, and occasional specialty VIP/private access to attractions in the destination, all at a single combined price.  At least two Disney employees to serve as Adventure Guides to ensure a hassle-free travel experience.

We maintain a complete list of Adventures by Disney trips and the countries to which they travel.

Disney Vacation Club

Disney operates a timeshare-style vacation ownership program called Disney Vacation Club.  To date, DVC has built 16 resorts; these resorts feature larger, family-style accommodations such as studio, 1-, 2-, and 3- bedroom vacation villas, along with occasional specialty accommodations such as treehouse villas or over-water bungalows.

To become a member, one must purchase a real estate interest in one of the DVC resorts.  Unlike a traditional timeshare which locks owners into the same week / accommodation each year, DVC members receive an annual allotment of so-called “vacation points” which are used to flexibly book resort stays.

These stays are typically at the DVC-owned resorts, but members may also exchange their points to stay at traditional Disney hotels, travel on Disney Cruise Line or with Adventures by Disney, or stay at certain non-Disney owned hotels and timeshares.

For those who seek a more traditional timeshare experience, a limited number of DVC memberships are sold under a “Favorite Weeks” structure (previously called “Guaranteed Weeks”).  Members under this structure are automatically booked in the same accommodation type the same week each year, but still have the option to opt out on a year-by-year basis and instead receive flexible use points for that year.

Most of the DVC-owned resorts are located at Walt Disney World, but four are elsewhere in the United States.  None are located internationally.

DVC Resorts at Walt Disney World in Florida

  • Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
  • Disney’s Beach Club Villas
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort
  • Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
  • Disney’s Riviera Resort
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
  • Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

DVC Resorts elsewhere

  • Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas — Ko Olina, Oahu, Hawaii, United States
  • Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort — Longview Island, Hilton Head, South Carolina, United States
  • Disney’s Vero Beach Resort — Vero Beach, Florida, United States
  • Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa — Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, California

Unoccupied DVC accommodations are also offered on a cash basis to those who are not members.  At Walt Disney World, these are marketed to the public as “Deluxe Villa” accommodations.

Disney-Developed Communities

There are several residential/commercial communities which are not technically Disney vacation destinations but still have significant ties to the Disney company.

Celebration

Just south of Walt Disney World resort in Osceola County, Florida is the town of Celebration.  This planned community was originally developed by the Walt Disney Company, and sits at the southern tip of Disney World’s major north-south thoroughfare, World Drive.

Golden Oak

A portion of the Walt Disney World Resort area in Florida is designated as the Golden Oak neighborhood.  This luxury resort living complex features multi-million dollar homes and offers residents extensive membership perks at the resort.

Storyliving by Disney

Disney has announced a new concept of planned communities for those aged 55+. These developments, named Storyliving, will focus on offering unique programming for its residents through a dedicated staff of Disney Cast Members.  The first such development to be announced is Cotino in the Rancho Mirage / Palm Springs are of California.  The company says it is also researching other areas for similar communities in the future.

Val d’Europe / Marne-la-Vallée

Val d’Europe is a sector of the planned community Marne-la-Vallée, located near Paris, France.  Marne-la-Vallée as a whole predates Disneyland Paris by several decades, but the Val d’Europe sector was created concurrently with the development of the theme park.  The Disney company had significant input as to Val D’Europe’s development and received land in the area as part of the agreement.

Final Thoughts

We hope you’ve enjoyed our listing of all the Disney theme parks around the world, as well as our look at other Disney destinations.  As you can see, Disney has offerings all over the world, be they theme parks, cruise ships, guided tours, standalone resorts, or even communities to permanently call home.  So whether your next vacation takes you to Disney World in Florida or all the way to Shanghai, we hope you’ll find a bit of magic wherever you go!

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