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Walt Disney World Resort holidays

Holiday magic at Walt Disney World Resort

With six Disney Parks, two exciting night-time entertainment districts, over 20 Disney Resort Hotels, a state-of-the-art sports complex and countless opportunities for dining, shopping, recreation and relaxation, it’s easy to see why Walt Disney World Resort is the holiday of your dreams. And these dreams can come true – just like magic.

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Essential information for Walt Disney World Resort

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9-10h
Orlando (MCO)
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Daily flights to Orlando from across the UK.
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What can I expect when I go to Walt Disney World in 2020?

Walt Disney World in Florida have made some changes to ensure you have a safe holiday. Read more about these changes »

Booking options for 2021

There’s been some changes from Disney on tickets and availability for 2021, we can help you book your holiday up to 27th September 2021.

Dreams come true at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida

There’s nothing on Earth quite like Walt Disney World Resort holidays. With six parks to visit and over 25 hotels, you can fully immerse yourself in the dream. Situated in the ever-sunny climes of Orlando, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is the ideal destination for kids and adults at any time of year.

With six parks to choose from, there’s something for everyone – from thrill seekers to poolside loungers. Every day is a little different at Walt Disney World and you’re always the guest of honour.

When it comes to choosing between Walt Disney World Resort in Florida's multitude of affordable and luxury hotels, one thing’s for sure, you won’t have ever experienced a hotel like these.

  • For a fully immersive experience, book yourself into Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. It's just like being in the jungle (if the jungle had room service): at this safari-themed lodge, you’re surrounded by animals. Book early and secure a room overlooking the Savannah.
  • Live out your favourite Disney movie with Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. Themed areas bring the films to life, with rooms inspired by The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Finding Nemo and Cars. The main swimming pool is the perfect place to cool off, while the themed food court means even breakfast has a touch of Disney.
  • If you’re looking for a hotel with an island vibe, check into Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. This tropical-style hotel has just a hint of Mickey. Relax on your balcony in one of the colonial-style rooms or enjoy the authentic bazaar for a truly Caribbean experience.

Think Walt Disney World Resort is only about the rides? Think again. You can spend days strolling the streets and browsing the shops that each park has to offer (so you can stock up on your fair share of Mickey-themed gifts).

  • You’ll find souvenirs everywhere you look, but try The Emporium on Main Street. This picturesque stretch has Cinderella’s Castle at the end. Here, you’ll find everything from stuffed toys to Mickey ears and personalised treats.
  • Shop all around the world without ever leaving the park at Epcot's World Showcase. Featuring 11 pavilions each dedicated to a different country, you can be in Italy one minute and China the next. Be sure to check out Plaza de los Amigos, you’ll be blown away by the attention to detail at the Mexican market.
  • Disney Springs is a great way to spend a day without even going into the parks. Here, you’ll find high street brands as well as the largest Disney Store on the planet – World of Disney.
  • Just in case Walt Disney World Resort in Florida wasn’t magical enough, they have a shop where it’s Christmas all year round. Disney’s Days of Christmasis a grotto of festive fun with all your favourite characters – tick off your present list and don’t miss your photo op with Goofy at the exit.

Once you’ve wandered around the boulevards, tried out the rides and maybe taken in a show, you’re going to be ready to get stuck into a Disney-style buffet or sit-down dining experience. The resort has no shortage of cuisines from all over the world, and each restaurant has its own personality.

  • If you’re celebrating something at Walt Disney World Resort, Florida, there are lots of fine dining options to choose from. Artist Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge has a varied menu inspired by the Pacific Northwest and the Flying Fish is situated near Epcot so you can take in the sights after dinner.
  • For an immersive dining experience, head to Be Our Guest  in the Magic Kingdom park. This magical restaurant is a replica of the Beast’s castle with different rooms to take a look at and eat in – watch out, you might just spot the beast himself...
  • If you like music with your food, try Bongo’s Cuban Café at Disney Springs. This eating spot serves up lively Cuban rhythms alongside delicious local dishes – the guava ribs are a must try for fans of the Caribbean. 

Holidays to Walt Disney World Resort feature no shortage of thrills. The park has a slew of rides for all the family.

  • For a heart-pumping thrill and a great view of the castle, head to Splash Mountain in Magic Kingdom Park. Use one of your allocated Disney FastPass+reservations to jump the queue and get wet faster.
  • If you liked Thunder Mountain in Magic Kingdom Park, you’ll love Expedition Everest in  Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. It’s the roller coaster’s faster, bigger (and scarier) older brother.
  • Star Tours at Disney’s Hollywood Studios gives Star Wars fans the chance to mix with the heroes of the new film. This simulator ride is family friendly and situated indoors, providing some time out of the midday sun. Younger visitors can hone their lightsaber skills at the Jedi Academy – and may even come face-to-face with a real-life villain to use them on.
  • Ramp up the scare factor at The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, also at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This is a slightly terrifying, very nostalgic ride that adults will get a thrill out of. The experience changes each time so adrenaline junkies might want to go again and again (and again).

At Walt Disney World Resort Florida, the parks offer a range of experiences to make your dreams come true, whether it’s meeting Mickey Mouse or wilder animals in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. If that’s not enough, the parks host enough shows and performances to rival the West End.

  • You can catch a firework show with your favourite characters every night at Magic Kingdom Park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and EPCOT.
  • Theatre lovers will be spoiled for choice with shows at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Get a front row seat at La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil if you’re feeling daring.
  • If you’re a fan of the films, you’ll love the Festival of the Lion King show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Parkas well as Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
  • The Tree of Life Awakenings is a mesmerizing light show in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Flickering fireflies stir the animals carved into the tree to life and the trunk and branches are lit up in a rainbow of colours.

Holidays to Walt Disney World have it all wrapped up with a sprinkling of Disney magic. You can do everything from conquer Splash Mountain to have a meet and greet with Goofy, or simply switch off and relax. Get booked into one of our Walt Disney World Resort in Florida hotels today and book your tickets with Virgin Holidays.

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We are continually reviewing our flying schedules, taking into account the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) advice against all non-essential travel. Depending on when you are due to travel, your holiday may be affected and we’ll email you to let you know.

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Over the past few weeks, we have repatriated our customers from overseas who wanted to come home.  

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For extra piece of mind, new bookings made before 31 August 2020 for travel up 30 April 2021 also have the flexibility to amend free of charge. If you need to change don’t worry, you can move your holiday as far out as 31 December 2021 subject to availability.

How would you like to talk to us?

With many customers needing our help, we are prioritising those customers due to travel before 06 October 2020. Log in to Manage my booking where you can message us about your options or you can give us a call. Bear in mind you may have to wait longer than expected. We continue to review this and working to open up these options to more customers. In the meantime check out our FAQs to see if this can help answer any immediate questions.

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Rest assured; we will notify you as soon as we know if your holiday has been affected.  

We are prioritising those customers due to travel before 06 October 2020. Log in to Manage my booking where you can message us about your options or you can give us a call. Bear in mind you may have to wait longer than expected. We continue to review this and working to open up these options to more customers. In the meantime check out our FAQs to see if this can help answer any immediate questions.

Please look out for emails from us or visit our dedicated Covid-19 (Coronavirus) page for the latest updates.

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If you need to speak to us to change or cancel your booking, and you are due to travel before 06 October 2020, please log in to Manage my booking to call or message us. 

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Don’t worry if you’ve missed a payment or just need a little more time to pay; we have options available to help you. If your holiday is going ahead as planned, you can continue to pay for your holiday in Manage my booking, even if travelling in less than 12 weeks. If you’re unsure, you can delay any additional payments by choosing a new time to travel by requesting a call back in Manage My booking for one of our team to look at options. If your holiday is more than 6 months away, you may wish to set up a Direct Debit to spread the cost. This can be arranged whilst rebooking or afterwards in Manage my booking.

We're flexible with your holiday plans


We understand that you may wish to change your holiday plans and we appreciate the need for flexibility. 

We'll be in touch by email letting you know how to register to change your holiday plans. You can also log into Manage my booking to find the details there. 

Please look out for emails from us or visit our dedicated Covid-19 (Coronavirus) page for the latest updates.

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If we haven’t notified you of any changes, your holiday will be going ahead as planned but if you prefer to move your holiday to a later time we can help. Log in to Manage my booking to request a call back to amend your holiday. Please bear in mind we’ll work through requests in departure date order so may take longer than usual for us to get back to you

Please look out for emails from us or visit our dedicated Covid-19 (Coronavirus) page for the latest updates.

Thank you for your patience and understanding


Payments are being prioritised based on when the request was made, working in order from March 2020 onwards. We will always try to process refunds at the earliest opportunity, for requests before August our maximum timeframe is 120 days. As we are steadily reducing the maximum processing time for each new request, for refund requests made in August, we expect the maximum processing time to be 80 days, from the date the refund is requested. For those requesting a refund in September, we expect it to be processed within a maximum of 60 days, and then reduce to 30 days for refunds requested in October, before returning to normal levels.

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To finalise the amendment, one of our customer advisors will phone you. We need to work through amend requests in departure date order so we can prioritise those with the most imminent travel plans, so you may have a longer wait than usual until we’re able to ring you back. We will help everyone that wants to move their holiday.

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