Disney World is home to some of the most extensive and transformative theming anywhere.
When you visit Disney you are immersed in that storytelling that the Imagineers have created.
You area able to live out any adventure you choose, travel to far off countries or take a stroll through old Hollywood.
I thought it would be fun to take a look at what we think are the Top 5 Best Themed Lands at Walt Disney World.
Number 5 – Sunset Boulevard
Sunset Boulevard at Hollywood Studios is a pretty complete land, considering how small it is.
There is tons of shopping up and down both sides of the street. Along with great quick service locations to dine at.
Tower of Terror is arguably the best themed attraction on property, I’m not even sure if Galaxy’s Edge will overtake it. Guests still line up hours for both attractions, much longer than the new Toy Story Land attractions.
We cannot forget ‘Beauty and The Beast Live’ stage show. The characters are a little odd in 2019 but it is still a great performance by the cast.
Lastly, the nighttime epic, ‘Fantasmic!’ is located here as well. The show could use some slight upgrades but it is still a top tier show.
Number 4 – France Pavilion
I picked France based on what it currently has and also what we already know it has coming,
It is a great place to get out of the heat and take a tour of France!
The Pavilion itself is so well themed. There are meandering paths, store fronts, the fountain up front and all of the details around World Showcase Lagoon.
In the future we’re getting two new attractions in Ratatouille and a Beauty and The Beast show. As well as additional dining options.
France Pavilion will be a park of its own in Epcot.
Number 3 – Tomorrowland
One of the largest shops in Magic Kingdom, Mickey’s Star Traders, is also located in Tomorrowland.
The background music of Tomorrowland is what really ties this area together. The techno-is music will the movement of everything around you really makes this feel like an active space port.
Number 2 – Pandora – The World of Avatar
Now, I may get flack for putting Pandora at Number 2, but I don’t think that anything can touch Number 1.
The sites and sounds around you change subtly to make you feel like you are out in the wild. The downed helicopter you see, taken back by nature, really sells the story of an old war and time passing.
Of course we cannot mention Pandora without mentioning Flight of Passage. This is by far the most exhilarating attraction on property. The attraction activates all five senses and really continues the story of the land.
Satu’li Canteen is easily the best quick service dining on all of Walt Disney property. The options and style of dining here really set it above other locations on property.
Like Tomorrowland, at night Pandora is really transformed. The whole land comes alive and it really just feels like a completely different land.
Number 1 – Liberty Square
Number 1 on our list is unique as Florida is the only castle-park that has this land, and it is Liberty Square.
Liberty Square came from Walt’s ‘Edison Street’ idea for Disneyland that never came to fruition. However, as all things in Disney good ideas never die.
When Magic Kingdom was being constructed Liberty Square was added between Fantasyland and Frontierland. This placement makes it a great bridge for connecting the castle culture of old England and the West of old America.
Liberty Square is home to the quintessential Disney attraction, The Haunted Mansion. This attraction is the definition of Disney and story telling in an attraction. There is a reason that after all of these years it is still a fan favorite.
The Hall of Presidents is unique to Liberty Square, as well. This tour de force of audio-animatronics tells the story of America and presidents who helped shape it.
Even though the land is small it is home to some great, unique theme park dining. That again, just carry the story telling through so well.
Guests can tour the Rivers of America on a paddlewheeler or watch The Muppets comically re-tell stories in The Muppets Present…Great Moments in American History.
Even though Liberty Square is the smallest land in Magic Kingdom it packs so much to do and such great story telling. This is why it remains number 1.
As mentioned before we will need to see if the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge next month will re-arrange this list. I am betting that it will.
What do you think are some of the best lands at Walt Disney World? Do you agree with this list? Let me know!
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