How many Disney parks are there around the world? We’re sharing your complete guide and everything you need to know about the Disney properties you can find around the globe.
We all know Magic Kingdom in Disney World or Disneyland Park at Disneyland Resort. But, did you know there are actually twelve different Disney Parks around the world? We’re sharing your complete guide to Disney Parks around the world, along with the non-park Disney properties that you need to know.
How Many Disney Parks Are There?
In total, there are twelve different Disney Parks that are spread across six different locations. Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California are the two American locations. In Europe, you’ll find Disneyland Paris in Paris, France. Then there’s Hong Kong Disneyland, Shanghai Disneyland in China, and Tokyo Disneyland in Japan. These are the twelve Disney Parks:
- Disney California Adventure
- Magic Kingdom
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom
- Disneyland Paris
- Walt Disney Studios Park
- Hong Kong Disneyland
- Shanghai Disneyland
- Tokyo Disneyland
- Tokyo DisneySea
But, while there are six different theme park locations, there are actually nine Disney Resorts around the world — some without parks! Let’s take a look at each park destination and the lesser-known park-less resort vacations.
How many Disney Resorts are there? Nine.
- Disneyland Resort
- Walt Disney World
- Disneyland Paris Resort
- Tokyo Disney Resort
- Shanghai Disney Resort
- Hong Kong Disney Resort
- Disney’s Vero Beach Resort: no parks
- Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort: no parks
- Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii: no parks
And then you’ve even got Adventures By Disney and Disney Cruise Line adding a Disney touch to vacations around the world.
Disney Parks Around the World
Below, find out more about each Disney resort destination around the world, including where they’re located and how many gates and hotels they have. We bet there are a few you haven’t yet considered for your next vacation.
No vacation to California is complete without spending time at Disneyland and California Adventure! Everyone needs to see the place that started it all and Disney fans will agree: that first step onto Main Street is an emotional one. You can imagine Walt in his apartment, smiling down from the window. If you haven’t gone, you need to go at least once.
Location: Anaheim, California, USA
Opening Year: 1955
Parks: Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure
Hotels: Disneyland Hotel, Villas at Disneyland Hotel, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel
Travel Tip: Disney recommends Guests plan to spend three days at Disneyland for the best experience at this park!
2. Walt Disney World
Of course, you know all about the biggest Disney resort on Earth. With Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, there is something new to do every visit. The Resort is also home to a variety of different hotels (including Value, Moderate, and Deluxe), as well as two water parks and a shopping and dining complex at Disney Springs.
Location: Orlando, FL, USA
Opening Year: 1971
Parks: Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Hotels: Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campgrounds, Disney’s Riviera Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Resort, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney’s Port Orleans – Riverside, Disney’s Port Orleans – French Quarter, Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s All Star Music Resort, Disney’s All Star Movies Resort, Disney’s All Star Sports Resort, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, Walt Disney World Swan Reserve
3. Disneyland Paris
WDW Magazine’s own Social Media Coordinator, Alessandra Sverlazza, found her favorite Disneyland Paris videos and shared them in Bon Voyage! Tour These Disneyland Paris Videos From Home. Disneyland Paris Resort is home to two parks: Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studios Park, which is similar to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida.
Location: Chessy, France
Opening Year: 1992
Parks: Disneyland Park, Walt Disney Studios Park
Hotels: Disneyland Park, Walt Disney Studios Park
4. Tokyo Disney Resort
There’s so much Disney magic at Tokyo Disney Resort! Check out a blog from our Director of Operations, Stephanie Shuster, 10 Things from Tokyo Disney Resort. She’ll tell you all about the magical extras at Tokyo Disneyland that could “plus” experiences at WDW. Tokyo Disneyland has a sister park, Tokyo Disney Sea, that has seven themed ports with stories that revolve around oceanic legends.
Location: Urayasu, Chiba, Japan
Opening Year: 1983
Parks: Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea
Number of Hotels: Disney Ambassador Hotel, Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta, Tokyo Disneyland Hotel, Tokyo Disney Resort Toy Story Hotel, Tokyo Disney Celebration Hotel
5. Shanghai Disney Resort
Shanghai Disneyland is the park for multigenerational once-in-a-lifetime vacations. Attractions are specifically designed for a certain age group while still appealing to everyone! From Jet Packs in Tomorrowland for thrill-seekers to Wishing Star Park where Guests can take leisurely strolls meant for rest and relaxation.
Location: Shanghai, China
Opening Year: 2016
Parks: Shanghai Disneyland
Number of Hotels: Shanghai Disneyland Hotel, Toy Story Hotel
6. Hong Kong Disneyland
Hong Kong Disneyland was the fifth Disney theme park to open in 2005. The park has continued to grow over time, and is opening the first ever Frozen-themed land in November 2023. Contributing writer Aaron Widmar has been celebrating Hong Kong Disneyland in his blog, Let’s Celebrate Hong Kong Disneyland’s 15th Anniversary.
Location: Penny’s Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Opening Year: 2005
Parks: Hong Kong Disneyland
Number of Hotels: Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, Disney’s Hollywood Hotel, Disney Explorers Lodge
Beyond the Parks
Aside from the Disney Parks scattered across the world, Disney takes guests to specific destinations through its collection of resorts, Disney Cruise Line sailings, and Adventures by Disney. Here are a few lesser-known Disney vacations to add to your list.
7. Vero Beach Resort
Wait … what’s this? Does Disney have a beach resort? They sure do and it’s right along the Atlantic coast of Florida! There’s golf, shopping, beaches, a state park, and even a nesting ground for sea turtles. Nearby, Indian River Lagoon is home to one-third of the United State’s manatee population and 36 different types of rare and endangered species.
Travel Tip: If you’re looking for rest and relaxation without leaving the mainland check this out! Only 2 hours away from WDW this is the perfect ending (or beginning!) to your WDW vacation.
8. Hilton Head Island Resort
With 17 miles of beaches, you’ll soon discover why this resort is perfect for watery fun! Rent banana boats, jet skis, boogie boards, or kayaks—there are over 12 miles of beaches to explore. There’s also a 72,000-gallon pool known as “The Big Dipper,” complete with waterslide. Meet dolphins, enjoy a campfire or play tennis. Head into town for exquisite dining, boutique shops, and art galleries.
Travel Tip: Reach out to your travel agent and start booking as soon as possible for the best availability!
9. Aulani, a Disney Resort
The ultimate family vacation begins on the beaches of Ko Olina on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. With character experiences, storytelling, and fantastic buffet dining, you’ll find the Disney you already know and love. Add in rich Hawaiian culture, art, decor, and dining for something even more magical. Beaches, pools, spas, this resort has it ALL!
Travel Tip: Take advantage of the unique spa experiences! Pulu Bar Spa Mixology Station is a must.
Adventures by Disney
Travel the world with the best of the best in tour guides on an adventure brought to you by Disney! Two guides, one a local to your travel destination, take you behind the scenes, to the front of the line, and to all the most popular and unique places in the world. You’ll feel safe, pampered, surprised, and quite honestly, spoiled when you embark on journeys to places like Budapest, Poland, Germany, and Ecuador!
Travel Tip: Check out other destinations like the Canadian Rockies and Montana. Not all Adventures By Disney trips are out of the country.
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