How Many Disney Parks are There and What Resorts Did You Miss?

by | Oct 16, 2020 | WDW Blog, WDW Resorts

How many Disney Parks are there, and what about other Disney Resorts?

There are 12 Disney Parks, located at six different resorts:

  1. Disneyland
  2. California Adventure
  3. Magic Kingdom
  4. EPCOT
  5. Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  6. Disney’s Animal Kingdom
  7. Disneyland Paris
  8. Walt Disney Studios Park
  9. Hong Kong Disneyland
  10. Shanghai Disneyland
  11. Tokyo Disneyland
  12. Tokyo Disney Sea

But… there are 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.

  1. Disneyland Resort
  2. Walt Disney World
  3. Disneyland Paris Resort
  4. Tokyo Disney Resort
  5. Shanghai Disney Resort
  6. Hong Kong Disney Resort
  7. Disney’s Vero Beach Resort: no parks
  8. Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort: no parks
  9. 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.

Below, find out more about each Disney resort destination around the world. We bet there are a few you haven’t yet considered for your next vacation.

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Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland. Photo courtesy of Disney

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. 

Travel Tip: Disney recommends Guests plan to spend three days at Disneyland for the best experience at this park!

2. Walt Disney World

Spaceship Earth EPCOT Judd Helms

Spaceship Earth at EPCOT. Photo by Judd Helms

Of course, you know all about the biggest Disney resort on Earth. With Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom, there is something new to do every visit.


DIsneyland Paris Castle

Photo Courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

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.



Cinderella Castle at Tokyo Disneyland. Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

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.


The Enchanted Storybook Castle at Shanghai Disneyland. Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

This 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. 



Tinker Bell Castle at Hong Kong Disneyland. Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

Contributing Writer, Aaron Widmar, has been celebrating Hong Kong Disneyland in his latest blog, Let’s Celebrate Hong Kong Disneyland’s 15th Anniversary

How many Disney Parks are there that you haven’t visited?

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.



Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. Photo courtesy of Disney

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.



The Coast at Disney’s Hilton Head Resort. Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

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!



Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa. Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

The ultimate family vacation begins on the beaches of Ko Olina on the island of Oahu. 

With character experiences, storytelling, 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.



Ancient Roman aqueducts are just one of the many places Adventures by Disney can take you! Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

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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Written by Jessi

Written by Jessi

In addition to writing for WDW Magazine, Jessi works at Destinations to Travel as a travel agent specializing in Disney Destinations and as an Executive Assistant for the Gun Lake Tribe. She is also Mom to son Gavin and rescue kitty Monkey. Jessi is a graduate of The Disney College of Knowledge and a former Cast Member. No WDW vacation is complete without riding Haunted Mansion as many times as possible, playing Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom and Starbucks on Main Street.