Global Disney Parks

Disney at Play has a love of all things Disney everywhere! We want to bring some of those adventures to you! Let’s summarize some of the amazing experiences out there.

Tokyo Disney Resort was the first international park created. Yet, it’s not owned by Disney–it’s owned by the Oriental Land Company. That said, you wouldn’t know it when you get there. It’s all things Disney, and in a way that is perhaps more amazing than Disney itself. There are two parks. The first is Tokyo Disneyland. Imagine taking the best of Magic Kingdom and Disneyland and putting it into one park! That’s what it looks like. Then imagine adding another park that was even more amazing than that! That’s where Tokyo Disney Sea comes in. Both are wow experiences that you must put on your bucket list!

Tokyo Disney Resort, nestled within the busy confines of Tokyo. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

Did you know that more people visit Disneyland Paris than the Eiffel tower or any other European destination? Yes, Disneyland Paris Resort has a controversial past. It didn’t seem too well received by the French, and it dealt with money problems for years. But now the Walt Disney Company owns the majority share, and it is putting some amazing investment in this park. There are two parks, one based on the Magic Kingdom style of parks, and a smaller park called Disney Studios Paris. But don’t worry…big changes are on its way! Add some beautiful resort hotels, a shopping area and more, and you’ve got a great place to visit.

Stunning Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant at Disneyland Paris. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

Hong Kong Disneyland is officially be the most intimate of all Magic Kingdom style parks world wide, but it has attractions you can’t see anywhere else. Plus it has the most lush, green setting of any park. The landscaping is breathtaking, as is the island it sits on, where the resorts look out over the distant sea. There is more to come on this park, and we will cover that for you.

“it’s a small world” is one of the best versions of this attraction here at Hong Kong Disneyland. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

Shanghai Disney Resort is not only the newest resort in the Disney family, but it has what is easily the biggest Magic Kingdom like park of them all. It’s humongous and with attractions and experiences you can’t find anywhere else. It’s a wow in and of itself, and we have plenty to share about this park.

Shanghai Disneyland’s Enchanted Storybook Castle is dedicated to all Disney princesses–though mostly Snow White. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

After all those Disney parks, you’ll need a vacation from your vacation. And this is just the spot to do it! Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, is located in Ko Olina, Hawaii, on the island of Oahu.  This resort showcases the beauty of Hawaii, all with a special Disney touch.  Guests can enjoy a glimpse into Hawaiian culture, spend time relaxing at the pools and spa, take in the breathtaking views, and sample the authentic Hawaiian cuisine.  It’s clear to see why this Disney resort has received so many awards and is a must-do for Disney fans!

The towers of Aulani overlook the beautiful Pacific. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

Want to get away from Disney parks but still have a Disney experience? Adventures by Disney provides guided tours all across the world. Each group includes two adventure guides who see to every detail of the experience, making sure you get the most out of your trip. Guests can trust the Disney name, knowing that each adventure will be of the highest quality and you’ll spend your time being immersed in the culture of the area you visit.

Adventures by Disney goes to places Disney parks don’t necessarily take you to. Photo by Disney.

Stay tuned! More to come on all these parks in the weeks and months to come!