Official Disney Web Sites
All the major players are here, organized in their order of
relevancy for someone planning a Walt Disney World vacation. Remember that each of these
sites are Disney's own and thus won't contain opinions. Even so, these sites are
indispensable for looking up the sort of information that Disney knows best, such as rates
and schedules. If you find a discrepancy between an official page and an unofficial page,
it is usually safest to go with the "official line." We should note that even
the official webmasters make mistakes however (as we discovered in doing the research for
the PassPorter Walt Disney World travel guide).
Description: The place to go for
the "official line" on Walt Disney World. Information on the parks, resorts,
restaurants, and more, plus an online reservation system. Our favorite feature is the
photos -- click the little camera icons when they pop up. Be forewarned that this site is
quite large and deep, making navigation confusing at times
Description: Discover what's
"down the street this week" at Downtown Disney with their event schedule. You
can also explore more of Downtown Disney with the options on the left side of the window
and, in the resulting windows, with the buttons at the top (they're easy to miss).
Description: Explore DisneyQuest
through a Web-based "VenturePort" (requires Shockwave) and learn about upcoming
Description: Information for
Disney Institute programs and activities, as well as details on the facilities,
accommodations, special events, and packages.
Description: Pleasant introduction
to the Disney Cruise line (fancy introduction requires Shockwave), along with
descriptions, rates, and photos.
Description: Buy park passes and
make resort reservations. Don't miss the Travel Shop (with lots of fun Disney-themed
travel merchandise) and the Travel Bookstore (which features both official and unofficial
Description: Plenty of information
regarding the Disney Vacation Club. A special clubhouse is set up just for members, too!
If you're staying at the BoardWalk Villas or Old Key West resorts (whether you are a DVC
member or not), you will enjoy the information and photos they provide here.
Description: Buy it online! Be
sure to take a look at their special deals, too.
Description: Walt Disney World's
Annual Report is available here, along with investment plans, earnings releases, and the
latest news of interest to investors.
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