Updated for 2016!
Look at this photo of the Magic Kingdom; it’s actually a screen shot of a Google map. These map drawings remind me so much of the Disney parks maps you get at the park entrances. I didn’t notice an actual name, but I refer to this map as the “Google Parks Maps.”
The map photos you see are screen shots, but I provide several links at the bottom of the page for how to get to them. Using the link, just click on the map and scroll over to your favorite resort. I started with Wilderness Lodge.
Seriously, the only way this could be any cooler would be to have the ability to get a little closer to ground level and to see inside…oh well.
Then I headed over to Bay Lake Tower. Mentally, I am on that skyway, walking over to get a cupcake at the Contempo Cafe at the Contemporary Resort. I just love the little “Google” pool chairs and umbrellas.
Haven’t been able to get to Orando see the new Fantasyland portion of the Magic Kingdom park? Just scroll the map over to the Magic Kingdom, use the little map tools, and zoom in on Fantasyland. This map photo doesn’t show the new Seven Dwarves Mine Train ride construction, but it should soon enough.
I love physically walking around the Disney resorts, but I have this full-time job in Alabama, eight hours away from Orlando, and I don’t get to Disney World as often as I would like. These maps are such an excellent *FREE* way to take a little mental vacation, when perhaps you had a rough day at work, or when you just need a few minutes of “Disney” time while you save your money for your next trip.
Want to take a virtual vacation on the shores of the Seven Seas Lagoon? Scroll the map over to the resort. Can you hear the sounds of kids splashing in the Volcano pool, wind in your hair, warm sunshine…
The Polynesian Resort pool not big enough? Scroll the map over to Typhoon Lagoon water park – now those are some BIG pools!
This is a map I really need to study, because if I’m not at the Typhoon wave pool, I am LOST! Everything seems to look the same to me from the ground level. This photo is not zoomed in all that far; when you use the Google link, you can get a closer view using the Google tools.
Best of all, you can use the higher Google map views to see entire resorts and parks.
Don’t know your way around all the parks that well? Zoom in on the map and start learning your way through the parks without exhausting yourself walking miles and miles.
How do you find this “parks maps” view? Use this link to go to Disney World.com. This link goes to the Bay Lake Tower Resort page, and the map is right under the room price.
Thanks for stopping by for a little mental vacation. Print these maps off in color, and you suddenly have tons of material for “free” craft projects or scrap book backgrounds.
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Amanda Major is the creator of cheapskateprincess.com. She remembers her first visit to Magic Kingdom like it was yesterday, because she had a ham sandwich tucked in her shorts pocket. The whole family snuck in their lunch; you can’t make that kinda stuff up. 40 years worth of trips to Orlando later, she is still trying to save money on vacations.
Amanda is a Disney Vacation Club Member and Annual Pass holder. Her amazing husband, band director Carl Major, plus three teen children and two dogs keep her busy. Amanda teaches Leadership to high school seniors in the almost-coastal town of Foley, Alabama. Read about her cheapskating local vacations with this link. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, walking somewhere, or paddling a kayak. Life is indeed a blast.
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