Visiting a new country is scary and exciting at the same time! Going viral on social media is the claim that many European visitors coming to the states do not seem to realize just how big of a country we are!
Directly from the website Trippy: “It’s 2137 miles or 3439 km from Orlando to Grand Canyon National Park, which takes about 31 hours, 21 minutes to drive.” If per se you were wanting to do a Disneyland and Grand Canyon vacation that MIGHT be a bit more doable at a 7 hour and 9 minute drive or 481.8 miles. Neither of which is a quick day trip where you would be able to return to Chef Mickey’s or Goofy’s Kitchen. Flights while not only expensive, would also not be the best option as both Disney parks are the Grand Canyon can be a treck from the airport. Anahaim is about an hour from LAX. Disney World is about a half hour from the Orlando airport. Lastly, the closest airport to the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff, is an hour and a half away from the destination.
Adventures by Disney does offer a Grand Canyon trip: “Feel the spirit of the Old West as you hike along endless trails, take in the vistas of Grand Canyon National Park and raft on the Colorado River. You’ll also check out the famous red rock canyons of Moab, Utah and the iconic landforms at Arches National Park on this spectacular trip through the scenic splendor of Arizona and Utah.” Prices start at $5,339 per adult for this eight day, seven night trip that includes 16 meals, and hotel accommodations.
You can also stay at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Lodge which is National Parks themed. Heck, you can ride all the Magic Kingdom mountains (Big Thunder, Space, and Splash). If you would like something more…nature-y you can of course go to Animal Kingdom. You just cannot go to the Grand Canyon and back in a day from any Disney theme park.