2,543
trips planned today
4.6
out of 5
Trustscore rating
©

Disney trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close
Trip Planner USA  /  Oklahoma  /  Disney

Disney

4.4
Disney is a town in Mayes County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 311 at the 2010 census. Despite its name, it is in no affiliation with the Walt Disney Company or Walt Disney himself.OverviewDisney is also known as "Disney Island" because it sits on an island at the southern shore of Grand Lake o' the Cherokees. Oklahoma State Highway 28 is the only road into and out of Disney. To get into Disney from the west, one must drive across the 1-mile long Pensacola Dam. To continue out of Disney, two more small dams with spillway gates must be crossed. The northern part of Disney is lake-front, the southern part boundaried by a wide stream. The spillways from the two small dams join this stream.Disney has a herd of "island deer" that, while wild and not kept in an enclosure, act more like dogs, strolling across main street (HwY 28) and nibbling on lawns, shrubs, and flowers.Today there is a convenience store, a bait shop, a post office, two drive-ins, and a sporting goods / lake apparel store in the historic "Dam Hotel" building. There are also offices for construction firms, a gift shop, two churches, and a church camp facility.When the dam was built in the early 30s, Disney was a different place—hundreds of workers, bosses, engineers, truck drivers, and all the services a large workforce would require were based in and near Disney. The Rogers Cabins motel is the former "superintendents" quarters. About 10 WPA era rock cabins, remodeled as motel rooms, are available. It is one of the few, if not the only, hotels / B&Bs, etc. on the southeast part of the lake. In the October 1938 issue of Scribner's magazine, famed artist Thomas Hart Benton wrote an article about Disney, titled "Thirty-Six Hours in a Boom Town".
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your United States trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Disney

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Disney

Side trips from Disney

3.7
Duration: 2 hours
2.8
Duration: 4 hours
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Where to stay in Disney

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Disney

7 days in Disney BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in California & Disney BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN July, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: July, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 13 days in Miami, Orlando & Disney BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in Disney BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Disney BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, popular sights Preferences: July, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 13 days in France & Disney BY A USER FROM INDIA September, kids, popular sights Preferences: September, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 4 days in Disney BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: July, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Disney, Navarre & Mount Cheaha & Talladega BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 7 days in Disney BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, kids, popular sights Preferences: February, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Disney BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, kids, popular sights Preferences: December, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 1 day in Disney BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, teens, popular sights Preferences: February, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans