10 Moments of Sheer Bliss at Walt Disney World

Every Walt Disney World vacation is filled with amazing moments that guests are sure to absolutely treasure long after the trip is over. These moments might be simple encounters with characters, special views of entertainment, first glimpses of beloved locations, or even bites of delicious meals in various restaurants. Magical moments are found in every corner of Walt Disney World, and as magical as thy all are, there are some that are simply so special that they can be dubbed blissful by guests. These moments of sheer bliss are the absolute top memories and experiences that can occur in Walt Disney World and are the moments that stay with guests for the rest of their lives. From quiet moments to the loud and unforgettable, these ten moments of sheer bliss should not be missed by any guest enjoying a Walt Disney World vacation.


1. Checking Into A Disney Resort

A totally unforgettable moment of sheer bliss on a Walt Disney World vacation happens at the very start of the trip when guests first arrive at a Disney Resort. The first steps through the door into a Disney Resort trigger total happiness as guests feel the magic surrounding them and the stresses of everyday melt away. Being surrounded by the magic at a Disney Resort is made even more blissful when guests hear the phrase “welcome home” when first checking in.

2. First Glimpse Of Pandora On A Banshee

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is home to Pandora – The World of Avatar where guests can explore the majestic floating mountains of the Valley of Mo’ara and feel immersed in the culture and beauty of the Na’vi. Avatar Flight of Passage is the most popular attraction in the area and it uses technology to connect guests to Avatars and allow them to fly on the backs of banshees. While the entire experience is amazing, no moment is as unforgettable as the first glimpse of Pandora from above while soaring on the back of a banshee.

3. Seeing Cinderella Castle

No visit to Walt Disney World is complete without spending time in the Magic Kingdom as the Disney Park is home to some of the most classic and beloved experiences and attractions. While those experiences are unforgettable, a moment of sheer bliss comes when guests first enter into the park on Main Street and take in their first unobstructed view of Cinderella Castle. This beautiful structure represents all of the magic that the Disney Park has to offer and the first glimpse is emotional for many guests.


4. Meeting A Favorite Character

Every guest who travels to Walt Disney World has a favorite Disney character, whether it is a Disney Princess, one of the Fab Five, or other beloved individuals from Disney films and more. Thankfully, there are countless character meet and greets throughout all of Walt Disney World where guests have the opportunity to meet their favorite characters, pose for photos, collect autographs, and interact in an unforgettable experience.

5. Scoring A Last Minute FastPass

All guests who visit one of the four Disney Parks are entitled to use the FastPass system which allows them to reserve times to enjoy attractions and experiences with little to no wait times. One of the most blissful moments a guest can experience is checking to see what FastPasses are available and scoring a last minute one for a popular experience that typically does not have any available. Some of the best options to score last minute include Avatar Flight of Passage, Slinky Dog Dash, and Frozen Ever After.

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6. Biting Into A Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar

Part of the enjoyment of a Disney vacation is being able to indulge in some of the most amazing meals and snacks found throughout all corners of the property. One of the most popular bites that guests love to enjoy is the classic Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar which can be found in countless locations and is a great on the go snack. Featuring vanilla ice cream coated in chocolate and shaped like Mickey, this snack is sure to bring a moment of bliss with the first bite.

7. Getting A Massage At Senses – A Disney Spa

Those who are looking to really kick back and unwind while in Walt Disney World can head to a special location at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa where relaxation is key. Senses – A Disney Spa at the Grand Floridian is a full spa where guests can enjoy treatments including massages, facials, manicure, pedicures, and more. Any trip to this amazing spa is sure to help guests truly relax and experience some bliss on their vacations.

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8. Lounging Poolside

Another great way to relax and enjoy some bliss on a Walt Disney World vacation is by spending time at a Disney Resort lounging poolside and soaking up the sun. Each Disney Resort features at least one pool that helps to bring the theme of the location to life and offers guests amenities such as water slides, lounge chairs, hot tubs, splash and play areas, and more depending on the location. Spending some time pool side each day on a Disney vacation is a great way to relax and enjoy some bliss in between exploring the Disney Parks!

9. Finale Of Happily Ever After

One of the most blissful moments that guests can enjoy in Walt Disney World happens each and every night in the Magic Kingdom in the skies above Cinderella Castle. Happily Ever After is a wonderful show that shares the magic of happy endings through projections on Cinderella Castle and fireworks in the sky above. The entire show is a wonderful experience for guests, however the most magical moment of bliss is the finale when the night sky completely lights up with a spectacular showing of fireworks sure to be long remembered by guests.

10. Being Sprinkled With Pixie Dust

A blissful moment that can happen at any time in Walt Disney World is when a guest is sprinkled with pixie dust. This might occur when a Cast Member works some magic, or even when another guest decides to share some magic of their own. Sometimes guests might be sprinkled with special stickers, a snack “on Mickey,” or special FastPasses and it is the unpredictable nature of these moments that makes them so blissful and amazing!

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane first started visiting Walt Disney World when she was two years old, and despite spending most of that trip quarantined with the chicken pox she managed to fall in love with the place. Visiting WDW every year since, she especially loves learning all about the history and small details of the parks and eating/drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival each fall. When she's not in Disney, Caitlin lives in New York and spends her time counting down the days to her next trip.