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11 Overlooked Attractions In Walt Disney World Parks

Walt Disney World is known by many guests thanks to its four amazing theme parks that are brimming with wonderful attractions. Each park is home to a mix of thrilling, classic, and family friendly attractions that are sure to please all guests. While many guests are very familiar with popular attractions like Millennium Falcon, Slinky Dog Dash, Avatar Flight of Passage, Splash Mountain, Soarin’, Frozen Ever After, the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, and Kilimanjaro Safaris, there are a fair share of attractions that are too often overlooked by guests. These overlooked attractions are often underrated with low wait times and few crowds. Guests who overlook these wonderful attractions are actually missing out on some amazing experiences, and they should make a point to enjoy them on their next Walt Disney World vacation. Here are eleven overlooked attractions found in the four Disney Parks.

1. Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room

The Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland is home to a wonderful attraction that brings a tropical serenade to life. Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room has guests sit in a round theater and enjoy the show up above as hundreds of birds, flowers, and tikis serenade them with songs from the islands. The show is hosted by a quartet of entertaining macaws who introduce each act and magically make guests disappear at the end!

2. Country Bear Jamboree

Frontierland in the Magic Kingdom is home to some very popular attractions as well as one show that tends to often be overlooked. The Country Bear Jamboree brings guests into a large hall for a show stopping performance by a company of bears. The show is hosted by Henry who introduces each act featuring memorable performers including Teddi Berra and Big Al. The show concludes with a finale performance that is sure to have guests clapping and stamping!

3. Hall of Presidents

Many guests love to visit Liberty Square in the Magic Kingdom to enjoy a ride on the Haunted Mansion, but there is another attraction there that is often missed by guests. The Hall of Presidents tells the story of the presidential office through art, video, and photographs accompanied by a narration by Morgan Freeman. The culmination of the show features all of the presidents standing together on stage as one, which is a truly impressive moment.

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4. Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress

The Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland features an attraction that dates all the way back to the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress brings guests on a unique theater experience as their seats rotate around a series of stages where audio-animatronics perform. The scenes progress from the turn of the century to modern day to showcase to guests all of the progress made with new technologies and inventions.

5. Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover

Also found in Tomorrowland is a wonderful attraction that allows for a chance to relax for a few minutes as well as people watch. The Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover brings guests on a birds’ eye journey throughout the land even giving them sneak peaks into Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Space Mountain, and Mickey’s Star Traders. Every trip to the Magic Kingdom should include a serene tour of Tomorrowland on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover!

6. Living with the Land

Epcot’s Future World features some thrilling attractions as well as some that are overlooked. Many guests who visit The Land Pavilion head straight to Soarin’ Around the World, but they pass right by another attraction on the lower level which is a great experience. Living with the Land brings guests through a series of different environments to showcase how the land can thrive in all sorts of circumstances. Guests then tour greenhouses that are filled with beautiful vegetation often being grown in innovative ways for the restaurants throughout Walt Disney World.

7. Journey into Imagination with Figment

Future World in Epcot is home to another overlooked attraction that explores the whimsy of the imagination. Journey into Imagination with Figment brings guests on a tour of the Imagination Institute’s sensory labs. The tour is soon taken over by Figment, the loveable purple dragon, who shows guests that imagination works best when set free.

8. Muppet Vision 3D

Disney’s Hollywood Studios offers guests the chance to star in their very own Hollywood adventures, including an often overlooked chance to rub elbows with some of the funniest characters in Walt Disney World. Muppet Vision 3D invites guests into the laboratories of the Muppets where they have discovered the spirit of 3D. Chaos soon ensues featuring over the top musical numbers, plenty of hysterical jokes, and some unforgettable moments that guests are sure to love.

9. Walt Disney Presents

Walt Disney Presents offers guests a chance to view the history of Walt. We’ve always loved this informative collection of memorabilia, designs, and historical models about Walt. Now we get to experience the past, present, and future of Walt Disney! It’s rarely crowded and provides a great way to cool off as it is totally air-conditioned.

10. Maharajah Jungle Trek

Disney’s Animal Kingdom offers guests the chance to explore the beauty of the environment while stressing the importance of conservation. The Maharajah Jungle Trek can be found in the Asia section of the park and is a self-guided walking tour that brings guests through the temple ruins of a royal forest. Along the way, guests can enjoy up close encounters with many different animals including Asian Tigers who rule the temple ruins.

11. Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail

The Africa area of Disney’s Animal Kingdom is home to another self-guided walking trail that is often overlooked by guests as it is found at the exit of Kilimanjaro Safaris. The Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail brings guests through many different animal exhibits culminating in a beautiful habitat featuring many gentle gorillas. No visit to Disney’s Animal Kingdom is complete without enjoying both self-guided walking trails!

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.