10 Things We’d Totally Miss If Walt Disney World Didn’t Exist

Walt Disney World fans have come to associate certain things with their favorite place on Earth. From specific sights, buildings, music, and even smells, there are certain things that just completely capture the essence of Disney. If for some reason Disney were to disappear one day, there would be plenty of fans who would be totally depressed and find themselves missing some specific things about the parks. Here are ten things we would totally miss if Walt Disney World didn’t exist anymore.


10. Cinderella Castle

Cinderella Castle is definitely the most recognizable and iconic building in all of Walt Disney World. Guests are able to pass through its breezeway, enjoy dining upstairs at Cinderella’s Royal Table, and enjoy stage shows performed on the front stage throughout the day. But the thing that guests would miss the most if Cinderella Castle didn’t exist anymore would be just enjoying the splendid view of the structure. Those sweeping turrets and the beautiful detail make just enjoying the view something that would be dearly missed.

9. The Haunted Mansion

This attraction is a guest favorite and has its own cult following. Featuring some of the most memorable scenes, narration, and effects in all of Walt Disney World, guests would totally be depressed missing this incredible and eerie attraction in the Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Square.

8. Pirates of the Caribbean

This Adventureland attraction also has a massive fan following and features one of the most beloved songs in all of Walt Disney World. If Pirates ceased to exist, guests would definitely be missing “Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life For Me),” the pirate characters, and the eerie caves featuring skeletons of long gone pirates.

7. Spaceship Earth

This iconic Epcot attraction is not only a guest favorite to look at and take pictures of but also experience as an attraction! With favorite smells like Rome burning, scenes like the unveiling of planet Earth during the finale, and lines like “thank the Phoenicians!,” Spaceship Earth would totally be missed by many if Walt Disney World didn’t exist anymore.

6. Toy Story Mania

One of the most entertaining and interactive attractions in Walt Disney World is Toy Story Mania in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. If the parks ceased to exist, guests would completely miss whirling around the attraction with their 3D glasses and competing to get the day’s high score.


5. Kilimanjaro Safaris

Many guests would one hundred percent miss this Disney’s Animal Kingdom attraction if Walt Disney World didn’t exist anymore. Aside from going on an actual African safari, there is no experience like this attraction in the world. Guests would be missing the dozens of species of animals and the chance to get up close and personal with them in the Harambe Reserve.

4. World Showcase

If Epcot did not exist anymore, guests would never be able to travel to eleven different countries in one day anymore. There would be no Biergarten in Germany, no Plaza de los Amigos in Mexico, no Reflections of China, and no Illuminations: Reflections of Earth each night on World Showcase Lagoon. Guests would definitely be missing all that World Showcase has to offer if Walt Disney World didn’t exist.

3. Splash Mountain

Sure if Walt Disney World didn’t exist anymore there would be log flumes in other theme parks across the world, but none would be as intricately themed or as entertaining as Splash Mountain. This Magic Kingdom staple attraction, its lovable characters, and its memorable trip into the Briar Patch would be missed by many.

2. Prince Charming Regal Carrousel

Much like Splash Mountain, if this attraction ceased to exist there would be plenty of other carousels for guests to ride, but none would be as magical or as memorable. Guests would totally miss hearing the calliope versions of their favorite Disney songs while taking in the views of surrounding Fantasyland.

1. Strolling Down Main Street

One of the most enjoyable experiences that would be completely missed by all guests if it didn’t exist anymore would be simply walking down Main Street. From the smell of popcorn and fresh baked goods to the distant sight of Cinderella Castle, there is no other experience that compares making it something guests would miss.

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.