12 Unique Things You Can Only Do At Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World is a massive vacation destination featuring four theme parks, two water parks, dozens of resorts, and endless dining opportunities. With so much to do and see, it is no surprise that Walt Disney World offers up some truly unique attractions experiences that guests can’t get anywhere else. From visiting an alien planet to starring in a classic Hollywood film, guests can do it all while on a Disney vacation. Here are twelve unique things that guests can only do at Walt Disney World.


12. Go To Space –

Well, this is true unless you’re an astronaut! Mission:SPACE in Epcot offers guests the chance to go on an exploratory mission to uncharted territory. Featuring the International Space Training Center (ISTC), guests enter into training to become astronauts and soon find themselves as either the navigator, pilot, engineer, or commander on a flight to space. With unplanned adventures along the way and two intensities to choose from, guests love the unique experience that Mission:SPACE offers.

11. Battling Zurg –

Fans of the Toy Story movies will recognize the Evil Emperor Zurg as Buzz Lightyear’s arch nemesis. Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin in the Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland offers guests the chance to enter Star Command and help Buzz battle Zurg who is trying to steal all of the galaxy’s power. With hundreds of targets to aim at and the chance to be a galactic hero, guests love the competition and unique experience that this attraction provides.

10. Travel Through Time –

Spaceship Earth in Epcot focuses on communication and how it has developed from the beginning of time to modern day. Guests get to travel back in time and witness everything from cavemen hunting to Greek actors performing classic plays. With the unique opportunity to travel back and experience so much of history firsthand, Spaceship Earth offers guests an opportunity that they can’t get anywhere else.

9. Interact with Ghosts –

The Haunted Mansion in the Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Square is one of the most beloved Disney attractions of all time. Guests enter into Gracey Manor and find themselves face to face with nine hundred and ninety nine happy haunts who are both eerie and silly. In the queue for the attraction, guests pass through a unique graveyard where they can interact with ghosts in various ways. Guests can help to create ghostly music, play an eerie organ, and even help a poet on the other side complete a line. Where else can guests say that they had the chance to interact with ghosts?

8. Visit the Twilight Zone –

Guests in Disney’s Hollywood Studios are automatically drawn to the eerie and dominating Hollywood Tower Hotel at the end of Sunset Boulevard. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror takes guests into the abandoned hotel where they realize that something went terribly wrong all those years ago. Guests soon find themselves aboard an evil service elevator and headed directly to the Twilight Zone on a unique and thrilling attraction.


7. Spend Time with Aerosmith –

The Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith is one of the most thrilling attractions in Disney’s Hollywood Studios and can be found next door to The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Introducing the fictional G Force Records, guests find themselves in the studio with Aerosmith and suddenly scoring an invitation to their concert across town. Featuring a thrilling ride across downtown Los Angeles, guests have the unique opportunity to rock out with Aerosmith!

6. See The Dinosaurs –

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is home to Dinoland and The Dino Institute where guests can immerse themselves in everything dinosaur. Featuring The Boneyard to dig in, Chester and Hester’s Din-O-Rama to play in, and Restaurantosaurus to eat in, Dinoland has plenty of unique opportunities. The star of the area is the thrilling Dinosaur attraction which takes guests into The Dino Institute where the technology to travel back in time has been developed. Guests soon find themselves back in time and exploring alongside the dinosaurs on a thrilling adventure that guests can only experience in Walt Disney World.

5. Fly On The Back Of A Banshee –

Avatar Flight of Passage is one of the two attractions located in the new Pandora – The World of Avatar area within Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Prepare to straddle what feels somewhat like one of those motorcycles at an arcade, be secured in, and then using 3D screen technology, awesome 4D effects, and motion simulation – feel like you are literally flying on the back of a mountain banshee in the most exhilarating way. Your banshee (somewhat like a flying dragon) will soar through the sky as it takes you on the ride of a lifetime through Pandora – The World of Avatar.

4. See the Backside of Water –

The Magic Kingdom’s Jungle Cruise is one of the most beloved and classic attractions at Walt Disney World and it takes guests on a cruise down the rivers of the world to explore the jungle and the adventures that it holds. Along the way, guests have the unique opportunity of seeing the eighth wonder of the world, the backside of water!

3. Travel the World –

Epcot’s World Showcase features eleven countries from around the world rich in detail, culture, architecture, and unique dining options. Guests can experience everywhere from Mexico to Canada and Japan to France. With so many areas to enjoy and small details to discover, World Showcase offers the unique opportunity to travel the world all without leaving Central Florida.

2. Design A Car –

Test Track Presented by Chevrolet in Epcot’s Future World takes guests into the world of design and allows them the unique opportunity to design a “SIM” car and then see how it ranks in efficiency, power, responsiveness, and capability on the track. Guests can design everything from sleek cars to some pretty interesting and silly vehicles in an attraction that offers up a unique experience they can’t find anywhere else.

1. Search for Hidden Mickeys –

Hidden Mickeys are located everywhere throughout Walt Disney World and can be obvious or really hard to spot. Found on everything from décor to mosaics, Hidden Mickeys can be the mouse himself or other characters like Minnie or Tinkerbell. Walt Disney World offers the unique opportunity for guests to search for these hidden images throughout their vacation and guests love trying to see how many they can spot!

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.