7 Fabulous Walt Disney World Resort Experiences That Most People Miss

Big Blue Pool
Big Blue Pool at Disney's Art of Animation

Many guests spend months planning and anticipating an upcoming Walt Disney World vacation. From which attractions are must dos to which restaurants look the best, there is plenty of planning to help make the vacation as magical and smooth as possible. One of the easiest ways to be surrounded by the Disney magic at all times is by staying on property at a Disney Resort. Guests who do so can enjoy amazing themes, pools, dining options, shopping locations, amenities, scenery, and guest services making their stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. While staying in a Walt Disney World Resort is an amazing experience, guests are also free to visit any of the other resorts to enjoy exploring, dining, and shopping. With so many different Disney Resorts to enjoy, there are some experiences which get overlooked and are missed by many guests. Here are seven fabulous Walt Disney World Resort experiences that most guests miss.


7. Beignets

Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter brings guests into the spirit and celebration of New Orleans’ French Quarter with jazz music, wrought iron details, beautiful gardens, and delicious food. Be prepared to enjoy some traditional French Quarter options including a snack that many guests have never tried before. Beignets are fluffy pockets of fried dough which are smothered in powdered sugar and originally made famous at Café du Monde. Guests definitely need to try Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter’s beignets!

6. YeHaa Bob

Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort is home to an entertaining show which is sure to leave guests chuckling and wanting to return time and time again. YeHaa Bob Jackson performs several nights a week at the River Roost Lounge where he plays the piano, cracks jokes, and entertains guests to no end.

5. Zebra Domes

Guests who have never stopped by Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and dined in the quick service location The Mara are missing out on a dessert that is both delicious and addictive! Zebra Domes are served in groups of four as a packaged dessert and feature a mousse with Amarula Cream Liquor that is then topped with a chocolate drizzle and shavings.

4. Stormalong Bay

Guests who say at Disney’s Beach Club Resort and Disney’s Yacht Club Resort have exclusive access to one of the most amazing pool areas in all of Walt Disney World. Stormalong Bay spans over three acres and features a lazy river, hot tubs, elevated tanning deck, sand bottomed zero depth entry pool, and plenty of places to kick back and relax in the sun.


3. Victoria & Albert’s

Nestled in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is the most exclusive dining experience in all of Walt Disney World that is often overlooked by guests. Open for dinner each night to adult guests only, Victoria & Albert’s offers fine dining in a beautiful Victorian themed dining room. Guests can enjoy multi course meals with options like Caviar, Roasted Duck, Wild Turbot, and a Cheese Selection and also opt to add on a delicious wine pairing. No other dining experience in Walt Disney World is as opulent and lavish as Victoria & Albert’s and many guests overlook the amazing location.

2. Big Blue Pool 

Guests who enjoy a stay at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort can spend plenty of time splashing around in the Big Blue Pool. Featured in the Finding Nemo area of the resort, the Big Blue Pool is the largest in Walt Disney World and features plenty of characters from the Pixar film. Guests can also enjoy listening to favorite Disney songs via underwater speakers, a water slide, kiddie pool, splash area, playground, and plenty of places to relax.

1. Gliding Down The Sassagoula

A great Disney Resort experience that many guests miss can be found at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort, Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort, Disney’s Old Key West Resort and Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. All of these resorts are situated on the shores of the Sassagoula River and offer continuous boat service to and from Disney Springs. Guests can simply walk down to the river, board a small boat, and enjoy a serene and scenic ride to Disney Springs!

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.