7 Unforgettable Memories To Make At Walt Disney World

A Walt Disney World vacation is magical from the first step onto Main Street to the last few minutes spent enjoying the view of Cinderella Castle. Guests get to enjoy attractions, dining locations, unique shopping, and tons of entertainment making a Disney vacation jammed packed with fun. With so much to do and see throughout the length of a trip, it can get a little overwhelming to decide on just what to see and experience with your friends or family. While each experience is going to be fun and magical, there are definitely some that create lasting memories and shouldn’t be missed. Here are seven unforgettable memories to make on your next trip to Walt Disney World.


7. Pictures in front of the Icons –

Each of the four theme parks has an impressive icon that is recognizable to all and draws guests into the park to experience all the fun that lies ahead. The Magic Kingdom has Cinderella Castle, Epcot has Spaceship Earth, Disney’s Hollywood Studios has the Chinese Theater or Tower of Terror, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom has the Tree of Life. A great way to make lasting memories on a Walt Disney World vacation is to take a photo in front of each icon with friends and family. Looking back on those photos will be sure to stir up some great memories from the vacation!

6.  Meet Mickey –

No Disney vacation is complete without a visit to Mickey Mouse! One of the best places to meet Mickey is at Town Square Theater in Magic Kingdom where he is ready for photos and hugs in his Magician outfit. Guests are sure to make lasting memories while interacting with Mickey, getting autographs and taking photos together.

5. Enjoy A Meal –

A great way to make an unforgettable memory at Walt Disney World is to dine in a new location on each trip. By experiencing a new location, cuisine, and environment, guests will be sure to remember the good times and conversation had by their entire party. Some great locations to try on your next trip are the Coral Reef Restaurant in Epcot, Tusker House Restaurant in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Kona Café in Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

4. Hands Up! –

One of the most iconic attractions in Walt Disney World is Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in the Magic Kingdom’s Frontierland. Taking guests on the wildest ride in the wilderness through an abandoned mining town, a great way to make a lasting memory is to throw those hands up and be daring! Guests are sure to be thrilled and have a giant smile on their face after conquering the mountain with their hands up the whole time.

3. Purchase an Attraction Photo –

Many attractions throughout the four parks take a photo of guests at a strategic time. Guests might look scared, be laughing, or even be very focused depending on the attraction. A great way to make an unforgettable memory is to purchase one of these attraction photos and frame it once home. Try checking out the photos from Dinosaur, Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin, or Splash Mountain! Have Memory Maker? Your attraction photos are included in your purchase!


2. Start Competing –

A great way to make an unforgettable memory while on a Disney vacation is to get the whole family in on some healthy competition! Hop aboard Toy Story Mania in Disney’s Hollywood Studios or Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin in the Magic Kingdom and see who can get the top score! Then be sure to ride again and again to see if it can be topped.

1. Be a Part of the Show –

One way to make a totally unforgettable memory is to be picked as an extra in the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular show at Disney’s Hollywood Studio. The show takes guests behind the scenes of the iconic films and demonstrates how stunts are pulled off in a safe way. Several guests are chosen from the audience during each show to participate as an extra in several of the scenes and encounter some wacky stunts and danger along the way. Being picked to be a part of the show is an ultimate way to make a lasting memory.

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.