Walt Disney World is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world thanks to the large amount of things to do while there. With four theme parks, two water parks, a shopping district, and tons of dining options, each guest is sure to find an experience that they love. Many guests who travel to Walt Disney World are familiar with the more popular and iconic buildings and attractions like Cinderella Castle and It’s A Small World, but many are unaware of unique experiences that can only be found in the parks. Guests can experience everything from time travel to entering into the Twilight Zone while exploring the four parks on a Disney vacation. Here are ten things some guests only get to do at Walt Disney World!
10. Time Travel –
Spaceship Earth is one of the most iconic attractions in Epcot and one of the first things that guests think of when they picture the park. The attraction shows how communication has evolved from the beginning of time to present day. Guests can travel through time and experience important moments in history like the burning of Rome, the Renaissance, and when man landed on the moon. After exiting, guests will feel as though they have really traveled through time!
9. Blast Into Space –
Mission:SPACE in Epcot’s Future World is one of the most intense attractions in Walt Disney World and it takes guests into the International Space Training Center to go through a training mission to space. Guests are assigned tasks to complete and soon find themselves strapped into a spacecraft and experiencing the sensation of blasting off into space! Guests are able to choose whether they want to be members of the Green Team and experience a tamer version of the attraction or the Orange Team for the full intensity version.
8. Going Under the Sea –
Epcot also offers up the unique opportunity to go underneath the surface and explore the ocean world below. The Seas with Nemo and Friends Pavilion features a ride of the same name that takes guests into the world of the Pixar film Finding Nemo and on a journey through the ocean. Guests can also experience Turtle Talk with Crush and several exhibits that teach about the ocean world and showcase sea creatures like dolphins, manatees, and sharks.
7. Go On An African Safari –
Disney’s Animal Kingdom takes guests directly into nature and shows them how the environment is precious. The flagship attraction of the park is Kilimanjaro Safaris which offers guests the chance to go on a two week safari on the Harambe Reserve where they can find themselves face to face with lions, elephants, giraffes, and zebras. With lush jungle forests and a sweeping African savannah guests will really feel as though they are on safari.
6. Meet the Presidents –
The Hall of Presidents in the Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Square is one of the most patriotic attractions in Walt Disney World and offers guests a truly unique experience. Guests can peruse historical artifacts and artwork in the lobby and then head into the theater to experience every President of the United States standing together in unity on the stage. Nowhere else in the world can guests see all those amazing figured together!
5. See Ghosts –
Guests think of Walt Disney World as a family friendly and happy place, but there is also the eerie opportunity to interact with ghosts on a Disney vacation! The Haunted Mansion in Liberty Square in the Magic Kingdom takes guests into Gracey Manor where there are nine hundred and ninety nine happy haunts waiting. At the end of the attraction, guests find themselves in their Doom Buggies passing a series of mirrors which reflect a ghost along for the ride!
4. Ride On A Banshee –
Pandora – The World of Avatar is the newest land in the Animal Kingdom theme park. Here you will find two extremely popular attractions known as Avatar Flight of Passage and Na’vi River Journey. You can expect a thrilling ride on Avatar Flight of Passage as you climb aboard a Banshee (dragon-like creature) and ride through the beautiful World of Avatar. The Na’vi River Journey is a perfect family-friendly attraction as guests boat down river and see just how beautiful the Na’vi tribe’s rainforest is with bioluminescence lighting and the latest animatronics. Outside of these two attractions, the land is almost like an attraction itself with stunning beauty and ability to interact with guests.
3. Travel By Magnets –
One of the most underrated attractions in Walt Disney World is the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover which offers guests a ride on the highway in the sky above Tomorrowland. As guests move along through the land, they might not realize that the attraction is entirely powered by magnets! The TTA uses a linear induction system of magnets that push and pull each attraction vehicle for a smooth ride.
2. Shrink Down –
Guests who experience Hollywood Studios’ Toy Story Land have the chance to shrink down to the size of a toy and experience all the fun that Andy’s backyard holds! Meet characters from the Pixar film Toy Story, ride along on Slinky Dog Dash, take a swirl on the Alien Swirling Saucers, and enjoy playing 3D midway games. Even toys get hungry, so grab a bite to eat from Woody’s Lunch Box.
1. Enter The Twilight Zone –
Fans of the classic series The Twilight Zone can visit The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror in Disney’s Hollywood Studios for a chance to star in their own episode. The attraction is set in the abandoned Hollywood Tower Hotel where something sinister happened decades ago. Guests soon find themselves aboard an evil service elevator with its own agenda, taking them directly to The Twilight Zone!