Great Places To Dance At Walt Disney World

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The Walt Disney World Resort is home of countless magical experiences where guests can make memories to last a lifetime. While the attractions, entertainment, and more are unforgettable, other guests love to engage in somewhat overlooked experiences and opportunities that are just as fun as the popular options. Some guests enjoy dining at the many different Disney Resorts, others enjoy indulging in relaxation in one of the Senses Spas, and others still look for various forms of recreation. A great way to unwind and distress on a vacation is through dancing, and thankfully Walt Disney World is home to several locations that allow guests to bust a must to all sorts of musical genres. From dance parties for the whole family with favorite Disney characters to nightlife with plenty of room on the dance floor, there are several places for guests of all ages to get down in Disney. Here are the best places to dance while enjoying a vacation in Walt Disney World!


1. Atlantic Dance Hall

The Crescent Lake area of Walt Disney World is a popular location for many guests to explore thanks to several Disney Resorts being situated there and the area being only steps from Epcot’s World Showcase. Near Disney’s Boardwalk Resort, there is a large boardwalk area filled with restaurants, lounges, and several entertainment locations that are popular with guests. One such location is Atlantic Dance Hall which is open late each evening and invites guests to dance the night away to songs from the 1980s, 90s, and today. The Art Deco inspired décor features a large dance floor and outdoor balconies and guests are sure to love dancing at this spot!

2. Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party

The Magic Kingdom is home to a special entertainment event that occurs several times each day and invites guests to dance for a half hour with some iconic Disney characters. The Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party takes place on Main Street all around the castle hub and brightly colored floats roll out with characters such as Minnie and Mickey as well as many Cast Members. Popular music pumps through the nearby speakers, and guests are invited to boogie with the characters with picturesque Cinderella Castle in the background. This wonderful opportunity to dance is one that shouldn’t be missed in the Magic Kingdom!


3. Biergarten Restaurant

The Germany Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase is home to a wonderful full service restaurant that serves up authentic German food in a buffet style setting. The Biergarten Restaurant invites guests to sit at large picnic tables in the middle of a town square. Throughout each dining period, guests can enjoy live entertainment from an oompah band that plays lively music. In addition to enjoying the food and ambiance, guests are also invited to dance to the music on the large square dance floor found in the center of the restaurant. With live music and plenty of delicious food, the Biergarten Restaurant is a wonderful option for a meal in Epcot.

4. Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam

Each fall, the Magic Kingdom is host to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party on select nights. This spooky night is fun for the whole family, and one new experience lets guests dance the night away with some familiar faces. The Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam can be found in the Storybook Circus area of the park and invites guests to dance with favorite characters from Disney Junior shows including Doc McStuffins and Sophia the First. This family friendly dance party is a great way to enjoy some time at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party each fall.

5. Disney Resort Pool Parties

Each Disney Resort in Walt Disney World is home to at least one pool where guests can cool down, relax, and unwind after long hours in the parks. Each pool also hosts daily parties where kids and kids at heart and invited to participate in games and activities as well as dances. Often times the recreational staff and lifeguards love to get up and dance with the kids and guests, and fun music is played for everyone to enjoy. What better way to relax than by dancing poolside on any Walt Disney World vacation?

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.