Just when you think you have discovered it all, there is something different to explore. Approximately 48 million people visit Walt Disney World Resorts annually.
That being said, many of these individuals have experienced the basics - they feel that they have had a complete and successful trip because they rode on the most popular rides and took a photo with Mickey Mouse. However, the truth is that there is so much more to do and even more to explore.
Behind the scenes is not just for Disney’s actors; there are actually tours specifically designed for you. Go on a Backstage Magic tour for behind-the-scenes access to Walt Disney World attractions or take Disney’s The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour to explore the world of steam trains on an educational and fun experience.
Other than the fact that this restaurant offers delicious food, the ambience is also incredible. Next time you are there, ask your waiter or waitress for “the grey stuff.” They will bring you the secret item on the menu.
Make your trip a memorable one not only for yourself, but for your children as well. Visit Cinderella’s Royal Table; it’s home to three Character Meals. Cinderella will greet and take photos with you upon arrival, then you will join her for your meal.
Head to Disney World, then make your way over to Epcot for an incredible celebration at the International Food and Wine Festival. This year the festival is taking place from September 14-November 14.
Don’t leave the park too early, you must see Fantasmic! – one of the most popular shows featured in Disney. This is the magical world of Mickey Mouse, full of exciting music, glowing items, fireworks and awesome effects.
If you have been to Disney you may have used the monorail as a way to get from one side of the park to the other. However, it is also an incredible way to see the park. The monorail does a figure-8 loop around the park and offers incredible views of the attractions.
If you haven’t ridden off on a Kilimanjaro Safari, you must try it on your next trip. You will hop in an open-air vehicle and explore the African savanna and unique animals. This is a slow ride and is great for children of all ages.
Magic Kingdom is home to three different mountain-themed attractions – Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Splash Mountain. Space Mountain is a space-themed indoor roller coaster. It takes place in the dark. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is a train-themed roller coaster. You will feel like you are aboard a runaway train. And Splash Mountain is a log flume ride that features three drops (DisneyWorld).
Next time you’re hungry for a snack, visit the Main Street Bakery. Choose from a variety of beverages, including a selection of Starbucks coffee, and grab a delicious pastry item to curb your hunger.
Even if you already left the park for the day, go back to Magic Kingdom Park to watch the Main Street Electrical Parade. It is a 20-minute parade with spinning, flowing and gliding floats filled with tons of Disney characters and dancers.
Located in Epcot is the famous aquarium in “The Seas.” It is home to more than 6,000 sea creatures and is considered one of the biggest man made ocean environments in the world. But the best part about this aquarium; you can go on a scuba diving experience and explore incredible marine life and coral.
You can’t leave Magic Kingdom without experiencing the Jungle Cruise. It’s a scenic boat tour of the most exotic and thrilling rivers across Africa, Asia and South America. Experience the Amazon in South Africa, the African Congo and tons of wildlife. This is a slow ride and is suitable for guests of all ages.