Magic happens on a Disney World vacation. Disney World veterans know this and it keeps them coming back. Here are 20 Moments at Disney That Will Make You Smile.
1. Seeing Cinderella’s Castle
Enter the gates of Magic Kingdom, onto Main St USA. Turn the corner and get your first glimpse of Cinderella’s Castle. Here are 10 things to do at Cinderella’s Castle.
2. Pick Up A Celebration Button
Celebration buttons are a fun free souvenir for Walt Disney World guests. You can celebrate a birthday and more with these. Choose from (these are subject to change from time to time):
- Happy Birthday
- Happily Ever After
- 1st Visit
- I’m Celebrating: (Fill In The Blank)
3. Explore Toy Story Land
Shrink down to the size of a toy and explore Andy’s Backyard in Toy Story Land at Hollywood Studios. Ride 3 attractions here: Alien Swirling Saucers, Slinky Dog Dash and Toy Story Mania.
4. Defeat Villains
Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom is an interactive game at Magic Kingdom. Register at fire house on Main Street. Then use your spell cards to defeat Villains at various locations throughout the park, plus the spell cards are yours to keep.
5. Be In A Show
Lights, camera, action – be in the show! These 5 experiences will result in great memories, especially if someone from your group is chosen.
6. Dig For Fossils
Guests age 10 and under will have fun exploring The Boneyard at Animal Kingdom, a large play area for children. Here they explore an archeological dig site, go down slides and more while parents find a shaded spot to sit.
7. Stick Around For Nighttime Entertainment
When the sun goes down at Disney World, the parks light up in a new way. Guests can find nighttime spectaculars across all 4 main theme parks. Here are 10 Nighttime Entertainment Shows Of Disney World.
8. See a Backwards Water Fountain
The Reverse Fountain at Epcot defies gravity. Be sure to visit the Reverse waterfall fountain in Future World, outside of Journey Into Imagination With Figment, where the water flows up instead of down!
9. Rent a Surrey Bike
Guests can rent a 2-person, 4-person or 6-person Surrey Bike. Cost is $25. Locations: Disney’s Boardwalk Inn , Disney’s BoardWalk Villas , Disney’s Old Key West Resort , Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter & Riverside and Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort.
10. Ask for A Magic Shot
There are various PhotoPass Photographers located around Disney World that can add a Magic touch to your photo, known as Magic Shots. Be sure to ask the photographer for any Magic Shots. See a complete list of magic shots available.
11. Attend A Festival At Epcot
If you are visiting Epcot, chances are you will fall upon a festival offering extra fun for all ages. Learn All 4 Festivals At Epcot Guide: Dates & Descriptions.
12. Take a Horse-Drawn carriage ride
Take your family on a Horse Drawn Carriage Rides at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside or Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. Each carriage fits up to 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 small children. The cost is $45 for 25 minutes.
13. Kidcot Fun Stops
Each country has a Kidcot Station where the kids can color a free keepsake. Then travel to each country to get a special stamp.
14. Play With LEGOS
Stop by the The Lego Store in Disney Springs, spend some time and enjoy free LEGO building activities.
15. Have A Photo Shoot
Also in Disney Springs, is the PhotoPass Studio. This is a nice stop for unique indoor photos. For those guests who have purchased Memory Maker, the pictures are included.
16. Float Down A Lazy River
Disney World is home to 2 water parks. Both have a lazy river, perfect for relaxing. At Blizzard Beach find the 3,000 foot long Cross Country Creek. At Typhoon Lagoon find the 2,000 foot long Castaway Creek.
17. Buy A Dole Whip
Disney World is known for its treats. One of the most beloved being the Dole Whip. This pineapple soft serve treat is a yummy tradition. Learn Where To Get A Dole Whip at Disney World.
18. Pin Trade
Pin Trading is a fun past time and tradition to many who visit Disney World. Learn more about Pin Trading – Pin Trading Frequently Asked Questions. Then learn 5 Fun Places To Trade Pins At Disney World.
19. Meet Characters
Character Meet & Greets are found throughout Disney World property. Including, meeting the mouse himself – Mickey Mouse. Here are 10 places to Meet Mickey Mouse at Disney World.
20. Search For Hidden Mickey’s
Searching for Hidden Mickeys on your Disney vacation is a great free activity. What is a hidden Mickey? It is finding a Mickey (typically a Mickey head shape) in a not so obvious place. From décor, attractions and more guests will find Mickey hiding.
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