Visiting Disneyworld is every child's dream. Make your son, daughter, niece, nephew, or young friend fulfill their dreams by going there this year. There are a lot of things that you can do in Disneyworld, so we narrowed it down to the top ten funnest things that you can do when you're there.
Experience These 10 Fun Things To Do In Disneyworld In 2017
1. Step into the Animal Kingdom at Night
Make a late night trip to the Animal Kingdom and enjoy the classic rides in a different setting. At night, you can see much more animal activity on the Kilimanjaro Safaris. Plus, the Rivers of Light (set to open later this summer) is a nighttime show featuring glowing fireflies, pixie dust, and storytelling that everyone in the family will enjoy. Don’t miss out on the magic of the Animal Kingdom as it comes alive at night!
2. Watch the Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival
Take a step inside Epcot’s Future World and enjoy a 4D experience like you’ve never seen before. The 18-minute long festival is great for all ages, and you’ll get a chance to learn about the collaborative creative process behind Disney and Pixar’s beloved short films. You’ll also get to catch three different short films featuring in-theater effects! Don’t pass up this opportunity to go inside the world of Disney and Pixar and learn a little about their process.
3. Ride the Classics
Whether you want a thrill ride, a calm spin in a teacup, or a cruise through the jungle, Disney World has some classics you just can’t miss. Ride Space Mountain in Tomorrowland and Pirates of the Caribbean in the Magic Kingdom. Take the Jungle Cruise and avoid the perilous obstacles throughout the ride. Do yourself a favor and ride the iconic It’s a Small World for a nice, leisurely boat ride through a Disney classic. These are just a few of the classic rides you have to check out during your trip to Disney World.
4. Have a Dole Whip
If you’ve never heard of Dole Whip before don’t worry, you’re not alone. Dole Whips, originally created in 1986 by Dole Food Company, are sold in Disneyland and Disney World, but you’ll have a hard time finding them sold elsewhere. Do yourself a favor and try one of these soft serve, frozen pineapple desserts while you’re in the park. Get the treat by itself or on a bed of pineapple juice. Trust us, you’ll be glad you did.
5. Check out Hollywood
Although it’s not the real Hollywood, Disney World has created some fascinating Hollywood-themed rides in this park. The Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith is one of the most thrilling rides in all of Disney World, and you’ll get a chance to experience it when you visit the park. There are also two Star Wars-themed indoor rides, an interactive Toy Story ride, and the Tower of Terror, a scary, heart-stopping thrill ride.
6. View Some Incredible Garden Sculptures
Check out the annual celebration of Spring from March through the end of May at Disney’s Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. Not only will you see more than 70 world-renowned Disney-themed ornamental shrubs (topiaries), there’s also an outdoor kitchen with delectable food offerings, a Garden Rocks Outdoor Concert Series, wildlife habitats, and a farm-to-table dining experience. Kick off Spring with a trip to Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival and enjoy the new season!
7. Pause for a Photo Op
If you want to commemorate your trip to Disney World, what better way to do it than with pictures? Head straight to the Magic Kingdom and pose for a family photo in front of Cinderella’s castle, the iconic castle that has become synonymous with Disneyland and Disney World. Next, stop to pose with the many characters you’ll see walking around. Mickey Mouse, characters from the movie Frozen, Toy Story, Lion King, and Star Wars will be happy to take a picture with you and your loved ones.
8. Cool Off
Orlando is known for its heat and humidity, so why not take a day and enjoy a dip in the water? Head to one of Disney’s two water parks: Typhoon Lagoon Water Park or Blizzard Beach Water Park. Enjoy water rides of all shapes and sizes, including thrilling water slides, a lazy creek, a simulated white water rafting ride, and a surf pool. Bring the kids, as there are rides built for Disney fans of all ages. Make sure to ride both the Downhill Double Dipper and the Summit Plummet for a huge adrenaline rush. You’ll have no problem finding a way to cool off in these two water parks.
9. Drink Around the World
Head to Epcot and grab a drink to cool you down during your trip to Orlando. You can choose from a full cocktail menu in many of the countries represented in Epcot. For example, grab an orange adult beverage from France, which tastes like a Creamsicle spiked with Grand Marnier and rum; choose a beer from Germany; or a chilled plum wine from China. Your options are nearly endless, so be sure to check every country out before deciding on what you’ll be drinking.
10. Tour the Entire Park
For a pretty penny, $275 to be exact, you can take a full day, seven-hour tour of Disney World. Go behind the scenes and see what it’s really like to work at the park, learn some backstage secrets, and see everything that goes into producing Disney’s daily entertainment. Navigate the underground tunnels, observe performers as they get ready for a show, and enjoy a BBQ lunch included in the tour. If you’re looking to learn about the inner workings of this incredible theme park, consider taking this guided tour.
This article was written by Julianne Aiello.