10 Things You MUST Do at Disney World

By Dom
Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Visiting Disney World is a magical experience that anyone can enjoy. Whether you’re a theme park fan or not, there are plenty of attractions and activities to keep you occupied for days. But with so much to do, it can be hard to decide which experiences are must-dos. To help make your visit extra special, here are ten unmissable experiences at Disney World!

1. Watch Fireworks & Parades

Magic Kingdom Fireworks
Magic Kingdom Fireworks

Every park besides Animal Kingdom closes out the day with its own incredible fireworks display. Nothing beats watching Cinderella Castle illuminated against a backdrop of dazzling pyrotechnics! If you want a truly special experience, you should also check out Happily Ever After — this nighttime show at Magic Kingdom Park returns April 3rd featuring projections, lasers, and more! Make sure you get a spot early for the best view!

2. Ride the Big Thrills

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

Disney World is home to some of the best thrill rides on the planet. From the thrilling Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind coaster at EPCOT to the high-speed Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, these rides will give you an adrenaline rush like no other! And don’t forget about Avatar Flight of Passage—a unique 3D flight simulator ride located in Pandora – The World of Avatar at Animal Kingdom Park. If you’re visiting Magic Kingdom Park, look no further than Big Thunder Mountain! The wildest ride in the wilderness sends riders flying through canyons and caverns on a decrepit mine train as they hold on tight every twist and turn.

3. Meet Characters

Meet Winnie the Pooh and Tigger in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom.
Meet Winnie the Pooh and Tigger in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom.

An absolute must-do is meeting Mickey and his friends! You can meet characters from all your favorite films and shows throughout Disney World—from classic favorites like Mickey Mouse and Goofy to newer characters like Moana and Rey from Star Wars. Plus, with character dining experiences available, you can even have breakfast or lunch with them!

4. Eat a Dole Whip

Dole Whip
Dole Whip

This pineapple soft serve treat has become an absolute cult classic among visitors of all ages – it’s one of the best treats around! Be sure to grab one at Aloha Isle refreshments inside Adventureland during your visit to Magic Kingdom and experience it for yourself.

5. Visit Pandora

Floating Mountains in Pandora - The World of Avatar
Floating Mountains in Pandora – The World of Avatar

The World of Avatar – Explore this immersive land filled with lush plants, bioluminescent rainforest and floating mountains! You’ll never forget your trip through this stunning environment inspired by James Cameron’s Avatar films.

6. Ride Expedition Everest

Expedition Everest Roller Coaster at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Expedition Everest Roller Coaster at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Take an adrenaline rush adventure on Expedition Everest in Animal Kingdom! Mountaineers will take off on a daring expedition through icy peaks before coming face-to-face with a mythical beast like no other!

7. Try Mickey Mouse Shaped Treats

Mickey Shaped Pretzel
Mickey Shaped Pretzel

No trip to Disney World would be complete without enjoying some treats shaped like everyone’s favorite mouse himself, Mickey Mouse! You can find these delicious mickey shaped pretzels and ice cream treats throughout the park, so don’t miss out on trying them out for yourself during your visit!

If you’re looking for something more substantial than mickey shaped treats, of course there are lots of delicious restaurants spread across all four parks that serve up delicious meals in both quick service and table service formats.

8. Shop Around Disney Springs Marketplace

Disney Springs
Disney Springs

In addition to all the theme parks, Disney Springs also offers plenty of shopping opportunities in its bustling marketplace area – perfect for souvenirs or just browsing around to see what catches your eye!

9. Visit Animal Kingdom Lodge

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. "Giraffe" (CC BY 2.0) by Sam Howzit Colors adjusted and cropped from original.

Check out one of Disney World’s many resort lodges while you’re visiting Animal Kingdom Lodge – they offer beautiful views over savannas full of animals as well as unique dining options like Boma—Flavors Of Africa or Jiko—The Cooking Place that shouldn’t be missed out on if possible!

10. Enjoy Some Water Activities At Typhoon Lagoon

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Cool off from all that fun by taking part in some water activities at Typhoon Lagoon such as inner tube rides around the lazy river or catch some waves in North America’s largest wave pool! It’s definitely worth spending some time at Typhoon Lagoon during your visit!

In Summary

With so many exciting things to do at Walt Disney World Resort, it can be hard picking which ones are essential must-dos when creating an itinerary for your upcoming visit – but if you follow this list then we guarantee you won’t miss out on any unforgettable experiences that makes going to Disney World so special! So prepare yourself for an incredible journey into “The Most Magical Place On Earth” where anything is possible and memories last forever… Happy exploring!

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