Disney World is a massive vacation resort with many hotels, an astonishing number of restaurants, shopping and entertainment districts, and a wealth of other features to explore.
Want more than these 10? Consider the enchanting Animal Kingdom show, “Finding Nemo: The Musical,” a ride aboard Kilimanjaro Safaris, and a refreshing serving of Dole Whip, the pineapple-flavored treat that is served at Aloha Isle in Adventureland at the Magic Kingdom and Capt. Cook’s at Disney’s Polynesian Resort.
Dine out at Some Great Restaurants
Many Disney World visitors chow down on the same nondescript fast food typically found at traditional amusement parks. And that’s a shame.
They are missing out on some fantastic restaurants in the Florida resort and an opportunity to make their vacations more memorable. Disney World’s best table-service restaurants include both high-end and more moderately priced restaurants such as Jiko, The Cooking Place at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, and the Flying Fish at Disney’s BoardWalk.
Don’t blow all your vacation dollars indulging in table-service restaurants, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for burgers and fries all the time either. The resort has some great counter-service restaurants, including Sunshine Seasons at Epcot and Flame Tree Barbecue at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. If you are looking for something sweet, Disney World has delectable snacks and desserts.
Yo Ho With Pirates of the Caribbean
After a few decades of yo-ho-ing, this ride is still one of the best in all of Disney World. Surprisingly, it was a ride before it inspired the wildly popular movie series featuring Johnny Depp. The Disney Imagineers then incorporated Depp’s character, Captain Jack Sparrow, as well as other film references back into the ride.
Pirates of the Caribbean is still the crown jewel among Disney’s attractions. You might also enjoy learning about the history of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. (For great, classic attractions, the Haunted Mansion is typically mentioned in the same breath as Pirates of the Caribbean.)
Head to Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach
While you may associate Disney World with Cinderella Castle, Epcot’s Spaceship Earth and the Tower of Terror, you’d be remiss to overlook the famous water parks!
Both Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon are among the most spectacular, thrilling, and downright fun water parks anywhere on the planet. However, we give the (slight) nod to Typhoon Lagoon—its evocative and whimsical seaside village theme, dense and beautiful canopy of flora, and tranquil lazy river give it the edge over Blizzard Beach. (Although the latter has the incredibly thrilling speed slide, Summit Plummet.)
Journey to Pandora, the World of Avatar
The level of detail at the Animal Kingdom is breathtaking. Marvel at the floating mountains, gawk at the bioluminescent plants, witness a Pandoran shaman on the tranquil Na’vi River Journey, board a banshee on Avatar Flight of Passage (one of Disney’s best attractions), and more in this living ode to James Cameron’s film series.
Be aware, however, that since its opening in 2017, Pandora has been wildly popular. The standby wait times to board the two rides, especially Flight of Passage, often swell to two hours or more. To help avoid lines for these and other popular rides throughout Disney World, and to better manage your visit, you should learn how to make reservations and use My Disney Experience.
Experience the Tower of Terror
If you can handle the thrills (which are pretty thrilling), no trip to Disney World would be complete without a visit to the classic The Twilight Zone-themed attraction. At its core, the Tower of Terror is a relatively basic drop tower ride, which is a staple at many amusement parks. However, the elaborate theme and effects take it to a whole different zone. The “Fourth Dimension” sequence, in which the elevator cars move horizontally, is freaky and especially wonderful.
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