Walt Disney World is known for its unforgettable shows, amazing theming and unique attractions and experiences. With four theme parks, it can be easy for guests to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of a busy park day! There’s still a world of fun at the Most Magical Place on Earth waiting outside of these four theme park gates for those looking to experience Disney without a theme park ticket. Here are six things to do at Walt Disney World without ever entering a park.
In addition to its four theme parks, Walt Disney World is also home to over 25 different Disney Resorts! Whether you’re staying on property for your vacation or not, there is fun to be had in hopping around to visit Walt Disney World’s many resorts. You can swing by Disney’s Wilderness Lodge to try Berry Whip or take a dip in one of Walt Disney World’s gorgeous resort pools. Exploring the other resorts may be the perfect way to find your next resort destination for future Disney vacations.
Catch A Movie
Is there a more magical place to watch a movie than at Walt Disney World? Guests looking to catch the latest flick can stop by the AMC theater on the West Side of Disney Springs. This movie spot could be a great excuse to check out the dining options at Disney Springs before catching the show. For those looking to grab a meal while watching the movie, AMC offers Fork & Screen Dine-In Theatres as well.
Did you know that Walt Disney World is also home to two waterparks? Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach give guests two ways to cool off in the Orlando heat without leaving the Most Magical Place on Earth. Though tickets for each park must be purchased, a theme park ticket is not required. From the lazy river and Summit Plummet at Blizzard Beach to the surf pool and Crush ‘n’ Gusher at Typhoon Lagoon, there are tons of water-filled activities to enjoy.
Disney’s Shopping and Dining District
Looking for a low-key Disney day? Look no further than Disney Springs. With tons of shopping and dining options, along with unique experiences, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy at Disney’s shopping and dining district. Enjoy your favorite Coca Cola treat along with cool Disney Springs views, or take things to new heights with a ride on the Aerophile. Best of all, you’re sure to find the perfect souvenir for everyone on your list at World of Disney.
There are two courses of mini golf fun to be had at Walt Disney World resort. The Fantasia Gardens & Fairways Miniature Golf Course is located at the Walt Disney World Swan Resort, just steps away from Disney’s Boardwalk Inn, and Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts. This course features to 18-hole adventures to be had, all inspired by Disney’s classic film Fantasia. Disney’s second mini golf course, Winter Summerland Miniature Golf, can be found at Disney’s Blizzard Beach waterpark. Home to two additional 18-hole adventures, guests visiting the waterpark can make a whole day out of family fun with a few rounds of mini golf.
When you think of character dining and other unique Disney dinner entertainment, you’re probably thinking of the four theme parks. Did you know some of Walt Disney World’s most exciting dining reservations can be made without ever stepping foot inside the parks? Disney’s Fort Wilderness is home to the famous Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue and other Disney resorts on property feature some of the most fun character dining experiences. Even if you run out of theme park days, you can still enjoy a magical meal at the Walt Disney World resort.
As you can see, the Most Magical Place on Earth is much more than just four theme parks. Walt Disney World and its many resorts and experiences offer something for everyone in your vacation party. So next time you visit the Walt Disney World resort, don’t forget to check out some of these non-theme park experiences.