As we plan trips to Walt Disney World, most of us focus on the big, flashy attractions. We want to make sure we get on top rides such as Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, Avatar: Flight of Passage, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, or Big Thunder Mountain. We agree that these are all experiences that should be on your must-do list, but we also feel like there are some that shouldn’t be missed.
These , found in all four Disney , aren’t the big flashy attractions. These experiences though are just magical and sometimes even become a favorite.
Take a look at these so you don’t miss them on your next Walt Disney World vacation.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Trails
There are a lot of fantastic experiences throughout Disney’s Animal Kingdom, but one that often gets overlooked is the trails. These are a great way to step out of the crowd, slow down, and enjoy the absolute beauty that is Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Three different trails are great throughout Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Right at the front of the theme Park, can find the Discovery Island Trails. These trails are fantastic ways to get great, close looks at the Tree of Life. There are also a few animals hidden around on the trails, such as otters.
The Maharajah Jungle Trek in Asia allows to see the beautiful tigers, bats, and even a Komodo Dragon. Over in Africa, there are the Gorilla Trails which bring closer to, you guessed it- gorillas. This is an excellent attraction that allows to see gorillas interacting with one another. There are also numerous birds and hippos along these trails.
All three of these trails are fantastic that help feel closer to the beauty of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. We highly recommend that you take time to experience these trails while in the theme Park during your Disney vacation.
World Showcase Pavilions
Even though we love eating and drinking around the World Showcase, it is truly a big miss if you don’t slow down and enjoy the different countries. Each of these pavilions uniquely provides with a small glimpse into the country.
There are throughout these countries. You can find unique dining and shopping as well as beautiful gardens. A huge in some of these countries is the special exhibits that are featured.
In the American Adventure Pavilion, can enjoy a great display focusing on Jazz in the USA. The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure tells the history of Jazz using characters from Pixar’s Soul. There are some outstanding displays from famous musicians that are so neat to see.
Over in Japan, will enjoy seeing Kawaii: Japan’s Cute Culture. This is a fun exhibit that is full of items that show off Japan’s culture. See a bedroom, bathroom, and so much more from Japan.
We have all probably walked by the Stave Church in Norway, but how many take the time to visit? can go inside the church and learn about the Gods of the Vikings. There are artifacts on display that can help learn more about mythology.
Finally, in Morocco, the Race Against the Sun display is hidden behind closed doors but make sure you seek it out. This is a great educational display that shows the tradition of off-road races throughout the Sahara desert.
These exhibits are constantly changing and are such a . They really give a great insight into the country and allow to explore and learn while enjoying their day.
Films in EPCOT
Often times we are hot and tired and aren’t sure where to rest. There are a few films hidden throughout EPCOT that offer a great escape from the heat. In the Land Pavilion, can enjoy the beautifully created Our Awesome Planet. This film is a great look at our planet and why we need to take care of it.
Back in the France Pavilion, can enjoy Impressions de France. This is an 18-minute film about the charm and beauty of France. It takes turns with the Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along so make sure you pay attention to what is playing.
Reflections of China is a 12-minute Circle-Vision 360 film that takes through the sights and sounds of China.
Each of these films are that can provide a great way to cool down, learn, and enjoy one of the most amazing countries in the world.
Vacation Fun- An Original Animated Short with Mickey & Minnie
Along the same lines as the films in EPCOT, don’t miss out on the Vacation Short film in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. In a Park where you are rushing from thrill ride to thrill ride, it can be super easy to miss this .
This short film features our beloved Mickey and Minnie (and Pluto) as they get ready for a vacation together. It is a cute film that gets you out of the heat and allows you to relax a little during your busy day.
We all love the top rides in each of the four Disney , but you don’t want to miss out on these either. These are also magical experiences that bring the Disney to life and add to a vacation. We hope that you will stop during your next Disney trip to enjoy one of these .