When Guests picture attractions and experiences in the Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, they often conjure images of popular attractions that typically have long wait times and are busy throughout each day. Some attractions that are considered to be Guest favorites include Space Mountain, “it’s a small world,” Haunted Mansion, Peter Pan’s Flight, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Spaceship Earth, Test Track Presented by Chevrolet, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, Frozen Ever After, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, Avatar Flight of Passage, Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain, and Kilimanjaro Safaris.
While all of these attractions are amazing and deserve to be loved by Guests, there are also a handful of attractions and experiences in each of the Disney Parks that many consider unpopular. Whether because they are overlooked for more popular alternatives nearby, are in odd locations, or are considered to be dated, these unpopular attractions rarely have crowds and tend to be skipped by many Guests.
Let’s check out the least popular attractions in each Disney Park, and you be the judge of whether they deserve the title or not.
Swiss Family Treehouse
Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom is home to several popular attractions, including Pirates of the Caribbean and the Jungle Cruise, but the area is also home to less popular experiences that many Guests tend to overlook. The Swiss Family Treehouse can be found just past the bridge that connects Main Street, U.S.A. with Adventureland and immerses Guests in the story of the Robinson family, who famously found themselves shipwrecked on a deserted island. The attraction invites Guests to climb several stories above the Magic Kingdom and check out all of the amazing and innovative ways the family used items from the wreck and the island to create a new home for themselves.
While the sets are detailed and interesting, and the view from the top is incredible, the Swiss Family Treehouse is considered by many to be unpopular due to the sheer amount of steps required to reach the top and other more entertaining options nearby.
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
Also found in Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom are The Magic Carpets of Aladdin, which can be found in the center of a bustling marketplace just steps away from the entrance to Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room. The Magic Carpets of Aladdin offer Guests the chance to hop aboard Aladdin’s magic carpet and take to the skies of Adventureland for a fun and scenic journey. Each carpet features two rows of seating and special levers that control the height of the carpet, as well as the tilt, making the experience controllable to a degree. While there’s nothing inherently wrong with The Magic Carpets of Aladdin, the experience is essentially a spinner attraction that can be found in several other variations across the Walt Disney World Resort, including Dumbo the Flying Elephant in the Storybook Circus area of the Magic Kingdom.
Monster’s Inc. Laugh Floor
The final less popular attraction in the Magic Kingdom that many Guests tend to skip is Monster’s Inc. Laugh Floor in Tomorrowland. This interactive attraction welcomes Guests into Monstropolis, where Mike, Sulley, and the gang have discovered that human laughs have tons of energy to power their city. The result is a showcase of monster stand-up comedians who interact with the audience in real-time, telling jokes and getting into different antics. While there are always a few good laughs (especially with that guy), Monster’s Inc. Laugh Floor is often overlooked by Guests who focus more on enjoying nearby popular attractions, including Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin and Space Mountain.
The Seas with Nemo and Friends
Jumping over to EPCOT, many Guests love to head to the World Nature neighborhood to enjoy popular attractions, including Soarin’ Around the World and Journey into Imagination with Figment, but the area is also home to an unpopular option that many Guests skip. The Seas with Nemo and Friends is a slow-moving attraction in the pavilion of the same name that partially retells the story of Finding Nemo while introducing several new scenes and the song “Big Blue World.” Guests board clamshells and can check out favorite characters such as Dory, Marlin, Crush, Bruce, and more while also getting glimpses into the pavilion’s actual aquarium tanks filled with sea creatures. The Seas with Nemo and Friends isn’t necessarily a bad attraction; it just tends to be overlooked by Guests who prioritize other more popular options throughout EPCOT.
Reflections of China
EPCOT’s World Showcase is one of the most beloved destinations at the Walt Disney World Resort thanks to its beautiful pavilions that transport Guests to eleven different countries from around the world. Each pavilion offers dining, culture, architecture, and more, and several even feature unique attractions for Guests to enjoy. The China Pavilion is home to Reflections of China, a circle-vision film that uses special camera technology to surround Guests with massive screens offering a 360-degree journey through the various regions and cities of China. The film is a beautiful display of the unique culture found in China, however, it does tend to be skipped by many Guests who don’t love the fact that there is no seating and who would rather continue to explore other experiences found throughout the China Pavilion.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Walt Disney Presents
Disney’s Hollywood Studios is where Guests can find the highest concentration of thrilling and popular attractions, including Slinky Dog Dash, Toy Story Mania, Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, and Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run, but the Disney Park is also home to its fair share of unpopular attractions as well. Walt Disney Presents is one such overlooked experience that can be found in the Animation Courtyard area of the Disney Park that invites Guests to enjoy a walk-through exhibit that celebrates the legacy of Walt Disney. Throughout the experience, Guests can check out the artwork, historical items, props, large-scale models, and more before moving into a small theater to watch the film One Man’s Dream. While Walt Disney Presents is an exciting experience, many Guests breeze right by it in favor of spending time in nearby Toy Story Land.