10. Attend the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
This event takes place every autumn and draws in countless visitors from all around the world. As an international display of culinary endeavors, the festival is fittingly held within Epcot’s World Showcase. In addition to indulging your cultured taste buds with morsels from those nations presented regularly at Epcot, this event attracts many other participating nations as well, including world-renowned chefs and highly regarded international features. Enjoy all the epicurean enticements along with live entertainment, seminars, and so much more.
9. Experience Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Similarly, the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is held every spring. Come and check out all the intricate topiaries and artistically designed floral around the park, most of which are trimmed into the likenesses of beloved classic Disney characters. The occasion is one for feeding the senses and the stomach, as you get to enjoy mouth-watering dishes, desserts, and other delights prepared via outdoor kitchens spaced all around Epcot’s World Showcase. Learn helpful information at seminars led by knowledgeable gardeners and other professionals, enjoy interactive exhibits and activities, and see live concert performances along with countless other attractions.
8. Discover ESPN Wide World of Sports
If you’re into sports you just have to check out ESPN Wide World of Sports. Located right in the heart of all the Disney World action, this professional sports venue is the place to go to enjoy a host of sporting events for athletes of all ages and abilities. In addition to being a spectator you can even get in on the action via several ongoing interactive activities and engagement opportunities as well.
7. Consider volunteering and college programs
The Disney Company is all about making magic in countless ways. This includes giving back to the community through a broad range of charitable programs and outreaches. VoluntEARS are Disney employees, otherwise known as cast members, who volunteer their time and energy both locally and internationally. Even if you aren’t a cast member there are ways you can get involved. One idea is to learn about volunteer opportunities with the Disney Conservation Fund. You can read about more possibilities for volunteerism at www.waltdisneycompany.com. There are various college programs and internships for interested students to learn about as well.
6. Run with runDisney
Get ready to lace up your shoes and make a dash for the finish line with runDisney—a series of races held within participating Disney Parks. Both Disneyland and Disney World hold various half marathons and other racing events annually. There are also other racing engagements happening at various times and places in other Disney destinations from around the world as well. Participation in a running event with runDisney is also a great way to support one of many participating charities.