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Top Experiences at Disney That Have Us Coming Back

When we tell people we are heading to Walt Disney World for another vacation, make people don’t understand why. There are so many unique places worldwide to visit; why do we keep returning to Walt Disney World?

We wanted to share those top experiences that have us heading back to Walt Disney World each year. You might be surprised to find what experiences make a list.

TRON Lightcycle/Run, Magic Kingdom
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New Thrills

One of the reasons that we head back to Walt Disney World each year is because of the new thrills and rides we can experience. Each year Disney adds new and exciting experiences for Guests to enjoy. Because of these new thrills, we get to head back down and try out something brand new.

A great example is Guaridans of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind and TRON: Lightcyle Run. Both of these rides bring new and exciting experiences to Walt Disney World. With new technology, these rides are something we have never experienced. Because they are so unique, it draws us down to the Parks. We want to share a new ride’s thrills, excitement, and joy.

Walt Disney World is constantly opening new rides and experiences for Guests, Which keeps the Parks fresh. We look forward to experiencing Journey of Water Inspried by Moana later this year and the new Tiana Bayou Adventure in 2024.

So why do we keep heading down each year? Because we like to eperience all the new rides that Walt Disney World offers.

Pirates of the Caribbean
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Although we love the new rides and attractions, we also head to Walt Disney World to experience the classics. These darling rides allow us to escape reality and enjoy the joys of imagination.

Whenever we visit Walt Disney World, we enjoy rides on classics such as Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Carribbean, and Spaceship Earth. These iconic Disney rides bring the joys of storytelling and magic together in a truly fantastic way.

We love going down to Walt Disney World and being swept away in the stories. From flying with Peter Pan to swimming along with Nemo, the Disney rides are so unique and special that we come back each year.

Finding Nemo


Disney entertainment is another big reason we head down to Walt Disney World each year. In each of the four Disney Parks, we can enjoy Broadway like performances that are unique to Walt Disney World.

We love going to the Parks and experience some of the live entertainment. From watching Festival of the Lion King at Disney’s Animal Kingdom or singing along with songs from Frozen during For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing Along at Disney’s Hollywoodo Studios, these live performances are special to Disney.

Throughout EPCOT’s World Showcase, we enjoy the live entertainment throughout the different countries. Voices of Liberty bring classic American songs to the America Pavilion, and the JAMMinators bring the funk using unique materials such as trash cans. During our visit, we love discovering all the different performances around the World Showcase. Each year we find something new and special to enjoy.

Our favorite entertainment at Magic Kingdom are the cavalcades. We like the Festival of Fantasy Parade that happens each day, but there is something special about the cavalcades. These quick, short parades bring the excitement and joy to Magic Kingdom, and different beloved Disney characters appear.

Walt Disney World is so much more than rides. We love enjoying all the top-notch performances in all the Parks.

Happily Ever After

Nighttime Shows

Disney brings the magic to the nighttime shows, and we love experiencing that magic each year. There is something extraordinary about the nightitme shows at Walt Disney World. We love the storytelling, fireworks, and magic they bring to the Parks.

It doesn’t matter how often we see Fantasmic at Disney’s Hollywood Studios; we find ourselves moved to tears by the show. Seeing Mickey and so many of our favorite characters is so magical. Combine that with fireworks, water projections, and a wonderful story Fantasmic leaves us feeling so happy.

We are thrilled that Happily Ever After will return to Magic Kingdom this spring. This nighttime show that lights up the night sky over the castle is genuinely moving. The storyline, music, and projections create such a magical experience that we take time to enjoy every trip.

The nighttime shows are Disney magic at its best. We make a point to experience these shows each year as they uniquely bring the magic to the Parks.

Credit: Delish


Many might be surprise to learn that we head to Walt Disney World for the food. Disney has many top rated dining locations throughout the Parks, Resorts, and Disney Springs. These locations provide extraordinary dining experiences that we enjoy each trip.

Along with great restaurants, Disney also is great at desserts. Each season brings new delicious desserts to try throughout the Parks. From savory snacks to sweet treats, we enjoy trying out new options each trip.

Food is a big part of our Disney experience, and we love that there is always something new to try.

Heading to Walt Disney World each year isn’t something everyone would choose to do. We love all the fantastic experiernes that Disney has to offer. From amazign rides, shows, and attractions to delicious food, there is always something new and exciting to experience each trip. Along with all those experiences, we love the magic that Disney provides during our travels.

Jennifer Retzlaff

Jennifer became a lifelong Disney fan during her first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of her life. She quickly started to introduce her love of Disney to her family with a Disney honeymoon and then family trips when her youngest was 18 months old. She loves the magic that Disney brings to people through theme parks, cruises, and adventures. As a teacher, she tries to bring Disney magic into her classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” She is also part of the Magic Vacation Planner team as a personal travel advisor. With this team, she can now help others plan magical vacations. She loves bringing her love to Disney to readers with How to Disney.

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