Disney World Bucket List Experiences – Part 3
Whether you’re planning your very first trip to Walt Disney World or you’re a “seasoned regular”, there are always so many experiences that can make your trip a magical experience for you and your family. Here are just a few unforgettable experiences you may want to add to your Disney Bucket List.
Beaches & Cream Soda Shop At Beach Club Resort
In this old fashioned 50’s style ice cream shop your taste buds will delight with several mouthwatering ice cream treats and diner style foods. A popular treat is the “Famous Kitchen Sink” which serves four. Eight scoops of ice cream and just about every topping you can think of is served in a “sink” complete with a mini faucet. You’ll know yours is on the way to your table when you hear the sirens and see the flashing lights throughout the restaurant. A smaller version of The “Famous Kitchen Sink” is served at the Magic Kingdom and comes in a souvenir container that looks like Mickey’s pants which is why it’s been dubbed “The Mickey Pants Sundae.” Sounds really yummy!
“Rope Drop” At Magic Kingdom
While the magical experience and show of the characters arriving at the Magic Kingdom does not exist anymore, guests can still fully benefit from being at the entrance gates for the “rope drop”. Enter the gates 30 minutes prior to park opening and head back to get in line for your favorite ride that seems to have too long of a wait (or you can’t get a Fast Pass). Get your family picture with the spectacular back drop of Cinderella’s castle with very little or no guests in the background. Enjoy some shopping on Main Street USA or a cup of coffee and a hot cinnamon roll from Gaston’s Tavern. Tons of fun to enter an attraction early that usually has a long wait time. Also great to get pics of the Magic Kingdom with very few guests in the background.
How Many “Hidden Mickey’s” Can You Find?
Do you know about Hidden Mickey’s? They’re everywhere in the parks and resorts – in fact, some estimate that there are close to 1,000. Books have been published with clues as to where to find them and you can even do a scavenger hunt at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Lodge to find the hidden Mickey’s in their lobby. What started as an inside joke with the Disney Imagineers back in the 70’s has turned into a fun family scavenger hunt. Keep your eyes open and happy hunting.
Resort Day – Take A Day To Experience All That Your Resort Has To Offer
Need a break from the long lines, big crowds, and heat? Take a “day off” from the parks, you won’t regret it. Each resort has so many activities to keep you busy for the entire day. Many believe the pools at each of the resorts are an attraction in itself. Depending on your resort, you can find afternoon pool parties complete with lots of sunshine and organized poolside games for the kids. Poolside trivia for kids and adults, surrey bike rentals, horse-drawn carriage rides, watercraft rentals, hula dancing lessons, arcades, to mention a few. Most resorts offer a night time movie under the stars either by the pool or near the beach area. Grab a book and find a hammock, visit the spa at either the Grand Floridian’s Resort and Spa or Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. I try to schedule one resort day during each of our trips — the parks can be exhausting so take a break!
The possibilities are endless for you and your family to enjoy the best possible experience at Walt Disney World. As Walt Disney himself once said, “If you can dream it, you can do it”. Disney World is definitely a place where your dreams can come true.
(Some information from HowtoDisney.com)