The Top 10 Best Disney Experiences that No One Mentions


You know there must be Disney rides and attractions that slip through most people's itineraries. We found these to be a ton of fun and are sure you will too!

1. Sid Cahuenga's One-of-a-Kind: Where else can you find authentic letters from Winston Churchill (I have a historical crush on Winston) or the jacket Burt wore when he danced with the Penguins in Mary Poppins? Unless you have some serious cash flow, many of the items will be a bit out of reach. But they are still fun to look at. You’ll find this immediately after the entrance to your left at Hollywood Studios.

2. Voices of Liberty: This acapella group performs in the American pavilion at Epcot. Wow. These guys have knock-your-socks off voices. Don’t be shy - sit right around the pink circle, so you can get the full effect of their voices in the rotunda.

3. Magic of Disney Animation: Seriously now. Disney would not be what it has become if it weren’t for animation. Find this attraction next to Voyage of the Little Mermaid in Hollywood Studios. Best yet, it culminates with drawing lessons from a real Disney animator. Personally, it’s amazing to see the process happen.

4. Carousel of Progress: This ride is in Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom. We love this one for a couple of reasons. First, Walt designed and loved this one. Second, it follows families through various decades in America and shows how technology has changed their lives. Walt was a bit of a family person. Also this ride has a pretty fast moving line! And it’s air conditioned. And you get to sit for a while. And I really do love the song, though my little brother thinks it's annoying because it repeats itself many times on the ride. But hey, I am a proud optimist and I LOVE it! It’s a great, big, beautiful tomorrow…

5. The Enchanted Tiki Room: Also in the Magic Kingdom, except it’s in Adventureland. Ok I’m a bit biased on this one. My uncle used to work the original Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland in Southern California. I’m also a sucker for classic attractions that Walt himself had a hand in. And I guess I’m also a sucker for songs written just for that attraction! Innnnn, the tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki room…

6. Philharmagic: Another excellent Magic Kingdom attraction in Fantasyland. I explained to my husband in very clear terms that we HAD to experience this one. Since he had never been before he thought the name was a bit weird. I told him he would be weird if he left not thinking this one was amazing. It’s a huge 3D movie that reminds you of a bunch of great scenes from Disney animated movies. I particularly love the Aladdin and Jasmine scene. Gah! Get’s me every time. Oh, and my husband thought it was fantastic after he saw it.

7. Living With the Land: This one is in Epcot in Future world. The line doesn't get bad for a while, and you get to ride on a boat! Through a greenhouse! With Tomato trees! Think of what a futuristic garden would look like, and that's this ride. As a biology major, this was a must-see.

8. People Mover: Another fun Tomorrowland attraction in Magic Kingdom. The queue on People Mover is always moving. So you get on fairly quickly and then go on a great tour of Tomorrowland. Notable points of interest are the models of what Walt wanted for Epcot Center, a great point earner on Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin, and a chance to kiss in the dark under Space Mountain.

9. Museum in Morocco: Go to Morocco in the World Showcase. This screamed authentic. I had never given much thought to Morocco until I went through this museum. Apparently, a native artisan helped build the Moroccan pavilion. We also learned why Fatima is such a popular name in Islamic cultures. Very cool.

10. Flights of Wonder: This show is in Animal Kingdom between Kilimanjaro Safaris and Expedition Everest. Before we entered the theater, a cast member was holding this incredible owl. I was mesmerized with how far he could turn his head. What a gorgeous amazing animal to see up close! This show features all sorts of birds. That includes a bald eagle. When this happened, my husband whipped out his camera. The audience oohed and aahed. And the bald eagle pooped as he was walked across the stage. Ahahah. Very, very cool, must see show.

Add some of these to your Disney itineraries and you won’t be disappointed.

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