My family LOVES Disney. Everything about Disney is magical to me. If you’re thinking about going, I’ve gathered some Disney details and tips to get as much as you possibly can out of your experience. I’m always adding to this. There’s just SO MUCH to do and see at Disney. If you have anything you’d like to add, please, feel free to let me know: [email protected]
Main Gates-Opening Show-20 minutes before the park opens, citizens of Main Street, USA perform a show welcoming you to the park with Mickey and Friends. Fireworks too!
Main Street-The only talking Mickey at Town Square Theater
Main Street-Barber Shop hair FREE confetti/pixie dust, first hair cut certificate and ears
Main Street-USA Confectionaries-free candy samples
Main Street-Chapeau Hat Shop-Old time phone party line
Main Street- Casey’s Corner -arrive just before opening time. Cast Members do an opening pitch and sing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.” While they sing, they pass out free big bags of Cracker Jacks to the guests listening to the song.
Main Street-Casey’s Corner-relax and listen to the pianist play songs from yesteryear
Main Street-Sorcerers (Firehouse or Liberty Square)
Main Street-Voices of Citizens, behind Silhouettes
Main Street-Kiss Goodnight “show” 30 minutes after park closing, “When You Wish Upon a Star” plays and Cinderella’s castle twinkles while Mickey thanks guests for stopping by.
Adventureland-Pirate Scavenger Hunt
Liberty Square-Haunted Mansion Bride’s Ring in the pavement
Liberty Square-Haunted Mansion-horse whines in front of the hearse
Tom Sawyer Island-caves, play area at the top of the hill
Flag Retreat at 5pm in Town Hall
Visit Laughing Place play area near Splash Mountain
Tomorrowland use metro phone booth–recorded messages no longer worked 🙁
Tomorrowland-get a speedway driver’s license at Tomorrowland Speedway (may or may not still be available)
Cinderella’s Wishing Well (on the path near the castle)
Gus and Jacque (Cinderella’s mice) at Cinderella’s Royal Table
Fantasyland-Find the many Pascals in the garden area (near the seating and phone charging area)
Fantasyland-Gaston’s Tavern Fountain (he likes to hang out near here a lot too!)
Fantasyland-Storybook Circus Splash n Soak Station
Fantasyland-Pete’s Silly Sideshow Meet and Greet with Goofy, Donald, Minnie, and Daisy dressed as circus performers
Fantasyland-free pixie dust at Castle Couture (was Tinkerbelle’s Treasures)
Fantasyland-Sword in the Stone Ceremony (several times a day) near the Cinderella’s Golden Carousel
Fantasyland-Ride Cinderella’s horse (hint: it has a golden ribbon. Found near the sleigh)
Search for “Hidden Mickeys” throughout the park
Fountain of Nations Show behind Spaceship Earth
Morocco- Mosaic Fountain Wall
American-Voices of Liberty A Capella group performs in rotunda before attractions
Canada-Watch O Canada Film (Martin Short), see gardens in back
Germany-see mini train and village just outside
UK-Christopher Robin’s bedroom (Toy Soldier Gift Shop)
Futureworld-Talking soda fountain
Futureworld-watch 4d Disney Pixar short
Futureworld-Club Cool FREE coke tasting
Futureworld-Leap Fountains outside of Imagination Pavilion
Kidcot Funstop at any world and get free Duffy cardboard cut-out to decorate
World Showcase-visit Odyssey Bridge, Norway Pavilion, Italy Pavilion or near the International Gateway-for handheld device to complete mission
Purchase a passport and have it stamped at each country along the way.
Muppets 3D, check for a key under the mat
Visit the Boneyard play area and Dig (sandbox) area
See DiVine between Africa and Asia
Discovery Island Trails near Tree of Life
Night Vision glasses at specific spots to see animals at night
Wilderness Explorer-Get a field guide, located on the bridge between the Oasis and Discovery Island—or drop by Wilderness Explorer stops in Africa, Rafiki’s Planet Watch, Asia and Dinoland U.S.A. to pick one up there. Complete tasks to receive badges.
Bark-O-Lator-Dug meet and greet queue
Sprinkle cupcake ATM (register right before we go and get free cupcake http://sprinkles.com/perks)
Splash park near Goofy’s Candy Co.
Visit the Lego Store
Ghirardelli’s chocolate samples
Celebration Pins (birthday, anniversary, first visit, and more!) You just make get some special attention while wearing your pin to the parks too! These can be acquired at the parks or resorts!
Welcome call from Mickey upon your arrival to your room
Morning wake up calls from Mickey
Caribbean Beach Pirate Cruise-departs from Barefoot Bay Bike Works
Fort Wilderness-Sing a long with Chip N Dale
Fort Wilderness-visit Circle D Ranch to see ponies and take rides $5 10am-3pm
Grand Floridian-tiny, little sofas near lobby
Walking path from GF to Poly (view of fireworks)
Animal Kingdom Lodge-Starlight Safari (fee) will allow you to view the animals while riding through the savanna in a safari vehicle wearing night vision goggles.
Animal Kingdom Lodge-Free culinary tour, 4pm daily, check in at the podium at Boma
Electrical Water Parade: Polynesian Resort, 9:00 p.m.Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, 9:15 p.m
Wilderness Lodge, 9:30 p.m.Fort Wilderness Campground, 9:45 p.m.Contemporary Resort 10:00p.m.
Movies under the stars at select resorts, ask your concierge about specific activities for kids.
Transportation Cards-collectible cards
Don’t forget about all the character meet and greet spots too! You can check for specific times and locations on the Disney World website and/or app. Also, if you’re thinking of going, be sure to look into going while they offer the FREE DINING plan. You’ll save a ridiculous amount of money by snatching this offer. If you’re flying and staying on Disney property, be sure to link Magical Express to your stay too. They will pick you up from Orlando International airport and take you to your resort. You don’t even have to stop and get your luggage, they’ll deliver it directly to your room for you!
Disney Springs-Christmas Tree Trail, Santa/Santa Goofy Meet and Greet
Disney Springs-Stitch Holiday Gift Hunt (Once Upon A Toy, D-LUXE Burger, Super Hero Headquarters, and the World of Disney Information Desk)
Epcot-World Showcase Storytellers
Epcot-Tree Lighting 6pm
Epcot-Chip & Dale Christmas Tree Spree (Pin Central, Disney Trader, World Traveler $7)
Resorts-Gingerbread Houses (Contemporary, Boardwalk, Beach Club Villa, Grand Floridian)
MK-Jingle Cruise aka Jungle Cruise with Holiday Flair