The most magical place on earth is certainly known for its whimsical surprises, but did you know about all of the unique experiences at Walt Disney World®? From special tours to a pirate themed fireworks cruise, there are many things to do at Disney that will take you off the beaten path, and into a whole new world of wonder! Read on to learn more about 8 truly unique experiences found only at Walt Disney World®! Then, when you are ready for your own unique experience give the experts at Moments of Magic Travel a call to book your next Disney vacation!
Pirate and Pals Fireworks Cruise- On this adventure guests set sail from the Contemporary Resort for swashbuckling fun on an amazing cruise throughout the Seven Seas Lagoon. After a bounty of snacks and beverages, the pirate crew sets sail on an adventure complete with songs, trivia, games and prizes. The big finale is an anchor drop in a truly magical spot for a unique and spectacular view of the Wishes Fireworks extravaganza! Guests also get one of the best views possible of the Electrical Water Pageant! The cruise isn’t complete without one final surprise on shore at the Contemporary Resort- making this one of the most unique experiences at Walt Disney World! Prices range from $34 per child to $59 per adult.
Dive Quest- If diving is your passion Disney invites you to take the plunge at Caribbean Coral Reef- a 5.7 million gallon saltwater aquarium in EPCOT. The experience lasts for 3 hours, and 40 minutes of this will be spent on the actual dive. This is an amazing opportunity to swim alongside over 6,000 beautiful sea creatures including sea turtles, angelfish, dolphins, eagle rays and sharks. Dive Tip- you must be SCUBA certified for this truly unique experience!($175) For those who seek a non- SCUBA certified experience, the EPCOT Seas Aqua Tour ($140) offers a scuba-assisted snorkel unit that will keep you afloat and supplied with piped air as you explore the beauty of the water from just below the surface!
Special Tour- There are many opportunities to take a peek behind the magic at Walt Disney World. Animal loving guests can catch a glimpse of the animal care facilities at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park ($72). But for the ultimate experience, the Backstage Magic Tour ($249) provides any Disney-phile with a peek behind the curtain at the secrets, history, and daily operations of the four Walt Disney World Theme Parks. For 7 hours guests can be immersed in all things Disney and even navigate the legendary underground “Utilidor” tunnels. There are also special visits to Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and the Walt Disney World Nursery and Tree Farm, making this the most sought after tour for any Disney fan!
My Disney Girl’s Perfectly Princess Tea Party- This adorable tea party begins at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa with a Royal Princess meet and greet complete with a parade, storytelling, and sing-alongs. Royal subjects then sip their tea and raise their pinkies to a variety of sandwiches, cheese, fruit and cakes. The icing on the cake for this unique experience is a gift package that would make any princess smile with delight: a special 18″ My Disney Girl doll, as well as a tiara, bracelet, fresh rose, scrapbook page, and certificate. This experience brings meaning to the term ‘royal treatment’! ($98-$192)
Learn to Surf!- Work on your skills at Typhoon Lagoon and hang ten at your own surfing lessons! Experienced surfers can rip and curl through a session that includes up to 100 waves broken in to sets of 25, and can even choose the break direction (left or right)! There is a maximum of 25 surfers per session, and sessions are held before and after park hours. If you are new to the board you can take a surfing lesson before the park opens ($165). At this lesson you can start from scratch or get pointers from the pros, either way you could be riding waves up to 6ft high faster than you can say ‘Aloha’!
Characters in Flight- If you have ever glanced skyward at Downtown Disney, you may have noticed this next experience painting the sky with color! The hand painted Aéro30 helium balloon holds up to 30 people per ‘flight’. For 8-10 minutes you will soar high above the grounds of Downtown Disney to bask in one of the most breathtaking views of the Walt Disney World Theme Parks and Resorts. Priced from $12 per child to $18 per adult, this is one experience you won’t want to miss!
Archery at Fort Wilderness- Guests 7 and older can take aim at this unique learning experience at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. If you have never before learned the art of archery, you can aim for the bull’s-eye with a compound bow! Each participant receives personalized advice from the Archery Guides to help hone your archery skills. ($39)
Richard Petty Driving Experience- This truly unique experience satisfies any need for speed with a rush of adrenaline! The NASCAR inspired racetrack offers guest anywhere from 3-50 high speed laps around the track. Beginners can opt for a ride-along experience ($99), while enthusiasts craving the ultimate thrill can spend anywhere from $449 to $2,599 to get behind the wheel of some of the most exotic cars ever to burn up the track!