by Felicia & Sean
So here’s the beauty of Walt Disney World: There’s something for everyone.
Say you, like me, love thrill rides. You can’t get enough ups and downs, quick lefts followed by sharp rights. Well, WDW has got you covered.
From the Magic Kingdom’s mountain range – that, of course, being the trio of Big Thunder Mountain, Splash Mountain and Space Mountain – to the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s Expedition Everest, among others, Disney World has plenty of ways to provide you enough thrills to hold you over until your next trip to The Most Magical Place on Earth.
But what if you like a quieter vacation? What if, like my wife, you’d prefer sitting down for a quiet attraction over a 13-story, faster-than-gravity drop? Mickey Mouse has plenty for you, too!
Check out The Magic of Disney Animation, for example, which includes the ever-popular Animation Academy (a Felicia favorite!), where you can learn to draw both classic Disney characters and new favorites. (You’ll even walk away with a free souvenir: your hand-drawn pencil drawing you just learned to create!) You can’t go wrong with Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress, the longest-running stage show in history that debuted at the 1964 World’s Fair, which has entertained generations of guests (like me … I can’t get enough of John, Sarah and the family) at the Magic Kingdom. Head from Tomorrowland to Liberty Square and greet all 44 commanders-in-chief at The Hall of Presidents.
Even if you can’t draw a stick figure or you’re no student of history, there’s still an added benefit of attractions like these: They’re great ways to beat the Florida heat and enjoy the wonder that is air-conditioning!
Still, you don’t have to brave Mission: Space or sit on a bench on Main Street USA to get the most out of your Disney World vacation – though those are both great ways to do so. Your experience at the parks doesn’t have to be all or nothing, when it comes to intensity or relaxation.
Again, there’s something for everyone, and that’s what makes it our most beloved vacation destination! (And likely yours, too, if you’re still reading this.)
So what’s your ideal Disney World experience? Do you race to Space Mountain right at rope drop, or do you saunter down Main Street USA and finally arrive at Cinderella Castle sometime around noon? We’d love you hear what you’ve got to say…
Picture from the personal collection of Felicia & Sean.
“New Yorkas” Felicia and Sean are avid Disney fans. Their first vacation as a couple was in Walt Disney World. They were engaged there, and also honeymooned there. After a combined 30 trips to the World, they are self-professed Disney travel agents and enjoy helping family and friends plan magical Disney vacations.