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Are you thinking about booking a trip to Disney World later this year or even for the 50th anniversary? Here are some secrets you might not know.
One of the quirkiest and fun secrets about Disney World is that there are hidden Mickey’s all around the parks. These are silhouettes of your favorite mouse’s head and come in all different sizes. Look for them in queues, wandering around the parks and even as part of the rides themselves. We’re not going to tell you where these are but you’re probably not going to discover them all even on your fourth or fifth trip to Disney.
Did you know that you can actually camp at Disney? You can and yes, we’re talking about real camping, with tents. There are of course also cabins in the woods but if you want the full experience, Disney has you covered with pitches available. The best part is that these pitches are in the heart of the action. You can wake up, walk over to the boats and take a ride over to the Magic Kingdom. You can even take advantage of the amenities of the hotel nearby. Camping at Disney is a tad more expensive than your typical pitches. But it’s worth it to be in the absolutely ultimate location for families.
You might be wondering if you can enjoy all the different aspects of camping here. Can you have your own fires? If you know how to build a campfire, you’ll be able to do so in one of Disney’s own fire pits. This means you get a full and safe experience. There are also larger campfires that are available for all the guests at the hotel which are great fun and your kid’s favorite characters might stop by at one of these.
A Whole World Of Other Activities
You might think that Disney is just about the rides and the shows but there’s so much more to it than that. There are adventures and experiences for everyone and that’s not an exaggeration. Some of these are included in your ticket price and others, you’ll need to pay a little extra. Did you know you can learn to surf in the massive wave pool at Typhoon Lagoon? It’s true or you can get a backstage pass to go behind the scenes of the animal kingdom. There are carriage rides too and you can even arrange a birthday party in your hotel room. Disney wants this to be the ultimate family location and that means that everyone can get to enjoy their holiday. Some places also have a whole indoor gym to take advantage of on your days when you’re not racing around the parks.
The Vacation Club Trick
Are you planning on taking advantage of the fast pass system at Disney World? There are a lot of secrets to this that you might want to be aware of. For instance, did you know that if you stay at a Disney hotel, then you can book your fast passes 60 days in advance? That’s great news if you are eager to make sure that you get to go on all the latest and most popular rides. Currently, these include:
- Snow White Dwarf Train – Magic Kingdom
- Avatar – Flight Of Passage
- Smugglers Run
- Rise Of The Resistance
- Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway
These are just some of the rides that are likely to be big with fast pass users over the next few months. But did you know that you can gain an extra three past passes? You can and all you need to do is speak to one of Disney Vacation Club reps around the parks. They’ll provide you with this awesome little treat as well as a breakfast sundae if you stop by and learn about this investment opportunity.
The Wonderful Cast Interactions
There are some fun secret cast interactions that you can try out for yourself which are sure to delight your kids. For instance, if you happen to see the Toy Story characters, shout Andy’s coming. You might find that they drop to the floor and remain that way until someone else says all clear. There are others too but some of them you’ll have to figure out for yourself. Right now, the greatest level of cast interaction can be found in Star Wars land. Here, you’ll need to watch out for stormtroopers as well as Kylo Ren and help Rey fight back against the First Order.
We hope you see now that there’s a lot you probably don’t know about Disney World. We’re really just scratching the surface because it’s a whole universe of hidden delights.
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