So you may know about the special experiences such as the Bibbiddi Bobbiddi Boutique and Pirates League. You also may be familiar with the behind the scenes tours in the parks. But what you may not know, is that there are many other unique experiences that happens around the Walt Disney World resort.
Here are 7 Unique Experiences to enjoy at Disney World:
Take a Dive – Inside The Seas Pavilion at Epcot is DiveQuest, which allows visitors to dive inside the 5.7-million-gallon saltwater tank. Scuba-certified guests can swim with over 65 species of marine life—including sea turtles, angelfish, dolphins, eagle rays, sharks, and diverse tropical fish. This dive offers guaranteed calm seas, no current, unlimited visibility, incredible marine life, and bright coral structures.
*The experience lasts 3 hours and guests will spend about 40 minutes under the water. It is $175 per person (no theme park admission required). Only offered on select days of the week. For more info: 407-WDW-TOUR
Get a Hair Cut – In Magic Kingdom, just down Main Street on your left, is a charmingly old-fashioned place for Guests of all ages to get a haircut- and a few other surprises! Whether you stop in for a beard trim, colorful hair gel, or a quick trim, there is something for everyone! “First Haircuts” is the establishment’s specialty. Young Walt Disney World guests who receive their first haircut at the Magic Kingdom barbershop are treated to many delightful surprises, from “pixie dust” and bubbles to Mickey Mouse stickers, and an extra-special “My 1st Haircut” set of Mouse Ears and certificate. Services are available by walk-in or appointment.
*$15 for adult haircut, $19 for children 12 and under, $5 for colored hair gel, $10 for beard and mustache trims (other services are available as well). The “My 1st Haircut” special is priced at $18. Other places to get your hair cut at Disney World: American Beauty Shoppe and Captain’s Chair (at Contemporary Resort), Casa de Belleza (Coronado Springs), Ivy Trellis (Grand Floridian) or Periwig’s (Yacht and Beach Club) For reservations: 407-WDW-DINE
Enjoy Fireworks with some Dessert!
Enjoy an unforgettable view of fireworks over Cinderella Castle while you indulge in a decadent dessert experience. From outside on the covered patio, enjoy a nearly unobstructed view of Cinderella Castle and the skies above. Watch the mesmerizing Wishes Nighttime Spectacular—the biggest and brightest fireworks extravaganza in Magic Kingdom history—and look for Tinker Bell as she soars right above your head. Enjoy sweets such as chocolate dipped strawberries, Disney character themed cupcakes, ice cream, and chocolate mousse. To quench your thirst they also offer sparkling cider, hot chocolate, coffee, tea, and signature lemonades.
* $29 for children ages 3-9 and $49 for people ages 10+ (tax inclusive). The Disney Dining Plan is not accepted here. Reservations can be made online or call 407-WDW-DINE
Get Out on the Water
From parasailing and personal watercraft to tubing, water skiing and wake boarding, splashtacular family thrills abound! Located in the marina area of Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Sammy Duvall’s is itching to transform your extreme water sports’ dreams into a wild and crazy reality. The beautiful waters of Bay Lake are waiting for you!
*Prices vary by experience. Discount may be available at sammyduvall.com. Call for reservations and more info 407-939-0754
Ride the wild surf in a private session or catch the stoke with a lesson, right in our safe, state-of-the-art wave pool. At Typhoon Lagoon, guests ages 8 and up can learn to surf in the gigantic wave pool. Surf lessons are offered on Monday, Tuesday and Friday, early in the morning before the park opens. Two instructors are present and spectators are welcome.
* Class sizes are limited to 12 guests and you must be age 8 or older to participate.
The session consists of a half hour of land instruction followed by two hours in the water. $150 per person (includes tax) Call 407-WDW-PLAY for reservations and more info.
Enjoy two very different miniature golf course!
Fantasia Gardens– Putt your way through five musical sequences from Fantasia. The Gardens course is best suited for families and beginning golfers. The whimsical course holes have names like Toccata and Fugue (good shots are rewarded with musical tones), The Nutcracker Suite (obstacles include dancing mushrooms), The Pastoral Symphony (a 40-foot-tall Mount Olympus complete with waterfalls), and “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” starring Mickey Mouse, his troop of out-of-control broomsticks and dazzling water effects.
Winter Summerland– This course also offers two miniature golf courses where Santa and his elves come to play. The winter course has 18 holes of chilling fun as you make your way to the North Hole. The Summer course features 18 holes of fun in the sun with sandcastles, surfboards and a melting snowman.
* $12 for kids 3-9 and $14 for people 10+ (also something you can do if you purchase the Water Parks Fun and More park tickets) Hours are subject to change due to weather conditions.
Penny Press Machines
There are SO many souvenirs you can choose from at Disney World that range from free (like guide maps) to very expensive (limited edition lithographs and figurines). Some of the more economical and fun souvenirs are the Pressed Penny and Pressed Quarter! The Souvenir Pressed Coin Machines will imprint a design (press) on a penny for two quarters (51 cents total) or on a quarter for four quarters ($1.25 total). This is probably one of the least expensive souvenirs, unless you want to collect all of them!
*For best results, use pennies made in 1982 or prior. Pennies made after 1983 have zinc sandwiched between the copper coating and will leave silver streaks in the pressed penny and will not hold the shape as nicely as all copper pennies.
These are just a few of the many experiences you can take part of at the Walt Disney World resort. There is more to Disney than just theme parks and resorts!
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