Even if you’ve never been to Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida you know probably know that you can meet a mouse named Mickey, blast off into space on Space Mountain, or join dolls representing the children of the world in a happy sing-a-long at It’s a Small World. But there are things you can do at Walt Disney World that even visitors who have been there many times are surprised to find they can do.
Here are 5 things you never knew you could do at Walt Disney World.
You can ride a Segway around Epcot
Before Epcot opens each day to the public, it opens for a select group of people who come to experience Epcot’s World Showcase on a Segway. Visitors on this unique tour will first get a lesson on how to ride a Segway. Once guest are familiar with the Segway, they’re off on a tour of World Showcase lead by an experienced guide who will share interesting stories and facts about World Showcase.
You can ride along or even drive a NASCAR car
Near the Magic Kingdom parking lot you’ll find the Walt Disney World Speedway, home to the Richard Petty Driving Experience. Here, you can feel the thrill of racing a 600 horse powered NASCAR style car. Not ready to climb behind the wheel just yet? Don’t worry, you can ride along with an experienced driver.
You Can Swim With Dolphins
Most visitors to Epcot’s The Seas with Nemo and Friends watch the dolphins, sharks, stingrays, and other sea life while staying dry. But it you’re a bit more adventurous and want to climb into the second largest aquarium in North America, you can. The Seas with Nemo and Friends offer adventurous visitors several different options including snorkeling tours and SCUBA diving packages.
You can dine like a prince or princess in a castle
Cinderella Castle is more than one of the world’s most photographed buildings, it’s also home to Cinderella’s Royal Table restaurant. That’s right, high above Fantasyland inside Cinderella Castle is a full service restaurant. You can enjoy lunch or dinner while enjoying sweeping views of Fantasyland. And you never know which Disney Princess might show up at your table to say “hello”.
You can try Coca-Cola products not otherwise available in the US
At Coca-Cola’s Club Cool exhibit in Future World at Epcot you can sample (and it’s free!) different Coke products from several different countries. Varieties of drinks visitors can sample include Fanta Melon Frosty from Thailand, Inca Kola from Peru, and VegitaBeta from Japan among others.