Whether you’re a Disney World newbie, or a Disney World die-hard, there are ALWAYS new things to discover at the Most Magical Place on Earth!
If you’re looking to break up a day of riding as many rides as possible at the parks, or eating ALL the Disney treats, we’ve got some hidden experiences and gems for you to discover at Disney World!
Mail a Coconut to Your Family and Friends
It might seem like a strange souvenir, but you can mail a Disney-themed coconut straight from the parks! These coconuts are painted with a Disney World “postcard” along the front with postage included in the price tag. So, if you’re looking for something especially unique to send your friends and family members, you don’t even have to pack these souvenirs in your suitcase!
You can find the painted postcard coconuts at Magic Kingdom’s Plaza del Sol Caribe Bazaar, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort’s BouTiki, and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort’s Calypso Trading Post.
That’s right, you can go horseback riding right in Disney World! If you’re in the mood for an outdoors-y activity, simply head over to Tri-Circle-D Ranch at Fort Wilderness where you can go horseback riding!
Typically the Tri-Circle-D Ranch will offer several times available to hit the dusty trail with your new horse BFF. Rides will typically last 45 minutes, and are available to reserve for $55 per person! Tri-Circle–D Ranch‘s typical offerings also include pony rides as well as carriage and wagon rides, although those particular particular offerings are currently available on a walk-in basis only as the location is under refurbishment. Luckily, it doesn’t seem to have affected horseback riding, so you can still make reservations for you and your group to enjoy!
Amorette’s Cake Decorating
This one is SO FUN! Amorette’s Patissiere in Disney Springs is known for their totally Instagrammable dome cakes, but what many people don’t know is that they actually offer classes on how to make them yourself! Each class can hold a max of 14 guests, each of whom will be given the opportunity to make a classic Mickey dome cake, or another character (picked by the artist) on alternating days.
The 90-minute class is held nearly every day at 9 AM, and costs $169 plus tax for up to two people decorating one cake (all participants must be 10 years of age or older). While the price is steep, we had a lot of fun taking part it in ourselves!
During the class, two cake artists take you through the steps of decorating your own cake, showing you how to paint and shape fondant. And when it’s all done you get to add your name to the back so they can pack it up for you to take home with you. All in all, this is one unique (and YUMMY) experience to enjoy in Disney Springs!
Did you know you could earn a degree at Disney World? Yup, you can become a certified sangria master during a Sangria University class at the Three Bridges Bar & Grill at Villa del Lago. When guests take the class at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, they will learn directly from a sangria sommelier about the history of sangria, as they taste house-made sangrias and an appetizer as part of the experience.
Then, guests will also learn how to make their very own personalized Sangria with a Sangria University diploma to commemorate the occasion! You can sign up for $45 per guest to take the class on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30PM. Groups of 10 or more may be accommodated with a private class on another day of the week if distancing and availability allow.
You can sign up by emailing [email protected] for available dates and times.
Karaoke at Kimonos
We bet you didn’t know you could actually do karaoke at Disney World! Kimonos Sushi Bar is one of the restaurants at Disney’s Swan Hotel, and it also happens to be a spot where you can stop in to sing a lil’ karaoke!
We should put it out there that dinner at Kimonos is really yummy, so the karaoke is just a really cool added bonus!
This is a great date night spot, or even a place you can take the whole family to have some fun belting out to your favorite tunes!
No matter who you go with, you’ll have a blast with fantastic food, and plenty of laughs and song! Just remember that Karaoke doesn’t usually begin until later — after 9 or 10PM typically!
So there are just a few of our favorite hidden things to do in Disney World that we hope you’ll consider for your next adventure!
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