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10 Unique and Amazing Disney Experiences You Probably Haven't Tried Yet

5. Step into the world of cinema (Walt Disney Studios, Paris) 

Walt Disney Studios

Walt Disney Studios is widely regarded as Disney's worst theme park, given its lack of attractions and the fact that it is not really the major production center that it bills itself as. However, it does offer a relatively cheap, 90 minute tour that it worth considering.

The guided tour focuses on the secrets of the world of cinema, Walt Disney's influence on it and the hidden nods and tributes that are scattered throughout the park. It also includes a look at how animated movies are produced and at the special effets of a "working" studio.

You can find more details, pricing and reservations on the official Disneyland Paris website.

4. Take surfing lessons (Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon)

Surf lessons

The wave pool at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon water park is not just there for show - you can really surf on it. Lessons are offered on select days prior to the park opening, for guests aged eight and over. Two professional instructors are on hand, first teaching you the basics on-land. Then you'll head into the water on a soft-sided surfboard, and by the time the lesson is over you could be riding six-foot waves.

The price at the time of writing is $165 per person, including tax. Times vary by season and are subject to change, so call (407) WDW-PLAY to check and to make reservations.

3. Dine out while you watch a movie (Disney Springs, Walt Disney World)

AMC Theater

Back in 2011, the AMC Theater at then-Downtown Disney launched a new range of "Dine-In" screens, which enable to guests to eat a meal while they watch a movie. Six theatres at the complex were converted into Dine-In Theaters, which offer restaurant-style dining options with seat-side service. Guests are able to reserve seating for movie screenings, and can then call servers at any time by pressing a notification button.

The menu offered by the Dine-In Theaters includes typical fare such as burgers and pizzas, alongside desserts and candy. Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are served alongside the food. You can check showtimes on the AMC website.

2. Fly overhead in a hot air balloon (Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris)

Characters in Flight balloon

The Characters in Flight balloon offers guests a birds-eye view of the Walt Disney World Resort, floating into the skies from its tethered position in Disney's Spring's West Side. It was one of a spate of minor additions to then-Downtown Disney in 2009 following criticism that the closure of the Pleasure Island nightclubs had reduced the area's appeal.

If you want to experience a flight in the world's largest tethered hot air balloon, it'll cost you $18 per adult and $12 per child at the time of writing. Full details are available on the Walt Disney World website.

Disneyland Paris offers its own variation of the balloon flight, dubbed PanoraMagique.

1. Take a segway tour (Walt Disney World)

Segway tour

At Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort, you can hop onto a two-wheel Segway X2 for a two-hour trip along a variety of surfaces, from paved paths to woodland trails. The tour includes stops at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, the stables of the Tri-Circle-D Ranch and Bay Lake. The real fun, though, comes from riding one of these all-terrain vehicles.

There are normally two tours per day - call (407) WDW-TOUR to make reservations.

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I've managed to do three: We've ridden horses at Tri-Circle D, watched the premiere of the Muppet Movie at Downtown and finally (after six visits, every one of which the wind was too bad) gone up in Characters in Flight. I wanted to take my daughter surfing at Typhoon Lagoon but she said it was WAY too early in the morning.


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