March of the First Order

Walt Disney World is full of great attractions. We all know the fan favorites—Space Mountain, Expedition: Everest, Peter Pan’s Flight, Star Tours—but not all Disney attractions get the credit they deserve. Indeed, some of Disney’s best rides and experiences are ignored by casual guests entirely.

Want to amp up your next Walt Disney World vacation? Don’t skip these seven amazing attractions everyone ignores… Indeed, we think #7 might be the best attraction in the Most Magical Place on Earth!

1. The American Adventure

Benjamin Franklin and Mark Twain American Adventure

Image: Disney

Now, you may be asking how one could possibly ignore Epcot’s iconic mainstay, The American Adventure? You would be surprised how many guests skip this attraction. World Showcase’s The American Adventure is an experience like no other at Walt Disney World, a crowning achievement of Disney’s audio-animatronic technology and talent with immersive storytelling. Sometimes guests skip it because it isn’t a true ride or even a traditional show. Other times, there’s a sad assumption that educational attractions must be dull or that kids won’t enjoy them.

The American Adventure defies all these expectations. The pavilion’s museum and entry hall are delightful enough, but the show has a hypnotizing effect that often captures even the most skeptical audience members. Disney manages to tell the story of America in a way that is both beautiful and honest, not glossing over mistakes of the past but also emphasizing a warm telling of our history with stunning special effects. Never taken the plunge? Make plans on your next vacation to visit this Disney icon!

2. The galleries, gardens, and films of World Showcase

Tower in Morocco Pavilion

Image: Jett Farrell-Vega

Just like many guests bypass The American Adventure, many Walt Disney World visitors have never explored World Showcase in depth—most notably World Showcase’s entrancing galleries, gardens, and films.

A Walt Disney World vacation can sometimes feel like running a marathon from one attraction to another. World Showcase’s gorgeous films—Oh, Canada, Reflections of China, and Impressions de France—stand in direct defiance of this mentality. They give us an opportunity to stop, take a breath, and immerse in the beauty of our world.

The galleries of World Showcase are even more enchanting. While other guests languish in long lines, you can take in the beauty of Morocco’s stunning textiles, Japan’s culture of cute, and Norway’s Stave Church gallery at your own pace. Need some calm in the bustle of your vacation? Take a serene tour of the lush gardens in China, Japan, Canada, and the United Kingdom, and do not hesitate to let yourself get lost exploring the hidden corners of Morocco’s Marrakesh market.


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