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Jimmie is a retired school teacher from Texas, who has been going to Disney World for 25 years. He has experience in taking large groups to Disney, in addition to taking his own children and grandchildren. Jimmie and his wife Rhonda make annual trips to Disney World, Disneyland, and sail on the Disney Cruise Line.

10 Amazing Experiences at Disney World You May Not Know About

Disney Spa

1. Spa services The Walt Disney World Resort has several places to enjoy spa services, including The Spa at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, Senses Spa at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Mandara Spa at the Walt Disney World Dolphin.  Services offered include: Massage therapies, Hydrotherapy treatments, Body treatments, and Facials and Hand and Foot treatments.  Guests can reserve ...

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10 Amazing Experiences at Disney World You May Not Know About

California Grill

3. Dining experiences Several extra special dining experiences are available to Disney guests.  Schedule a late dinner at California Grill at the Contemporary resort and you can watch Wishes fireworks show.  Would you like to see how the magic is made?  Consider Dining with an Imagineer.  Savor a four-course meal in the Bamboo Room at the Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant ...

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10 Amazing Experiences at Disney World You May Not Know About

Disney Spa

1. Spa services The Walt Disney World Resort has several places to enjoy spa services, including The Spa at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, Senses Spa at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Mandara Spa at the Walt Disney World Dolphin.  Services offered include: Massage therapies, Hydrotherapy treatments, Body treatments, and Facials and Hand and Foot treatments.  Guests can reserve ...

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10 Amazing Experiences at Disney World You May Not Know About

Winter Summerland Mini Golf

2. Golf/mini-golf Disney World has four world-class golf courses for the golfing enthusiast.  Resort guests can get free transportation to any Disney golf course.  Club rentals are available.  For Disney’s Official Golf Site: www.golfwdw.com.  For families that just want to enjoy a little fun together, Disney World has two mini-golf complexes, including Fantasia Gardens, near the Swan & Dolphin resorts, ...

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10 Amazing Experiences at Disney World You May Not Know About

Mexico San Angel

3. Dining experiences Several extra special dining experiences are available to Disney guests.  Schedule a late dinner at California Grill at the Contemporary resort and you can watch Wishes fireworks show.  Would you like to see how the magic is made?  Consider Dining with an Imagineer.  Savor a four-course meal in the Bamboo Room at the Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant ...

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10 Amazing Experiences at Disney World You May Not Know About

View out the window from Animal Kingdom Lodge

4. Animal viewing The Animal Kingdom Lodge has three separate savannas (approximately 10 acres each) that are open 24 hours a day.  Each savanna has its own unique look and feel. Not all savannas have all the animals. For instance, ostriches can only be found on the Sunset savanna, zebras are only located on the Arusha savanna, kudu are only ...

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10 Amazing Experiences at Disney World You May Not Know About

Grand Floridian Resort Christmas

5. Visiting other Resorts at Christmas Actually, guests are free to visit other resorts at any time.  However, Christmas is the best time to check out other Disney hotels.  Take the monorail loop and visit the Contemporary, the Polynesian and the Grand Floridian lobbies to enjoy the massive Christmas trees, holiday music and largest gingerbread house you’ve ever seen!

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10 Amazing Experiences at Disney World You May Not Know About

Tours

6. Behind the Scenes tours Are you a Disney World veteran?  Consider taking a behind-the-scenes tour, for a “peek behind the curtain”.  Popular tours include “Keys to the Kingdom” at Magic Kingdom, where you can visit the underground utilidors, “Backstage Magic”, a 7-hour tour that visits three different parks, and “Wild Africa Trek”, a three-hour, expert-led wildlife experience at Disney’s Animal ...

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10 Amazing Experiences at Disney World You May Not Know About

Magic Kingdom

You may be familiar with the theme parks at Disney World and maybe even the Disney resorts.  Visiting Disney World is, in many ways, like visiting a big city.  There is so much to do, you’ll never get to it all!  If you have been to Disney before and are looking for new and exciting things to do, this list ...

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10 Amazing Experiences at Disney World You May Not Know About

Disney characters

10. Disney Visa character meet Do you have a Disney Visa credit or debit card?  If so, you can access a special “members-only” character experience at Epcot, near the Imagination Pavilion or Star Wars characters at the Launch Bay in Hollywood Studios.  There is rarely a long line and the characters will spend more time than normal with your family.  Take ...

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