10 Experiences That Are Worth The Extra Money At Disney World

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5. Splurge on Seasonal Events

We were ecstatic that our honeymoon fell right into the dates for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. While we’ve been at the parks for both Halloween and Christmas beforehand, this was our first time spending a little extra money on one of the park’s ticketed events. What’s great about these seasonal events are how different they are from an ordinary night in the parks. We were able to watch new parades, meet new characters and see another side of Disney World. When planning your trip, I always recommend seeing if they have a ticketed event happening, so you can indulge yourself in it!

6. Capture Your Disney Memories With a Unique Photo Shoot

I’m always raving about Disney’s Memory Maker because of how wonderful it is to capture photos, but that’s not what I’m talking about here. Since this was our honeymoon, we wanted to have a mini-portrait in front of Cinderella’s Castle to capture a magical part of our vacation. The Disney Fine Art and Photography Mini-Portrait session takes about 15 minutes, while you strike a pose in front of a skilled Disney photographer and assistant. It’s a unique and quick way to capture photos with just the two of you or your entire family without a ton of strangers filtering in through the background.

7. Do Disney Springs

It may seem silly to list Disney Springs here, considering how busy it often is, but spending the afternoon here allows for you and your guests to make unique memories. Disney Springs is host to a ton of fun and exciting places to shop, dine and drink, making this a place that can get pricey real fast. One of my personal favorite things to do while at Disney Springs is take a ride on one of the Vintage Amphicars. These cars, located at the Boathouse, go from land to sea. It’s an expensive activity and can cost you over a $100 for a 20 minute tour, but if you’re looking to splurge and try something new, this is definitely the way to go. In addition to experiences like this, there are amazing restaurants with unique menus and atmospheres where you can dine and snack all day.

8. Add a Park Hopper on Your Ticket

If you want to start your morning off at Epcot, spend the afternoon screaming on the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, grab a bite to eat at Sanaa in Animal Kingdom and then finish the night off by watching Wishes at the Magic Kingdom, you’re in luck! When you add a park hopper option onto your tickets, you’re creating a unique, one-of-a-kind schedule that meets your family’s needs and spontaneity. We love the opportunity to travel between parks, especially if one park seems to be too crowded for our liking.

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