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15 Things We Would Do With Unlimited Access to Walt Disney World

If you’re a Walt Disney World parks fan, surely you’ve had thoughts of things you wish you could do (without getting in trouble) in the parks.  Let’s take a journey into our imaginations and think about those fantasies.  What would YOU do with unlimited access to the parks?  Here are a few of our ideas!

1. Dance with the ghosts in the Haunted Mansion

Can you think of a better party than the one happening in the Haunted Mansion?  Who wouldn’t love to check out the dancing ghost illusion up close!  It’s one of the first things we would definitely request access to if given a chance to go behind the scenes.  

Haunted Mansion
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2. Hang out with John in the Carousel of Progress

Not unlike the Haunted Mansion idea, it would be really interesting to make yourself an honorary member of John’s family in the Carousel of Progress.  After a long day of walking in the Magic Kingdom, it might be nice to take a soak in Uncle Orville’s tub!  Are you a fan of this classic attraction?

Carousel Of Progress
Carousel of Progress

3. Get lunch and ride the People Mover repeatedly

For a long time, the People Mover was not on everyone’s radar, but things have changed!  This relaxing attraction often has a line now (when it’s running, that is).  I dream of getting a quick lunch or a Mickey pretzel and eating it while enjoying unlimited go-rounds on the People Mover!

Tomorrowland Transit Authority

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4. Spend night in the Cinderella Castle Suite

From time to time, there are contests to win a night in the Cinderella Castle Suite.  With unlimited access to Walt Disney World, we’d definitely be getting some beauty sleep there, but not before  a stroll through the empty park at night!  

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5. Check out the utilidors and locate every entrance

The utilidors are a system of tunnels located under the Magic Kingdom.  The entrances are “hidden” in plain sight, but they blend so seamlessly with the lands’ decor and theming that you’ll never really notice them.  We’d love to check out every nook and cranny of the utilidors- from the costuming area, to the Cast Member barbershop, and locate every entrance throughout the park!


6. Visit the parade float building

If you take the Keys to the Kingdom Tour, you may have the chance to visit the parade float building.  With unlimited back stage access, it would be a real treat to check out the floats up close- including some that are not currently in use!  Perhaps we’d even get a chance to be IN a parade, as the family of the day or as a stand-in performer!

7. Enjoy attractions with an on-ride coach

As part of our unlimited access, we’d also like to head over to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and request that an expert ride Toy Story Mania with us.  Personally, I’d love to learn some strategies to win against my family on a future trip!  Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run is another attraction that would be fun to experience with an on-ride scoring expert to help us succeed without crashing.  

Millennium Falcon

8. Tour with a VIP guide for the day

Have you ever noticed the Cast Members dressed in red and blue plaid?  They’re VIP tour guides, and they can be hired to help your family tour the parks with minimal waits and lots of knowledge to share.  Being able to ride all of the attractions you like without waiting in long lines is the icing on the cake- it’s like having a magical FastPass for everything!

VIP Tours
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9. Enjoy a makeover at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

While the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is usually limited to makeovers for guests under 12, we would certainly take advantage of our unlimited access to get princess or prince makeovers for our entire group!  

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10. Shopping spree at the Emporium

We sure hope unlimited access includes unlimited spending money, because we’re looking forward to a shopping spree!  Imagine how fun it would be to shop for anything you want- from plush dolls, to pins, to home decor, to apparel and more- in the Emporium, which spans the entire length of Main Street in the Magic Kingdom.  


11. Spend the day with animal caretaker at Animal Kingdom

Can you imagine a more interesting thing to do than to spend the day with an animal caretaker at Animal Kingdom?  We would love to get behind the scenes access to the animal housing and see the animals up close!   While we’re there, we would love to have a private ride on the Kilimanjaro Safari.  With no other vehicles on the savannah, you’d be able to stop and view animals for as long as you wanted.  Perhaps the private safari could even go “off-road” to typically unseen areas.

Kidani Villas
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12. Check out some construction sites

There are so many ongoing projects at Walt Disney World, and we definitely want to see all of them up close (wearing a hard hat, of course).  There’s a lot to be excited about, from construction of the Tron coaster in the Magic Kingdom to the Guardians of the Galaxy Coaster and the nearly completed Ratatouille attraction at Epcot.  Epcot itself is undergoing a major overhaul at the front of the park in the currently named Future World, with a new Moana attraction, Play Pavilion, and other changes to come.  At Hollywood Studios, we’d love to check out the progress on the Star Wars themed hotel, Galactic Starcruiser, as well as the site for Toy Story Land’s Roundup Rodeo BBQ restaurant.  

Guardians Of The Galaxy
Disney’s Art Rendering of Guardians of the Galaxy Coaster

13. Stay in one of the most luxurious suites on property

Still assuming that our budget is unlimited, we’d love to stay in some of Walt Disney Worlds most outrageous guest rooms and suites- perhaps a 3-bedroom grand villa at Bay Lake Tower overlooking the Magic Kingdom, a Bungalow at the Polynesian, or a Cabin at Wilderness Lodge.

Polynesian Bungalows
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14. Dine with an Imagineer- of our choice!

Disney does offer the opportunity to dine with an imagineer, but you never know who you’ll meet or what type of work they do with Disney.  That’s part of the fun, of course, but with unlimited park access we would definitely try to meet up with someone like Tony Baxter, a famous imagineer who worked on Star Tours, Big Thunder Mountain, and Splash Mountain in Walt Disney World.   Another top pick would be Joe Rohde, lead Imagineer on Animal Kingdom, including Pandora, as well as the Aulani resort in Hawaii.  

Tony Baxter

15. Sample snacks 

What better way to end our unlimited access fun than to sample a bite or two of every delicious snack we could dream of?  We’d love to stroll through the parks and be presented with samples from any restaurant or snack location that we wanted (without waiting in line, of course).  

Dole Whip

So now it’s time to put your imagination to work. We’d love to know what you would do with unlimited access at Walt Disney World!  

About Meredith Smisek

Meredith Smisek is a kid at heart who works as an elementary school counselor. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, son, and corgi. Meredith is a DVC member who loves music, podcasts, crafting, and "talking Disney" with anyone and everyone.