12. Pandora World of AVATAR
Also at Disney’s Animal Kingdom you’ll find the newly opened Pandora World of AVATAR. Take your family on a journey into another world where you can experience awe-inspiring scenery straight from the movie and share in a whole host of breathtaking experiences, including new rides like the serene Na’vi River Journey boat ride or the high-flying adventure of Avatar Flight of Passage. Take in the famed floating mountains, and at night experience the whimsical bioluminescence of the surrounding world.
11. Live-action acts
At the various parks, you’ll find many live action performances taking place. Always a fun experience for the family, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios you can watch live stage performances of classic Disney tales like Beauty and the Beast and Voyage of the Little Mermaid in short (well-paced) adaptations perfectly suited for all ages (including young ones who can’t sit still for very long). For more than three decades fans have been flocking to the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular Show—another live-action favorite at Hollywood Studios. At Disney’s Animal Kingdom Finding Nemo—The Musical retells the well-loved story with puppetry and music done in a setting so detailed you become fully immersed in the plot and even forget they are puppets being controlled by puppeteers, who are on stage throughout the entire performance. Another must-see live-action act in the park is the Festival of the Lion King, which combines music, acrobatics, and jaw-dropping stunts.
10. Animatronic attractions
In addition to live-action shows, some of Disney World’s most famous attractions feature animatronics. You’ve seen the likes in such rides as Jungle Cruise, It’s a Small World, the Gran Fiesta Tour, and many others. Life-like representations can be seen in such attractions as Pirates of the Caribbean, Hall of Presidents, the American Experience, the Great Movie Ride, Carousel of Progress, Spaceship Earth, and others too. But when the animatronics take to the stage in presenting you with enjoyable entertainment it makes for a fun experience the whole family will love. Popular picks for such include the Country Bears Jamboree and the Enchanted Tiki Room—both timeless classics.