7. FastPass your food
Have you tried Mobile Food and Beverage Ordering? It’s sort of like a FastPass- for your food. Mobile ordering makes it more convenient to order, pay for, and pick up your food throughout Walt Disney World. If you haven’t tried it yet, you must! It’s a huge timesaver and takes the stress out of wrangling orders from your family in a crowded food queue. Simply open the My Disney Experience app and tap “Order Food” to get started. You may be surprised at how many quick service locations are available! Select your food from wherever you are (exiting a ride, for instance) and then check in when you have arrived at the restaurant. Your food will be prepared fresh when you arrive for you to pick up at a designated pick-up queue location.
8. Explore the utilidors
The Utilidors are a series of passageways beneath the Magic Kingdom; “in-character” cast members use them to travel across the park unseen. They’re also used for a variety of other things, ranging from security to trash removal. If you’re keen on checking them out yourself, you’ll be happy to know that you can visit them as part of the Keys to the Kingdom Tour. This add-on tour experience features some unique backstage looks at the park, and is reserved for guests ages 16 and older.
9. Get a haircut in the Magic Kingdom
Have you walked down Main Street many times and never noticed the Barber Shop? It’s located between the fire station and the Emporium on the left side of the street. How charming is the idea of having your child’s first haircut in the Main Street Barber Shop? You can do just that (and get a special mouse ear hat commemorating the experience, to boot) at a very reasonable price. Adults and children alike can enjoy the services, ranging from a quick bang trim, a full haircut, or even some styling with “pixie dust” (glitter). There are only 3 chairs in the shop, so be sure to make a reservation in advance. However, you might be surprised to find walk-in availability as well. If you love to watch the afternoon parade, consider an appointment during that time. The parade route ends just next to the barber shop, so you’ll be able to enjoy the parade through the shop’s window!
How many of the experiences on this list are on your “been there, done that” list vs. your “must-do” list? We hope you’ve found something on this list that you’ll look forward to on your next Walt Disney World vacation!