25. Once Upon a Time nighttime spectacular
This nighttime show takes place in the evening at 9:45 and is hosted by Mrs. Potts and Chip from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Projections are cast onto Cinderella Castle, transforming it from story to beloved story. Don’t miss it!
24. Mad Tea Party
Join Alice, the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, the White Rabbit and the Dormouse for a dizzy-ing time at the Mad Tea Party inside Fantasyland. Board a teacup that spins quickly or slowly—it’s all up to you because you control a wheel inside the teacup. When you and members in your cup turn the wheel quickly, your teacup spins faster and faster. If you’re not one for sitting in spinning things for too long, you can turn the wheel inside your teacup ever so slowly, or you can choose to not touch it at all, and the cup will only spin a little. Be careful when you stand up to disembark—you might still feel a little “mad” from all that spinning! Watch your step and have a very merry unbirthday indeed!
23. Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
This ride high above Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom is a great getaway from the loud and the crowds at Magic Kingdom. Walk up a moving conveyor belt and board ride vehicles before embarking on a journey above Tomorrowland. The ride is slowly-moving, and the breeze is refreshing! Originally called the “WEDway PeopleMover” (for Walter Elias Disney), this 10-minute journey takes Guests high above Tomorrowland. Though the PeopleMover is the furthest thing from a thrill ride, it has a lot of perks. For example, it boasts a behind-the-scenes look into some of the Tomorrowland’s best-loved attractions, like Space Mountain and Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin. The PeopleMover also serves as a nice hiatus from the Florida sun during the warmer months of the year.
22. Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress
As with so many wonderful experiences at Disney World, this attraction carries with it a backstory—and it’s a true one! It had its beginnings at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. The attraction was designed by Walt Disney at the request of General Electric, and it was housed inside General Electric’s pavilion. It was created as a stage show with several acts. Each act is performed on a different part of the stage that is partitioned off from the rest of the stage. The show takes place on a stationary stage, and at the end of an act, the audience seating area rotates around the stage, much like a carousel. The show made use of animatronic human figures that moved in sync with a recorded script. Each act highlighted electricity and its effects on man’s progress over the years. Acts were set in the 1880s, the 1920s, the 1940s and in 1964—the year of the New York World’s Fair. After the fair, the attraction moved to Disneyland where it opened in 1967. Then in 1973, the carousel moved to Disney World and opened to the public in 1975. The attraction is a 21-minute stage production that has been through a few changes, but the theme of progress is still central in the current version. Don’t miss your chance to experience this attraction with a rich history! And remember, there’s always a great big beautiful tomorrow, shining at the end of every day!
21. Disney’s Electrical Water Pageant
At 10:35 in the evening, weather permitting, Magic Kingdom puts on its illuminated best atop the waters of the Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake. Disney’s Electrical Water Pageant is a glowing and beautiful display of lighted floats featuring natural and mythical sea creatures, set to the tunes of some of your favorite Disney films, like The Little Mermaid,Pete’s Dragon, Peter Panand more! See the show from Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground and from Disney’s Contemporary Resort.