With some 20.5 million visitors strolling through its gates each year, the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World has the highest attendance of any theme park in the world. The three other gates at the Florida megaparkalopolis, Epcot, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, each rank among the world’s top ten most visited parks and collectively bring in another 33.5 million guests.
Chances are you’ve been among the hordes taking rides on Space Mountain and the Tower of Terror. You may not realize, however, that there is much more fun to be had at the vast resort than the theme parks. Once you’ve given Dumbo a whirl, here are some of the great other things you might want to consider for your next visit to Disney World.
11Spring for some doodads, food, and fun
After a makeover and expansion, the resort has rechristened Downtown Disney as Disney Springs. The vast shopping, dining, and entertainment center has loads of stores and restaurants to visit, including many that recently opened. There are plenty of other diversions such as interactive gaming at DisneyQuest, a movie theater, live entertainment at House of Blues, and bowling.