13 fun activities to enjoy after the parks

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.

13Slide into one of the water parks

blizzard-beach-typhoon-lagoon-logoBlizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon are two of the biggest and best water parks in the nation. They are also among a handful that remains open most of the year. As you’d expect from Disney, the parks are whimsically themed and lushly landscaped. Both offer adrenaline-charged water slides as well as more laid back ways to enjoy the refreshing water. Disney World recently changed its admission policy and now allows guests to visit both Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach with one water park ticket. You may want to set aside a whole day and spend it in your bathing suit.