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100 Things to Do at Disney World Without a Park Ticket

Who says you need to be inside a Disney World theme park to have fun? Here are 100 things you can do at Walt Disney World without a park ticket.

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I am a firm believer that it is impossible for you to have the same Walt Disney World vacation twice. There are so many things to do and new options are constantly being added or updated. And with so many of those things taking place outside the theme parks, you can enjoy a fun-filled day that is also a lot more relaxing.

Things to do at Disney Springs

Disney Springs is the where to go for shopping, dining and wonderful atmosphere. It’s the perfect place for kicking off your Disney trip, ending your vacation or spending an off day.

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1. Shop at World of Disney
2. Go Bowling at Splitsville Luxury Lanes
3. See a Movie at AMC Movies Disney Springs 24
4. Visit the NBA Experience
5. Enjoy Ice Cream at Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop
6. Get a Birds-Eye View from the Aerophile
7. Sample a Flight at the World of Coke
8. Become a Prince or Princess at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
9. Learn to Decorate a Cake at Amorette’s Patisserie
10. Take a Drive on the Water in an Amphicar
11. Enter the VOID
12. Try on Disney Dresses at Cherry Tree Lane
13. Build and Race Cars at the LEGO store
14. Have a photo session at Disney’s PhotoPass center
15. Get a Cupcake from a vending machine
16. Pick out and personalize a Christmas ornament
17. Make Your Own rice krispy treat
18. See authentic Irish Dancing at Raglan Road
19. Make a new friend at Build a Dino
20. See a concert at the House of Blues
21. Snack at the Food Trucks
22. Have brunch at Art Smith’s Homecomin’
23. Get your picture on a Harley Davidson motorcycle
24. Check out how tasty treats are made at the Candy Cauldron
25. Watch glass blowing demonstrations at Crystal Arts by Arribas Brothers

Disney Springs is also home to some unique and delicious snacks. Check out our 10 Best Disney Springs Snacks.

25 things to do at Disney Springs

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Things to Do at the Disney Resorts

Whether you’re looking for activities, entertainment or relaxation, look no further than the Walt Disney World resort hotels.

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26. Play in the Arcade
27. Watch Free Movies Under the Stars (available at all resorts)
28. Have afternoon Tea at Grand Floridian’s Garden View Tea Room
29. Make S’mores at a campfire
30. Sing along with Chip and Dale at Fort Wilderness
31. Get Pampered at the Senses Spa (Grand Floridian and Saratoga Springs)
32. See animals from the African Savannah at Animal Kingdom Lodge
33. Watch Fireworks from the Polynesian Beach
34. Play Carnival Games at Disney’s BoardWalk
35. Dance at Atlantic Dance Hall
36. Seeing Dueling Pianos at JellyRolls
37. Go on a Scavenger Hunt (Check with the front desk or recreation guide)
38. Search for Hidden Mickeys
39. Attend a Polynesian luau at the Spirit of Aloha dinner show.
40. See the Hoop Dee Doo Revue at Fort Wilderness
41. Take a Fireworks Cruise such as Pirates and Pals at The Contemporary
42. Take on the Kitchen Sink at Beaches & Cream
43. Take a Culinary Tour at Animal Kingdom Lodge
44. Take a Painting Class (available at most resorts)
45. Go on a Segway Tour at Fort Wilderness
46. See Yehaa Bob at the River Roost Lounge at Port Orleans Riverside
47. Do a Fun Run (available at select resorts)
48. Go on a Safari at Animal Kingdom Lodge
49. Set sail on a Pirate Adventure Cruise at Caribbean Beach Resort
50. Watch the Parasol Parade at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
51. Get Photo Ops with larger than life characters at Art of Animation, Pop Century and the All Star Resorts
52. Moms can become a princess with the Character Couture make over (multiple locations)
53. Watch the Electric Water Pageant around Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake
54. Enjoy a Character Meal
55. Make Arts & Crafts like a Mickey Tie Dye Shirt (multiple resorts)
56. Play Disney Trivia (all resorts)
57. Get down at a Glow/Dance Party (multiple resorts)
58. Try Karaoke at Kimonos at The Swan
59. Become at mermaid at Mermaid School
60. Listen to the band in the Grand Floridian lobby
61. Eat and drink during the Highway in the Sky Dine Around (or do your own monorail progressive dinner)
62. Have a drink Trader’s Sam’s Grog Grotto
63. Take an Adventure Cruise at Caribbean Beach Resort

Want even more to do at the resorts? Check out our 10 Best Snacks at Walt Disney World Resorts.

Things to Play and Do

No matter what your sport or game of choice is, you’ll be able to find it somewhere on property.

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64. Ride Surrey Bikes (multiple resorts)
65. Rent a Boat (multiple resorts)
66. Play Miniature Golf at Fantasia Gardens or Winter Summerland
67. Watch a Game at Disney’s Wide World of Sports
68. Play a Round of Golf at Lake Buena Vista Golf Course, Palm and Magnolia Golf Course and Oak Trail Golf Course
69. Go Fishing presented by Take Me Fishing
70. Ride horses at the Tri Circle D Ranch
71. Go for a Pony ride at Fort Wilderness
72. Try Archery at Fort Wilderness
73. Do Yoga (multiple resort locations)
74. Play Tennis or Pickleball
75. Have a quick Basketball game
76. Play Beach Volleyball at Disney’s Beach Club
77. Go Swimming in the hotel pool (resort guests only)
78. Go Running on a New Balance running trail (multiple resort locations)
79. Play games like foosball, air hockey, pool, ping pong, darts and more at Community Halls
80. Get in a workout at the gym
81. Surf or take surfing lessons at Typhoon Lagoon
82. Rent a canoe at Fort Wilderness
83. Enjoy a kayaking adventure at Fort Wilderness
84. Rent a Cabana by the pool
85. Play a round of Foot Golf at Disney’s Oak Trail
86. Let the kids play on the hotel playgrounds
87. Play pool (AKL, BC, CB, OKW, SS)
88. Go for a Nature Walk at Wilderness Lodge

Things to Ride

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Just taking a ride around Walt Disney World is a fun way to pass the time. Whether by land, water or air, you’ll be able to take in the sights and see the resort from a new point of view.

89. Ride the Monorail around Seven Seas Lagoon or to Epcot
90. Ride the Skyliner
91. Ride the Friendship Boats to the resorts
92. Ride the Ferry to and from the Magic Kingdom
93. Take a Horse & Carriage Ride at Orleans Riverside

More Fun Things to Do

94. Collect Pressed Pennies
95. Pin Trade with Cast Members
96. Go for a hike or bird watch at The Disney Wilderness Preserve
97. Collect Transportation Cards from the Bus Drivers and Boat Captains
98. Get room service
99. Watch the must dos (this is always our first thing to do)
100. Take a Disney Vacation Club tour

As you can see, there’s plenty of things to do at Walt Disney World without having to spend the whole day at the park. What’s your favorite thing to do beyond the parks? Let us know in the comments!

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Thursday 29th of July 2021

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