Ride the Jungle Cruise after dark – the CMs are just funnier then! Not to mention that it is more exciting in the dark!
Be sure to get a Dole Whip. These treats are delicious and extremely popular!
The Pirate’s Interactive Adventure is a great way to while away the afternoon.
Check out the Sword in the Stone near Prince Charming’s Carousel. You never know if you might be able to pull the sword free!
You should also check out Prince Charming’s Carousel. The horses are relics from the past, and one of them in particular, decorated with cold, was Mrs. Disney’s favorite.
For Cinderella fans, you can see her in her crown anytime you wish. As you enter Fantasyland through the Castle archway, look for the Cinderella fountain on the left. You’ll see a painting of Cinderella on the wall with the crown well above her head. Take a drink from the fountain, and at the same you are ‘bowing’ to the Princess Cinderella. As your head is down, instead of looking at what you’re drinking, peek up at Cinderella — she’s now wearing her crown!
At the Tangled theme rest area, look hard to see if you can spot Pascal hanging around anywhere. He loves to hide!
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad after dark adds an extra thrill!
While visiting Tom Sawyer Island, look for the paintbrush he left behind. Turn it in to a cast member for a special prize. It’s rumored to be replaced several times a day.
Stop for a break, in the rocking chairs just to the side of The Hall of Presidents in Liberty Square. A great spot out of the sun for “people watching”.
Take a glance at the ground you are walking on. The street is colored to represent the waste and excrement that Americans dumped in the street during Revolutionary times. They did not have sewer systems yet!
Look up into the liberty tree and count the lanterns that represent colonial America.
In the Main Street Station there is an antique music box. Pop a quarter in for some music, or check for the short movie machines around the station.
Each day on Main Street U.S.A. there is a Flag Retreat (Check your TIMES GUIDE for exact time, generally 5pm or 5:30pm). A veteran is selected for the honor. Check inside City Hall to sign up to be the veteran.
At Tony’s Town Square Restaurant, look for Lady and Tramp’s paw prints in front of the stairs that lead up to the restaurant.
Camera Shop: I love the photo gallery area in the rear of the Kodak Camera shop on Main Street USA. The wooden cut-outs of different Disney cartoons make great photo ops with your kids sticking their own heads through.
Check out the shops on Main Street and pick up the old phone on the wall inside; you can listen in on an old-time phone conversation between a mother and daughter on the party line!
Main Street U.S.A. has all kinds of little details. There are the artists that do the silhouettes, they are $6.00 and it is a BARGAIN, you get two.
Celebrating a Birthday? Stop in at City Hall and get a Birthday Button for well wishes all day long.
The Harmony Barber Shop on Main-street is in the corner of the courtyard next to the gates the parade starts/ends at. In addition to great hair-cuts (men and women, boys and girls) they will do some magic dusting to make your “do” even more magical. (Approximately $17 for adults and $14 for children. You cannot charge this to your room, but can use cash or credit card.)
Check out the glass blower on Main Street. It is amazing to watch these artists create new things.
Look up! The windows of the upper stories of the shops are labeled with the names of famous Disney Legends and Imagineers.
Check out Cosmic Rays Starlight Café, and while you are there take in Sonny Eclipse’s show (the piano player).
Ride the Tomorrowland Transit Authority at night for an awesome view of the castle all lit up. This is also a great way to get a very small taste of Space Mountain for the little ones.
The Carousel of Progress is a great attraction to investigate. Along with It’s a Small World, this attraction was developed by Walt Disney himself for the New York World’s Fair.
Ride the Walt Disney World Railroad around. Try riding in the last car. The conductor will often let a child (or two or three) stand in the back and be guest conductors, helping push the spiel button or saying “all aboard” over the mike. You can board the train at the Main Street Station, in Frontierland and in Storybook Circus.
Also be sure to look at Free Stuff at Walt Disney World