The Ultimate Walt Disney World Bucket List Challenge

The Ultimate Walt Disney World Bucket List Challenge

The Ultimate Walt Disney World Bucket List is all about finding things to do at Walt Disney World. Things both big and small that can help make your Disney Vacation Extra Special. We’ve shared our quick and dirty Disney Check Lists for each park at Walt Disney World before. And while our main lists combine the absolute must-do’s of every Walt Disney World park, this list highlights the little things. You know what we’re talking about. The little things on your list may not warrant reservations. This list is for people who don’t mind that spending an hour looking for Hidden Mickeys is cutting into expensive vacation time. But still totally worth it. It’s super easy to just go through the motions of a checklist on a Disney vacation. Ride all the things, eat all the best places, meet the important characters. But the magic is in the details.

A Walt Disney World Checklist of Special Things to Do

This Disney Bucket List may take a lifetime to complete! Mainly because we intend to keep adding to it. It includes tasks of whimsy and of meaning. But mostly just a lot of special things that could make your Disney Vacation a lot more special. Plus, a bunch of things that may just be kinda fun.

Things to Do in Walt Disney World

Get an autograph from every Princess
Ride the Monorail
Be at the Park gates at Rope Drop
Grab a free souvenir each time you visit
Wear a pair of Mickey Ears to Disney Springs
Find some Hidden Mickeys
Hail a Minnie Van
Attend a Dessert Party
Attend Dapper Day
Disneybound as your favorite character

Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground

Celebrate your Birthday at WDW
Play Fantasia Gardens Mini-Golf
Watch the Electric Water Pageant
Do a runDisney marathon
Do all the Disney Free Stuff without a Park Ticket
Eat a Mickey Ice Cream Bar
Send your family a “Greetings from WDW” Coconut
Rent Surrey bikes at your resort or on the Disney Boardwalk

Things to Do in Magic Kingdom

Meet Mickey and Minnie
Eat a Dole Whip from Aloha Isle, Adventureland
Ride the Train at Magic Kingdom
Watch the Main Street Trolley Show
Watch the Main Street Trolley Show in Autumn
Eat the Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake at Liberty Tree Tavern
Meet Pooh and Friends
Watch A Kiss Goodnight
Visit Haunted Mansion during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
Meet Jack and Sally at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
Find Hidden Pascals in the Tangled area at Magic Kingdom
Have Ice Cream with Tiana and Prince Naveen on the Riverboat

best budget restaurant at disney world
Explore Tom Sawyer Island in Magic Kingdom
Ride the Fire Engine from Town Square to Cinderellas Castle
Ride Jingle Cruise during the holidays
Attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
Visit the Monster’s Inc. Laugh Floor
See the Once Upon a Christmastime Parade at Magic Kingdom
Ride the Carousel at Magic Kingdom
Eat the cinnamon roll at Gaston’s Tavern
Meet Uncle Scrooge at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
Watch the Dapper Dans
Spin in the fastest teacup at the Mad Hatter Tea Cups
Play Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
Take a picture in front of Cinderella’s Castle
Snack on a Nutella Waffle at Sleepy Hollow, Liberty Square

Things to do in Animal Kingdom

Ride Kilimanjaro Safari at Night
Ride Expedition Everest in the Rain
Go behind the scenes with Wild Africa Trek
Visit Pandora at Night
Play the Wilderness Explorers Game in Animal Kingdom
See the Tigers on the Maharaja Jungle Trek
Watch the Tree Awakenings Digital Show
Ride on Flight of the Banshee
Eat at Satu’li Canteen
Eat at the Yak and Yeti
Watch Festival of the Lion King
Have appetizers and drinks at the Nomad Lounge in Animal Kingdom

nomad lounge at animal kingdom

Things to do in Hollywood Studios

Visit Hollywood Studios at Christmastime
Ride Tower of Terror, or stand in the queue and take the chicken exit
Buy a Souvenir Popcorn Bucket and get refills
Eat a homemade pop tart at Woody’s Lunch Box
Ride Slinky Dog Dash at night
Eat at the Hollywood Derby Lounge
Have the PB & J Milkshake at 1950’s Prime Time Cafe
Watch a Drive-In Movie at The Sci-Fi Dine In Theater Restaurant
See Muppets 3D
Have Tiramisu and Coffee at Mama Rose’s Italian Ristorante
Ride Rise of the Resistance

Things to do at Epcot

Attend the International Festival of Holidays
Play Spike’s Pollen Nation Scavenger Hunt
Attend the International Festival of the Arts
Watch the American Adventure at Epcot
Attend the Food and Wine Festival
Try the Moorish Coffee at Tangierine Cafe, Morocco
Grab a Cronut from at the Test Track Joffrey’s Cart
Attend the Flower and Garden Festival
Get a Macron Ice Cream Sandwich at L’Artisan des Glaces, France
Ride Soarin’
Eat an authentic French Crepe at La Creperie de Paris
Play Agent P’s World Showcase
Order the full Tea Service at Takumi Tei in Japan
Eat Breakfast before the World Showcase opens at Les Halles de Boulangerie Patisserie, in France
Try the Tipsy Duck at Joy of Tea in China

Things to do at Disney Resorts

Stay at a Disney Deluxe Resort
Stay at a Disney Value Resort
Have Lunch at Geyser Point Bar and Grill at Wilderness Lodge
Stay at a Disney Value Resort
Dine at The Polynesian Resort’s ‘Ohana for Breakfast with Lilo and Stitch
Stay at a Disney Moderate Resort
Have a meal at The Grand Floridian’s 1900 Park Fare with the Evil Stepmother
Stay at the Swan or Dolphin on the Disney Boardwalk
Watch a nighttime lawn movie at a Disney resort
Have S’mores at the resort
Do a resort program or activity

Walt Disney World Skyliner
Have dinner at Narccooses
Relax on the beach at The Polynesian Resort
Visit every Disney Resort
Walk the Trail from Wilderness Lodge to the campgrounds
See the geyser at Wilderness Lodge
Ride the Skyliner Gondola from Epcot to Pop Century/ Art of Animation
Attend the Hoop de Doo Musical Revue at Fort Wilderness Campgrounds
Have Pizza and Wine at California Grill and stay for Fireworks
Order Room Service
Eat Beignets at Port Orleans French Quarter
Grab a S’mores coffee and cupcake at Wilderness Lodge Roaring Fork Cafe
Have tea in the Garden View Tea Room, Grand Floridian, preferably on a rainy afternoon

Smores at Walt Disney World Disney Springs Ganachery

Things to Do at Disney Springs

Visit Disney Springs
Have a Homemade S’more from The Ganachery
Take the ferry from the Port Orleans Resorts to Disney Springs
Order a cupcake from Sprinkles Cupcake ATM machine
Go Bowling at Splitsville
Have Lunch at The Edison
Splurge on dinner at Morimoto Asia
Create your own pie at Blaze Pizza
Grab a gelato at Vivoli al Gelato

The Walt Disney World Bucket List Challenge

That’s our list so far. What have you done or heard about that deserves a place on this Disney Checklist? A Disney Vacation is always a good time but take a minute to do more than just rides and a castle pictures. Enjoy!

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Rochelle Mariah is a writer, designer and photographer with an MLIS in Information Science and a B.S. in Arch and Design. Determined to make Planning a DIY Disney Vacation easier she makes lots of lists and drinks lots of coffee. When not designing apparel at Polka Dot Pixie Shop, she's watching old movies and planning the holidays. She has been traveling to Disney destinations since 2010.

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