Everyone always takes the time to cover the thrill rides at Disney but the rides that I love often times get left off that list. That may be because I am a huge chicken and don’t think randomly dropping 13 stories is any fun (looking at you Tower of Terror). But some of the best hidden gems at Disney World are the ones that get labeled as boring. If you like to slow down and enjoy some of the less thrilling things at Disney World then this list of boring things to do at Disney World is for you!
Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse
As if Disney World didn’t have enough walking in store for you why not hike up a giant tree? The sweeping views of Magic Kingdom? The nostalgia of a book your Dad read to you as a kid? I think everyone had a moment of life where they dreamed they were going to live in the treehouse when they grow up, well this family did it.
Enchanted Tiki Room
Inside the Tiki, Tiki, Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room the birds sing words and the flowers croon! Admit it if you have been to the Magic Kingdom before and watched the Enchanted Tiki Room you just sang that in your head! The music here is what makes the show. The tunes are catchy and more importantly is a dark cool air-conditioned slow to chill in before you hit my favorite the Jungle Cruise.
The Tiki Room offers you a chorus of crooning birds plus an enchanting cast of over 225 choreographed Audio-Animatronics performers, including bobbing parrots, giggling cockatoos, crooning orchids, drumming Tiki statues and chanting wooden masks.
This is one of the cheaper Disney souvenirs/ collectibles you can get at Disney World. You are going to be hard-pressed to find a Disney Souvenir you can buy for just $0.51. When you do find a pressed penny machine, take note that you will need two quarters and a penny to actually obtain one. Additionally, you must pay in exact change. There are over 750 pressed coins across Walt Disney World all with different Disney themed designs.
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Walt Disney World Railroad
All Aboard!! This is a Magic Kingdom classic. Walt Disney loved trains and that is why you will find one at each of the Disney’s around the world. Sometimes you just need a relaxing 20-minute, 1.5-mile scenic tour onboard an authentic steam-powered train around the Magic Kingdom.
Carousel of Progress
This is a Walt Disney original that was first featured at the1964-65 New York World’s Fair. It’s also the last location where you can visit this attraction as the one at Disneyland has closed. This Magic Kingdom attraction takes you through the 20th century to see how technology has improved our way of life during this classic. It’s a 21-minute air-conditioned Audio-Animatronics show that follows four generations and a 100 years of John’s life. Also, be prepared to hum, “it’s a great big beautiful tomorrow” for the rest of your day at the park.
This high-speed thrills… oh wait no it’s a 7 mph ride around Tomorrowland. It’s such a classic ride that lets you stroll through all of the rides that can be found in Tomorrowland. You end up riding straight through Space Mountain and if you are really lucky you may even catch the inside of Space Mountain with the lights on. It also gives you some awesome vantage points to get some great pictures.
Ever wonder why it was so easy to learn your A, B, C’s? Well, it turns out you can thank the Phonecians. Take a spin through the history of communication in the World. Spaceship Earth is full of lifelike Audio-Animatronics displays. The soothing tones of narrator Dame Judi Dench give you an inspiring history lesson on this leisurely, 16-minute Omnimover-style ride.
It’s your highway in the skyway! While the monorail is due for a much-needed update (and rumor is they have ordered new monorails) I still enjoy taking a spin around the Seven Seas Lagoon. You can sit back and watch Disney roll by while listening to the classic Disney narrator tell you all about the resort.
The Walt Disney World Monorail System has 3 separate lines that travel throughout Walt Disney World Resort. You can do the Magic Resort loop, take the express line to the Magic Kingdom or go to Epcot. If you are looking to go for a spin the Monorail System operates from 30 minutes prior to earliest park opening until one hour after latest park closing.
Living with the Land
This ride inside the Land at Epcot often gets missed as people run to get into line for Soarin’. But you should forget about flying around the world and instead head to take a slow boat ride through Disney greenhouses. Take a peek into modern agriculture and how it feeds people around the world including guests at Disney World. This greenhouse doesn’t seem very big but it actually produces 30 tons of food annually.
This cult classic is my favorite. I am a sucker for bad jokes and I don’t care. I love taking a float down the rivers of the world listening to skippers awkwardly tell you the worst jokes they can come up with!! Sound sarcastic it’s not it’s my favorite! I even took the time to catalog my favorite jungle jokes for you to enjoy!
Let us know if you have a favorite boring thing to do at Disney World in the comments below.
I have been visiting the parks annually since my parents first brought me at just a year old. Recently I was able to fulfill my life long dream of being a Florida local and moved from the wintery Northeast to the sunshine and fun of central Florida. Now I am hoping to share my Disney knowledge with you so you can have the best vacation possible!