For all ages and interests, there are a few major attractions at Disney that make a vacation complete. These iconic experiences are so filled with memories that they become must-do activities for every visitor. Even on day trips, these attractions cannot be missed.
One such attraction is the Monorail. While some may not consider it a traditional ride, it is undeniably an attraction. Walt Disney had a vision for the future when he introduced the Monorail, and although it didn’t take off nationally, it remains an important part of the Disney experience. Bob Gurr, the man behind the Monorail and many other great Disney attractions, may have referred to it as a “stupid invention,” but I can’t help but love watching it glide through the park, waiting for it, and boarding it to hear the familiar announcement, “por favor manténganse…”
Another must-do attraction is the Wedway PeopleMover at the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC). Also designed by Bob Gurr, this ride provides a relaxing and enjoyable experience for visitors of all ages. It offers a unique perspective of Tomorrowland and allows you to take in the sights and sounds at a leisurely pace.
Of course, a Disney vacation wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Haunted Mansion. While Disney Legends Marc Davis and Claude Coats were primarily responsible for the design of the attraction, it was Bob Gurr who named the infamous “doom buggies.” Stepping into the Haunted Mansion is like entering another world, and it’s an absolute must for thrill-seekers and fans of Disney’s spooky storytelling.
While experiencing the attractions is a key part of the Disney vacation, indulging in the delectable snacks is equally important. Whether it’s the classic popcorn, a Mickey-shaped soft pretzel, a refreshing Dole Whip, or the iconic Mickey Caramel Apple, food becomes an attraction in itself. It’s always a treat to splurge on these Disney snacks and enjoy the unique flavors that add to the overall experience of the parks.
And who can resist the breathtaking sight of Cinderella Castle? This 190-foot symbol of magic and enchantment is truly remarkable and a global icon. Walking down Main Street, U.S.A. for the first time and catching a glimpse of the castle is a moment that elevates the Disney World vacation to a whole new level of amazement. Whether you choose to interact with the Characters of Main Street or simply pause to appreciate its beauty, it’s impossible to leave without admiring Cinderella Castle and capturing a few magnificent photos.
These attractions add an extra layer of magic to any Disney vacation. They represent Walt Disney’s imagination, superb design, and attention to detail. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned Disney fan, these experiences are timeless and never fail to evoke a sense of wonder and nostalgia. So, don’t forget to include them in your Disney itinerary for a truly unforgettable trip.