Walt Disney World Theme Park Must-Do’s

Dinosaur ride at Animal Kingdom

Walt Disney World can be very overwhelming whether it is your first visit or your 10th visit. It can be very overwhelming for people who have been to Disneyland, because they do not realize WDW is a force to be reckoned with. It is so large and there is so much to do and see that you need many, many days to cover it all. For those living close or are fortunate enough to visit WDW more than the average person, the following information is a “no brainer”.

For those who want to know the most important attractions to cover on your brief visit, once in a lifetime, once a year or once every couple or few years, here are the must-see’s or must-do’s with your vacation party at Walt Disney World. Some attractions are not good for all ages. I listed all attractions that are a “must-do”, but that does not mean they are all appropriate for all vacation parties. (As new attractions/entertainment open, this list is subject to change.)

Animal Kingdom

  • Kilimanjaro Safari
  • Avatar Flight of Passage
  • Festival of the Lion King
  • Expedition Everest
  • Dinosaur

Hollywood Studios

  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Slinky Dog Dash
  • Toy Story Midway Mania
  • Beauty and the Beast Stage Show
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway

Magic Kingdom

  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • it’s a small world
  • Big Thunder Mountain
  • Buzz Lightyear
  • Haunted Mansion
  • 7 Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Space Mountain
  • Festival of Fantasy parade
  • Fireworks show
  • Tron Lightcycle / Run


  • Soarin’
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Test Track
  • Frozen Ever After
  • World Showcase
  • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind