Underrated Attractions at Walt Disney World

There are experiences at Disney World that we will plan a trip around and attractions that we just don’t want to miss. Then we’ve got a list of things that it’s okay to skip...but what about the things that are just happy accidents and leave you feeling like you didn’t waste your time.

Disney has some amazing attractions that folks may undervalue, underestimate and flat out sell short…so let’s take a look at them!

MICKEY’S PHILHARMAGIC

Mickey’s Philharmagic at the Magic Kingdom (Image: Dustin Fuhs / StepstoMagic)

This 3-D film attraction from 2003 is a hidden gem in a land that includes Peter Pan’s Flight and Seven Dwarf’s Mine Train. Although it’s completely acceptable to sit through…it’s not worth a Genie+ or more than a 10-minute ride. This is why it’s underrated, because most folks don’t get excited about it due to the lack of exposure in the neighbourhood.

I’ve been in a showing of the film with a packed house and I’ve also had the opportunity to see it alone with Jill and another friend! Still a great glimpse into the history of Disney movies!

NAVI RIVER JOURNEY

As much as I can’t stand that this attraction is in the same category as Flight of Passage, it’s not a horrible experience. In fact, if you’re wandering through Pandora: The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom after a rain storm or at the end of the night and it’s a walk-on…there’s no reason why you wouldn’t enjoy it.

I wouldn’t use a Lightning Lane reservation on it or wait more than 30 minutes in a standby line, but that’s just me:)


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ALIEN SWIRLING SAUCERS

Alien Swirling Saucers – Photo by Dustin Fuhs

Toy Story Land has three attractions in it – one family-style coaster, a screen-based game and one that spins. We’re talking about the last one! Most of the comments that are being shared involve comparisons between Alien Swirling Saucers and Maters Junkyard Jamboree in Disney’s California Adventure Park…and it’s a valid topic. They are both the same ride mechanism and are both Pixar themed, but if you have a chance to walk-on or experience it at night, it’s not a bad ride.

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Image: Dustin Fuhs / StepstoMagic)

When Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opened and added Rise of the Resistance into the fold, Mickey may have taken a back seat to the Jedi. This is a reminder that the ride is charming and is definitely overlooked in a park with headliners like Tower of Terror, Rock n Rollercoaster and Toy Story Mania.


What do you think are a few of your favorite underrated attractions at Disney World? Let me know via social media @StepstoMagic!

Dustin Fuhshttp://www.stepstomagic.com
I’m Dustin Fuhs, a theme park fanatic that has created this platform to showcase my passion, tools and opinions to create a fun and interactive experience for everyone who visits. My goal is to help you and your family have the most magical experience at Walt Disney World. In reading my articles and ideas, I hope that you can find some fantastic ways to bring your dreams into reality!

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