It’s no secret that some kids are either scared of or just don’t like Disney World rides. We made the mistake of taking Ethan onto Thunder Mountain and Dinosaur. Since then he has been scared to go on any rides. Even Peter Pan. If this sounds like someone in your family, don’t panic! There’s lots of fun things to do at WDW that aren’t ride-related. These are just a few of them.
For many Disney fans, getting the chance to meet their favorite characters is a dream come true. Honestly, it’s an essential activity on almost every trip to Disney World. If your child doesn’t have an autograph book, it’s inexpensive to invest in one.
Download the MyDisneyExperience app to find out where the Disney characters are located in each of the parks. Once you’re there, allow the kids to chit-chat with them, get their autograph and maybe even a picture or two. Not only is it a fun activity, the book ends up being a special memento, when they’re older.
Take an Art of Animation Class
This activity imparts a new skill and lets you take home a handmade souvenir in the process! The Art of Animation is a sit-down art class for all ages that teaches students how to draw a Disney character.
The class is designed to be fun with easily approachable steps. This way, even young children enjoy the class and are usually able to complete the drawing process.
See a Show
There are several notable shows to be had and Disney World. They include Country Bear Jamboree, Monster’s Inc. Laugh Floor and The Hall of Presidents. This activity option is also a great way to get out of the sun, avoid larger crowds and do a bit of relaxing.
Visit Swiss Family Treehouse
Adventureland’s Swiss Family Tree House is a safe recreational haven for kids as young as two… with proper supervision, of course. Even when the park is at its busiest, the treehouse never seems overly crowded. It’s a great way for kids to run around and explore. Better yet, there’s nothing scary about it.
Put Together a Scavenger Hunt
Going on a scavenger hunt is an exciting alternative for kids who don’t like rides. With the help of sites like Pinterest and Disney-related blogs, it’s easy to find ready-made list to print out and take with you on the trip.
These are just a few things for kids to do (in lieu of rides) when you visit Walt Disney World. Quite seriously, this is just the tip of the iceberg!