5 Overlooked Attractions at Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World has so much to see and do that it can be overwhelming. It seems everyone hears of Space Mountain, The Tower of Terror, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and other headline attractions. I want to mention 5 overlooked attractions at Walt Disney World that you should consider checking out during a visit.
1)Country Bear Jamboree-This is in Frontierland at Magic Kingdom and is an entertaining 16 minute show. It is one of the last attractions that Walt Disney had a hand in. There is rarely much of a wait and it is filled with 18 hillbilly Audio-Animatronic bears doing a musical revue. It is worth a laugh every time I have seen it and there is rarely much of a crowd.
2) Living With the Land– A relaxing 13-minute boat ride that takes you on an informative journey through a tropical rain forest, a desert complete with sandstorm, and the plains of a small farm. Guests learn about Hydroponics, Aeroponics and Aquaculture. You see many plants with unusual fruits and veggies, and fish farms are also on display. The educational part of this boat ride is geared towards adults, but younger guests will love it also and enjoy spotting the different fruits and vegetables. This is located in Future World at Epcot.
3)The Hall of Presidents- Located in the Liberty Square area of Magic Kingdom, this is shown on a regular schedule throughout day and evening. It features audio-animatronic presentations about all of our presidents with a good history lesson thrown in. The realistic look and movements are quite striking. I have watched this several times and I always appreciate this look into our countries history. In the lobby there are display cases with authentic items from some of the presidents and their wives.
4)Outdoor entertainment at Epcot– There are a wide variety of performers that are located mostly in World Showcase, with The Jammin’ Jammitors being the exception (they perform a percussion show that is not to be missed in Future World).
Each country hosts different acts that perform on a schedule that can be picked up at the park entrance. Just a couple of examples are: Mariachi Cobre at the Mexico Pavilion, and The British Revolution at the United Kingdom Pavilion which are all three band performances.) There are also many other types of entertainment such as Serveur Amusant at the France Pavilion (a very skilled performer balances on chairs stacked seemingly into the clouds. ( Just kidding, but he does go pretty high!), Taiko Drummers at the Japan Pavilion, Sergio the juggler at the Italy Pavilion, and many more.
5)Flights of Wonder– Several times a day in the Asian area at Animal Kingdom, the Flights of Wonder are performed. The shows are about 25 minutes long and feature over 20 species of exotic birds, including Harris hawks, Barbary falcons, macaws, ibis and yellow-naped Amazon parrots. The show features free-flying birds performing stunts with the trainers auditory cues to guide them. There is also some comedy thrown in that makes the show even better.