Beyond the Theme Parks


Sammy Duvall Parasailing at the Contemporary Resort

You've ridden all the rides, seen all the shows, even eaten at all of the restaurants. NOW what do you? If you think you've done and seen it all, Walt Disney World has lots of surprises in store for you!

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We want to swim! Are there any water parks on Disney property?
Are there ever! If you'd like to splash and play beyond the pools at your resort, check out the Disney water parks:

Blizzard Beach FAQ
Typhoon Lagoon FAQ

I'd rather go SHOPPING! or find some fun NIGHTLIFE! Disney offers way more than the ordinary shopping experiences at its Downtown Disney shops. There you can visit a variety of unique stores at Disney's West Side or the Marketplace, which features the largest Disney store -- The World of Disney! If you're looking for nightlife, Downtown Disney offers that, as well -- live music at Raglan Road, fine dining at a variety of restaurants. Over at Disney's BoardWalk, there's an ESPN Club, as well as dueling pianos at Jellyrolls and dancing at Atlantic Dance Hall. To read more:

Disney's Boardwalk and the Epcot Resort Area
Downtown Disney
Cirque du Soleil
DisneyQuest
Marketplace
West Side

If you need some other information on the Orlando surroundings, you might want to try some of these links:

Character Warehouse Outlet
Directions from Airport
Garden Grocer Delivery Service
Grocery Stores
Ground Transportation
Orlando Area Outlets
Radio/TV Stations
Religious Services
Telephone Numbers

Interested in the great outdoors? Are you a more athletic type? Disney offers more than just the run of the mill activities. There's special miniature golf courses as well as the real thing. You can go fishing, or maybe even parasailing! Ever dream of driving a race car? Or maybe you just want to be a spectator?

Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf
Winter Summerland Miniature Golf
Fishing Excursions
Sammy Duvall's Watersports Centre Surfing Class at Typhoon Lagoon
Driving Experiences
EPSN Wide World of Sports
Running/Jogging Trails

Want to learn a little bit more about the resort? Want to go behind the scenes? Take a tour or cruise around the parks:

Behind the Scenes Tours
Illuminations Cruises: Breathless or Pontoon
Specialty Resort Cruises

How about meeting up with other Disney Fans from all over the world?!

Meet the AllEars® Team -- at one of the Disney parks, or elsewhere in the World. Check the schedule often!

Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet - an annual event held each summer near Seattle, Washington.

What about making a long-term commitment to Disney?

The Disney Vacation Club offers you the chance to make Disney your home away from home.

How about an adventure on the high-seas?

Read here to find out more about the Disney Cruise Line.

What about things a little off the beaten path? There are so many other Fun Things to do at Walt Disney World. Hopefully, some of these pages will give you an idea for something you've never tried or thought of before!

Audience Participation helps you find the ways that you can join in on the fun at various shows and attractions.

Birthday Ideas for Adults
Birthday Ideas for Kids

Grand Floridian Kids' Adventures discusses children's special programs held at this deluxe resort, but open to all children.

Hidden Mickeys
gives you a list of where to look for the popular mouse's images scattered throughout the park by those imaginative Imagineers!

Overlooked Attractions
offers our own list of little things that are often taken for granted, as well as some suggestions from our readers.

Pressed Penny/Quarter Guides
tells where to find these inexpensive souvenirs and how to save them.

Scrapbooking Magic! offers ideas for visitors who want to preserve their memories via "scrapbooking."

Film Tips
Tips for Digital Camera
Videotaping Tips

Pin Trading Guide

Pixies Sighted at WDW! spotlights an unusual company that offers you the chance to bestow a Walt Disney World gift on a loved one.

Looking for a little light reading? Blog Central features the work of a number of authors, both those who have published Disney-related books and our own staff, who share their love of Walt Disney World through blogs, articles, and essays!