It’s no secret that we’re currently missing some of our favorite things in Walt Disney World.
When the parks reopened, some attractions, restaurants, and resorts didn’t, and we’re still waiting on several things to come back, like most of the entertainment options in the park. But what do we miss most of all? Today we’re sharing our team’s list with you (in no particular order).
One thing that we think about nearly every day? How much we miss Fantasmic at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! We miss fireworks in general, but there’s something about this classic Disney show that just calls out to us.
We can’t wait to sit in that amphitheater again and watch Sorcerer Mickey fight off the villains. We especially miss that grand finale where we get to see all of our favorite Disney pals on the steamboat! There’s definitely a Fantasmic-sized hole in our hearts that needs to be repaired. 💔
Port Orleans Resort
We miss strolling the grounds of the beautiful Riverside and admiring the lobby of the stunning French Quarter, then taking the Sassagoula River Cruise down to Disney Springs for an evening of fun. These resorts are truly one of Disney World’s hidden gems, and we can’t wait to be reunited!
Happily Ever After
We have several team members here at AllEars who cry every time we watch Happily Ever After (myself included), and we’re so ready to sob like babies on Main Street, U.S.A. again! This show punches you right in the feelings, but we don’t even care because it’s so spectacular and we miss it so much.
We’re ready to see massive pyrotechnics and all of our favorite characters and movie scenes projected on Cinderella Castle. The soundtrack to this show is so great that we’ve been listening to it on repeat for the last year, but unfortunately, it doesn’t come close to matching the real thing. Fireworks are a quintessential part of the Disney experience, and we really hope Disney can figure out a safe way to bring them back soon!
Disney World food is SO much more than just hot dogs, but sometimes, all we want is a really good hot dog. And you know where we can find that? Casey’s Corner. Except, sadly Casey’s Corner in Magic Kingdom is still closed!
Home of the chili dog and our beloved corn dog nuggets, we really miss enjoying a classic theme park meal from this spot on the corner of Main Street. Besides the satisfying food, the seating offers a perfect view of Cinderella Castle and gives a great vantage point for people-watching. Plus, Magic Kingdom really needs more quick service locations open now! (We also wouldn’t mind if they actually brought back Columbia Harbour House.)
ALL the Entertainment
There are literally so many things on this list that we thought it was best to just make it all into one point! Shows like Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire, Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular, and Finding Nemo The Musical are part of what brings life to the Disney World parks.
It wouldn’t truly be Walt Disney World without showstopping entertainment, and we can’t wait for the day when we get to watch the Main Street Trolley Show or see the Citizens of Hollywood again. We’ll be getting Festival of the Lion King back soon (and for that we are thankful!), but it just makes us crave more!
More Resort Dining
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again — some of the best restaurants are at the Disney World Resort hotels! And right now, several of our favorites are still closed. We’re ready to have another hearty meal at Boma at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge or enjoy some delicious tropical fare at ‘Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.
And besides those, we’re ready to see Mickey and friends again at Cape May Cafe and enjoy a thoroughly entertaining evening at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto. And dining with Cinderella at 1900 Park Fare or having a particularly special meal at Victoria & Albert’s doesn’t sound too bad either!
Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
It pains us every time we get the news that the reopening date has been pushed back (which has happened like 6 times now, so our emotions are completely wrecked). All we want is to enjoy a slow ride through Tomorrowland, soaking in the sights and sounds and enjoying the park from a birds-eye view. They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder and after a year away, we’re about ready to throw a party when it finally does reopen.
Those are our top picks for the things we miss the most in Disney World right now. What would you add to the list? Stay tuned to AllEars for all of the reopening news and updates straight from the parks!
Which of these things do you miss the most? Let us know in the comments!
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