Even if you’ve been to Disney World a dozen times, we guarantee that there are spots around the parks and resorts that you’ve never seen.
Whether it’s a tucked-away trail or a little-known restaurant, there’s so much to see, do, and explore, it would likely take you months to conquer it all!
Don’t believe us? Today, we’re sharing the list of the places you’ve never been to in Disney World.
Discovery Island Trails in Animal Kingdom
Ever looked at Animal Kingdom‘s Tree of Life and thought about how you’d like to see it up close? Well, the good news is that you can (and you don’t even have to watch It’s Tough to be a Bug to do it!). The Discovery Island Trails run around the Tree of Life in the front and back, and they’re open for guests to explore.
You’ll find a few different entrances to the trails around Discovery Island (check your park map), and some offer some really great views and photo ops. Plus, you might encounter some animal exhibits back there as well!
Carolwood Pacific Room at Wilderness Lodge
Over at the Boulder Creek Villas at Wilderness Lodge, there’s a special room filled with Disney history that many fans don’t know about. The Carolwood Pacific Room is a cozy little spot to relax, and it’s dedicated to Walt Disney’s love of trains!
All around the room, you’ll find photos of Walt with his trains, two models of trains that Walt loved, and fun facts on the history of the memorabilia. And after you’ve read the details, this is the perfect place to sit in a comfy chair next to the fireplace and just relax.
Rafiki’s Planet Watch in Animal Kingdom
Another seldom-visited spot in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is Rafiki’s Planet Watch. Guests often overlook this experience because you’re required to take a train to get out there.
But once you reach Rafiki’s Planet Watch, you’ll find that there’s plenty to do! You can visit the Affection Section and pet the farm animals or participate in the Animation Experience and learn how to draw your favorite Disney characters. And if you’re lucky, you may just catch an animal getting a medical checkup in the main building!
Exhibits in EPCOT’s World Showcase
All around the World Showcase, you’ll find special cultural exhibits dedicated to various aspects of each country. If you visit the Stave Church in Norway, you’ll get to view an exhibit on Norse gods and if you head into the main American Adventure building, there are two exhibits on jazz and Native Americans.
The China Pavilion is home to an exhibit on Shanghai Disneyland and Japan has a Kawaii showcase on “cute culture.” In Morocco, you can learn more about desert racing, and you’ll want to stop by the lobby of the Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along to check out memorabilia from French theater.
Voyageurs’ Lounge at the Riviera Resort
Inside, you’ll find Disney memorabilia and photos from Walt Disney’s travels. We could imagine a lovely day spent here reading, doing work, or just relaxing with a cup of coffee.
Tom Sawyer Island at Magic Kingdom
You’ll have to take a raft across the Rivers of America to get here, but once you arrive you’ll find plenty to explore. There are hidden tunnels, forts to climb, pathways to walk, and bridges to traverse — it’s the perfect place to let kids run off steam!
Walt Disney Presents at Hollywood Studios
If you’re a Disney history fan, you certainly don’t want to miss Walt Disney Presents at Hollywood Studios. Inside, you’ll find an exhibit featuring the history of the Walt Disney Company and the theme parks.
At the end of the exhibit, you can watch a film called “One Man’s Dream” or sometimes they have movie previews to show. It’s a nice way to slow down in the middle of a busy day.
Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto at the Polynesian Resort
The menu is filled with interesting drinks and the lounge is littered with fun shenanigans — from crazy sound effects to moving barstools. It could be a great way to spend the evening!
How many of these places have you been to? Next time you’re in Disney World, make sure to check them all off of your list if you get the chance — then you’ll be an expert navigator!
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What’s your favorite hidden place in Disney World?