6 Weird But Kinda Cool Things You Can Do in Disney World

Disney World has so much to offer, including some unexpected experiences!

Magic Kingdom

If you’re heading to Disney World, there are tons of rides, shops, shows, and restaurants to explore. But if you’re looking for something a little different from traditional theme park experiences, you’re in luck — here are six weird but cool things you can do in Disney World!


Did you know that you can actually swim inside the giant aquarium at The Seas with Nemo and Friends Pavilion in EPCOT?? The EPCOT DiveQuest experience allows guests to swim with over 2,000 sea creatures inside EPCOT’s 5.7-million-gallon saltwater aquarium.

SCUBA Divers

SCUBA-certified guests can book a 2-hour long EPCOT Seas Adventures – DiveQuest experience, which includes about 40 minutes on the actual dive.

Scuba Mickey won’t be there, but you can be just like him and dive in the tank!

It also includes a backstage tour to see the inner workings of the massive aquarium!

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Get a Haircut in Magic Kingdom

When you first enter Magic Kingdom, you might be swept up in the atmosphere of Main Street, U.S.A. But there’s more to do in this part of the park than shop and snack!

Main Street U.S.A.

Look for the classic striped barber pole and you’ll find Harmony Barber Shop, which offers haircuts for guests of all ages! They also have a “My First Haircut” package if you want to create an extra-special memory for your little ones.

Harmony Barber Shop

Reservations are recommended for this experience, so be sure to book in advance if this is on your must-do list.

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Go Fishing at Select Hotels

If you’re looking for a relaxing activity to do on your resort day, this might be right up your alley! Some Disney World hotels offer fishing excursions that come with an experienced guide, rod and reel, tackle, bait, and non-alcoholic beverages.


You can find fishing excursions at the following marinas around Disney World:

Guests can’t fish at Hollywood Studios, but that didn’t stop Goofy from trying!

Both 2-hour and 4-hour excursion options are available, depending on how long you’d like to fish.

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Ride a Horse at Fort Wilderness Resort

Speaking of resort day activities, you can also explore the woods around Fort Wilderness Resort on horseback with a trail ride at Tri-Circle-D Ranch.

Tri-Circle-D Ranch

Guests 9 years and up can take a 45-minute guided ride through the trails around Fort Wilderness Resort where they may spot wildlife like deer, ducks, armadillos, and rabbits.

Horses at Tri-Circle-D Ranch

Advance reservations are recommended since space is limited, and you’ll need to wear closed-toe shoes with a back strap to participate, so plan accordingly!

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Ride a Tethered Helium Balloon in Disney Springs

If you’ve ever been near Disney Springs, you may have spotted a giant tethered helium balloon floating above the lake. The Aerophile — as it’s called — offers 8-minute tours at heights of up to 400 feet!

Disney Springs

On a clear day, you can see up to 10 miles in the distance from the top, so it’s a great way to get views all around Disney World!

Disney Springs

Just keep in mind that this activity is weather-permitting, since the balloon can’t go up during a storm or if the winds exceed 22 miles per hour.

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Get Custom M&M’s in Disney Springs

While you’re in Disney Springs, you can also swing by the M&M’s Store where you’ll find tons of M&M’s treats and merchandise.

M&M’s Store

And if you’re looking for a truly unique experience, you can even make your own custom M&M’s! You have the option to either choose from the available designs or upload a photo or logo to print on the M&M’s.

Custom Station

Here’s your chance to snag some M&M’s printed with photos of your own face (or maybe the face of a furry friend or loved one)!

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There is so much to do in Disney World that we literally have an entire team dedicated to staying on top of it all. If you’re on the search for some unconventional but awesome things to do on your next trip, these options are a great place to start!

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Have you done any of these Disney World activities? Share your experience in the comments!

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  1. I’ve had my hair cut twice at the Harmony Barber Shop. First in 2006 and then again in 2024. My first barber was Michael (don’t call him Mickey). My second barber was Diane who had just joined in 2006. I recognized her. Michael had retired a few years earlier. I had grown my hair out for four years during the pandemic. I tried to get it cut in 2022, but the barber shop was still closed. Hair was past my shoulders. In 2024, I got serenaded by The Dapper Dans during my cut. The price is reasonable too. About the same as a cut without singers back home.