We have a lot of hip friends. They thrive on seeking out the coolest and most unheard of places, experiences, restaurants, bands, and things. If you’re listening to it, they’re already over it. I’m not necessarily that way – I’m as basic as they come, and I’m proud of it. I’m a Taylor Swift listening, Victoria Secret yoga pant wearing, pumpkin spice latte drinking kind of girl – and completely okay with it. I don’t feel a need to discover a new, hip, underground band, and then watch a movie with subtitles. All this to say – UNDERRATED ISN’T MY THING. Unless, I’m at Disney World. Then, I love the underrated. Some of the attractions with the shortest lines, are the greatest treasures at Walt Disney World, and while you should still experience things that are considered ‘E-Ticket’, if you aren’t chomping at the bit to take in a showing of The Country Bears, are you really living? Today, we’re compiling a list of our top underrated experiences, so you can..well experience them.
1. The Country Bear Jamboree, The Magic Kingdom
Did you really think this wasn’t going to be number one on our list? DO YOU KNOW US AT ALL? The Country Bear Jamboree has become the benchmark we use to judge other people’s sense of humor. Unfair of us, maybe, but this satirical, witty, country music inspired show of animatronic bears is HILARIOUS and completely politically incorrect. I hope Disney never changes it.
2. Astro Orbiter, The Magic Kingdom
Sure, it’s kind of like Dumbo, except people ignore it. We love this ride because it’s on a second story platform, and when you ride it at night, the views of Bay Lake, and Cinderella’s Castle all lit up, give you the magical ‘Disney feels’ that are priceless.
3. Carousel Of Progress, The Magic Kingdom
For starters, I guarantee that you will never wait in a line for this. Secondly, Walt Disney built it himself, so it’s a ‘master’s touch’ ride. It was originally created for the 1964 New York World Fair, then moved to Disneyland, then moved to Disney World. It’s had two different theme songs, and both were written by the Sherman brothers (of Mary Poppins fame). We challenge you to not sing the theme song all day. Many people say that Walt Disney himself said that the Carousel of Progress was his favorite attraction (and who are we to argue with the man himself).
4. Living With The Land, Epcot
How does this never have a line? Do people not realize that growing Mickey shaped vegetables is awesome? Did being environmentally friendly suddenly go out of style? I thought we still liked slow moving boat rides! In all seriousness though, we are big fans of Living With The Land, a boat ride that takes you through Epcot’s greenhouses so you can see where the food that is used in the kitchen in Sunshine Seasons is grown.
5. O Canada!, Epcot
We love circle vision films (even though the only ones we’ve ever seen are at Disney), and we love seeing beautiful footage of Canada. We think O Canada! Is beautiful, and comedically narrated by Martin Short. It’s a really enjoyable film, and it’s air conditioned. I really don’t know what more you could ask for in Florida.
6. The People Mover, The Magic Kingdom
Disney World regulars will tell you that The People Mover, in Tomorrowland, is a must-do. It’s mainly beloved for it’s views of Cinderella’s Castle, Tomorrowland, and the inside of Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin and Space Mountain. It’s also a great place to escape a sudden rain shower, or Florida heat.
We think that doing more underrated experiences on your Disney trip will make your trip even more enjoyable. You might even find a new favorite to enjoy for years to come!