1. You don’t enjoy the little things.
With all there is to do in the parks, it can be an overwhelming task to decide which attractions to enjoy, which shows to see, which parades to watch, etc. Everything Disney produces is worth experiencing. But if you visit the parks, and you don’t enjoy the extra little things, you’re really missing out.
On the World Showcase at EPCOT, take time to really enjoy each country’s pavilion—the art, the architecture, the culture. See the shows and entertainment offered by Cast Members native to each country.
On Main Street, U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom, take time to look at the buildings up and down the street. It was designed to look like a town’s main street around the year 1900. Notice the exquisite detail in the architecture and design of each building. Hear the Dapper Dans quartet perform in front of City Hall, catch the train at the station just inside the Magic Kingdom, and ride through the different lands of Magic Kingdom.
At Animal Kingdom, take time to participate in the Wilderness Explorers’ (WE) activities all throughout the park. Look for animals, complete pages in the WE handbook and earn badges at each WE station. Take the train at Conservation Station to Rafiki’s Planet Watch and see live animals and their trainers. While you’re there, see where medical procedures are performed on the animals who call Animal Kingdom home.
When you visit Disney’s Hollywood Studios, see the Citizens of Hollywood on the streets as they embody actors and actresses from the 1930s and 1940s, using improv to tell their stories as Guests walk by. Stay until after dark and take photos of the buildings at Hollywood Studios aglow in bright neon and fluorescent lights.