2. Leaping Water Fountain
Of course we’re all familiar with the stunning “dancing fountain” in Future World, on the plaza behind Spaceship Earth, near Mouse Gear and Starbucks. You can’t miss it, as you’ll hear the music and see the synchronized water show a mile away. Make sure you come by after dark, to view the dramatic evening lighting; at Christmas time, the music and water take on a holiday theme.
But did you know that there’s a much less well-known water feature, an interactive one, that just might be even more fun? Nearby, outside the building where Captain EO used to be housed, you’ll find our favourite fountain on Disney property: a “leap fountain,” where the water leaps – as if alive – from fountain to fountain, over the heads of guests. Though it’s not fountain you can play in, you CAN follow the water as it leaps around, and try to catch it as it falls. This is obviously especially fun on a hot day. The most fun of all may be strategically placing an unsuspecting friend or family member beside the feature, blocking the fountain’s path as it leaps around; wait a few seconds, and they’ll be drenched as the leaping water soaks them en route to its next fountain. (I tried this with my significant other the last time we were in Walt Disney World’s Epcot, and she was thrilled – and soaked.