The Walt Disney World Resort is a truly massive location with countless immersive areas for Guests to enjoy that include dining, attractions, entertainment, shopping, recreation, and so much more. It is entirely possible to enjoy a Disney vacation at the Walt Disney World Resort frequently and still not be anywhere close to having seen everything, but many Guests love to explore as much as possible!
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A great way for Guests to learn more about the Walt Disney World Resort and maybe check out some places that they have never seen before is through a fun scavenger hunt across the property! These items, characters, artwork, and more can be found throughout the Disney Parks, Disney Resorts, Disney Springs, and beyond and finding them all is the ultimate Disney scavenger hunt at the Walt Disney World Resort!
In order to not immediately spoil the answers, here are all of the clues. Once you think you’ve got the answers, scroll down to find out if you’re correct!
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Where in Walt Disney World can you find…
- The Inventor’s Circle
- The Eiffel Tower (Hint- there are 2 answers to this one!)
- A Cupcake ATM
- Scales the Serpent
- Carthay Circle Theater (Hint – there are 3 answers to this one!)
- A model of Progress City
- Flaska Reclinata
- Dean Finder
- A waterfall in EPCOT (Hint – there are 3 answers to this one!)
- “The Great Moving Ride”
- St. George
- The Tip Top Club
- A net full of Jell-O
- A sign for JORODI Beads
- Barnabas T. Bullion
- Mr. Toad (Hint – there are 2 answers to this one!)
- Minnie in a hula skirt
- Nile Nellie
Okay, think you’ve got all your answers ready? Scroll down to find out how many you got correct!
The Inventor’s Circle
The Inventor’s Circle is an installation on the ground that can be found in EPCOT’s World Nature on the pathway that connects the center of the Disney Park with The Land Pavilion. Concentric circles on the ground list important inventions, their creators, and dates from mankind’s history and Guests can spot references to the invention of fire, stone tools, the world wide web, and more with inspirational quotes in the center. A great reference to Spaceship Earth can also be found celebrating the invention of the alphabet in 1600BC with credit to the Phoenicians!
The Eiffel Tower (Hint- there are 2 answers to this one!)
The real iconic Eiffel Tower can be found in Paris, France, but there are also two locations in EPCOT where Guests can find the beautiful structure. The first is in the France Pavilion in World Showcase where Guests can spot a replica that was created using Gustav Eiffel’s original blueprints and forced perspective to create depth. The second place that Guests can spot the Eiffel Tower in EPCOT is on Soarin’ Around the World where they can dangle their feet and hang glide over the icon as its twinkling lights illuminate Paris at night.
Rapunzel’s trusty sidekick from Tangled has created his own scavenger hunt in Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom. In the Tangled restroom area between “it’s a small world” and the Haunted Mansion, Guests can find the lovable Disney character hidden amongst the grass, flowers, stream, and more and there are ten total hidden Pascals to find!
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A Cupcake ATM
Sprinkles is the ultimate location to head to for delicious cupcakes and can be found in the Town Center area of Disney Springs. Guests can head inside of the brightly colored and cheerful bakery or opt to use the unique Cupcake ATM which is found just outside and allows them to choose a flavor combination that then comes right out of a convenient door for them to enjoy!
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Scales the Serpent
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter invites Guests to celebrate the spirit of Mardi Gras every day in a beautiful setting themed to feel like New Orleans’ French Quarter. The pool area of the Disney Resort is called Doubloon Lagoon and Guests can find a massive sea serpent named Scales winding his way through the area with King Neptune guiding him. The best part about Scales is that his tongue is actually a fifty-one-foot-long slide that Guests can zip down into the pool below!
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Carthay Circle Theater (Hint- there are 3 answers to this one!)
The Carthay Circle Theater was a famous location in Los Angeles, California, and holds a special place in Disney history as it was the location for the premiere of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937 as well as Fantasia in 1940. While the original theater was demolished in 1969, Guests can spot a replica on Sunset Boulevard in Disney’s Hollywood Studios that is home to the Once Upon A Time store, a relief image of the theater on the large archway that connects Hollywood Boulevard to the Animation Courtyard, and a painted image of the theater in a mural inside of Hollywood & Vine.
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A model of Progress City
Progress City was the original concept of EPCOT that brought Walt Disney’s idea of a utopian city to life with sprawling streets, innovative forms of transportation, places of worship, entertainment, and more. While the original model was truly massive, Guests can spot a small portion of it while enjoying a ride on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover in the Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland.
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Pandora – The World of Avatar in Disney’s Animal Kingdom brings Guests to the Valley of Mo’ara where exotic floating mountains and otherworldly vegetation surround and come to life at night with bioluminescence. One of the most unique interactive experiences that Guests can have in the area is with the Flaska Reclinata, a massive plant with a special spot that Guests can touch that leads to an eruption of water from one end.
The original version of Journey into Imagination with Figment in EPCOT featured the loveable purple dragon as well as Dreamfinder, who would travel the world searching for ideas and imagination to bring back to the Dream Port. Many Guests miss this beloved character and a clever reference can be found on the current attraction on a door that reads “Dean Finder.”
A waterfall in EPCOT (Hint – There are 3 answers to this one!)
Guests who explore EPCOT can find three different waterfalls throughout World Nature and World Showcase. The first can be found in the rear of the Canada Pavilion thundering down a large wall of rustic rocks, the second is a calmer one in the Norway Pavilion right next to the entrance to Frozen Ever After, and the final can be found outside of the Imagination Pavilion and is unique in that it flows upwards!
“The Great Movie Ride”
The Great Movie Ride was an iconic attraction at the end of Hollywood Boulevard in Disney’s Hollywood Studios from 1989 through 2017 when it closed to make way for Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. The new attraction features several subtle nods to the lost favorite including a poster in the carnival scene that advertises “The Great Moving Ride.”
Each pavilion in EPCOT’s World Showcase shares the history and culture of that country including the Germany Pavilion which welcomes Guests into a quaint village square. In the center of the square is a fountain with a statue of St. George on top portrayed riding a horse and slaying a dragon. St. George is a traditional figure found in many villages who was celebrated for saving a princess from a dragon and EPCOT is no exception!
The Tip Top Club
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is one of the most intricately themed and immersive attractions at the Walt Disney World Resort and brings Guests into the Hollywood Tower Hotel and straight into their own episode of the popular series. When open, the Hollywood Tower Hotel was home to the Tip Top Club on the top floor, and hotel Guests would celebrate occasions and enjoy special meals up there. Several references to the Tip Top Club can be spotted throughout the attraction by those who look closely!
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A net full of Jell-O
Muppet Vision 3D in the Grand Avenue area of Disney’s Hollywood Studios is literally bursting with sight gags and silly humor that the Muppets are loved for, and in the preshow area, Guests can look up and spot a net full of Jell-O cubes. This might seem random, but it’s a clever reference to Annette Funicello, one of the original Mousketeers on the Mickey Mouse Club and a huge star that was featured in films like Beach Party.
A sign for JORODI Masks & Beads
Imagineer Joe Rohde was the driving creative force behind Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and his influence can be found in every single corner of the Disney Park. A great nod to his incredible work can be found throughout the Africa area of the Disney Park and the village of Harambe with signs that advertise JORODI Masks & Beads.
Barnabas T. Bullion
The legend of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in the Magic Kingdom’s Frontierland is shared throughout the interactive queue and Guests learn that the mining company and empire were created and run by Barnabas T. Bullion. The formidable man can be seen gazing down from a portrait near the ramps that lead to the loading area and those who look closely will notice that it is none other than Imagineer Tony Baxter!
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Mr. Toad (Hint – There are 2 answers to this one!)
Mr.Toad’s Wild Ride was a beloved attraction in the Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland that welcomed Guests from 1971 through 1999 when it closed to make way for The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. While the attraction can no longer be enjoyed at the Walt Disney World Resort, Guests can still spot Mr. Toad atop a tombstone in the pet cemetery at the Haunted Mansion as well as in a painting in Owl’s house on The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh where he is handing over the deed to the location.
Minnie in a hula skirt
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort brings the beauty and romance of the South Seas to life through white sand beaches, tropical vegetation, and charming architecture filled with beautiful details. Guests who explore the lower level of the Great Ceremonial House near Capt. Cook’s can spot a large display wall featuring a figure of Minnie in a hula skirt.
Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain is a thrilling attraction found in the Asia area of Disney’s Animal Kingdom that brings Guests on an unforgettable journey where they find themselves desperately trying to escape the Yeti. While waiting in the queue, Guests pass through several rooms with gear and supplies for their upcoming expedition including a cabinet of cleverly named “Ye-Tea.”
The final item on the ultimate Walt Disney World scavenger hunt can be found at the World-Famous Jungle Cruise in Adventureland at the Magic Kingdom. Each boat that brings Guests on their exotic adventures features a name that references a river from around the world including the Nile Nellie.