Everyone has their favorite Animated Disney classic movie, and one of the best parts of a Walt Disney World vacation is getting to see these movies come to life in the rides and attractions!
So you might be wondering….Where can you find your favorite Disney Movie at WDW?
Well, here’s the answer!
Beauty and the Beast – The New Fantasyland features the Beast’s Castle, where you can dine at the Be Our Guest Restaurant, and even meet the Beast himself! You can also check out Enchanted Tales With Belle, where Belle interacts with children and tells them stories. Over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, The Beauty and The Beast stage show will wow you with its songs and reenactment of the classic tale
The Little Mermaid – This is another movie that takes center stage in the New Fantasyland, with Prince Eric’s Castle, which houses the “Under The Sea – Journey Of The Little Mermaid” ride, where you board a giant clamshell and head under the sea and into Ariel’s world! There is also an “Ariel’s Grotto” section of this attraction, where you can meet up with Ariel for photos and autographs. The Voyage Of The Little Mermaid over at Hollywood Studios is a multimedia recreation of the movie which is presented in a theater style setting with live actors
Cinderella – She is a pretty big deal over in the Magic Kingdom, as the main focus of the whole Park is Cinderella’s Castle – where you can actually dine with Cinderella and other royalty at Cinderella’s Royal Table
Aladdin – Take ride with Jasmine and Aladdin in the Magic Kingdom on the Magic Carpets Of Aladdin
Dumbo – Fly along with this adorable baby elephant on Dumbo’s Flight which was recently re-done with the New Fantasyland expansion and it now has an interactive queue and two sets of flying elephants (so twice as many people can ride at once!). Head over to Big Top Treats and pick up some delicious circus-y snacks like caramel apples and cotton candy!
The Lion King – Festival Of The Lion King at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a live theater show that features classic Lion King scenes and songs – and it’s a great way to watch the movie come to life (which getting to enjoy an enclosed, air conditioned theater on a hot Orlando day!)
Alice In Wonderland – Are you a fan of tea? Even if you’re not, you will love boarding a giant teacup at the Mad Tea Party in Fantasyland, where you spin as fast as your stomach can handle (I do NOT recommend riding this one until your Crystal Palace meal has fully settled!)
Toy Story – Not sure this one could be considered a “classic” Disney Movie quite yet, but it certainly is one of my favorites, and for those of you who agree with me, I suggest you check out Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin in Tomorrowland, where you can join Buzz in defeating evil! Toy Story Midway Mania over in Disney’s Hollywood Studios lets you try your hand at classic midway games like darts and shooting, and After all that, you’ll probably be hungry, so I suggest you check out Pizza Planet – a restaurant and arcade that serves up – you guessed it – pizza! As well as other options
Peter Pan – Peter Pan’s Flight seats you in a magical flying pirate ship where you fly high above scenes recreated from the original animated classic. You can also meet up with Tinkerbell and her fairy friends over at Tinkerbell’s Magical Nook in Adventureland
Most of these attractions have gift shops or stands near their exits that feature merchandise inspired by the rides – so you can pick up a stuffed animal or t-shirt to match your favorite movie! And if you really want to go all out – you can take your little one for a makeover at the Bippity Boppity Boutique – where they will do their hair, nails, makeup and wardrobe and turn them into their favorite Disney Prince or Princess!
And of course, there are many chances to meet and greet the characters from your favorite movies too! There are tons of character meals that feature many of the characters from these classics, and you can always check out the Park guides/schedules once you arrive for more info – as characters rotate times and appearances daily
No matter what your favorite Disney Animated Classic is, you’re bound to find it somewhere at Walt Disney World! What about you – which one is your favorite?