The best things to do in the Walt Disney World parks for older guests or guests who have run out of steam.
1. It’s a Small World (Magic Kingdom). This classic ride is still lovely and it’s 7 minutes of gliding along quite peacefully. Perfect for those who want to just sit and take it all in.
2. The Great Movie Ride (Hollywood Studios). This one is actually loud at parts and a little scary in one scene, if you’re a kid. It’s a great ride, though, and worth it to see animatronic figures of John Wayne and Humphrey Bogart. Older guests will love the scenes from classic movies brought to life by Disney Imagineers.
3. Ellen’s Energy Adventure (Epcot). I love Ellen and I love Bill Nye and anything they want to do together is great by me.
4. Festival of the Lion King (Animal Kingdom). I love love love this show. It’s just really well done and it’s the perfect thing to do if you’re hot and tired at the park. (Animal Kingdom is the hottest park due to the humidity of all the vegetation) I especially recommend catching the late show if you’re there for the Extra Magic Hours.
5. Finding Nemo the Musical (Animal Kingdom). This is a new show and it was WONDERFUL. I’ve seen other musical-type shows at the parks, but this was by far the best. I would pay to go and see it if it was touring in my hometown.
6. Mickey’s Philharmagic (Magic Kingdom). I love this show too, although it’s a 3D show, which means you have to put on 3D glasses. The glasses aren’t really my thing, which is too bad because the show in itself is really spectacular. If you don’t mind the glasses, you should check it out.
7. The Canada movie. (Epcot) The new 360 degree Canada movie is actually really good and it has Martin Short in it, which probably makes it about 400 times better than it was when I worked there.
8. Lights, Motors, Action Stunt Show (Hollywood Studios). This show is so cool they did a special about it on the Discovery channel. I really don’t have to say much more than that.
9. Fantasmic (Hollywood Studios). This fireworks show is exciting, but I count it as low energy because you have to show up early and wait around forever in order to get decent seats. I’ve actually only seen it once in my life because I don’t like the wait. The show is great if you don’t mind the wait, though.
10. The Liberty Square Riverboat (Magic Kingdom): A boat straight out of the days of Mark Twain. You sail around Tom Sawyer’s Island and laugh at all the little people running from place to place through the streets of Adventureland and Frontierland. This is also a rather romantic little activity if you’re looking for a quiet place to chat.