Visit Orlando compiled a list of the most unusual, and sometimes unknown, activities for travelers to enjoy while visiting the destination’s most popular theme parks.
1. Get a Haircut at Disney
Travelers can visit Magic Kingdom’s Harmony Barber Shop on Main Street, USA for a new look. Welcoming all ages, the shop offers a special First Haircut experience for little ones, complete with commemorative Mickey Ears and a certificate.
2. Grab a Cold One with the Simpsons
Grab a glass of Homer Simpson’s favorite beverage, with three varieties of Duff Beer available only at Universal Studios. There is a Duff, a lager, Duff Lite, a light beer and Duff Dry, a shout.
3. Become Your Very Own AVATAR
Clients can create a personalized AVATAR as the ultimate souvenir at Disney’s Pandora: The World of AVATAR at Animal Kingdom. Guests can have their faces mapped and printed onto a Na’vi action figure, complete with blue skin and traditional garb.
4. Pet (and Feed!) Sting Rays
One of the most unusual animal encounters available is feeding and touching the stingrays at SeaWorld Orlando. Guests of all ages can dip their hands directly into the pool, feel the texture of the rays and have the gentle creatures suck fish from their hands.
5. Perform “Real” Magic
At The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort, objects suddenly move and secrets reveal themselves throughout Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade when visitors use one of the Interactive Wands available at Ollivander’s Wand Shop.
6. Meet The Pets That Went from Shelters to Stars
SeaWorld also provides a home for dogs and cats rescued from animal shelters. These adopted animals now steal the show as stars in the parks’ Pets Ahoy, a fast-paced animal training show that imparts a meaningful message to support local animal shelters.
7. Dine with Princesses in Epcot, Too
Join Disney princesses for ‘Storybook Dining’ at the Norway pavilion of Epcot’s World Showcase. This lesser-known option includes a meal with several of the most-loved princesses in another, equally beautiful medieval castle.
8. Send A Letter from Hogsmeade
Send a real letter from Hogsmeade’s Owl Post at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort with special postage, a Hogsmeade postmark and wizardry stationary.
9. Make Friends with Rescued Manatees
Clients can discover SeaWorld Orlando’s working manatee rescue and rehabilitation facility to learn more about these vulnerable animals that have been rescued from illness or injury in the wild.
10. Play I-Spy with Mickey
Embark on a scavenger hunt for hidden Mickeys, a famous ‘secret’ of the Disney Parks. It’s great fun to find all of the subtle Mickey shapes spread throughout Disney properties.