6 Unique Disney World Challenges

Are you visiting Walt Disney World and want to approach the parks in a fun and different way? We are sharing 6 of our favorite Disney World challenges for a unique day at the Disney theme parks.

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There are a lot of Disney challenges that turn a day at the parks into a full on scavenger hunt. While I don’t suggest this for your first time visiting Disney World, create a Disney World park challenge is a fun way to explore the parks in a different way.

We have visited Disney World many times and love that there are so many different ways to experience the parks.

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Disney World Challenges

If you have visited the Disney theme parks many times you may want to experience different things at the parks and a Disney World challenge is a great way to make that happen.

A few ground rules for when we do challenges are pretty basic. Set the rules before you go. They can be attempted in one day or over a week long vacation.

Currently with COVID restrictions park hopping is available, but not as easy as it used to be. Some of these challenges may not be easy to accomplish now but hopefully that changes in the future.

Disney Parks Challenge: Visit All 4 Disney Theme Parks

Walt Disney World has 4 main theme parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom. We think each park has its own charm and is worth a visit during your Disney World vacation.

This one may be a challenge during COVID safety precautions but I suggest starting with the hours of each park to determine where to start and end your day.

Disney Parks Challenge: Character Selfie

We planned a character selfie challenge during one of our Disney World visits and it was so much fun. The goal was to take as many selfies as we could with as many characters as we could.

This made meeting characters more fun for my older children and at the end of the day we ended up meeting 13 characters during our two days at the park.

Disney World Challenge: Photo in Front of All 4 Parks Landmark

This is a great challenge for your first visit to Walt Disney World. Take photos at the landmarks of each theme park to commemorate your visit.

At Magic Kingdom this would be a castle photo, at Epcot in front of Spaceship Earth, at Hollywood Studios Tower of Terror or the Chinese Theater, and at Animal Kingdom the Tree of Life.

Hollywood Studios has some debate on what represents the park and you should decide as a group which landmark you will choose.

Disney Parks Challenge: Ride All the Roller Coasters

Disney World may not be known for their roller coasters but there are 7 roller coasters across the four theme parks.

At Magic Kingdom you will find Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, the Barnstormer and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. I suggest starting at Magic Kingdom because they have the most attractions.

Then head over to Animal Kingdom to ride Expedition Everest. End your day at Hollywood Studios to ride Slinky Dog at Toy Story Land and Rock N’ Roller Coaster.

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Disney World Challenge: Epcot Food Challenge

I have to admit there are times when visiting the parks is all about the food and Epcot has the best options! Plan a day at the World Showcase exploring all of the countries and sampling food from each area.

There are 11 different countries at Epcot’s World showcase and we love exploring each area. I share our experience in this post about Epcot with Kids.

There are also drink around the world challenges where you enjoy a beverage at each country. Keep in mind the Florida heat and pace yourself if you do this challenge.

Disney World Challenge: Monorail Crawl

The monorail goes through 3 on-site Disney World resorts. They are the Contemporary, Polynesian, and Grand Floridian. If you are planning a day off or want a break from the parks consider exploring the resorts.

You can stop to walk around and plan your meals at each place. Plus it is fun to ride the monorail around Disney World. If you plan on taking a break at a sit down restaurant be sure to make reservations prior to your arrival. (Currently monorail service to Polynesian is temporarily paused due to construction.)

Although you don’t really need a Disney World challenge to have a great vacation, it is a fun way to explore the parks in a different way.

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2 thoughts on “6 Unique Disney World Challenges”

  1. This is such a fun idea! Now that we have annual passes and visit more often, my husband and I were recently discussing new things, like challenges, we could do to make each trip something fun and new. This selfie challenge is a perfect example of that! I’ll have to keep this in mind for our next trip. I love your photos, especially the one with Olaf!

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