Disney World is for everyone – people of all ages and backgrounds! Whether you’ve taken your kids there since they were young, or you’ll be visiting the parks for the first time ever when you go with your grandkids, there’s always something exciting to explore. The American Association of Grandparents has a great list of the 10 Best Things to Do at Disney World. Take a look at our favorite four.

1.         Take the time to enjoy Main Street U.S.A.

As soon as you walk into the Magic Kingdom you’ll be on Main Street U.S.A. Too often guests rush through this portion of the park in an effort to get straight to the attractions. However, if you don’t take the time to soak this part in, you’ll be missing something truly magical. You’re magically transported to another world as you explore the turn-of-the-century inspired storefronts, antique vehicles, and of course the unobstructed view of Cinderella Castle is the best spot to take pictures in all of Disney World.

disney world main street usa

2.         Check out New Fantasyland

If you’ve been to Disney World in the past and think you’ve seen all there is to see, head over to New Fantasyland to see how wrong you are! The largest addition to any Disney park in history, New Fantasyland has an incredible new family roller coaster, a new attraction, a new restaurant in the impressive Beast’s Castle, and an interactive show. If you’ve never been to Disney World at all, you’ll love this section just as much.

3.         A meal with character

There are many character meals throughout the Disney World theme parks. Book up to 180 days in advance and let your grandkids meet their favorite Disney characters! From Mickey Mouse to Chip and Dale to Cinderella herself, you’ll have numerous options to choose from, and many food options as well.

character meal with grandkids

4.         Meet amazing animals on safari

Be sure not to miss the Kilimanjaro Safaris in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. You could ride this a dozen times and never have the same experience because you never know which animals you’ll run across. You’ll see the animals you’d expect, like giraffes, lions, and zebras, alongside rare animals – and even some you’ve likely never heard of! If you don’t want to wait in line for the safari, try out some of the trains throughout the Animal Kingdom. You’ll get to view the animals at your own pace, and in their natural habitat.

From your first to your fiftieth trip to Disney World, there’s always something to fall in love with. These four tips are a great place to start when you want to have the time of your life with your grandkids.