Disney World is a place full of adventures and stories to explore. The theme parks have dozens of shows and attractions that you can check out for days and days on end.
However, if you like water, and if you have “been there and done that” with many of the typical offerings in the Disney theme parks, you might be ready for one of five very special experiences available throughout Disney World.
Let’s take a look at the unique – and yes, sometimes pricey – adventures.
Note that prices change regularly (usually going up), so be sure to check on the latest costs and availability.
1 – Swim With Sharks
If you are at least 10 years old and can show proof of SCUBA certification, you can dive with the fish, rays, turtles, and sharks in the 6 million gallon aquarium inside the The Seas with Nemo & Friends. During the Epcot DiveQuest experience, you won’t have to worry about choppy water or weather issues. Everything is perfectly climate controlled. Plus, your friends and family can watch you take your adventure without getting wet at all, standing on dry land – comfortably on the other side of the huge aquarium windows.
Cost: $175 per person.
2 – Ride A Wave
You can learn how to surf the waves with a professional instructor, all without dealing with the real and unpredictable waves of the ocean. Disney offers lessons on selected days of the week at the Typhoon Lagoon water park early in the morning, before the park opens to the general public. If you don’t have a car, you will need to arrange for other transportation like a taxi to take you to the water park, since your lesson time will be before typical Disney transportation can get you to the water park. You must be at least 8 years old and a good swimmer.
Cost: $150 per person.
3 – Parasail The Lagoon
Head over to Disney’s Contemporary Resort hotel for a chance to fly high above the Seven Seas Lagoon in a parasail. With the regular package you will get up to 450 feet of line for up to 10 minutes of flight, and the premium package you get up to 600 feet of line for up to 12 minutes of flight. The total weight for the flight must be between 130 – 330 pounds. It’s an experience you won’t soon forget.
Cost: Standard: $95 per single flyer or $170 for tandem flyers; Premium: $130 per single flyer or $195 for tandem flyers.
4 – Cruise The Waterways
Have you ever dreamed about watching Disney fireworks from a slightly different point of view? How about watching the Wishes fireworks at the Magic Kingdom from the Seven Seas Lagoon, or Illuminations at Epcot from the International Gateway Bridge? Your voyage includes snacks, non-alcoholic drinks, and a driver – but you can upgrade the food to include a variety deserts, champagne, and chocolate-covered strawberries.
Cost: Up to eight passengers for $292 or up to ten for $364.
5 – Charter A Yacht
Have you ever dreamed of living the high life, with your own private yacht complete with a crew? Now you can – at least for a few hours. The Grand 1, which calls Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa its home, is ready to make you feel like a million bucks. A captain and deck hand are ready to take care of your party of up to eighteen people. Small parties of three can arrange for a complete dinner, while larger groups can arrange for all kinds of delicious snacks. It’s a perfect way to cruise the waterways around the Magic Kingdom.
Cost: $520 per hour, plus amenities
Would you like to swim with sharks – at Disney World?