While Marvel and Star Wars experiences have made their way to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney Princesses still reign supreme throughout the Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks. Castle? Check. Copious meet-and-greets? Check. Character Meals? Check. You get it. Princesses rule. See our 5 Must-Do Activities in Disney World for Boys.
5 Must-Do Activities in Disney World for Boys
Must-Do#1: Sea Raycer Rentals
Guests can explore the waterways at the Walt Disney World Resort via a variety of watercraft including pontoon boats, canoes and kayaks. While little boys will almost certainly be stoked to rent any watercraft, in my mind there’s no better option than a mini-speedboat.
Guests are able to rent this speedy watercraft on a first-come, first-served basis at at the following locations:
- Contemporary Resort
- Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
- Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
- Polynesian Village Resort
- Yacht & Beach Club Resorts
- Wilderness Lodge
Renting a Sea Raycer in Disney is surprisingly affordable. Guests can expect to pay $32 for 30 minute increments.
The next time you visit the Walt Disney World Resort build in some to zip around the waterways aboard a Sea Raycer–you won’t regret it! For more information, see my article Renting Sea-Raycers in Disney: Boating Fun on Non-Park Days.
Must-Do #2: Jedi Training Academy
Young Padawans can train with the Jedi Master at the Jedi Training Academy in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. While this experience in included in the price of admission, space is limited. To improve your chances of securing a spot Guests should arrive at the park early. This experience is reserved for Guests ages 4-12. For more tips, check out this article.
Must-do #3: Build-Your-Own Lightsaber
Every Jedi needs their own lightsaber! If you’re in Disney’s Hollywood Studios head over over to Tatooine Traders to create a custom weapon. Cast Members walk young Jedi’s through the various options (color, hilt, noise crystals) and build the lightsaber before their eyes.
Prices vary and depend on options selected. A single blades range from $24.95 to $29.95 while double blades, which extend to a length of 8 feet fully extended, range from $39.95 to $46.95. Deluxe blades feature two side blades similar to Kylo Ren’s lightsaber.
Not visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios? Little Jedis can create their own lightsabers at Mickey’s Star Traders in the Magic Kingdom, Mouse Gears in Epcot and Once Upon a Toy and Galactic Outpost in Disney Springs.
DIStracted Tip: Rebels should consider obtaining their lightsabers at non-park locations. This should cut down on crowds and allow kids more time to create.
Must-Do #4: Tom Sawyer Island
Parents of little boys know they just don’t sit still! After hours standing in line and under the watchful eye of parents, the little guy will appreciate the ability to wander and discover on his own terms. The must-dos on Tom Sawyer Island include:
Fort Langhorn Kids will love exploring this fort which features a blacksmith shop, look-out tower, and escape tunnel. Fort Langhorn is located on northern most island and connected to the main island via a suspension bridge.
Mystery Mine This one-way mine features a eerie humming noise, glowing gemstones and maze-like passageways.
Injun Joe’s Cave This one-way cave boasts circuitous passageways, and a glowing, larger-than-life skull made of rock.
Barrel Bridge This extremely wobbly and uneven bridge will leave you laughing. A must-do!
Intrigued? Check out my article entitled The Top 5 Reasons to Explore Tom Sawyer’s Island in Disney’s Magic Kingdom.
Must-Do #5: The Pirate’s League
Those families with an aspiring buccaneer should set sail for The Pirate’s League in the Magic Kingdom. This immersive experience transforms pint sized Guests into swashbuckling members of Captain Jack’s crew. Available packages range in price from $44.95-$84.95. First mate, the most basic package, includes a choice of five make-up options, sword and sheath, bandana, earring and eye patch, pirate tattoo, pirate bag, coin necklace, customized pirate oath, and pirate key.
DIStracted Tip: Complete the transformation and bring your own costume from home. The available costumes and accessories are pricey.
Be sure to secure a reservation for this popular experience. Reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance by calling 407-WDW-CREW.
Does your little prince have any favorite must-dos? Please share your ideas in the comments!