The TOP Educational Experiences in Disney World

Children love going to Disney World and what better time to splash in some lessons than while in the parks and everyone is having a great time?  Of course, as a parent, there are always lessons to teach your children no matter where you are but in Disney World, there are many attractions specifically designed to educate.  To help you hit all of the TOP educational experiences in Disney World, be sure to print out this list organized by theme park:

Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom Carousel of Progress Halloween

Carousel of Progress – While this attraction does not appear to be educational, it actually is quite educational.  The show begins in spring at the turn of the century showing the newest introductions such as the gas lanterns, hand-cranked washing machines and a gramophone.  The show continues visiting the 20’s, 40’s and present time frame showing all of the newest in technology and introductions that shaped the lives of everyone.  The show truly helps to better understand the changes that have occurred in the last 100 years in an intense demonstration through a show using one endearing family.

Hall of Presidents – While in the park, be sure to visit the Hall of Presidents where you can see every president of the nation.  In addition to seeing the Presidents, everyone can learn a bit about how America formed and began the nation it is today.


Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable – Located in the Land Pavilion is an attraction that features a film with the characters Timon and Pumbaa from The Lion King.  The film demonstrates the need for being environmentally consciences in our decisions to help decrease issues such as deforestation, endangerment of species, and pollution.

Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios One Man's Dream Display

One Man’s Dream – Go to this attraction soon because it has been rumored that it may be closing.  This includes an interactive gallery featuring memorabilia from the Disney archives.  Following a walk through the gallery, you can also experience a film which features Walt Disney discussing his professional life that eventually lead to Disneyland.  Some of the more entertaining pieces in the film includes the opening of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Animal Kingdom 

Flights of Wonder – Come enjoy an entertaining show to learn from the trainers of many species of birds as they introduce you to the fascinating natural behaviors and often humorous talents of at least 20 species of exotic birds. Here are some of the bird types in the show you get to see:

  • Blue and Gold Macaws
  • Trumpeter Hornbill
  • African Grey Parrot
  • Rose-Breasted Cockatoo
  • Great Horned Owl
  • Red-Legged Seriema
  • Harris Hawk
  • East African Crowned Crane

Animal Kingdom Kilimajaro Safari Vehicle

Kilimanjaro Safari  – Hop aboard a safari, Disney-style, and learn about many animals you have likely only seen in books about Africa! Here are some of the great animals you get to see while experiencing this attraction:

  • Antelope
  • Baboon
  • Black rhino
  • Cheetah
  • Crocodile
  • Elephant
  • Flamingo
  • Gazelle
  • Giraffe
  • Hippopotamus
  • Hyenas
  • Lion
  • Okapis
  • Ostrich
  • Warthog
  • White rhino
  • Wildebeest
  • Wild dogs
  • Zebra

There are many other experiences to be found in the parks that will certainly provide education to anyone who is willing to learn.  If you have suggestions of other educational experiences, please leave them here in the comments.

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