What is there for boys at Walt Disney World?

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What is there for boys at Walt Disney World? Isn’t WDW just for girls?

We hear it all time time. Walt Disney World is all Princesses, Castles, ribbons and girly stuff. Right?

Not so much. Here’s a little secret. There is a lot more for boys at Walt Disney World than there is for girls. I’m serious.  Tim the Tool Man Taylor would feel right at home at Walt Disney World.

Check this out. You are going to be shocked at just how much of Walt Disney World is boy/guy/man friendly.

Tomorrowland Is a place for boys at Walt Disney World

Yep, all of Tomorrowland is boy friendly – Photo by Judd Helms

Magic Kingdom

Most of the Magic Kingdom is boy friendly.

  • Tomorrowland, yes, all of Tomorrowland
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • The Barnstormer
  • Gaston’s Tavern
  • Peter Pan’s Flight, yes it is
  • Splash and Big Thunder Mountains
  • Frontierland Shooting Arcade
  • The Haunted Mansion
  • Adventureland
  • The WDW Railroad

That’s pretty much all of the Magic Kingdom and what’s not listed is pretty fun for boys too. Even It’s a Small World (those dolls are creepy though.)

Washing a car is really a fun thing for boys at Walt Disney World

Isn’t washing your car a guy thing? – Photo by Andy Sanchez


Half of Epcot is totally for guys. The other half…

  • All of Future World, think about it
    • The Seas with Nemo and Friends
    • Soarin’ and The Land Pavilion
    • Journey into Imagination with Figment
    • Test Track
    • Mission Space
    • Universe of Energy
  • Le Cellier
  • Jammitors

The World Showcase isn’t the best for us guys, but there are some spots like the Africa Station and some of the shows are pretty good.

Rock 'n' Roller Coaster is a really boy thing at Walt Disney World

Does it get any better than this? – Photo by Mike Billick

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Just about everything…

  • Tower of Terror
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster
  • Toy Story Mania
  • Star Tours: The Adventure Continues
  • Jedi Training Academy
  • Indiana Jones Stunt Show
  • Fantasmic!
  • One Man’s Dream
  • Star Wars Launch Bay
  • MuppetVison 3D
  • March of the First Order

See? I told you!

Expedition Everest goes fast, is thrilling, and boys of all ages love it

Are you ready? – Photo by Cliff Wang


Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom may be the most boy friendly park at Walt Disney World.

  • The Festival of the Lion King
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • Train to Conservation Station
  • Rafiki’s Planet Watch
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Expedition Everest
  • Finding Nemo – The Musical
  • Dinosaur
  • Chester and Hesters Dinorama
  • It’s Tough to be a Bug
  • Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail
  • Maharajah Jungle Trek
  • The Boneyard

Mmmm, let’s see, what else is there in Animal Kingdom? Not much.

Water Parks

Hey Tim, what do you say about the Water Parks? Ugh, ugh, ugh!

Do boys like football? i forgot. - Photo by Laurie Sapp

Do boys like football? i forgot. – Photo by Laurie Sapp

Disney Hotels

When you look at the Disney Hotels, most of them are very friendly to boys. It’s incredible.

  • The Wilderness Lodge
  • Fort Wilderness Campground
  • The Contemporary Resort
  • The Beach Club and Yacht Club
  • Coronado Springs Resort
  • Pop Century
  • Art of Animation (except the Little Mermaid section)
  • All Star Resorts (yes all 3)
  • Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Saratoga Springs Resort

Those are just the obviously “manly” hotels. All of the others except the Grand Floridian have some “manly” properties. I guess we can give up 1 hotel, right guys?

Meat on sticks being cooked at 'Ohana. A very boy at Walt Disney World thing

Meat on sticks, need I say more? – Photo by Brett Svenson


When it comes to the restaurants, guys, we do really well. Really well.

  • ‘Ohana
  • Chef Mickey’s
  • Pineapple Lanai
  • Whispering Canyon Cafe
  • Trail’s End
  • Crystal Palace
  • Gaston’s Tavern
  • Starbucks
  • Casey’s Corner
  • Liberty Tree Tavern
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
  • Coral Reef
  • Yorkshire County Fish Shop
  • Tangierine Cafe
  • Teppan Edo
  • Biergarten
  • Toluca Legs Turkey Company
  • Sci Fi Dine In
  • Tusker House
  • Dino Bites Snacks
  • Cape May Cafe
  • The Food Courts at the Value Resorts
  • ESPN Club
  • Shula’s Steak House

I could go on for a long time on the restaurants. Even some of the “girly” restaurants like Be Our Guest are pretty guy friendly. Let’s get real. It’s the Beast’s Castle.

Riding in a car on the water... - Photo by Andy Sanchez

Riding in a car on the water… – Photo by Andy Sanchez

Everything Else

There is a whole lot more things that for boys at Walt Disney World. It all starts at the airport with the big Luxury Motor Coach. One of Tim the Tool Man’s favorites. Then you have the monorail, fishing, sports, a whole navy of boats, over 700 buses, Disney Quest, Splitsville, The Boathouse, do I need to say more?

It’s amazing that Walt Disney World has the reputation of not being a place for guys. I started making the list and didn’t see much for girls to do. It was crazy.


That’s what this months issue of WDW Magazine is all about. Yeah, it’s called Pirates, Jedi and Adventure at WDW, but it’s really about the things for boys at Walt Disney World. Boys of all ages.

Check out the Pirates, Jedi and Adventures at WDW issue



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