Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Aug 30, 2013
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    Belinda from MS Asked

    LOVE this site, you are SO much help. Can everyone give me something special to see, not typically known. For example, night sidewalk at Innoventions. What else? Thanks for your secrets :)

  • Hi Belinda,

    Wow, what a great question!  Looking for those off-the-typical-path sights at Walt Disney World is so much fun!

    Here is a good one.  Recently, we stayed at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground. One day, when we were headed from the resort to the Magic Kingdom on a boat, my daughter pointed out a tree and said, "What's that?"  It was a tree with tons of white tennis shoes tied together and thrown up there!  It was the funniest thing!  I did a little checking online and discovered that this is the "shoe tree."  I do not really know the whole story as to what it means, but I have heard that it may have to do with retiring boat captains from the Walt Disney World boat fleet throwing their shoes up there on their last day of work.  Whatever the real story is, it is super fun to look for.  As you leave Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground, look to the left, and the tree is over toward where the old River Country Water Park was.  I have also heard that at some times the shoes are removed, so do not be surprised if they are gone.  In any case, it is a fun boat ride with something special to look for!

    I hope that you have lots of fun looking for special and unique sights at Walt Disney World, Belinda!

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