10 Little-Known Hidden Gems of Amusement Parks

From surprises in shop windows to freebies the kids will love, these attractions might not be the most popular but are totally worth a visit. 

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Phone Booth, Wizarding World of Harry Potter

A lot of Harry Potter fans are so excited to visit Diagon Alley that they rush past a red phone booth just outside the entrance. But take the time to step inside and dial 62442 (MAGIC).

Barber Shop, Magic Kingdom

Did you know you can get your hair cut at Walt Disney World? Hidden in plain sight on Main Street U.S.A., this barbershop features a real barbershop quartet who may pop in to entertain you.

Club Cool, Epcot

Most people whiz past this attraction on the way to popular rides, but they’re missing a major freebie. Club Cool lets you cool off and sample soda from all around the world. Make sure to visit this spot during the hottest part of the day for a sweet break.

Model Shop, Legoland Florida

This store sells tens of thousands of Lego bricks, but the real draw is a chance to watch builders repair and work on Lego models that are used in the park.

Old Flames Candles, Dollywood

This shop in the Craftsman's Valley section of the park sells handmade candles and has an area where you can dip your own candle for a unique souvenir.

A Pirate’s Adventure, Magic Kingdom

In the Adventureland area of Magic Kingdom, just outside the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, you can embark on an interactive treasure hunt with really beautiful maps that make great (and free!) souvenirs.

Talking Snake, Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Slytherin fans should head to the Magical Menagerie in Diagon Alley, where you’ll find a snake that talks to you in Parseltongue (a language used by snakes in the Harry Potter books) and then in English.

Psychic Reading, Universal Studios Islands of Adventure

The Lost Continent area of the park has several interesting shops, but head to the back of Star Souls for a psychic reading. Take a break from the lines and cool off in the shade while you learn what your future holds.

Adventurers Outpost, Animal Kingdom

This is your best spot for ensuring your little ones get a photo op with Mickey and Minnie without waiting in line for hours.

Pin Trading, Disney Parks

It's already awesome to get a button from Disney when celebrating things like birthdays and anniversaries, but one of the coolest pieces of Disney parks culture is pin trading. You can trade Disney pins with any cast member once a day at any Disney park. It’s a great way to trade for vintage or rare Disney pins that make for a memorable souvenir.