This thread is for anyone post their favorite none park experiences or traditions. What I enjoy about WDW is that there are much more recreational activities meaning you can have and entire vacation at the resort without ever going to the parks. While I prefer Disneyland park to the Magic Kingdom I love WDW for all the extras that could never fit in the other Disney resorts. All these activities can be done else where in the real world but the convenience of having it all at Disney where I would already go for just the parks.
One of my personal favorites which I can't wait to do again was horseback riding at Fort Wilderness Campground. This has been around I think for at least 30 years and still is a popular but so many people don't know about it. The two mile guided trail ride only allows for a very limited number of riders maybe 10 or 12. Reservations are usually needed and the price is not outragous it think it was about $18. It is a great first time experience for kids or adults like me who had never done it.