For those who don’t know, a split stay is when you have two different rooms or resorts you’re staying in during one vacation. It could mean you added on to your trip for one night and couldn’t get the same room or just be that you wanted to try a couple different resorts while you’re at Walt Disney World. No matter what your reasoning, split stays can be be a bit confusing if you aren’t sure what to do for them or what you need. The basic information you need is that Disney will help take care of everything for you, and if you ever have a question or aren’t sure about something, cast members are there to answer questions and help.
With the Grand Opening of Galaxy’s Edge just around the corner, many people are working to prepare for that day and visiting in the coming weeks afterwards. We were able to visit Galaxy’s Edge twice before the Grand Opening, and we’ll be among the insane crowd that will be there on opening day, so we wanted to put together a post of what you might need and how to prepare for your visit when you go to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in the coming weeks.
If you are an annual Passholder, DVC Member or local resident at Walt Disney World, there is a discount card you are eligible for that can help save you money at Disney restaurants during each of your many trips to Disney World throughout the year. This discount card is called Tables in Wonderland and is offered by Disney through a third-party company. We have used this card as much as possible while living in the Walt Disney World Resorts and had a lot of questions come in about it, so we’re here to answer them.
Galaxy’s Edge will be opening on August 29, 2019, and Star Wars fans everywhere are counting down the days to this iconic moment! We had the privilege of visiting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge twice before the opening this week which was absolutely incredible! We were able to do and see everything and ask tons of questions to find out as much as we could about this new land opening up as part of Hollywood Studios. We are so grateful we were able to enjoy it before the crowds arrive next week; however, we also know we’ll be there many times after it opens because Robert is such a big Star Wars fan.
One of the more popular holiday parties at Walt Disney World is Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Guests from all over the world plan their trips around this amazing experience every fall. This year Disney announced a new way to enjoy MNSSHP: a season pass that gets you into every Halloween party except Halloween night. We bought this pass to enjoy multiple visits to the Halloween party this year, so we’re going to tell you all about Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and this new season pass. As we continue going to the Halloween party, we’ll update this post with more information and pictures each time.
At Walt Disney World, there are club level lounges at many of the Disney resorts for guests who book these specific room types. Club Level gets you quite a few perks as well as unlimited food and snacks in the lounge during your stay. We’ve had a lot of questions about our club level stays, so we wanted to help answer as many questions as we can in this blog post.
We had the privilege of enjoying one of the IllumiNations fireworks cruises you can book at Walt Disney World as a way to enjoy watching IllumiNations without waiting a long time for a good spot. The view we had was amazing, and the views we got to see before the fireworks were gorgeous. We had a perfect night as far as weather goes, and we loved making new friends during this time. IllumiNations Cruise Cost The cruises can have anywhere from 1-10 people, but of course, it’s always more fun to have more family and friends to enjoy special events like this. There are two different packages from which to choose: the first starts at $299 plus tax and can seat up to 8 people. The second starts at $349 plus tax and seats up to 10 people. There are fireworks cruises for both IllumiNations and Happily Ever After. You can also request special banners and balloons for birthdays or anniversaries when you book your fireworks cruise as it is included with the cost of the boat. Our Cruise and What it Included Our cruise started at 8:00 p.m., but most of the boats were out on the water before 8 o’clock actually hit. We checked in at the Yacht Club Marina, and once everyone had arrived, we boarded and left. Our captain was very knowledgeable and had all sorts of interesting Disney facts to tell us as we cruised around the lake. There were snacks and drinks for us…
The NBA Experience at Disney Springs across from House of Blues and near Cirque Du Soleil. It is the newest activity center for families to have fun, especially on rainy days. The two-story building features everything basketball you can imagine: shooting, dribbling, jump shots, referee calls, and more. If you’re a basketball fan or know someone who is, you’ll want to keep reading.
The Animation Experience opened this past July in Rafiki’s Planet Watch in Animal Kingdom. This new experience is a place for guests to learn how to draw Disney characters from a cast member. This is a fun new experience to bring guests to Animal Kingdom and have another indoor activity for those rainy days.
At some of the Walt Disney World Resorts, there are scavenger hunts guests can do for free and win a prize. The prizes all vary based on the resort, but these are always fun and a great activity to do on a relaxing resort day, especially if it’s raining. When you’re finished with the scavenger hunt, you return to the front desk to claim your prize.