Disney is always working to improve and better the parks, the food, and the resorts as well. With the huge 50th celebration coming quickly in 2021, Disney is making sure many of their resorts get a nice update before the grand celebration.
Rise of the Resistance is Walt Disney World’s newest attraction in the parks as well as in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. We love this attraction for how immersive it is. Even if you aren’t a Star Wars fan, the ride itself is worth trying to ride if you can because it really is just an incredible experience. Getting to experience this attraction is different however than any other ride in Disney World, so we’re going to talk about the process for that as well as our adding in our own suggestions and helpful tips.
The Villains After Hours event is a special summer event at Magic Kingdom that transforms the park into a villains paradise with a special villains stage show, unique villains Magic Shots, scary desserts, dragon Maleficent roaming the park breathing fire, face painting, and rides slightly changed for the evening. There’s also all-you-can-eat Mickey bars, ice cream sandwiches, bottled soda, and popcorn. You’ll definitely want to read more about this unique summer event.
Club Level 90-day FastPass+ is an option provided to guests staying in a club level room at one of the Walt Disney World resorts that has a club level room option. With booking 90 days in advance, you are almost guaranteed the rides you want, when you want them. You cannot do this booking online: you have to call Signature Services, and they’ll make the FastPass+ selections for you. It’s super simple and easy. Club Level 90-day FastPass+ are not free and do cost $50 per person per day with a 3-day minimum. Keep reading to find out more details and what we learned from our days using our 90-day FastPass+.
One of the newest additions for kids at one of the Walt Disney World Resorts is Captain Hook’s Pirate Crew at Disney’s Beach Club Resort. In just under a month, the recreation area at Beach Club was turned into a pirate cove with hidden treasure, a scavenger hunt complete with escape-room type clues, snacks and dinner, a movie area, crafts, a boat ride, and lots of games.
At Walt Disney World, we love the great job the housekeepers do in keeping our room clean and stocked up while we’re away enjoy our days in the Disney parks. Coming back from the parks to a clean room, empty trash, new towels, and a freshly-made bed is wonderful, but did you know can decline housekeeping for an e-gift card? The program is called “Service Your Way” and can be declined when you check in to your resort.
Disney Fun Runs are activities at some of the Walt Disney World Resorts that allows guests to walk or run between one and two miles in the morning around the resort to earn a prize. The prizes vary from water bottles to headphones to pins to beignets (yes, that does say beignets), and the fun runs are some of the funnest activities we’ve done at the resorts. There are signs and cast members throughout the course showing which way to go, and the cast members cheer you on at each point. It’s such a fun way to start the day and see how pretty the resorts are in the morning.
Moonlight Magic is a special after-hours event for Disney Vacation Club Members that is completely free. It has limited availability, so members are sent an email when registration will open, and then it’s first come, first serve. It can be difficult to get in as Moonlight Magic events are becoming more and more popular. There is an event for each of the four Walt Disney World parks twice a year, the second always being held a week after the first for the same park.
In Magic Kingdom, there is a little shop on Main Street called Harmony Barber Shop where both kids and adults can get their haircut any day of the year. It’s such a great experience, and if you have to get your haircut anyway, why not do it at the Most Magical Place on Earth?! Here’s everything you need to know about it…
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.