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.
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.
Toledo Restaurant is located on the 16th floor of the new Gran Destino Tower at Coronado Springs Resort. It’s open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. every night, and we were able to go for dinner on opening night and try some of the food options from their new menu, and we were very impressed with almost everything we ordered. The restaurant is beautiful, and we recommend checking it out if you’re staying at Coronado Springs any time soon.
Three Bridges restaurant at Coronado Springs Resort is literally a restaurant in the middle of the lake at the resort that has three bridges leading to it. It has opened up pathways for resort guests to easily get from one side to the other while also adding a unique dining experience for dinner. Being able to look over and see the water while you’re eating was really neat, and definitely a different feel from all the other Disney restaurants we’ve been to.
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.
Gran Destino Tower is now the main entrance for Coronado Springs Resort and is where every guest checks in no matter what part of the resort you are staying in. The tower has 16 floors and is the newest addition to the Walt Disney World Resorts. It was added as another resort for conferences and is the cheapest option for anyone looking to host a conference at WDW. The theming at Gran Destino Tower was designed after the Destino short film that was created by Walt Disney and Salvador Dali. The beautiful decor everywhere displays bright colors, beautiful artwork, metal work, curved lines and edges, and Spanish influence, all with Hidden Mickeys incorporated as well.
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+.
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.