Everyone loves the idea of the holidays at The Most Magical Place on Earth, but many never get to enjoy the holidays here or have to choose which one to celebrate at Disney World. As we’ve spent our year living here in the Walt Disney World Resorts, we of course have been able to celebrate each holiday here. Some we’ve enjoyed more than others, but the most recent one we celebrated was Thanksgiving. We enjoyed the day and went to Magic Kingdom to see the crowd levels and find out if there were any special things going on for the holiday.
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.
Every major holiday is celebrated in some way by each of the Walt Disney World resorts. Some have activities as simple as having holiday-themed games while others go all out with decorations, costume contests, and free candy and prizes. Halloween is no exception to this tradition, and we went to every Disney resort to find out what they were doing to celebrate this fun, candy-filled day. We’ll start with the Value Resorts and go up from there, ending with the villas.
Many of you know that we have gone to every Mickey’s Not-So-Scary-Halloween Party this year thanks to the new MNSSHP Season Pass Disney offered for guests. This pass was $300 and allowed access to every MNSSHP except Halloween night. We have just a few left before this year’s Halloween party season is over, but we wanted to talk a little about why we’ve enjoyed having this as an option and hope Disney offers this again in future years.
At Animal Kingdom Lodge: Jambo House and Animal Kingdom Lodge: Kidani Village, there are a series of activities where guests can earn “beads” to have a special keepsake to take home at the end of your trip. There are many free activities at the Walt Disney World Resorts, but none are as educational as the ones that correspond with the bead activity at Animal Kingdom Lodge. This fun and educational series of games and learning are done at both Jambo House and Kidani Village. When you check in to either, you can ask for the activity guide showing the times of each or ask any recreations cast member for one during one of the activities.
Pros and Cons of Some of the Grocery Delivery Services You Can Use When Staying at the Walt Disney World Resorts
While there are many amazing restaurants at Walt Disney World, often families want to just have a home-cooked meal while at Disney or are trying to save money. One way to do so is by having groceries delivered to your resort. This saves you from having to pack everything ahead of time and risk something spilling or getting squished and ensures you can take your time ordering so you don’t miss anything and have things delivered when you need them.
On Sunday, September 29, 2019, Walt Disney World will open its brand new Skyliner transportation system to the public. Disney guests everywhere are anxiously awaiting this day and so many have questions about this new transportation system, so we’re here to answer them for you. The first thing to note before you keep reading is the difference between The Skyliner and a gondola. The Skyliner is the transportation system as a whole, whereas the gondola is the individual ride vehicle guests can ride in. This will help as you continue reading this blog post.
Between making FastPass+ reservations, checking your MyDisneyExperience app for wait times and your dining reservation, texting, posting to social media, and playing the DisneyPlay app, your phone battery doesn’t stand a chance in the Disney parks. Before you know, that battery icon will turn red, and you’ll be looking for a place to charge your phone. There’s a very simple solution Disney has that makes charging your phone convenient and easy: fuel rod stations.
At Walt Disney World, there are so many fun activities and things to do that don’t cost you extra money at the resorts. Of course there are always the fun paid activities too (make your own Mickey ears, paint your own ceramics, fun runs, arcades, boat rentals, and more), but for this blog post, we’re going to focus on the free things you can do and see at the Disney Resorts.
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. Here’s what you need to know…