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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
As we all know, Disney puts a premium price on everything they offer and sell: resorts, food, merchandise, tickets, and even spa services. This is part of their premium service and value they provide to their guests, and one of the many reasons we love visiting so often. But is there ever a time when pricing at Walt Disney World isn’t more expensive than an average price somewhere else? As a matter of fact, there is, and it’s at their Senses spa.
One of the more unique ways to enjoy as many attractions as possible in a day at Walt Disney World is by booking a VIP Tour. VIP Tours are a great way to enjoy one or all four Disney parks with friends and family without waiting in long lines. We have gone on several VIP Tours and done different things each time, so we’ll share information as well as our thoughts and ideas for these below.
At Walt Disney World, there are four dining plan options guests can choose from if you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort or Good Neighbor Resort (Resorts who have partnered with Disney). If you are not staying on Disney property, you cannot purchase the Disney Dining Plan for your trip, so that’s something to consider when choosing where to stay for your next Disney vacation.