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.
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.
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…
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.
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.