13 Magical resources to help you plan your family’s Disney world vacation
A child always dreams of going to Disney World.. Here are some things you can do at Disney World.
1) Have dessert with your fireworks
One hour prior to the fireworks starting at Magic Kingdom, there is a Wishes Fireworks Dessert Party that is held at Tomorrow land Terrace. There is a self-service buffet of desserts and beverages and a great view of the fireworks from this location.
Some people complain that viewing was difficult because people rushed to the front of the area once fireworks began. Our family didn’t run into that issue when we did it.
2) Watch an outdoor movie
All of the Disney resorts have outdoor movies in the evenings, with many of them being pool-side using blow-up screens. Some resorts even include a dance party or campfire as part of the festivities.
3) Have family pics taken
You can have professional portraits taken of you and your family while you’re at Disney World. You’ll have the gorgeous resorts as a backdrop as they take dozens and dozens of photos.
Portrait session are available at these resorts:
*Art of Animation
*Animal Kingdom Lodge
You can choose from Professional Print packages or get all of your session images on the a flash drive (separate from Disney’s Photo Pass products). Because the flash drives gives you full copyright of your pictures, you can have prints done at less expensive places.
4) Mail a coconut
In the gift shops at Pirates of the Caribbean, Caribbean Beach Resort, and the Polynesian, you can buy a postage-paid coconut and mail it anywhere in the United States. Simply write on the flat service and drop it in the mail!
5) Get a haircut
Right when you walk into Magic Kingdom and just to the left, there is a place to get your hair cut called Harmony Barber Shop. This is an old-fashioned kind of place where you can get a quick trim or a full groom.
Services at Harmony Barber Shop used to be just available by walking in but they now take appointments.
Other places to get your hair cut at Disney World: American Beauty Shoppe and Captain’s Chair (at Contemporary Resort), Casa de Belleza (Coronado Springs), Ivy Trellis (Grand Floridian) or Periwig’s (Yacht and Beach Club)
6) Enjoy some water sports
At Sammy Duvall’s Water sports Centre (located at The Contemporary Resort), you can choose from several different water sports: water skiing, parasailing, wakeboarding, stand up paddle boarding or inner tubing.
Guests have to be 18 to rent, 16 to drive and any age to ride along. Parasailing has a minimum age of 6.
7) Play miniature golf
There are 2 mini golf courses at Disney World: Fantasia Gardens (located near the Swan/Dolphin) and Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course (located near Blizzard Beach). Each golf course has 2 separate sections to choose from.
8) Take a dive
Inside The Seas Pavilion at Epcot is DiveQuest, which allows visitors to dive inside the 5.7-million-gallon saltwater tank. Scuba-certified guests can swim with over 6,000 sea creatures—including sea turtles, angelfish, dolphins, eagle rays and sharks.
All Guests must be SCUBA-certified and at least 10 years of age to participate. Guests ages 10 to 12 must be accompanied by a paying, participating parent or guardian.
The experience lasts 3 hours, and guests will spend about 40 minutes underwater in the huge Caribbean Coral Reef aquarium—which until 2005 was the largest saltwater tank in the world. Participants also get to see the massive backstage infrastructure required to filter and maintain a vast manmade ocean.
9) Have a campfire
Near the Meadow Trading Post at Ft. Wilderness is Chip and Dale’s Campfire, held around 7 p.m. during the fall/winter season and 8 p.m. beginning sometime in April through the summer. A Cast Member starts it off with a sing-along, followed by a marshmallow roast and a visit from Chip and Dale.
10) Go fishing
Guests can go on private fishing excursions in a catch-and-release program for large-mouth bass. The excursions include a guide, rod and reel, tackle, bait and beverages.
Guests are not allowed to bring their own food, beverages or coolers.
Most excursions accommodate up to 5 people. They’re available at the following locations:
*Disney’s Boardwalk Resort
*Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
*Disney’s Contemporary Resort
*Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
*Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campgrounds
*Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
*Disney’s Old Key West Resort
*Disney’s Polynesian Resort
*Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
*Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa
*Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
*Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
*Downtown Disney® Marketplace
11) Take surfing lessons
At Typhoon Lagoon, guests 8 and up can learn to surf in the gigantic wave pool. Surf lessons are offered on Monday, Tuesday and Friday, early in the morning before the park opens. Each lesson is 2 1/2 hours and includes:
*2 professional instructors
*Soft-sided surfboard for use during the lesson
*Instruction on land
*Opportunities to ride waves up to 6 feet tall
12) Play at the arcade
Most Disney resorts have an arcade that’s open from 7 a.m. to midnight with a wide variety of games to play. Most of the arcades use a rechargeable card that holds credits for game play.
These resorts have arcades available:
*Animal Kingdom Lodge
*Beach Club Resort
*Boardwalk Inn Resort
*Grand Floridian Resort
*Yacht Club Resort
*Caribbean Beach Resort
*Coronado Springs Resort
*Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
*Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
*All-Star Movies Resort
*All-Star Music Resort
*All-Star Sports Resort
*Pop Century Resort
*Saratoga Springs Resort
*Old Key West Resort
*Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
13) Ride a cowboy horse
The Tri-Circle-D Ranch at Ft. Wilderness Resort has lots of ways to enjoy horses – trail rides (offered daily at 8:30 am, 10 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm, and 4:00 pm for riders age 9+), pony rides and carriage rides*. Also available at the ranch: hay rides and wagon rides.
Available in December: horse-drawn sleigh rides.
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