Jun 30

12 Things to do at Downtown Disney for FREE

What is at Downtown Disney?  Shops, Entertainment and Restaurants all in one place.  Downtown Disney is NOT a theme park so you can go visit here and you can find lots to do.  Is there anything you can do for free?  Well here are some things that you can do:

1.  Go to the Lego store.  Out front there are stations and ramps where you can build your own race car and then race them.  At the back of the store there are Lego tables with tons of Legos for kids to sit and play.

2.  Take your photo with all the different Disney signs and statues throughout Downtown Disney. The Lego statues are really cool to be photographed with too.

3.  Go over to Ghiradelli’s.  The staff hands out free chocolate samples throughout the day. If you can avoid buying anything, the samples are free.

4.  Hunt around for Hidden Mickey’s.

5.  Let the kids play in the fountains or get squirted by Stitch at the World of Disney.

6.  There are dance groups that perform on stage in front of the World of Disney every day. There is a sign announcing performance times by the stage.

7.  Certain times of the year you can take your Christmas photo with special Disney characters for your Christmas card. Usually located near the bus entrance.

8.  Take a water shuttle over to Port Orleans, Saratoga Springs Resort, and Old Key West Resorts. Not only is the boat ride fun, but you can go look around the resorts. You might decide one of these resorts is where you want to stay on your next vacation.

9.  Watch the Princess Parade that walks past the stage over toward the store Once Upon a Toy. Join the crowd and have some fun!

10.  At Arribas Brothers there is a glass blower and a glass cutter on staff doing demonstrations throughout the day.

11.  Head over to Characters in Flight, the hot air balloon.  It floats up 400 feet in the air.  Kids love watching the balloon go up and down, and this makes for great photos.

12.  Window shop! There are so many stores to look around without spending a dime. 

There are many other things to do at Downtown Disney, but this will get you started.  Have fun exploring.

Jun 28

10 Things to pack when going to Disney

Here is a list of 10 things I would pack when going to Disney World.  Your list may be different, so feel free to add to it!

1.  Camera

2.  Sunglasses

3.  Poncho – it will probably rain at some point and you don’t want to pay $10 or more for the WDW ponchos so get one at the dollar store

4.  First aid kit – headaches, band aids, etc.

5.  Extra pair of shoes

6.  My own pillow – I have to sleep on my own – get headaches if I don’t.

7.  SUNSCREEN – it is a must

8.  Water bottle/snacks

9.  Extra batteries

10.  Wipes/hand sanitizer – I am a germ freak!

Jun 28

Group Discounts

Did you know that if you get a group together and book 10 or more rooms you can get discounts on Rooms, Tickets, Events and possbily even some Dining Package Discount too!  Do you have a group of people that wants to go to Disney and get a GREAT RATE?  Give me a call.  Book it with several friends or family or a church group, etc.  I will also apply my GIFT CARDS WITH IT TOO!!  WIN WIN all around!

 

Jun 12

What to do if it rains while you are at Disney?

What do you do if it rains while you are at Disney?
Catch a movie (and a meal!): at AMC Downtown Disney 24. The theater’s new “Dine-In Theater” option allows you to order and enjoy appetizers, entrees, desserts and drinks from the comfort of your movie seat!
Take in the Hoop De Doo Review dinner show: put on twice nightly, this wild west themed show serves up all… you can eat ribs and fried chicken.
Disney Quest: a one-of-a-kind indoor interactive Theme Park bursting with five floors of games.
Go for the royal (spa) treatment: Get a assage/manicure/pedicure at one of Walt Disney World’s award winning spas.
Monorail Tour: The monorail travels between the Magic Kingdom and the Polynesian, Grand Floridian, and Contemporary resorts – fun places to explore, shop, and grab a meal or a snack.
Everyone’s Gotta Eat: Try a new restaurant or two, if you’re willing to brave a few minutes of rain. The park restaurants are a good choice as they will be less crowded on a rainy day.
Shop til you drop: You have to be slightly willing to dodge a few raindrops for this one, but there are tons of stores in Downtown Disney.
Take a nap: This is not one that I would do because I would miss something but would be perfect for my husband.
Brave the rain: throw on a poncho and head to the parks. It will be much quieter and you will see shorter lines.