Wilderness Lodge- “Wonders of the Lodge“
- Offered at 9am Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. This tour includes information about the architecture and how the lodge was built, they also school you on the artwork, totem poles and the paintings located at the Wilderness Lodge. If interested call WL-407-824-3200
The Fort Wilderness Campground– “Campfire Program”
- No admission fee and its open to all WDW resort guests.
- It begins around 7 p.m. during the Fall/Winter season and 8 p.m. after the time changes in April through the Summer.
- Held near the Meadow Trading Post in the campfire area.
- Chip and Dale make an appearance to visit & sign autographs. The program begins with a sing-along led by a Disney Cast Member and a marshmallow roast around campfire rings. You can bring your own marshmallows or buy them at the Chuck Wagon. They also have available for purchase; pizza, hot dogs, candy, nachos, juice, popcorn, sodas, coffee, beer and other refreshments at the Chuck Wagon. The sing-along lasts about 40 minutes. Next, a Disney animated feature or two, depending upon the season, shown on a large outdoor screen. If it rains on your parade, lol~ the sing-along is still held on the porch of the Meadow Trading Post.
Tri-Circle-D Ranch & Farm/Stables– located at the Settlement (the marina).
- Guests can also watch a blacksmith attach horseshoes to Cindy’s Ponies. All sorts of animals to enjoy at Fort Wilderness, my kids particularly like the pony rides for children from 10 am to 5 pm for $5. If interested call FW- 407-824-2900
Polynesian Village Resort- Island Guides are part of the Lobby Concierge. They are ready and willing to answer your Polynesian and Walt Disney World questions.
- They also have children’s activities such as; daily lei, bracelet making, and arts and crafts activities.
- Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort has a special “Kukui Nut” tree. The tree was brought here from Hawaii. A time capsule is located at the bottom of the tree. If interested in the POLY- 407-824-2000
Animal Kingdom Lodge- Recent programs offered at the resort;
- Flamingo feedings at the Flamingo Pond,
- Music of the Savanna in the Sunset Lounge
- Animal viewing with Night Vision
- Adventure Camp~ children ages 6-14 includes ostrich egg painting.
- Outside, at the Arusha Rock, there is nightly African storytelling next to Ogun’s Fire pit.
At Animal Kingdom Lodge you can also enjoy a Restaurant Tours:
- Learn “The Meaning Behind the Décor” At Jiko Restaurant
- Jiko, Boma, and Sanaa offer culinary tours each day! These tours cover some of the decor and meaning behind the architecture of the restaurants and also explain certain menu items. Bread and Dip Tasting at Jiko
Other Freebies to enjoy:
- Sit and enjoy the Bars, located at most of the Moderate & Deluxe Disney Resorts- they offer entertainment and light snacks at no extra cost~try POR & watch Sideshow Bob.
- Some other fun freebies~ jump on Disney Transportation: ride the bus, monorail and water taxis. My family enjoys doing this and it can be relaxing after a long park day.
- Take a stroll at the Boardwalk and enjoy the Street Performers and Jugglers.
- Head towards Downtown Disney and people watch, always a great time. Play in the water play area or play at the LEGO store. Visit the Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop and possibly grab a free treat~ maybe a few, if you’re really SWEET (get it, ha-ha). Listen outside the House of Blues, Raglan Road and Bongos Cuban Café they always have great LIVE entertainment.
- Resort Hop, not to be confused with pool hopping (that’s a no-no.) My family loves to explore other resorts on off park days.
- Picture taking is always a blast~ so many great spots for that special photo.
- Catch a fireworks show from different locations around Walt Disney World Resort property or the “Electrical Water Pageant” from one of the monorail resorts.
- There is so much to see and do for FREE at Walt Disney World. Buy a dole whip or a favorite souvenir with the money you save. Enjoy Saving!
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