Celebrating your birthday, anniversary or special accomplishment at Walt Disney World is really special. You can take this celebration to the next level by including a little extra pixie dust magic.
Disney offers a wide variety of options to plus your celebration, including free buttons.
When you make your reservations, for either your hotel or dining reservations, you have a chance to indicate if you are celebrating anything. Let them know because you might receive a special surprise with your meals. Also, don’t forget to ask for your celebration button when you check in at your hotel.
Another way of providing something extra for a celebration is to purchase an in room celebration.
If you order an in room celebration your room will be decorated for you when you arrive.
There are a lot of different celebration options to choose from ranging from special holiday celebrations, to celebration specific, to age groups.
Another way is to order a special cake to arrive at your meal.
There are a bunch of options that will suit everyone even including those with allergies or special diet restrictions.
For example, if you are looking for a gluten free or vegan cake, Erin McKenna bakery located in Disney Springs would be the place for you to go.
All other cakes can be ordered through Disney. However, make sure you let either bakery know which restaurant you are wanting to have your cake delivered to before you start the ordering process. Not all restaurants are owned by Disney and will not accept outside desserts.
While any celebration at Walt Disney World is memorable and magical, there are some additional ways to make it extra special.
Which way sounds the most appealing to you? Leave your comments below.
The Disney World Resort is probably the biggest playground in the United States. All of the attractions make days fun and nights exciting.
However, when you have a Mousekatot in tow that is spending a lot of time either in a stroller, holding hands and in line contained for most of the day, it is a good idea to take them to a safe place to let them run a little wild.
The imagineers foresaw this need and built several fun and unique playgrounds to accommodate the overactive imagination and abundance of energy that toddlers are blessed with.
Here is our Mousekatot Tot Five best playgrounds in Walt Disney World:
1. The Boneyard at Animal Kingdom Theme Park
This is probably the most expansive and developed playground that WDW has to offer.
Themed like a dinosaur dig, this playground offers a multi-level maze, a place where tots can pretend to excavate fossils, play musical bones set into a hillside, a Jeep to climb and play in, several interactive exhibits and a paradise for parents featuring large fans, shade and music.
This area is open for children 10 and under.
2. Port Orleans-Riverside
Nestled among the shaded walkways that lazily wind around the Port Orleans Riverside Resort is this relaxing playground for kids.
The two areas, one for tots and ones for bigger kids, makes this a great playground for families that have children of varying ages.
The shade and the quiet atmosphere make this playground one of the best.
3. Animal Kingdom Lodge
The deluxe resorts at Walt Disney World are known for have amazing amenities. This often includes gourmet dining options, lavish pools with exotic themes and bigger playgrounds.
This is the case with the playground at Animal Kingdom Lodge.
Featuring three different play structures complete with slides and corkscrew fire poles, this playground offers a wide variety of options for your little one to run wild.
4. Fort Wilderness
While Fort Wilderness’ playground is on the smaller side it still offers a lot.
Several slides, monkey bars and bridge will help your Mousekatot get some much needed physical activity with plenty of wide open space to run around.
If you combine the playground with all of the recreational activities like volleyball, basketball, and tennis it will provided an afternoon full of physical fun for the entire family.
5. Coronado Springs Resort
Second only to the Boneyard at Animal Kingdom when it comes to theming is the playground at Coronado Springs Resort.
Themed like ancient ruins, the playground gives kids the chance to swing, climb and slide just like Indiana Jones.
The close proximity to the pool is an added benefit that enables you to make a day of it with your Mousekatot.
What do you look for in a playground? Leave your comments below.
The wonderful thing about Walt Disney World is that around every corner there is magic. From the towel animals that are on the beds from mousekeeping to the fun buttons they give you to wear that show you are celebrating a special occasion.
The Walt Disney Company has even added an extra dose of pixie dust to offer unique lodging experiences that Mousekatots are sure to enjoy.
Today’s Tot Five will look at five of the most unique accommodations that the Walt Disney World Resort has to offer.
1. Royal Guest Rooms at Port Orleans Riverside
These rooms are fit for a princess. Every little detail, down to the carpet that resembles The Carpet from “Aladdin” has been thought about and included in the room.
The story is the room features mementos that Princess Tiana’s princess friends left behind.
The bathroom faucets are shaped like genie lamps from “Aladdin” and the bench resembles the dog that was turned into a footstool in “Beauty and the Beast.”
Scroll style artwork adorns the walls while plush red chairs look like they belong in the dining hall of a storybook. The linens look like they are made from rich dark blue tapestry that has fringe around the edges.
But, the most impressive and unique aspect are the headboards of the beds that feature a beautiful scene of the bayou complete with a sparkling fireworks light show and glittering lightening bugs in the foreground.
All the rooms are equipped with two queen beds and are unable to accommodate extra roll-away beds.
One of the major complaints that I have read is the location of these rooms to the food court and closest bus stop. According to TouringPlans.com, the walk takes about five to 10 minutes to each of these destinations depending how fast you walk.
There is an elevated cost for these particular rooms compared to the rest of the rooms at Riverside.
2. Pirate themed rooms at Caribbean Beach Resort
For those who are more fans of pirates than princesses, special rooms located at the Caribbean Beach Resort offer people the chance to sleep in their very own pirate ship.
The rooms feature beds shaped like pirate ships complete with twin lanterns and a mast at the back of the bed, curtains with the Jolly Roger emblazoned on them, carpet made to look like wooden planks and chest of drawers that look like cargo crates.
A lot of people like the theming, but say it can be a little over the top if you are not into it. However, this theme sounds like it will be the perfect fit for your swashbuckling Mousekatot.
Just like with the Royal Guest Rooms, the pirate themed rooms are located rather far from Old Port Royale, which is the hub for food and other amenities.
These themed rooms also cost an additional fee to stay.
3. Camping at Fort Wilderness
If you read my article yesterday all about the accommodations at Fort Wilderness, then you will know all about the various camping options including bringing your own RV, staying in one of Disney’s cabins or pitching your own tent.
The opportunity to experience wildlife, sleep under the stars and share stories around a campfire might be the perfect place for your Mousekatot to log some sweet dreams.
It would definitely be a unique experience for the entire family.
4. The Treehouses at Saratoga Springs Resort
What Mouekatot wouldn’t love to sleep in a treehouse?
Luckily, the Walt Disney Resort has created 60, three bedroom treehouses in the wooded area of the resort and are surrounded by the Lake Buena Vista Golf Course and a water way that flows into the Village Lake.
Each of the treehouses can sleep nine people and run about $130 to $230 more per night compared to similar two-bedroom villas. However, each villa comes with it’s own deck, charcoal grill and share a small pool and spa for just the treehouses. There are also two bus stops that service the treehouses.
5. The Bungalows at Polynesian Resort Village
If you have about $2,000 per night to spend on a hotel room, then you might want to consider staying at one of the breathtaking bungalows at the Polynesian Resort Village.
There are 20 of these Bora Bora Bungalows that have two bedrooms and can sleep about eight people with about 1650 square feet and an additional 300 square foot deck that offers views of the Magic Kingdom.
These bungalows might be the most expensive places to stay on property, but they may also be the most beautiful and unique.
Which one of these unique accommodations do you think your Mousekatot would like best? Leave your comments below.