Not All Disney Magic Is Found In The Parks!

Hey everyone, Mickey here!

So, I know that basically the  main reason to go to Walt Disney World is to go to all of the parks and Downtown Disney, but have you heard about some of the cool activities that the resorts offer as well?  You can choose anything from campfires, carriage rides, movies, and so much more.  I, personally, loved going to the Boardwalk.  You can basically walk around and see a whole bunch of side acts.  Now I’m not trying to brag, but I was a part of one.

Kody at Boardwalk

If only you guys could have seen how the act actually went down.  It was very embarrassing on my part, yet, it was also a lot of fun.

Here is a quick little list that I think would be probably the best activities to do while visiting the Mouse at WDW.

1. View animals in the dark with night vision binoculars 

At Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, you can walk outside at night and use a pair of night vision binoculars to get a great view of how the animals act at night.  Not a lot of people know about this, but I can tell you that it is defiantly worth your time.  I was able to take a night during my DCP to travel over to the resort and give it a try.  It is such a fun experience.  Now, you might have to share with somebody since they have a limited number of binoculars, but trust me it’s worth the wait.

2. Campfire Anyone? 

If you ever feel like having a good ol’ fashioned sing-a-long and a s’more, then head over to Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and join Chip ‘n’ Dale.  After everyone is done making their s’mores, the resort also plays a movie on a big blow up movie screen for everyone to enjoy.

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(Photo from: http://www.buildabettermousetrip.com/activity-campfire.php)

3. Carriage  Rides 

This is one of my all time favorite ideas Disney has.  You can take a nice carriage ride through Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground or Disney’s Port Orleans-Riverside Resort.  I, personally, would choose to go through Riverside.  There’s just something about the way the resort is set up that I think would be more fun for this type of activity.  They also offer a Holiday Sleigh Ride during December, which is essentially the same ride, just with a lot more Christmas spirit.  However, this particular sleigh ride only departs from Fort Wilderness.  I have yet to go on the carriage ride, but I will someday.  By the way, this would be a great date idea for anyone out there looking for a great way to impress that special someone.  Even if you’ve been married 50 years, it’s never to late to try to impress and do something fun and new.

4. Parasailing 

Sammy Duvall’s Watersports Centre located at Disney’s Contemporary Resort offers parasailing and much more.  If you have never been parasailing then I don’t know what you’re doing with your life because it’s one of the best feelings in the world. But, what makes this particular location extra special is that you get to be flying high above the water and see the Magic Kingdom.  I can’t even begin to think about how much fun this would be.  They also offer a number of different water vehicles that you can rent and drive out on the lake.

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(Photo from: http://wdwprince.wordpress.com/)

5. Boardwalk 

Flat and simple, just go to Disney’s Boardwalk Resort and walk around.  There is so much to see!  A lot of great performers have shows all along the Boardwalk, especially at night.  There are bikes you can rent to take for a spin around the area, but please be careful!  I played a game of corn-hole with a family while I was there.  There is also a piano bar called Jellyrolls, which I heard makes for a great night out (without the kids).  It is a 21 and over bar, but you can bet the next time I’m in WDW, I am making a stop there.

There are plenty of other activities to go and do at the resorts so don’t just stick with some of my ideas.  If not, just go from resort to resort and check them all out.  They are all so unique and beautifully designed that is it just breath-taking. Now go, have some fun!

“You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”                    – Walt Disney

–Mickey

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