Part of my Disney Bucket List is to be at Walt Disney World for each holiday. The next holiday is this weekend: St. Patrick’s Day. While this isn’t a wildly popular holiday for everyone, it would be so much fun to celebrate it at Raglan Road at Downtown Disney!
Here is the info straight from the Raglan Road web site:
to the first stop aboard Magical Blogorail Green. Enjoy the ride as we share
with you Halloween Festivities in Disney Parks.
Today, I’m going to share alternatives to celebrating Halloween at Walt Disney World that don’t cost as much money! In the past, Downtown Disney has provided a free Trick or Treat option for families on Halloween night called “Happy Hauntings.” But, when I started doing some research for this post, I learned that this is not an option for 2011. Instead, Downtown Disney will offer Halloween decorations, entertainment and fall menu items in some of the restaurants. I was a bit disappointed in this, but that’s how it goes.
Another alternative to going to MNSSHP or Downtown Disney is to spend time at select resorts! Many of the resorts will be having fun activities, great decorations and special events on Halloween, at least they did in 2010~
- At the Wilderness Lodge, there were crafts in the lobby, haunted duck races, a costume parade, trick or treating and the evening will close with a movie on the beach.
- At Saratoga Springs, there were Halloween themed activities throughout the day with crafts, guessing games, cupcake decorating, a costume contest, trick or treating and a movie under the stars.
- At Port Orleans, there was a pool party, games, dancing, trivia and an outdoor movie.
- At Old Key West, there was pumpkin decorating, Halloween crafts, a pool party, a costume contest, trick or treating and a movie.
you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Walt Disney World Not Just For Kids!
is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop
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Stop ~ Adventures of a Disney Princess
Minnie Moo was a Holstein cow born in 1984 with a large hidden Mickey in her spots. She died in 2001, but prior to her death, she lived at Walt Disney World. She moved to WDW in 1990 from Minnesota. She lived in Mickey’s Toontown Fair at the Magic Kingdom for a period of time before moving to the Petting Farm at the Tri-Circle D Ranch at Fort Wilderness. When Minnie Moo was living at “Grandma Duck’s Farm” in Toontown, I had the chance to see her and snap this picture.
I have read that there is a plaque for Minnie Moo at the barn at Fort Wilderness. I’ll have to check that out while I’m visiting this week! 😉
The summer months in Central Florida can be extremely HOT! If you have small children, I would consider taking breaks throughout the day to cool off by getting wet! There are so many ways to “get wet” while at WDW.
1. You can always play in the afternoon showers! It seems like there is a “summer shower” almost every afternoon during the summer.
2. Ride a “Water Ride.” There are lots of rides that are in boats on water, but I’m referring to the rides that get you wet: Splash Mountain at the Magic Kingdom and Kali River Rapids at Animal Kingdom. (Or just stand on the bridge by either of these attractions and see if you can get splashed!)
3. Play in the “water fountain fun” in the parks! Downtown Disney Marketplace offers a great place to splash around in water fountains. At Epcot, you can splash in the fountains between the Fountain of Nations and the World Showcase. You can also play in the “jumping water” outside of Imagination. At Animal Kingdom you can play in fountains near Kali River Rapids and use the elephant squirters to get the riders wet on Kali River! I don’t recall any water features for children at Hollywood Studios or Magic Kingdom. Just remember to pack a towel, a change of dry clothes and even a swim diaper and swim suit!
4. Return to your resort and take a dip in the pool! Or better yet, resort hop and try other pools!
5. Spend the day at Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach.
6. Last, for the older, daredevil types, you can rent motorboats, go parasailing, or waterski on Bay Lake!
What am I forgetting? What is your favorite way to cool off with water during the hot summer days at WDW?