When you think of Walt Disney World in Florida,
do you think of four theme parks only? You may be
surprised to learn that the resort offers much,
much more! Whether you enjoy shopping, dining, swimming,
boating, fishing, or various sports activities,
you’ll find that WDW offers a little something for
everyone in the family!
For example, in addition to the four Disney theme
parks: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Animal Kingdom, and
Disney's MGM Studios, there are also two other fabulous
water parks: Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon.
Both parks offer fun for every age! Recently, Disney
made this annoucement:
Changes to Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach Operating
The Walt Disney World® Resort has revised the operating
calendars for Disney's Blizzard Beach and Disney's
Typhoon Lagoon Water Parks. For a brief time beginning
April 27, 2003, Blizzard Beach will operate Sunday
through Thursday and Typhoon Lagoon will operate
Wednesday through Saturday.
Did you know that you can go on fishing excursions
during your WDW vacations? They have two-hour Largemouth
Bass catch-and-release programs available from three
different marinas at WDW! The program includes fishing
equipment and refreshments. They’re offered daily
at 7am for $210 per boat, 10am for $195, or 1:30pm
for $180. You can have up to five guests per boat.
Reservations can be made 90 days in advance. Kids’
(ages 6-12). Fishing excursions are also available
at the Yacht/Beach Club Resorts and the BoardWalk
Inn and Villas. Interested in renting a boat? Disney
rents pontoon boats, canopy boats, 14’ sailboats,
and 14’ Catamarans at various marinas througout
the resort. Want something small, but fast? How
about renting a Mercury Water Mouse? Parent and
child can enjoy this fun mini power boat for 30
minutes at a cost of $20.
If you want to try something more adventurous, check
out waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing, or parasailing
at the Contemporary or Caribbean Beach Resorts!
The parasailing is $75 for one person, $115 for
tandem. Canoeing is available at the Fort Wilderness
Resort and Campground. Each canoe can hold up to
three people and costs only $6.50 for 30 minutes
or $11 for one hour! Also at Fort Wilderness, the
Tri-Circle-D Ranch offers a variety of recreational
activities for the entire family. For those nine
years and older, you can go on trail riders for
$23 per person. For the younger crowd, pony rides
and a petting farm are available from 10am – 5pm
daily. The petting farm is free; the cost of the
pony ride is $3 per person. Each evening (7pm &
9pm), you can catch a relaxing one-hour hayride.
Adults are $6, children are $4.
Need something a little less active? How does a
fireworks or moonlight cruise sound? You can enjoy
a Pontoon boat fireworks cruise or a more romantic
45-foot Sea Ray yacht moonlight cruise! These reservations
can be hard to obtain because they are very popular
among resort guests, but the travel pixies at Our
Laughing Place are happy to help clients secure
these sought after reservations!
Walt Disney World also offers two miniature golf
courses, Winter Summerland and Fantasia Gardens,
as well as SIX magnificent full-scale golf courses.
Resort guests can make advance reservations for
tee times. Disney offers full-service pro-shops,
Play tennis? You can choose from clay court or hard
courts at WDW. Clay courts are available at the
Contemporary Resort and Grand Floridian Resort and
Spa. Hard courts can be found at the BoardWalk Inn
and Villas, Old Key West, Yacht/Beach Clubs and
Villas. All courts are lighted for nighttime play.
Bike paths and Mongoose bicycle rentals are available
to rent at the BoardWalk Inn and Villas, Caribbean
Beach, Coronado Springs, Fort Wilderness, Old Key
West, Port Orleans, and Wilderness Lodge! The rental
at most resorts is approximately $6 per hour or
$14 per day.
Don’t forget, Disney also has the World of Sports
Complex offering a variety of sporting events, such
as baseball, soccer, volleyball, basketball, or
Check with one of our travel pixies for more information.
For more information on the many exciting adventures
at the Walt Disney World resort, contact the travel
pixies at Our Laughing Place! We’d love to help
you. Just fill out a
travel query to get started!