Every day should be Spa day.

Have you ever given thought to trying one of the Spas at Disney World? Well, ponder no longer, I can help convince you it’s 100% worth every penny.

I hate massages… said nobody, ever

First of all, there are several spas at Disney World but I recommend “Senses – A Disney Spa at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort“. It’s the biggest of all the spas at Disney which allows for more room to spread out and relax. It’s located at Saratoga Springs resort and you can get there by driving, via Disney Bus or boat from Disney Springs or my favorite take a quick uber if you are already on Disney World property.

When you book any spa service, you’ll have full access to the spa facilities for the entire day. Therefore, I recommend arriving a few hours early or staying a few hours after your session.

When you first walk in you’ll be greeted and given a tour of the facilities if you’ve never been. You’ll also be escorted to your locker room and given a robe and slippers to wear. You’ll have the chance to lock up your bag, cell phone and any other items in a personal locker. Just about everything you could need is readily available such as towels, toothbrushes, hairbrush and hairstyling tools. That said, you’ll need to bring your own swimsuit for use in the whirlpool and sauna.

When waiting for your service to begin, you’ll be in the relaxation room. Here you can find light beverages and snacks. Your attendant will arrive in the room and call your name. At the conclusion of your service, you can head back to the relaxation room for an adult beverage or you can go straight back to the locker room.

I’ve had massages, pedicures, and manicures and everything has been amazing! Remember to be sure to ask about discounts. On my last visit they were offering 15-25% off for Annual Passholders, Disney Visa cardholders or DVC. In addition, a 20% gratuity is automatically added on every spa service.

I cannot speak highly enough about the Disney Spas. They are especially wonderful after one of the RunDisney races or mid vacation when you’re feet are especially aching. End the day with a wonderful meal at Disney Springs or fireworks at Magic Kingdom for the extra luxurious feel.

Have you tried one of the spas? Leave a comment and let me know below!… Read the rest

Early Morning Toy Story Land Experience

Did you miss getting a FastPass the Disney’s newest rides? Are you a morning person? If so, this new experience might be for you!

On select Monday’s and Wednesday’s at Hollywood Studios you can meet Buzz, Woody and Jessie. You’ll also be able to ride Slinky dog, Alien Swirling Saucers and Toy Story Mania! The cost is $79 for adults and $69 for children ages 3-9.

The early morning event is open from 7:30-8:45 am. A continental style breakfast buffet is also included and available from 8:30-10:00 am. The park will open at 9 am for everyone else, so make sure to ride everything before going for food.

In addition to the price of this experience, please note you must also have theme park admission. If traveling from a Disney Resort, Disney recommends to allow up to 1.5 hours for transportation. I would recommend taking an uber or lyft.

This event appears to be offered through December. You can also find out more info here or call Disney at 407-827-7350.

What are your thoughts? Is the cost worth the benefit? Have you been yet? Leave me a comment below!

 

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New Disney Parks Playlist on Apple Music

Have you heard that Disney has a new Disney Parks playlist. You can find it on the Play Disney Parks and Apple Music apps. I know I’m super excited about this!

Check out the Animal Kingdom playlist! I can’t wait to listen!

Also, If you haven’t checked out the new Play Disney Park app, you should. The graphics are super adorable and it looks amazing. If you’re at the parks it makes waiting in line for attractions a bit more interactive and fun. If you are at home you can enjoy a little Disney Magic with some trivia.

Check out more info here. I already downloaded a playlist on my phone. Whoops! 🙂… Read the rest

Extra Magic: Touring Walt Disney World

As a former cast member, and Disney enthusiast, I’m always looking for something new to do at Disney World. I’ve been on several tours over the years and if you haven’t been backstage or taken a tour, I would highly recommend trying one out. There are a variety of tours to fit different budgets, time constraints, and interests.

Some things to consider:

  • Tours might take an entire day or most of a day.
  • Toddlers and small children under 4 are most likely not able to attend the tour.
  • All tours require payment in full at the time of booking.
  • Cancellation policies can be strict. For example, you will lose your deposit if you cancel without at least 48 hours notice.
  • Some tours are not wheelchair accessible.
  • Most tours do not include theme park admission.

When you call to book your tour, the agent on the phone with you will go over everything in detail. Make sure to ask any questions you may have. You can call to book your tour at: 407-939-7529 or 407-WDW-PLAY 

For the animal enthusiast:

Interested in taking a ride on a Segway? For something off the beaten path check out the Wilderness Back Trail Adventure which is at Ft. Wilderness Resort.

Will you pick the dark or light side? Check out the Star Wars Guided Tour at Hollywood Studios to train as the next Jedi or Sith.

The Behind the Seeds tours at Epcot’s Land Pavilion is a great choice if you are interested in hydroponics or natural science. It’s an hour long and only $25/$20for adults and children. it’s something the entire family can attend without breaking the bank!

If you are like me and Magic Kingdom is your favorite park, check out the Keys to the Kingdom tour which includes lunch and a keepsake. It’s my favorite tour I’ve ever been on at Disney and you’ll have lots bragging rights that you got to visit the famed utilidors. For the lighter version of the keys to the kingdom take a peek at the Walt Disney: Marveline to Magic Kingdom Tour.  If the little or not so little ones in your life love trains then the Disney’s The Magic Behind our Steam Trains Tour might be for you.… Read the rest