December 16, 2013

Fun Stuff: Recreation Activities at Walt Disney World



Recreational activities available at the Disney World inducing activities that have a cast member discount.



Extreme Recreational Activities at WDW



Richard Petty Driving Experience - If you've ever dreamed of being behind the wheel of a 600 horsepower Winston Cup style stock car, the Richard Petty Driving Experience can make your dreams come true!

Exotic Driving Experience at Walt Disney World SPEEDWAY - Combine some of the world's finest automobiles with a track specifically designed for drivers to safely experience their awe-inspiring acceleration, speed and handling and you have "Exotic Driving Experience". Exotic Driving Experience features supercars by Ferrari, Lamborghini, Audi, and Porsche.


Nature Experiences


Fishing Excursions - Disney's Fort Wilderness Marina, Disney’s Port Orleans, Yacht/Beach Club, Disney's Boardwalk, Downtown Disney Marketplace


Guided Bass Fishing - excursions serving the Magic Kingdom resort area in the Bay Lake & Seven Seas Lagoon area which includes:

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Disney's Polynesian Resort
Disney's Contemporary Resort
Disney's Wilderness Lodge
Old Key West
Saratoga Springs
Port Orleans Riverside and French Quarter
Coronado Springs
Caribbean Beach
Yacht & Beach Club
Boardwalk Inn
Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
Downtown Disney Marina


Times & Prices:

Maximum 5 guests per boat:
7:00am - 9:00am
10:00am - 12:00pm
7:00am - 12:00pm
10:00am - 2:00pm
1:30pm - 3:30pm

PRICE: (tax exempt)

$170 - 2 Hours (Single Person) 1:30 ONLY

$270 - 2 Hours (2-5 People) 7:00 & 10:00 ONLY

$235 - 2 Hours (2-5 People) 1:30 ONLY

$455 - 4 Hours (2-5 People) 7:00am - 11:00am & 10:00 - 2:00


Includes: Fishing equipment, rod, reel, artificial bait, shiners, and beverage for refreshments. Guests may not bring their own food, beverage, or coolers. Guests may bring their own equipment, but the price remains the same. Guests will receive a voucher for a free BASS Membership which includes 11 issues of Bass Magazine.

Reservations: Can be made 90 days ahead of time and are required 24 hours in advance. Contact: (407) WDW-PLAY (407-939-7529) Any Walt Disney World Resort Guest Service location: (8-285-6730).

Cancellations: Reservation are required. 24-hour notice required for cancellations. A credit card or resort ID is required at the time of the reservation. Guests failing to show or who do not cancel with at least 24-hour notice will be charged in full.


Horse Drawn Excursions & Carriages



Wagon Rides


Offered on a first come, first served basis, you can take an old-fashioned horse drawn wagon ride for a 45 minute tour of Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.

$8.00 (ages 10 and up); $5.00 (ages 3 - 9), No charge for children under age 3.
Children ages 3 - 11 must be accompanied by an adult
Departs from Pioneer Hall at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. On select evenings a fireworks ride will replace the 9:30pm outing. No reservations are accepted.


Group Wagon Rides are $300 per hour and can accommodate 30 to 35 guests. Advance reservations for Groups can be made up to 24 hours in advance by calling 407-824-2832.

Carriage Rides



Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

A relaxing and cozy 25 -minute carriage ride through Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.
$45.00 for 25 minutes (includes tax)

Tickets are sold by the carriage drivers
Cash and Disney Resort guest room charge only. No credit cards are accepted
Small carriage holds 2 adults and 1 small child.
Large carriage holds 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 small children.
Reservations nightly (weather permitting)
Begins at 6:00 pm with the last ride departing at 9:30pm
Departs from Crockett’s Tavern at Pioneer Hall.
Beverages are permitted


Advance reservations can be made up to 180 days ahead by calling 407-WDW-PLAY. A $45 fee for no-shows or cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will apply. Walk-ups may be available. Carriage Rides may be cancelled due to weather problems.


Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort



A relaxing and cozy 25 -minute carriage ride through Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort
$45.00 for 25 minutes (includes tax)
Tickets are sold by the carriage drivers
Cash and Disney Resort guest room charge only. No credit cards are accepted
Large carriage holds 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 small children.
Reservations nightly (weather permitting)
Begins at 6:00 pm with the last ride departing at 9:30pm
Departs from in front of the Boatwright's Dining Hall
Beverages are permitted

Advance reservations can be made up to 180 days ahead by calling 407-WDW-PLAY. A $45 fee for no-shows or cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will apply. Walk-ups may be available. Carriage Rides may be cancelled due to weather problems.


Horseback Riding


This 45-minute to one hour guided trail ride goes through the wooded areas of Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.

Offered daily at 8:30am, 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00am and 2:30pm

Check-in is 30 minutes prior to the ride time. If you arrive after the Safety Announcement, you will not be permitted to ride.

Cost is $46. Reservations are required and can be made up to 180 days in advance by calling. Cancellation of rides may occur due to inclement weather.  
Maximum weight is 250 pounds. Helmets are recommended and are provided at no charge. Nothing can be carried while on horseback. Small storage lockers to hold cameras and backpacks are provided at no charge. No open-toed shoes, flip-flops or strapless shoes should be worn for riding.

Pick up tickets on the same day at the Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground Kennel at least 30 minutes prior to start of ride. 

Reservations are recommended and can be made up to 180 days in advance by calling: Disney Reservation Center at 407-939-7529

Archery Experience

Cast members receive 50% off. Restrictions apply.

Following instructions in the use of a compound bow, you'll take aim at the bullseye in the range target.

WHERE: Ft. Wilderness
WHEN: Thursday, Friday, Saturday
TIME: 2:45 - 3:15
AGE: 6 and up
PRICE: $25 plus tax

The Archery Experience can be booked by calling 407-WDW-PLAY. Upon arrival you check in at the Ft. Wilderness Bike Barn.


Water Sports


Water Recreation




Sammy Duvall's Water Sports Center offers water activities located at the Disney's Contemporary Resort Marina . Sammy Duvall's Water Sports Centre offers the following activities: Parasailing, Waterskiing, Wakeboarding, Kneeboarding, Jet Skiing, and Tubing.  Cast Members receive 10% off

Reservations are recommended and can be made 90 days in advance by calling 407-939-0754. There is a 24 hour cancellation policy.

Single Flight :
Regular - $95+ tax per flight (8-10 minutes at 450 feet)
Deluxe - $ 130+ tax per flight (10-12 minutes at 600 feet)
Tandem Flight:
Regular - $170+ tax per flight (8-10 minutes at 450 feet)
Deluxe - $195+ tax per flight (10-12 minutes at 600 feet)

You must be at least 5 years old to participate. Weight requirement is a minimum of 125 lbs., maximum of 330. If a participant is under the minimum requirement, he/she may accompany another flier to meet the minimum weight. Children under age 18 must have an adult present to sign waivers prior to departure.


Parasail schedule:
7 days a week (weather permitting)
9:00am - 4:30pm - Departures every 30 minutes during summer season
10:00am - 4:30pm - Departures every 30 minutes during the winter season


Water Skiing/Wakeboarding/Kneeboarding/Tubing

Rental & Rates:
$85 + tax: 30 minutes
$165 + tax: One hour
$185 + tax: Premium Trip includes pick up and drop off for Bay Lake Resorts.


Each boat can accommodate up to 5 guests. Children under age 18 must have an adult present to sign waivers.


Personal Watercraft/ Wave Runners 

$135 + tax: One Hour guided excursion offered during these hours:

Time:
Summer Season: 9:00am
Winter Season: 10:00am thru 4:00pm

Price:

$80 + tax: 30 minutes
$135 + tax: One hour


Non-guided excursions available from 9:00am year round

All of the Personal Watercraft can hold up to 3 guests with a combined weight that's less than 400 pounds. All drivers must be age 16 or over and must present a valid state issued Driver's License or Permit with photo ID when they check in. No exceptions. A credit card is required to be used as a damage deposit. Children under age 18 must have an adult present to sign waivers prior to departure.



Other Recreation



WDW Specialty Fireworks Cruises



Wishes Cruise (Basic) - MAGIC KINGDOM WISHES CRUISE (BASIC) 21' Tracker Pontoon

Price: $292.88, tax included for up to 8 guests. Price includes pontoon boat, driver, water, soda and bagged snacks - You may order Private Dining to be delivered to the cruise. The sound from the fireworks show is not provided on the boat.


Wishes Cruise (Premium) - MAGIC KINGDOM WISHES CRUISE (PREMIUM) 25' Tracker Pontoon

Price: $346.13, tax included for up to 10 guests. Price includes pontoon boat, driver, water, soda, bagged snacks and and audio feed of the fireworks music - Guests may order Private Dining to be delivered to the cruise. The sound from the fireworks show is provided on the boat.


Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage: This event begins with cookies, snacks and beverages before you "set sail" on your magical voyage where you'll have prime viewing of the Magic Kingdom's "Wishes" and "Electrical Water Pageant." Before you board, none other than Captain Hook and his hapless first-mate Mr. Smee arrive for some mayhem and photos. Your host for the night is "Patch," a pirate of dubious distinction. As you sail along the Seven Seas Lagoon, Patch will have you singing along and challenge you to some Disney Trivia. 

Your "ship will set anchor" at the perfect spot overlooking the Magic Kingdom to view "Wishes". From there you return to the pier while Patch regales you with the story of Peter Pan. When you arrive, you'll see that none other than Peter himself is there to greet you. Price: $57.50 (ages 10 and up) $33.01 (ages 3 - 9) 

Reservations: Can be made up to 180 days in advance. Requirements: Credit card charged when making the reservation. 48-hour cancellation policy Meeting location: Noted on the event board in Disney's Contemporary Resort


Illuminations Cruise (Basic) - Price: $325 plus tax for up to 10 guests. Price includes pontoon boat, driver, water, soda and bagged snacks. Guests may order Private Dining to be delivered to the cruise.


NOTE: It is customary to give your "captain" a gratuity. A credit card guarantee is due at the time of booking, but full payment is not due until time of service.



WDW Spa Services



Full service spas located on Disney property are found at the Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa and the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. Cast members discount may be apply.

Saratoga Springs Spa - Formerly the Spa at the Disney Institute, the Saratoga Springs Spa offers a full range of treatments including a Adirondack Stone Massage.

Disney's Grand Floridian Spa - Spa services at the Grand Floridian Resort location can be booked up to 4 months in advance.

Additionally, you can visit one of the health clubs found at the following resorts and make an appointment for a massage. The choices are limited and the facilities not as 'lush' as found at one of the dedicated spas:

  • Yacht and Beach Resort Ship Shape Health Club 
  • Boardwalk Inn's Muscles and Bustles Health Club 
  • Wilderness Lodge Sturdy Branches Health Club 
  • Coronado Springs La Vida Health Club 
  • Animal Kingdom Lodge Zahanati Massage and Fitness


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