New Disney Resort Activities: Chocolate, Crafts, Pirate Crew, And More

Are you itching for something extra fun to try while enjoying the Magic? The folks at Disney are masters of the “experience” and these new and old adventures on property can add a little more Disney fun to your next visit!

Captain Hook’s Pirate Crew at Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Let’s start with the littles.  Guests from 4-12 years old can navigate the seas (well, Crescent Lake!) with Hook himself! They will be looking for some treasure, can make some friends and are treated to a pirate feast while their parents are doing adult things or just relaxing by the pool, knowing the kids are safe and having fun!

Yo Ho! Yo Ho! Your 4-12 year old can join Hook and his Crew for an epic pirate adventure that includes lunch! Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Yo Ho! Yo Ho! Your 4-12 year old can join Hook and his Crew for an epic pirate adventure that includes lunch! Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The cost is $55 per child plus tax. From now until May 31, Annual Passholders are able to receive a 10% discount. DVC members are also able to  receive at 10% discount but there is no cut-off date. To get more info or reserve a spot, call 407-824-KIDS.

Being out on the water in an adventure will sure make a kid hungry, don't worry, Disney has that covered! Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Being out on the water in an adventure will sure make a kid hungry, don’t worry, Disney has that covered! Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Mermaid School

Mermaid School is back in session! Guests ages 4 and over can go to mermaid school on select dates beginning March 1. The school is located in some of the best spots on property; Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s All Star Music Resort and even the newest Disney’s Riviera Resort.  Yes, you can really swim like a mermaid, tail and all, just like Ariel, for $55 per person per class plus tax and you can sign up now at 407-WDW-PLAY.

The Chocolate Workshop, Presented by The Ganachery (NEW!)

A chocolate workshop? Really?? OK!!

This is a hands-on experience that will educate guests on what might be the most popular sweet on planet earth, all in the stunning atmosphere of their newest resort, Disney’s Riviera.

A chef chocolatier from The Ganachery at Disney Springs will teach guests how to taste chocolate, then guests will get a demonstration on how they make their amazing ganache and guests will make their own chocolate truffle pops!

The Ganachery at Disney's Riviera Resort will be presenting a Chocolate workshop that we might need to attend! Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved
The Ganachery at Disney’s Riviera Resort will be presenting a Chocolate workshop that we might need to attend! Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

For only $60 per person, this is a fun event for anyone, the classes are held on Sundays at 11 am and guests can sign up at 407-WDW-PLAY.

Crockett’s Craft Corner at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground

Get to the woods and let that inner artist out!

This workshop focuses on board, brush, and paint and asks guests from 8 years and older to express their love for color and art.

At the cost of $75 plus tax per guest, this 2-hour workshop will send guests home with their own newly created piece of art, a personal rustic wooden sign to enjoy or to gift to a favorite friend or family member. A light assortment of refreshments and treat are served to help bring out the artist in all of us!

Walt Disney World Resort Fun Runs

Looking for a fun way to see the sights and stay in shape while on Disney property? The races aren’t long (depending on your ability), but typically between 1.2-1.8 miles can be done quickly – but on some lovely courses!

Participating Disney Resorts include:

  • Disney’s Boardwalk Resort
  • Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney’s All-Star Resorts
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
  • Disney’s Riviera Resort.

These runs are easy on the wallet at $15 per person plus tax. They even include a prize for finishing, a Disney custom race bib, a selection of snacks, and of course, what Disney provides best, a Magical memory. Guests 2 and under are free and strollers are welcomed during these races! Sign up at 407-WDW-PLAY!

Enjoy extra experiences at Disney Resorts?  Done any, or want to?