Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 27, 2013
    Ron Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Apologies for the many questions but we normally come in May, we are coming Nov 25 - Dec 5th this time. When do the Water Parks shut for refurbishment? Also can we still do Mickey's Backyard BBQ and Chip N Dale's Campfire at this time? Thanks in advance :)

    Hi Ron!

    Thank you for submitting your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! It's great that you are planning your vacation so far in advance! You will definitely have the advantage of finding Typically, the water parks are refurbished in the winter months, however they always do one at a time, (i.e. Typhoon Lagoon may be closed November - December and Blizzard Beach may be closed January - February). It is too early to tell which one will be open in November. The best thing would be for you to check the schedules for Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach at least 30 days before your trip.

    As for Mickey's Backyard BBQ, this is a seasonal show that is offered on Thursdays and Saturdays from March through December. Advance reservations are highly recommended and can be made up to 180 days prior to your visit. I have never experienced it but only hear great things about it from my fellow moms. Chip ’N Dale’s Campfire Sing-a-long is a recreational activity offered at the Campsites located at Disney's Fort Wilderness Lodge. It generally begins around 7 p.m. during the fall/winter season and 8 p.m. beginning sometime in April through the summer.  The program begins with a sing-along led by a Disney cast member and a marshmallow roast around two campfire rings. While this is going on, Chip and Dale make an appearance to visit with guests and sign autographs. The sing-along lasts about 40 minutes. Your family will love it!

    If you have any other planning questions, please feel free to ask!



thumbnail image for Yael

Meet the Panelist: Yael, Florida

As a native Floridian, I've experienced the Disney Parks in every stage of life: as a child, a teenager, a newlywed, and now as a mom of three. My journey through the magic of Walt Disney World Resort has been filled with unforgettable moments and invaluable insights. Whether you're planning your first or your 100th visit, I'm eager to share my cherished memories and tried-and-true planning tips with you. Let's make your Disney experience as magical as mine have been! Learn More About Yael

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please log in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.