• On Sep 13, 2019
    Melissa from PA 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.

    What are some of the free things to do the hotels offer?Ive heard of Hula lessons at the Poly, cookies at Animal Kingdom, not sure if this is accurate. Thank you

    Hi Melissa!

    You are correct!  Walt Disney World Resort Hotels offer many activities to their Guests.  Some, such as poolside games, lawn games, trivia night, cookie decorating, and Movies Under the Stars are complimentary.  Other activities such as arts and crafts, Mermaid School, or wine tasting require a fee.  You can pick up a recreation calendar with a listing of activities at your Resort Hotel's front desk.  Not all activities are offered every day, and the type of activities offered vary from resort to resort.  In addition to Hula lessons at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort and cookie decorating at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, here are a few other complimentary activities (not all activities offered at all resorts):

    • Sunrise Yoga
    • Water Aerobics
    • Scavenger Hunt
    • Resort Tours
    • Story Time
    • Dance Parties
    • Campfire (with S'mores kits available to purchase)
    My kids always loved participating in the poolside games.  They had a great time, and it was a great way to meet other kids.  (And it gave Mom a chance to relax poolside nearby!)  

    I hope that helps!  Please let us know if you have any additional questions as you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation.  Enjoy!

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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