Disney World is home to an endless variety of tours, special entertainment, and recreational offerings. There are unique experiences to suit every interest, and the options for personalizing your vacation are endless. Consider adding a little extra magic to your next Disney World Vacation with one of the following Enchanting Extras.
1. Capture Your Moment Photo Sessions
A Capture Your Moment photo session is the perfect way to commemorate your Disney World vacation. You can book these private 20-minute photo sessions with a PhotoPass photographer and capture photos around the park with their expert guidance – perfect for celebrating a special occasion or getting some family photos!
Capture Your Moment photo sessions are offered at all four parks (Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios), and the PhotoPass photographer can help make suggestions for locations and poses. Each 20-minute session is $79 (and can include up to 8 people in your party); you will also need to purchase the Memory Maker separately in order to receive your photo downloads.
2. Disney’s Keys To The Kingdom Tour
To get an insider’s look at Magic Kingdom, consider booking a Keys to the Kingdom tour. This 5-hour tour with a dedicated expert cast member will give you a glimpse at the inner workings of the magic. Peek at the famed “Utilidor” tunnels, learn secrets of your favorite attractions and pick up some tips/trivia! You will also enjoy a delicious lunch during your tour.
The cost of this special tour is $114 per person. Advance reservations are highly recommended.
3. Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise
Experience the fireworks in a whole new way when you embark on a Sparkling Dessert Cruise. You will board a ferry boats departing the Ticket and Transportation Center, and set sail onto the sparkling waters of Seven Seas Lagoon. Enjoy beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available) and desserts on board while you take in the views. You will also receive a pair of special “Mickey Vision” glasses to enhance your fireworks viewing experience.
Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise takes place on select Wednesday and Saturday nights. Pricing is $99 for adults, $69 for children ages 3 to 9 (tax and gratuity included).
4. Senses Spas At The Grand Floridian and Saratoga Springs
For a little pampering and relaxation during your Disney World vacation, book a service at Senses Spa at either Grand Floridian Resort or Saratoga Springs Resort. Experience luxurious signature treatments and a tranquil environment at these world-class spas. Services include massage therapy, facials and more – perfect for rejuvenating during your trip.
5. Horseback Trail Riding And Pony Rides
For a fun and unique outdoor activity, head on over to Tri-Circle D Ranch at Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground to experience horseback trail riding. Riders aged 9 and older (over 48 inches tall and weighing under 250 lbs) can ride through a woodland setting at a steady walking pace on a 45-minute trail ride. Trail rides are $55 per person.
For younger cowboys and cowgirls, pony rides are the perfect pace for riders at least 2 years of age, under 80 pounds, no taller than 48 inches and able to hang on by themselves. Pony rides are $8 per person.
6. Fireworks Dining Package At EPCOT
Experience a feast for your tastebuds and your eyes when you book a fireworks dining package at EPCOT. Available at Spice Road Table or Rose & Crown Dining Room, you can watch the Harmonious fireworks show from a seated outdoor table while you dine on a delicious prix fixe menu. This is a unique and relaxing way to experience the show! Advance reservations for these experiences are highly recommended.
7. Splitsville Luxury Lanes Bowling
Head on over to Disney Springs and visit Splitsville Luxury Lanes for a modern and luxurious bowling experience. This is a fun activity for the whole family, and perfect for ending the day at Disney Springs. The Dining Room menu features American classics, sushi, pizza and more.
8. Wild Africa Trek At Animal Kingdom
Experience a close encounter with exotic African wildlife – all without leaving Disney World! When you book this private VIP tour, you get to embark on a 3-hour exclusive look at the habitats and animals of Africa in Animal Kingdom. Walk through exotic landscapes, ride in a rugged safari vehicle, and dine on delicious African-inspired snacks during your tour. You will also receive complimentary photos of your adventure!
The cost for this once-in-a-lifetime tour is $199 per person. Make sure to review Disney’s know-before-you-go recommendations to make sure this tour is the right fit for you!
9. Behind the Seeds Tour
Fans of Living with the Land were delighted to see the popular Behind the Seeds Tour returning this October. Check out the innovative greenhouses and fish farm during this 1-hour walking tour. You’ll learn about the unique growing techniques, fish, garden and natural sciences during this backstage peek at Living with the Land.
The cost for this tour is $35 per person.
10. Cabana Rental
A pool day at your DVC resort is the perfect way to relax and unwind during your Disney World vacation! Rent a cabana to experience ultimate comfort and luxury poolside. You’ll enjoy privacy and comfort in a shaded cabana with couches and lounge chairs, ceiling fans, TVs, mini refrigerators stocked with complimentary sodas and water, plush towels and more.
Cabana rentals are available at the Contemporary Resort / Bay Lake Tower, Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and Beach Club Resort/Yacht Club Resort. At the Grand Floridian and Beach Club/Yacht Club, you will also enjoy a dedicated cast member providing service to the cabanas!
Which of Disney’s Enchanting Extra would you want to do most? Let us know in the comments!
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