Resort Activities for Kids - Poolside RecreationLast time I talked about the Kids Clubs and Community Halls.  Now I want to share with you some of the recreational activities that the Walt Disney World resorts have to offer.

When you check in to any Disney resort you will find a Calendar of Events for that month in your welcome package.  If your trip covers two months then you will receive the current and following month calendars.

Each resort’s activities are slightly different and there are offering for all ages.   Most of the activities are FREE!  Yes, Disney is doing something for free.  But some do have nominal charges (i.e. $5 for a craft activity to purchase the supplies)

Most activities center around the pools but look carefully as some activities can be located at a resort community hall or elsewhere on property.

Recreation Sheet - All Star Sports      Recreation Sheet - Animal Kingdom Lodge

All of the activities are run by designated Cast Members.  These Cast Members are some of the best on site.  They are typically part of the Disney College Program and all day long their task is to make everyone happy and to play.

Can’t think of a better job and these Cast Members will always bring a smile to your face and somehow talk you into doing the Hokie Pokie poolside.

A couple of highlights:

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Pool Parties – Most afternoons you can find a DJ by the pool playing great music from Radio Disney.  Cast Members will lead dances and there may even be a contest or two.

Games, Games, Games – Starting around 1:00 pm you will find different games offered each hour.  Popular games include Twister, Bingo, Disney Trivia and Pool Tosses.

Crafts – Usually once per day you can find a craft for those kids that want to use their hands.  They typically offer options like painting on canvas, ceramics and creating a t-shirt. There may be a small fee for this but don’t all kids (and grown ups) like to make their own souvenirs.

Swim in Movies – On most nights they put a screen up poolside.  You can catch a swim and a Disney film at the same time.

Storytelling – At some resorts Cast Members tell stories from their homelands. Animal Kingdom Lodge is well known for this with storytelling offered some afternoons in the library and each evening around the camp fire.

Roasting Marshmallows – This one is free and only offered at resorts with a fire pit.  The best known is Chip ‘n’ Dale’s Campfire Sing-A-Long at Fort Wilderness. While at the other resorts roasting marshmallows are free there is a nominal fee for a Smore’s Kit at the Campfire Sing a Long.  But you do get Chip ‘n’ Dale and a sing a long…

 Chip 'n' Dale's Campfire Sing-A-Long at Fort Wilderness

This photo of Walt Disney World is courtesy of WDW News

Fun hint:  You can participate in activities at most Disney Resorts even if you are not staying there.  Concierge can give you a copy of that resort’s schedule.

Hope this gave you some ideas for things to do around the resorts.

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