Our Disney World Family vacation was jam-packed with fun, and our last day was no exception. This was the time where we basically sat back, and were entertained, including live shows of our favorite animated Disney films at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and more live shows and action at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Our evening culminated in a dinner at Tiffin’s, which offers international dining in a gorgeous, exotically decorated setting that is perfect for a date night if you’re with your significant other… you must dine here!
On to our adventures…
Toy Story Mania
Every day our activities were more fun than the day before, and my sons favorite memories, the ones they truly loved best and keep talking about most, happened on this last day. After our character breakfast at Cape May Café, we headed toward Disney’s Hollywood Studio for some Toy Story Mania in Pixar Place fun, and it was sooo fun.
Toy Story Mania combines a twisty-turny ride with video game action, as you shoot targets on a 3D screen with your partner beside you, garnering points for your team, before being spin every minute or so to the next set of targets ready to jump out at you. The combination of a ride with interaction and competition made it exhilarating, and luckily, it wasn’t a short ride, so the boys utterly loved it.
If you have kids, you have to try this ride!
Beauty and the Beast + Frozen Live Shows
After our morning of fun, we headed to a live showing of Beauty and the Beast, which was beautifully done and relaxing. If you love Disney animated movies, you will appreciate enjoying them live, and hearing favorite songs. The show was about an hour, so younger children will enjoy it too.
Our first show was followed by a Frozen Sing- Along Celebration, with scenes from the movie, sing-alongs of those now very well-known, popular songs, and a comedy duo that kept parents and kids in stitches. At the end, snow fluttered out magically over the audience.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
After our wonderful family time at Disney’s Hollywood Studio, my husband and boys went over to Animal Kingdom while I learned a bit about Disney Vacation Club. My younger son loves, loves, loves animals (he wants to be a veterinarian one day) so I was happy they went, but missed the opportunity to see them seeing some new animals for the first time.
I was able to catch a ride on my own later on via Kilimanjaro Safaris, an open bus safari ride tour through Disney’s Animal Kingdom, before catching up with my family for the Festival of the Lion King Theater, also in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
After the show, we enjoyed our dinner at Tiffin’s, then made our way back to our Disney World Resort hotel for some arcade fun before calling it a night on the last day of our Disney World family vacation.
The next day, after breakfast, we headed out back to New York, carrying our memories, pictures, and autograph books along with us.
If you are planning a family vacation at Disney, or are simply in the area and would love a date night one night while in Orlando, Florida, Disney offers Lilo’s Playhouse. Lilo’s Playhouse will watch your children and keep them entertained with art and crafts, games and gaming, creative and imaginative play, and more for only $55 for the night (and you can pick up your child up until midnight, after a fun evening with your significant other). And if your kids just want to make new friends or take a cooking class, you can drop them off for the night for that too! Lilo’s Playhouse is located at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.
Walt Disney World offers many resorts, and members of the Disney Vacation Club can try a new one every year they visit. Most are themed in a way that does not feature traditional Disney styling at all, but rather a separate world of their own that is apart from everything else- whether you want a vacation on a sandy beach, or a hut in Tahiti on the water, or a Canadian ski lodge. The magic in each resort creates a new and authentic world where you can find it all, and all in one place. Find out more about Disney Vacation Club.