Imagine vacationing amongst astonishing natural beauty on the Adventures by Disney Costa Rica vacation. I’m about to set off on this adventure through the heart of the Central American rainforest, and I’ll be sure to share my experiences with you along the way. Until then, test your knowledge about this amazing itinerary by taking the quiz below.
Adventures by Disney Costa Rica Vacation
Which of these activities is not part of the Costa Rica vacation?
On what river do adventurers go white water rafting?
Which of these Costa Rican locales do you visit on this trip?
You’ll soar high above the treetops on what method of transportation?
What cocktail will you learn to make the way natives do?
This year marks the 10th Anniversary since the first Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique opened at Disney Springs Marketplace. For the past 10 years, a team of Fairy Godmothers-in-training have turned thousands of guests ages 3-12 into Disney princesses at this enchanted beauty salon. In early 2015, my fellow author Darcy Clark shared a great recap of her niece Harper’s magical transformation. Did you know the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique also offers a makeover experience for brave knights? Here’s what I discovered when I booked an appointment for my son Athan.
We arrived at the location around 9:00 for our scheduled appointment. Upon checking in, Athan was greeted by Ines Lucas, his Fairy Godmother-in-training. She was part of the opening team for the original Boutique in 2006, so I knew we were in for a special experience.
We selected the Knight Package, which included hairstyling with gel; a mighty sword and shield; and confetti. We added a Royal Knight costume t-shirt with detachable cape to the package (it’s sold separately). How I wish there was an adult version! Ines led Athan to a specially designed seat and began the experience by adding some “jellyfish gel” to help style his hair.
After styling, she asked Athan to close his eyes and make a wish while she waved her magic wand full of pixie dust.
Then it was time for the presentation of the sword and shield. This ceremony was quickly followed by a turn of his chair to reveal his new regal look.
While the experience took only a matter of moments, I was thankful for how special Ines made my son feel. I know he had fun as he wore his shirt and hairstyle for the rest of that day.
Reservations are recommended for the Knight Package or other makeover experiences at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Appointments can be made up to 180 days in advance by calling 407-WDW-STYLE (407-939-7895).
Ask a server at Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen where the best seat in the house is, and in true Jungle Cruise fashion, he or she may respond with, “Inside!”
That’s just proof that the witty and adventurous spirit of the guest-favorite Jungle Cruise attraction has spread to the nearby Skipper Canteen restaurant, which just opened its doors in December. The table service eatery features three unique dining rooms, including the crew’s Mess Hall; The S.E.A. Room, a secret meeting room for the Society of Explorers and Adventurers that was once hidden behind a bookcase; and the Falls Family Parlor, formerly occupied by the infamous jungle explorer Dr. Albert Falls. Remember him as the namesake of The Jungle Cruise’s Schweitzer Falls?
The theming and storyline of the restaurant is really brought to life in the tiny details you can find in each room, which are stocked with treasure troves of mementos that Falls and the other adventurers collected over years of exploration. Disney Parks history buffs will have a blast picking out references to The Jungle Cruise attraction in the restaurant’s wood carvings, and few artifacts have even made their way over from the former Adventurer’s Club at Pleasure Island (now Disney Springs). Can you spot any in these photos?
Another fun element that brings the location to life is the background music. On my latest visit, a friend remarked that she felt she was a million miles away, in a different time, as tunes from the 1930s played lazily in the background. So fun.
Want to learn more about the Skipper Canteen and its menu? Check out Pam Brandon’s previous post.
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If you’re like me, you probably think planning a vacation is so much fun! We want to make sure we’re doing all we can to make the most of our precious time-off. Following up to last week’s Moms Panel Monday where we shared ideas on the best time of year to visit Disney Parks, this week we look at how to truly get the most out of your Disney vacation.
Are you ready to see the next wave of attraction poster totes from HARVEYS created for the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration?
If you don’t believe magical things happen at Walt Disney World Resort, just ask the Lewisburg Area High School Choir.
Two new Outdoor Kitchens join the line-up for this year’s Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, upping the deliciousness at the 23rd annual fest that will span a record 90 days from March 2-May. 30.
Walt Disney World’s candy shops offer a wide range of treats that are as delightful for the eye as they are for the tummy. We’ve previously shared tutorials on how you can recreate some of their bestselling items right in your own home, including Minnie Witch Candy Apples, Olaf Marshmallow Treats and more.
Here at the Disneyland Resort, wet weather does not put a damper on day of fun. Umbrella in hand, it’s one of my favorite times to take in the sights and sounds of the parks.
There’s no doubt Broadway-style musicals are one of the highlights of a Disney cruise! Presented in the magnificent Walt Disney Theatre, equipped with theatrical technology that makes it one of the most advanced venues on land or sea, our original productions bring Disney stories to life in a whole new way.