Most of our visits to a Disney resort are planned around the parks, spending as much time as we can enjoying our favorite attractions and shows. But, did you know that the Disney hotels all have great activities you can participate in too? We discovered this a few years ago, when we were visiting Wilderness Lodge and Colorado Boy and I were looking for something to do while Colorado Princess took a nap. I was looking through some paperwork we received when we checked in and found the activities schedule – a weekly list of activities available at the hotel, most of them free. The activities ranged from art projects to pool activities to trivia games. We decided to do the “Hidden Mickey” scavenger hunt around the hotel and found some great Mickeys for our collection.
When we stayed at Disneyland Hotel in January, we didn’t get a chance to partake in any of the hotel-led activities, but I did see one activity that intrigued me. Each morning, at 7:30am the week we were visiting, there was an activity called “Get Up & Go Power Walk” listed on the schedule. What really intrigued me was the description – “participate in a very brisk Power Walk while enjoying the sights and sounds of Disney California Adventure Park before it comes to life.” An opportunity to walk around one of the parks before it opens? Sweet! Will definitely check this out when we’re back at Disneyland in August.
Funny enough, as I was putting the info together for this blog post, the Disney Parks Blog happened to post about this very activity and even included a video:
Definitely looks like a great way to start the morning!
Hotels at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland provide a variety of activities each week, so make sure to check out the schedule included in your check-in packet – these activities are a great way to spend a little time away from the park!