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Don has a huge passion for All Things Disney, and is fortunate to be the husband of a Disney-obsessed wife and father to five Disney-loving children. A former TV writer in Los Angeles, Don visited the Disneyland Resort several times a week as an Annual Passholder before moving to Orlando and becoming an Annual Passholder at Walt Disney World as well. He finally gave in to his passion and became a Disney World Cast Member, working his way up to Disney Trainer in the Transportation Department where he worked for three years. Don is excited to share his love and knowledge of Disney here on DisneyFanatic.com!

9 Fantastic Characters You Can Only See at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios

Storm Troopers

One of the best things about visiting Disney World is getting the opportunity to see your favorite characters live and in person after enjoying them previously in movies, on TV, and online. Each park features their own Character Meet and Greets, with many characters exclusive to that park. Disney’s Hollywood Studios is no exception, featuring favorite characters from the Star ...

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15 Things You Need To Do With Your Kids At Disney World Resort

11. Interactive Adventures While Disney guests on a strict schedule in the parks may not want to spare the time, Disney World offers some fun interactive adventures for guests willing to take some time out of their day to try something different.  Magic Kingdom offers up two games – Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom and A Pirate’s Adventure ~ Treasure ...

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15 Things You Need To Do With Your Kids At Disney World Resort

15. Pressed pennies Collecting pressed pennies is a fun and cost-effective way for your children to get a Disney souvenir as well as explore the Disney Resort.  At a cost of only 51 cents per pressed penny, kids can collect their favorite characters, collect all the pennies in each location they visit, or – with a little help from you ...

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15 Things You Need To Do With Your Kids At Disney World Resort

Jedi Training Academy

14. Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple For the Star Wars fan in your family between the ages of 4 and 12, Jedi Training at Disney’s Hollywood Studios offers a fun opportunity to hone their use of the Force and learn to wield a lightsaber.  And they’ll need their training too, because they’ll have to square off against Star Wars ...

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15 Things You Need To Do With Your Kids At Disney World Resort

13. Kidcot While mom or dad may enjoy exploring the various lands around the World Showcase, it’s not usually an activity at the top of any child’s list.  Kidcot Fun Stops keep your young kids engaged as you enjoy the sights from around the world by providing the opportunity to color, draw, and collect stamps from the World Showcase pavilions.  ...

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15 Things You Need To Do With Your Kids At Disney World Resort

Lego Store

12. Build at The Lego Store The Lego Store at Disney Springs gives your budding structural engineer the opportunity to create Lego masterpieces at their play tables, get the exact Legos they need at the Pick-A-Brick Wall, purchase Lego sets from an enormous inventory of options, and enjoy incredible photo opps with towering Disney characters made entirely of Legos.  Nurture ...

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15 Things You Need To Do With Your Kids At Disney World Resort

Pony Ride Circle D Ranch

3. Ride Cinderella’s Ponies Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground holds a bounty of activities for kids, with pony rides kicking off the list.  As long as your child is at least 2 years old, under 80 pounds, under 48 inches tall, and has the ability to hold on, you can guide them around a track as they ride on one ...

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15 Things You Need To Do With Your Kids At Disney World Resort

fantasia golf

2. Miniature Golf Disney World features two separate miniature golf courses with unique theming for family fun on the little links – Winter Summerland and Fantasia Gardens and Fairways.  Winter Summerland features two courses, one that is themed to summer activities and one that is themed to winter wonderland fun.  Fantasia Gardens and Fairways features two courses, but for kids ...

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15 Things You Need To Do With Your Kids At Disney World Resort

Pirate Adventure Cruises

1. Pirate Adventure Cruises Children aged 4 to 12 years old who have a strong desire to be a fo’c’sle swab have their choice of 3 pirate adventure cruises from which to choose.  Disney’s Pirate Adventure sets sail from the Grand Floridian and tells the tale of “The Legend of Gasparilla.”  The Islands of the Caribbean Pirate Cruise casts off ...

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15 Things You Need To Do With Your Kids At Disney World Resort

Character Dining Minnie

8. Character Dining If your children want to meet their favorite Disney characters, but the thought of waiting in line makes your feet ache, a character dining experience could be the answer.  Instead of you lining up to meet the characters, the characters come to your table!  Which means you get to eat while you wait!  Character meals are offered ...

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