Magical Monday Minute is a weekly quick Disney tip to help you enjoy your Disney vacation even more!
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Today’s tip: If you’re staying at a moderate or deluxe resort, be sure to check out the daily campfires at the resort. There are plenty of marshmallows for roasting and it’s FREE if you’re staying at the resort!
Campfire at Port Orleans Riverside
Anyone who has seen Star Wars can probably agree that lightsabers are cool. When you add in Jedi skills, an Obi-Wan robe and a chance to defeat the Dark Side, you’ve got a pretty big adventure waiting at the Jedi Training Academy at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
Jedi Training Academy
This high-demand event is only for kids ages 4-12, although I’m sure there are plenty of grown ups who would love to become Jedis too! There are shows about every 1/2 hour throughout the day, but spots fill up quick – and the kids who are signing up have to be present to register. So if Jedi Training is on the ‘must-do’ list for your Disney vacation, plan to be at the park before it opens to head straight to the ABC Sound Studio to register.
Wilderness Explorers at Animal Kingdom
One of the newer activities at Animal Kingdom is the Wilderness Explorers scavenger hunt. It’s based on the Disney movie Up, and there are several places to sign up around the park. Just keep an eye out for wilderness guides dressed in khaki and an orange neckerchief to get a Wilderness Explorer Handbook and pass initiation into the explorers by learning the special call named the Caw Caw Roar, pledging to be “a friend to all.” The badge guides are standing by at each stop to help the explorers learn about the ways of the wilderness and many of the skills that are required to navigate the woods. There are 31 badges to achieve so it could take as much or as little of the day (or several days) as you’d like.
Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure
Epcot has a reputation for not being kid friendly, but on all of our trips one of my daughter’s favorite things to do is Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure in Epcot. (There was previously a similar adventure based on Kim Possible from the Disney TV show, but was reimagineered a few years ago based on the popularity of Phineas and Ferb.)
Phinneas and Ferb is one of the few shows on the Disney channel that I can stand to watch and the only one that I actually enjoy. Agent P is the secret code name of Perry the Platypus, the googly-eyed pet of Phineas and Ferb.
The missions are set up as an interactive scavenger hunt using a cellphone-like controller called a F.O.N.E. (Field Operative Notification Equipment.) There are 4 stations where you can sign up for a mission: Continue reading