Walt Disney World resorts are so much more than a place to sleep! With elaborate pools, delicious dining, and unique guest experiences, there is so much fun to be had at over 30 resorts on property. Disney has recently announced five new guest experiences that will soon be offered at select Walt Disney World resorts. Here’s the scoop on what exciting activities guests will soon be able to expect.

All-New Art Programs
Looking to learn a new skill on your next Disney vacation? Select Walt Disney World resorts are offering new master classes led by a professional artist. Price range for these classes range from $35 plus tax to $50 plus tax per person, and are offered to those ages 12 and older for most art program experiences.

Current Art Lineup Details:
Canvas and Wine Glass Painting on the Boards at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
Painting on de’ Bayou for adults or Painting by the Lagoon for kids at Disney’s Port Orleans – French Quarter Resort. (Children’s painting class is $30 per person plus tax, and is designed for guests age 6 and older. Children should be accompanied by a parent.)
Painting on the Vineyard at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts
Wild About Painting at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Win, Paint, Show at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Did a new art program catch your eye already? If so, bookings are now available by calling 407-WDW-PLAY.

Cabana Reservations at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts
Enjoy the ultimate poolside relaxation experience, exclusively at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts. Reservations are officially available for renting poolside cabanas at two of Disney’s most beautiful resorts. This private hideaway service is a lot more than just a place to lay out by the pool. Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts are offering cabana renters an array of services, including:

Charging outlets for mobile devices
Cocktail service
Complimentary fruit tray
Complimentary sunscreen and additional skincare products
Dedicated Disney cast member
Lockable Cabinet
Mini-Fridge stocked with complimentary water and soda
Mounted personal television with cable service
Padded furniture
Plush, soft towels

New cabanas are available exclusively for guests staying at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts on their Disney vacation. Guests can reserve this service for half and full day rentals by calling 407-WDW-PLAY.

Captain Hook’s Pirate Crew
Ready to join the Captain’s Crew? Disney’s Beach Club Resort has the perfect new experience for you! Captain Hook is looking for new pirate recruits ages 4-12 to join him. This event is fun of swashbucklin’ fun like treasuring hunting, boat rides and even a feast built for a pirate captain.

The night starts with treasure hunting around Disney’s Beach Club Resort. With clues in hand, your crew will work together to find the pirate’s treasure. New recruits will also embark on a high-energy sail around Crescent Lake on the resort’s pontoon boat. After uncovering the treasure, pirates will enjoy a swashbucklin’ spread of delicious dishes, including Cannon Meatballs and other themed items.

Captain Hook’s Pirate Crew is currently priced at $55 per child plus tax and the adventures will begin on April 28, 2019. Book your child’s reservation today by calling 407-824-KIDS.

Fishing Excursions
Feeling this fishing fever even when you’re on vacation? This next guest experience is just for you! Walt Disney World resorts are offering guided excursions and dockside fishing opportunities for guest to all ages.

From a tournament-style NITRO bass-fishing boat made for one to two guest participants to a 21-foot SunTracker pontoon for up to five Disney guests, exploring Disney’s waters could be any angler’s Disney dream. These fishing excursions are two or four hours in length, and are a catch-and-release excursion.

Interested in booking an excursion already? For more information, guests can call 407-WDW-BASS.

Mer-mazing Mermaid School
“Flippin’ your fins, you won’t get too far” without proper mermaid training! Select Walt Disney World resorts are offering a mermaid school of which even Ariel would approve. Guests ages four and older can participate in an hour-long class complete with a swimmable mermaid “tail” and a list of activities that will help them learn how to swim in the pool like a mermaid.

Mermaid School will be available on select dates at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, and Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts for $50 per student, plus tax. Bookings are officially open, and you can reserve one by calling 407-WDW-PLAY.

As you can see, the fun of Walt Disney World doesn’t stop once you leave the theme park! Disney’s resorts offer special guest experiences that you won’t want to miss out on. So whether you join the pirate crew or educate yourself at mermaid school, you’re sure to have a blast hanging out at Walt Disney World’s many resorts.