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Mermaid School and more coming to Walt Disney World Resort hotels this spring

by Brittani Tuttle

A lineup of new and returning experiences are coming to Walt Disney World’s Resort hotels this spring, including a chocolate workshop, Mermaid School, and more!

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The Chocolate Workshop Presented by The Ganachery

This hands-on workshop at Disney’s Riviera Resort will offer a taste of The Ganachery, the specialty chocolate shop located at Disney Springs. Guests will learn from an expert Chef Chocolatier how to properly taste chocolate, see a demonstration of how to make ganache, and create their own chocolate truffle pops.

This class begins in March, and will be offered on Sundays at 11 a.m. Classes are $60 per person plus tax. Reservations can be made by calling (407) WDW-PLAY.

Mermaid School

Back by popular demand, this experience gives guests ages 4 and up the chance to be mermaids with fun pool activities, complete with a swimmable “tail” just like Ariel. At the end of the experience, guests will now get a special medallion to commemorate their time under the sea.

Mermaid School will return on March 1, with classes offered at new locations. Guests will be able to experience this offering at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts, Disney’s All-Star Music Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, and Disney’s Riviera Resort.

Classes are $55 per person plus tax, and reservations can be made by calling (407) WDW-PLAY.

Crockett’s Craft Corner at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

Let your inner artist out with this experience at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. The two-hour board-and-brush-style workshop lets guests ages 8 and up design, paint, and take home their own rustic wooden sign. While painting, participants can enjoy light food and beverage options.

Crockett’s Craft Corner is offered on Wednesday afternoons inside Trails End Restaurant and is priced at $75 per person plus tax. Reservations can be made by calling (407) WDW-PLAY.

Walt Disney World Resort Fun Runs

Looking for a fun way to stay active on your Disney vacation? Try one of the many Fun Runs offered at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels!

Courses range from 1.2-1.8 miles at the following resorts:

  • Disney’s Coronado Resort
  • Disney’s Riviera Resort
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort
  • Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Resort
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort
  • Disney’s All-Star Resorts

Fun Runs are $15 per person plus tax, and include a custom bib, finishers prize, and a selection of snacks. Guests ages 2 and under are free, and strollers are welcome during the runs. You can reserve your spot by calling (407) WDW-PLAY.

Captain Hook’s Pirate Crew at Disney’s Beach Club Resort

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Captain Hook’s Pirate Crew is back at Disney’s Beach Club Resort for another year of high-seas fun. This group experience invites kids ages 4-12 to go on an epic adventure with Captain Hook and his crew in search of hidden treasure around Crescent Lake, leading up to a pirate feast!

Captain Hook’s Pirate Crew is a great way for kids to have fun in a safe environment while parents head off on their own.

This experience is $55 plus tax per child, and now through May 31, Annual Passholders can get 10 percent off the ticket price. Disney Vacation Club Members can also get 10 percent off, though there’s no end date for that offer. To reserve a spot, call (407) 824-KIDS.

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