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Easter Religious Services at Walt Disney World Resort

If you will be visiting Walt Disney World Resort over Easter weekend, and are looking for a place to attend religious services, you can head over to Disney’s Contemporary Resort on Easter Sunday morning.

A Catholic Mass will take place in the Fantasia Ballroom at 8:00am and 10:30am on April 21.  There will also be a Protestant service in the Fantasia Ballroom at 9:15am.

Disney guests wishing to attend one of these services should use the monorail or boat transportation from the Magic Kingdom or take Disney bus transportation to the Magic Kingdom and then take the designated shuttle to Disney’s Contemporary Resort.  Transportation is scheduled to begin at 7am.


Woody’s Roundup BBQ Coming to Disney’s Contemporary Resort Fourth of July Weekend

A new dining experience is coming to Disney’s Contemporary Resort Fourth of July weekend. Woody’s Roundup BBQ will take place July 4 – 6 and feature games, crafts, and barbeque with Sheriff Woody and pals. Details are below:

Arrive at Disney’s Contemporary Resort for a special holiday weekend celebration—offered nightly July 4 through 6—and be escorted into a larger-than-life recreation playset of Woody’s Roundup—a rustic, wild western town. Once inside, pal around with Woody, Jessie, Bullseye and Buzz Lightyear. Jam along as Mr. Microphone plays some of Woody’s favorite tunes.

Playtime activities include:

  • Trick Roping Demonstration
  • Camp-style Carnival Games
  • Toy Story Craft Station

Roaming around the playset will also be a balloon artist, ready to create some of your favorite Toy Story toys.

Fireworks

Saunter over to the Porte Cochere for the night’s final showdown: a stellar view of Magic Kingdom park’s amazing fireworks.

Guests will experience the following fireworks shows, each beginning at approximately 9:15 PM:

  • July 4: Disney’s Celebrate America!—A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky
  • July 5 and 6: Happily Ever After

Saunter over to the Barbeque Buffet, featuring some of the best BBQ outside of the Wild West. Vittles include:

Entrees

  • Grilled Boneless Chicken Breasts and Thighs with Roasted Peach Coulis
  • Fire-roasted Vegetable Cake served with a Chipotle Succotash
  • Low and Slow Smoked Pork Ribs
  • Barbecue Beef Brisket Carved

Sides

  • Fresh Cornbread and Honey Butter
  • Mixed Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette and Roasted Pepper Ranch Dressing
  • Sweet Cream Cole Slaw
  • Southern-style Potato Salad
  • Grilled Seasonal Vegetables with a splash of Smoked Olive Oil
  • Vegetarian Campfire Chili

Dessert

  • Salted Caramel Cookie Bars
  • Assorted Sliced Fresh Melon
  • Red, White and Blue Push Pops
  • Cherry-Pie Shots

Kid’s Options

  • Garden Salad with Ranch Dressing
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches
  • Butter Corn Kernels
  • Steamed Hot Dogs
  • Creamy Mickey Roni & Cheese
  • Chicken Fingers with BBQ Sauce & Honey Mustard
  • Potato Barrels
  • Assorted Cookies and Brownies

Beverages

Wet your whistle with juices, milk and an assortment of libations—including premium adult beverage options for Guests 21 years of age and older.

Prices

  • $149 adults (ages 10 and up)
  • $99 child (ages 3 to 9)
  • Tax and gratuity included

Disney dining plan entitlements may not be redeemed for this event. Discounts and promotions are not available.

For more information or to make your reservations for Woody’s Roundup BBQ, visit WaltDisneyWorld.com.

Where to Find 2018 Christmas Religious Services at Walt Disney World Resort

If you will be visiting Walt Disney World Resort this Christmas and are looking for a place to attend religious services, you can head over to Disney’s Contemporary Resort on Christmas morning where they will be offering two different services.

A Catholic Mass will take place in the Fantasia Ballroom at 8:00am and 10:30am on December 25.  There will also be a Protestant service in the Fantasia Ballroom at 9:15am.

Parking at the resort will be restricted so Disney guests wishing to attend one of these services should use the monorail or take Disney bus transportation to the Magic Kingdom and walk or take the designated shuttle to Disney’s Contemporary Resort.  Transportation is scheduled to begin at 7am.


Sammy Duvall’s Watersports Centre Closing at Walt Disney World Resort

After 20 years of operation, Sammy Duvall’s Watersports Centre at Walt Disney World Resort will be closing on Friday, August 31, 2018.  Sammy Duvall’s, which opened in 1998, is located at Disney’s Contemporary Resort Marina and offered parasailing, wakeboarding, water skiing, wake surfing, tubing and personal watercraft rentals on Seven Seas Lagoon.

The following was posted on Sammy Duvall’s Facebook Page:

To all our fans and families who have enjoyed a day on the water with us a great thank you for the support .It has been a joy to share the sport we love with everyone along the way!

We are sorry to inform you that after 20 years of water sports operations at Walt Disney World our last day will be 8/31/2018. Accordingly, if you have a future prepaid reservation we are issuing a refund to the credit card used for your reservation.If you have a future non paid reservation you will be receiving a email cancellation notification today as well.If you have any questions regarding your refund you may contact 407-939-0754.

Guests looking to add more recreation activities to their vacation itinerary may contact the front desk or call 407-WDW-PLAY for information about watercraft rentals,surfing programs,fishing excursions and more.

Curl by Sammy Duvall will remain open at Disney Springs.

Guests with questions are directed to call Disney Guests Services.


2 Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2018 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

This year you can ring in the New Year two different ways at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.  Reservations are available now for Pixar Party: A New Year’s Eve Celebration (recommended for families) and Disney Countdown to Midnight, including an option to purchase VIP access to the Ink and Paint Club (recommended for adults without kids). Both celebrations will feature entertainment, music, food and other refreshments, plus a viewing of the Magic Kingdom New Year’s Eve fireworks to cap off the night. Here’s what else to expect at each party:

Pixar Party: A New Year’s Eve Celebration (8 p.m.-12:15 a.m.)

This New Year’s Eve, welcome in 2019 with a festive, family-friendly frolic through some childhood joys during Pixar Party: A New Year’s Eve Celebration at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

Sarge from Pixar Animation Studios’ Toy Story films will welcome you as you arrive at the second floor of the resort. Once inside, you will discover spaces that have been transformed with scenes from beloved Pixar movies.

Highlights of the evening include:

  • Being enveloped in the worlds of various Disney•Pixar films, like “Inside Out,” “The Incredibles,” “Finding Nemo” and “Up,” including meeting some of your favorite characters.
  • Kids’ activities, including Boot Camp with Sarge, Pixar Face Painting and a balloon artist creating favorite Pixar characters.
  • An interactive DJ spinning Radio Disney hits from his Cars-inspired DJ Rig, complete with tires and road signs right out of Radiator Springs.
  • A delicious buffet dinner, including Woody’s Favorite Lemon Thyme Chicken Breast, Wall-E’s Pan Seared Mahi-Mahi, Rex’s Manhattan Filet, Sulley’s Beast White Cheddar Baked Mac & Cheese, build-your-own salad options, desserts, kids’ favorites like chicken fingers and more.
  • A viewing of the famous Magic Kingdom New Year’s Eve fireworks.

Tickets are $190 per person, including tax and gratuity. To purchase tickets, call (407) WDW-DINE.

Disney Countdown to Midnight (8 p.m.-12:15 a.m.)

This New Year’s Eve, dress up and party during Disney Countdown to Midnight – an evening of dining, dancing and enchantment in the Fantasia Ballroom at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Come discover a world sparkling with magic – everything from a Mickey Mouse mirror ball to Disney Character topiaries – as you move and groove to the high-energy New Year’s Bash Band and a live DJ providing music all night long.

Other highlights of the evening include:

  • A “cheftainment” station featuring a seasonal menu inspired by some Disney Signature Dining restaurants – with a touch of Disney magic.
  • A special appearance by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.
  • At the end of the night, guests will be invited out to the porte cochère, where they will receive a Champagne flute and welcome 2019 with a viewing of the famous Magic Kingdom New Year’s Eve fireworks.

Tickets are $275, including tax and gratuity. To purchase tickets, call (407) WDW-DINE.

Ink and Paint Club experience (7 p.m.-12:15 a.m.)

Offered only as a VIP enhancement to the Disney Countdown to Midnight party and located adjacent to the Fantasia Ballroom at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, this special reception begins prior to the opening of the main event. At the Ink and Paint Club, guests will step back in time into a vintage Disney Animation-inspired room with silver Chiavari chairs, metallic tables and references to classic Disney Animation filling the room. Ticketed guests can visit the lounge throughout the evening, starting with a featured reception from 7-8 p.m.

Highlights of this special reception include:

  • Photo opportunities with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse with a unique Disney Animation backdrop.
  • A pianist providing live entertainment.
  • Chef stations featuring king crab, tuna tartare, sheep’s milk ricotta gnocchi, cocktails, Champagne, cordials and more – all included with admission.
  • Reserved seating in the Disney Countdown to Midnight Party when it opens at 8 p.m.

Disney Ink & Paint Club is only available as a part of an enhanced ticket that includes access to both the Disney Countdown to Midnight and the Ink & Paint Club for $450 total per guest. Access to Ink & Paint Club must be purchased concurrently with the Disney Countdown to Midnight ticket and cannot be added on at a later date. To purchase tickets, call (407) WDW-DINE.