Top 5 Disney Cruise Line Updates

What's coming to Disney Cruise Line? Here's the top 5 things you need to know now:
1. Disney Dream will have a Star Wars themed area in the Oceaneer's Club put in this fall.
2. Additional Frozen cruises to Norway will be scheduled
3. Star Wars Cruises will continue into the Spring 
4. Wonder does NOT have an official refurb scheduled - this is due to the Panama Canal Construction. Currently, she is the only ship that fits through the locks, but once the construction is complete, it is likely that all ships WILL, and she will go into dry dock for a reimagination like the Magic had a few years ago. Nothing is official, but it is likely that she will have a the ducktail added at this time, like the other ships.
5. Tangled the Musical will be on the Magic later this year.

Top 10 Things to Do at Disney World When You're Not at the Parks

If you've ever wondered what to do on a day at the Happiest Place on Earth without hopping into a park, here are the Top 10 Things to Do on a Non-Park Day! 
10. Swim at Resort pool
9. Downtown Disney - Lots of shopping and dining, no ticket required.
8. Putt Putt - Fantasia Gardens and WinterSummerland are both fun and there are coupons for 2 free games with all Disney packages. In 2016, 4 free games per package will be included.
7. Resort Hop - Resorts have all sorts of events that you don't have to be a guest to enjoy - learn to draw a Character at Art of Animation with an Animator.
6. Play African drums in the lobby of Animal Kingdom Lodge and enjoy the look out areas and animals
5. Take a Carriage Ride or Fish at Port Orleans Riverside
4. Enjoy Sammy Duval's Watersports at the Contemporary Resort, or rent a pontoon or fishing boat at Wilderness Lodge, Contemporary, Grand Floridian, Polynesian.
3. Ride surrey bikes at several resorts (Coronado Springs, Beach Club, etc)
2. Visit the Boardwalk and play the games and see roving entertainers in the evenings
1. Watch the movies on the beach/grounds/pool most nights at 9 pm weather permitting.
Bonus - Attend Chip and Dale's Campfire Singalong at Fort Wilderness Campground. This is a free event, and you can purchase s'mores kits if you wish at the wagon.

This list appeared on Disney Done Right Facebook Group, courtesy of Katie Dixon, Hi Ho Vacations

Top 10 Things to Do at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP)

Headed to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) this year at Disney? 
This event takes place from September 15 - November 1, 2015 on select nights. 

Here's the top ten things you'll what to do:

10. Dress up - you'll be glad you did (Adults, too!)
9. Watch the LATE parade. I like near Country Bear Jamboree.
8. Watch the Halloween Fireworks from a full castle view- Best that Disney does in my opinion
7. Ride Haunted Mansion and enjoy listening to the "ghost" out front talk and carry on. She's hilarious. There is a special picture in this area too. Ask for it.
6. Trick or Treat Trails - Bring a larger bag (zip lock) to dump into and seal. Find your favorite candy, and do that trail again! (adults too!)
5. Characters!! Eeyore is out with Tigger and Pooh, Jack Skellington and Sally are up front *prepare for a LONG wait*, princesses galore! Plus everyone's favorite Dwarfs (no autographs here)
4. Check out special Halloween Party merchandise including a new exclusive pin each night of the party. Don't wait - once these items sell out, they're gone.
3. Ride Buzz Lightyear (or your favorite ride). Now ride it again. Lines are some of the shortest you'll find during parties.
2. Enter the park early with your party ticket - you can enter at 4 pm.
1. Bonus fastpasses from 4pm to 7 pm. Book your first from 3:25 - 4:25 to make this work best. You'll get in at 4 and head to first fastpass. Choose location carefully.
**Bonus I forgot!*** See the stage show with the Villains! This is brand new this year and is always fabulous. They do autographs after some shows but NOT before parades.

This top ten list originally appeared on the closed Facebook group: Disney Done Right, 
courtesy of Hi Ho Vacations Planner, Katie Dixon