Disney has a replacement in mind for its soon-to-be-shuttered kids' clubs at Walt Disney World: immersive childrens' experiences.
Earlier this year, Disney revealed plans to close its remaining kids' clubs in Floriday as of July 31, 2018. Simba's Cubhouse at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Sandcastle Club at Disney's Beach Club Resort and Lilo's Playhouse at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort are the last remaining facilities in operation. The Cub's Den at Disney's Wilderness Lodge previously closed during renovations leading up to the debut of Copper Creek Villas & Cabins.
Beginning in April, Disney plans to launch a pilot program which will turn evening child care programs into an interactive experience complete with Disney character encounters.
Hosted at Disney's Contemporary Resort, the Pixar themed event will bring characters from "Toy Story" and "The Incredibles" face to face with young guests through a series of unique activities:
It all kicks off with Space Ranger Training where kids will learn how to identify and battle enemies of the Star Command. Then, Woody and Jessie will show them the ropes of the Wild West during Woody’s Roundup. During the Piston Cup Challenge, youngsters will be able to build a race car, then race it on the Radiator Springs Racetrack. And finally, kids will learn some sweet dance moves during the Incredible Dance Party with Mr. Incredible and Mrs. Incredible. What else is on the menu? Games, dinner and dessert, of course!
The program kicks-off on April 13, 2018. It is open to children ages 4-12, with each session running from 6-10:30pm. Cost is $65 per child plus tax.
Additional details and booking information will be revealed in the coming weeks.