In this month’s installment of free things to do around Walt Disney World, we wanted to let you know about getting glimpses of characters without entering the parks. Disney is known for sprinkling pixie dust and Disney Magic all over the property. Currently, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort is undergoing construction, but that doesn’t stop the magic and making guests feel like something is amiss. The resort is still open and seeing guests each and every day. In fact, hang out by the pool during the day, and you may see some special guests.
Here is a quick disclaimer: technically, only resort guests are allowed to use all Disney resort pools; there are times where guests will be required to show that they are staying on property in order to enter the pool area. This can happen randomly and during unannounced times at the resorts. With that out of the way, we here at Coaster Addict love exploring the resorts and, for all of June, guests have been allowed to walk around the pool area here without being questioned.
You may get lucky and see Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy come out in their swimming / beach attire and enjoy some time out in the sun with you. This is not a character visit like you might experience inside the parks that you line up for; the characters just like to come out every now and then and roam around the pool area and dance with the kids and big kids that may be around. If you are ever down in that area, we always suggest taking a day or afternoon to explore outside of the parks; you never know what magic awaits.