WDW Magazine - - Helping Hands - BY KIMBERLY MASIMORE

Dear Read­ers, I con­sider all of you my close friends so I want to let you in on a lit­tle se­cret. I’m talk­ing to par­ents who need a lit­tle break, chil­dren who need to burn off en­ergy, and even adults with­out chil­dren who would like a lit­tle re­prieve from the hot Florida sun. Come closer... closer... closer… Club Dis­ney is the new­est, best-kept se­cret at Dis­ney’s Hol­ly­wood Stu­dios.

What? Re­ally?

It’s true. When I first heard about Club Dis­ney, a dance club geared to­wards kids, my ini­tial thought was “that’s lame”. And I never use “lame” and “Dis­ney” in the same sen­tence. Then I just hap­pened to visit Dis­ney’s Hol­ly­wood Stu­dios about a week af­ter Club Dis­ney opened in De­cem­ber.

We had to do the par­ent swap for Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster since my four-year-old is too young to ride. I was go­ing to take him to the at­trac­tion gift shop while we waited, since that is what I used to do with my daugh­ter and that is where the ride ex­its. But then I re­mem­bered that Club Dis­ney had just opened around the cor­ner. If you keep go­ing past Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster and through the gates near the queue en­trance, the build­ing, Sun­set Show­case, is to your left.

So we went. And we couldn’t get him to leave! Why would you want to leave a place where you can dance with Mickey, Goofy, Chip, Dale, and oth­ers? And I was per­fectly fine hang­ing out for a while so my lit­tle danc­ing ma­chine could try out his cool moves. Dur­ing De­cem­ber it wasn’t very crowded at all. There was no wait­ing; you could just walk right up and dance with your fa­vorite char­ac­ter!

A DJ plays en­er­getic Ra­dio Dis­ney songs as a va­ri­ety of char­ac­ters dance the day away. Com­fort­able couches and chairs are scat­tered around the dance floor and pro­vide a per­fect op­por­tu­nity to re­lax a lit­tle while the kid­dos burn off some en­ergy. It’s also a great place to cool off or es­cape a rain­storm while still hav­ing a nice time. Club Dis­ney even has a va­ri­ety of snacks and drinks! Plus, there are charg­ing sta­tions. Now your phone can charge while you recharge.

This, my friends, is why I’m telling you my se­cret. I want you to be able to ex­pe­ri­ence this hid­den gem at Dis­ney’s Hol­ly­wood Stu­dios. You must not let any­one know about this re­ally great lo­ca­tion! Let’s keep the crowds low so you will feel like a VIP!

Club Dis­ney

For the Love of Walt Dis­ney

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