Disney World can be an exhausting and expensive experience. If you have a longer vacation or have young kids, you may want to take a day off from parks. But can you fill a whole day without parks? Definitely! Even better, a lot of these suggestions are inexpensive or even FREE! Here are 15 great things to do that are not in parks:
1. Enjoy your resort hotel’s pool
2. Explore other nearby resorts. Just because you aren’t going to the parks, doesn’t mean you can’t use Disney transportation to visit other resorts. My favorites are the deluxe resorts on the monorail line and the Epcot area resorts.
3. Try some different restaurants. My favorites: Boma in Animal Kingdom Lodge, Sanaa in Animal Kingdom Lodge, Kona Cafe in Polynesian, and anything in the Boardwalk Area.
4. Shop in Downtown Disney. Tons of different shops and something for everyone in your family without tiring out your feet.
5. Look around at all the amazing Lego designs in Downtown Disney. Then play in their 3,000 square foot outdoor play area.
6. Go to a movie (theater located in Downtown Disney)
7. Go bowling (Splitsville in Downtown Disney)
8. Check out some of the awesome restaurants (and food trucks) in Downtown Disney
9. Enjoy the animals at Animal Kingdom Lodge. Viewing around property is free and there are a TONS of different animals roaming free around the property.
10. Play a round of miniature golf. You should receive a coupon for one free game at one of Disney’s 2 courses in your Mickey Mail before your departure.
11. Find a resort that does marshmallow roasts by the fire (you can buy the graham crackers and chocolate to go with it)
12. Watch a movie at your resort (or head over to one of the many that offer movies on the beach)
13. Watch the Electric Water Pageant around the monrail Resorts. Check the daily schedule for more details.
14. Enjoy the street performers at Disney’s Boardwalk
15. Watch Magic Kingdom fireworks from the beach at Polynesian or from the monorail platform
Ready to get started planning your 2015 Disney World vacation? Please contact me at any time for a free quote. The benefits to using an authorized Disney vacation planner include saving time before and during your vacation with itinerary planning which can help save you hours of standing in line each day. Plus you won’t have to watch for available discounts, research resorts, wake up early for dining reservations, or stay up late for FastPasses. The best part about using a travel planner instead of planning yourself? It’s totally FREE! Plus I’ll take away some of the stress and confusion of planning a Disney vacation (especially if it’s your first one!) I’ll walk through through all of the steps to the process with a few little insider tips along the way! If you already have your vacation planned and are interested in transferring your vacation, ask me how!