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Fun Activities to Enjoy on Your Day Off from the Disney Parks

As we all know, Walk Disney World theme parks are packed full of activities to enjoy. What you might not know, is that there are plenty of things to enjoy beyond the parks. Though I certainly love visiting the parks, if you have enough vacation time I always recommend taking a day off from the parks.

There are many benefits for enjoying a “down” day from the parks including the opportunity to relax and rest your weary feet (and they will be weary).  Additionally, there are plenty of things to do around your Walt Disney World resort, and in other Disney locations, that can provide your family, with a whole lot of fun.  Be sure to check on some of these activities on your next visit.

Enjoy Your Resort
You can sleep in a little later than usual, enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your resort’s dining location, and stroll through your resort’s gift shop, for starters.  Families may then choose to spend a relaxing afternoon reclining around your resort’s swimming pool, and the kids will enjoy the attractive pool setting and the fun games provided by Disney Recreation Cast Members.  Many resorts have walking trails to explore, organized games to enjoy throughout the day, Disney outdoor “Movies Under the Stars” your family can watch, and playgrounds where your children can burn off a little bit of energy. All the resorts have an arcade to enjoy, as well.

Do A Little Resort Hopping
That’s right when you are staying at a Disney World resort, you have free transportation and access to other Disney World resorts.  You can travel to other resorts on the WDW property, and enjoy the different nuances and environments of the resort of your choosing.

You may wish to meander over to the Animal Kingdom Lodge, inspired by the traditional African kraal (huts), and see giraffes, zebras, and gazelles, as they frolic around the savannahs, up close.  Later in the day you may also want to treat the kids to an unforgettable ice cream dessert, which can be found at Disney’s Beach Club.  The Club’s Beaches & Cream Soda Shop offers a gigantic ice cream dish, called “The Kitchen Sink”, which is filled with cake, brownie squares, eight scoops of ice cream, fruit, sauces, sprinkles, and so much more!  During the Christmas season is a great time to resort hop and enjoy all the beautifully decorated resorts and the life-size Ginger Bread House at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. (Note that the only thing that you cannot do at other resorts, is to swim in other resort’s swimming pools).

Spend time visiting Disney Springs
Catch free Disney transportation over to the Disney Springs area where you can do a little bit of shopping or eat at one of the fun restaurants. Your family can also play a game of bowling at the Splitsville Luxury Lanes or let the kids play in the free Disney Springs Splash Pad. For those braver families, you can even experience a (tethered) hot air balloon ride and soar above the festivities for some incredible views.

As you can see, there are many, many options of things for you to do, if you decide to take a “break day” from the Disney theme parks.  Many families find that taking a break from the wonderful and engaging theme parks, allows them time to regroup, relax, and enjoy the plethora of other activities that can be found around the Walt Disney World campus.

If you would like to learn about more adventures that you can find around the Walt Disney World, please contact us at natalie@castleandcruiseadventures.com or https://castleandcruiseadventures.com/RequestQuote/.

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