Imagine this: it’s late afternoon when your flight gets in. You make it to your resort and get everyone settled in. You don’t have a park day planned until tomorrow. What do you do now? If this sounds like a predicament you might find yourself in, I have some suggestions to help you out.
The first thing I would suggest is go check out your resort. Walk around and see what your resort has to offer. All Walt Disney World resorts have many food options. There is bound to be something that sounds good! If your family enjoys video games, nearly all resorts have arcades as well. The pools are usually a hot spot at the resorts too. If you need some down time after your flight, this is a good place to relax. After you explored your resort you could go explore any of the other resorts. Since Disney specializes in theming, you will find spectacular decorations at each resort.
Some families do not include it in their plans, however I make time to visit Downtown Disney at least once during my vacation. There are many quick service and table service restaurants at Downtown Disney. The restaurants are not just great places to eat, they have gift shops, aquariums and many other things to see.
There are many quick service and table service restaurants at Downtown Disney, as well as quite a bit of entertainment. You can watch a movie, bowl a game or two, or catch a performance at the Water Stage. The shopping is abundant to say the least. The World of Disney is the world’s largest Disney store, and if you are doing souvenir shipping prior to your park days, this is the place to go. You will find almost everything that is offered at all the parks in one location. There are many other stores as well, from Fit2Run, The Art of Disney, and Goofy’s Candy Co. just to name a few.
If you would like to top off your night with Wishes, the fireworks show at Magic Kingdom, you can get a pretty good view from the Polynesian, Grand Floridian or Contemporary Resorts.
Hopefully you find something to fill your evening with to start your vacation off right. If nothing else, you can rest and relax in your room to gear up for the long days ahead.
Denise has loved Disney as far back as she can remember. She has two teenage girls who were raised with Disney. Their rooms were decorated, and their closets were filled with Disney articles. Denise’s house now has Disney on every wall. Her wardrobe is made up mostly of Disney clothes. She feels that being surrounded by Disney keeps the memories and magic alive! Her friends affectionately call her “the crazy Disney lady”. Denise was born and raised in Oregon. Currently she lives in both Oregon and Florida splitting her time between both parts of the country. She lives with her youngest daughter (15) and her roommate. Her daughter goes to high school In Oregon. Denise and her roommate sneak away to Florida several times a year, as often as possible. Her daughter tags along when she can, without missing too much school. Her oldest daughter (20) doesn’t make it to Florida much anymore, but hopes to again very soon. Denise’s first trip to Walt Disney World was for her birthday in 2009. She fell more in love with the magic of Disney that day! Ever since then, Denise and her kids have been annual passholders. Last spring she upgraded to a premier pass to include Disneyland. Over spring break her youngest daughter had the pleasure of her first visit to Disneyland. With Denise helping them plan, her brother and his family enjoyed their first family trip to Disneyland at that same time. Denise is looking forward to helping you with money saving tips as well as sharing the excitement and magic of Disney!