It’s really easy to get exhausted while visiting Walt Disney World. After all, when you’re at the parks there’s so much to do and see and experience! It’s easy to ignore your body and go non-stop. A good way to slow down a little bit can be to take a ‘rest’ day. But don’t worry, just because you’re taking a day off it doesn’t mean you’re just sleeping all day. There’s so much to do even when you’re taking downtime.
- Visit your resort pool
One of the things your child is going to remember and talk about the most if they’re young is the pool. Rides be forgotten, nothing quite makes up for pool time. Every Disney resort has a pool, so be sure to take advantage of yours during your trip!
2. Visit the Putt-Putt courses
The golfer in the family can visit one of Disney’s world class golf courses, but the rest of us can have fun visiting the putt-putt courses. There are two on Disney property. One of them is themed to Fantasia and the other to Christmas… either at the beach or in the snow. Both are a lot of fun for the kids and the young at heart. As a bonus, in recent years when you book a vacation package Disney has been included a coupon for two people to putt-putt for free.
3. Resort Hop
While you can’t use the pools at the other resorts, you can definitely visit just to take in the sights. This is especially amazing with the Christmas decor, but it’s still fun year round. Hop on the monorail to visit the Polynesian, Grand Floridian, and Contemporary Resorts. Or take a bus ride over to Animal Kingdom Lodge and view the animals from one of the public viewing spots. The lobby in the Wilderness Lodge is gorgeous as well as having an open fire place and rocking chairs to enjoy. As a bonus, you can schedule a meal at any of the resorts. Some offer character meals outside the parks, and are great to schedule during down times.
The newly re-modeled Disney Springs has something for everyone. From toy shops to restaurants to live entertainment. It’s a great place to grab a meal, or at least a snack and do some shopping.
5. Take in the Resort Activities
Did you know you could rent a surrey bike? Visit the ranch where Disney keeps their horses? Take a boat ride? Rent a boat? There are so many activities to do at the various resorts that we could take three blog posts at least to write about them! My personal favorite is the camp fire sing-a-long at the Disney Campgrounds with Chip and Dale.