Adventures to Embark On Outside of Disney World Theme Parks

Disney pools
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Taking a trip to Disney World can be one of the most magical vacations you can have. With that said, a lot goes into planning such an eventful trip. Walt Disney World offers four parks, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, EPCOT, and Hollywood Studios. Alongside the Parks, Disney World offers Disney Springs, Disney Boardwalk, and Disney’s water Park, Typhoon Lagoon.

With so much to do, you could easily exhaust a week visiting all the Parks, trying to squeeze in every experience possible. But some days are meant to be relaxing and not all about rushing to the Parks at opening time. While staying at a Disney Resort gives great perks like free transportation to the Parks and some offer early Park hours, there are plenty of things to explore outside of the four Parks.

planDisney Podcast is one of my favorite pass times, with all of their tips and tricks for Disney fans. Most recently, they spoke about some of the best things to do outside the Parks. There is so much to do; dare I say, a Disney trip could even be all about these options and skip out on the Parks! Let’s debunk.

Best Things to Do Outside the Theme Parks

Of course, the Disney World Parks are some of the best, most magical times you’ll have while visiting Disney property. But we have all been in the position where a nice relaxing day at your Resort pool or a casual lunch at Disney Springs sounds more enticing than attraction lines and crowds. Here are some ways to enjoy Disney World outside of the theme Parks.

Soak Up The Sun

Enjoy a day at your Resort pool, like earlier mentioned, or even at one of Disney’s water Parks. Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon is currently the only one open, but they do also offer Blizzard Beach. Pack your swim bag with some sunblock, and the rest is covered for you. Relax in the lazy river, or sip a cocktail while you hang with the family by the pool.

Typhoon Lagoon

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Disney Resort

While were on the topic of hanging by the pool, have you explored all the other amazing amenities and recreation that come along with your Resort? Depending on which Resort you choose, options vary from movies under the stars to game rooms, miniature golf, and so much more. Disney offers Value Resorts Hotels, Moderate Resorts Hotels, Deluxe Resort Hotels and Delux Villas. An example is Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, offering campfire activities, motorized boat rentals, fishing, volleyball, and much more. Pro-tip, staying at certain hotels also gives you views of Park fireworks like Magic Kingdom’s nighttime spectacular can be enjoyed from the comfort of your Resort balcony.

Disney campfire

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Disney Springs

Disney Springs is a theme Park all of its own. Filled with shopping, dining options, and entertainment, you will certainly not be bored while visiting. Enjoy lake views while dining outside, listen to live music, enjoy art collections, and experience themed bars, to just name a few of the many experiences Disney Springs offers.

What’s your favorite thing to do outside of Disney World’s theme Parks?

About Sarahfina LoFaso

Sarahfina is an author, and adjunct professor with a passion for writing and of course, all things Disney! Cinderella is her favorite princess and movie, both the animated and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 1997 version. In close second place is Hercules, tied with Saving Mr. Banks. Sarahfina enjoys writing about the history of Walt Disney and all the parks, along with food, dining, and resorts. Her favorite ride is the Tower of Terror, and her favorite restaurant right now is the San Angel Inn, in EPCOT. Most importantly, her must-have snack every Disney trip is the controversial turkey leg, because it reminds her of her family trips as a kid with her grandparents.