Things to do on a “Rest Day” at Disney World
Some people love to get a break from the go, go, go on their Disney Vacation. If you have little kids, I definitely recommend a rest day after a full park days. Here are some of our favorite things to do!
Goes without saying that a rest day, should be used to rest! Park days can be exhausting, for everyone! Use your rest day to sleep in, take naps, and/or go to bed early.
Go to the Pool
Disney resorts have such amazing pools. While its nice to spend all day at the parks, you also want some time to enjoy what’s right outside your door. All resort pools are heated and moderate and deluxe resorts have slides and splash pads too! Check out our favorite resort pools here.
My husband is an avid golfer and has a t-time to play The Palms on our rest day this Fall. It’s not a vacation for him unless it includes golf! He has already played Magnolia and Lake Buena Vista. While he travels with his clubs, you can rent them there too! Disney even pays for you to get a taxi to the course!
If you’re looking for the perfect souvenir, or maybe you forgot to pack something, just head to Disney Springs! It’s an outdoor mall with many Disney themed stores and restaurants. The World of Disney is a must, along with stop at Gideon’s (their cookies are the best)!
Rest day doesn’t mean sleep all day! Think about a visit Tri-Circle-D Ranch at The Campsites at Fort Wilderness offers a trail ride for ages 9 an up. It is $55 per person for a 45 minute trail ride. You can make reservations for this adventure 60 days in advance.
Monorail Resort Hopping
Riding the Monorail is an experience of its own and the resorts along the monorail are gorgeous! If you are on an adult only trip you can try the Monorail Bar Crawl. If you are there over the holidays this is a must! The resorts are all decorated and you can see the life-size gingerbread house at the Grand Floridian.
We like to plan a character dining experience! Many Disney resorts offer a meal with characters. Some of our favorites are O’hana breakfast at the Polynesian, Chef Mickey’s at the Contemporary, Topolino’s Terrace at the Riviera, or Trattoria al Forno at the Boardwalk (hopefully coming back soon). Another fun option is the Hoop-de-doo Musical Review dinner show at Fort Wilderness.
One of the magical extras you receive with your Disney Vacation package is 4 vouchers for a free round of mini-golf! There are 2 courses to choose from, Disney’s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course and Disney’s Fantasia Gardens.
Many of these things you can combine into your “rest day” but remember to rest and recharge for your next day at the parks!
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