Fantastic Disney Experiences Outside of the Theme Parks!
The Walt Disney World Resort offers something fun for everyone, and a visit to these world-famous theme parks can be equal parts awesome and exhausting.
However, you may find yourself wanting a day away from the crowds and business of the parks. Lucky for you, Disney World also has plenty of fun offerings outside of the theme parks.
From fishing to mini golf and everything in between, let’s take a break and have some recreational fun on your next vacation.
Read on for fantastic Disney experiences outside of the theme parks.
Take a Kayak Adventure!
This is the perfect way to soak up the sun! Did you know that Disney offers kayak rentals?
Located in the Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, enjoy a relaxing afternoon exploring scenic streams and gentle waterways in a kayak or canoe. Simply head to The Bike Barn at the Meadow Recreation Area for your rental and get ready for fun!
Take a Leisurely Bike Ride
Perfect for some outdoor exercise or a leisurely day. Select Walt Disney World resorts offer bike rentals for outdoor fun!
Eight rental locations are available and provide scenic paths to explore. The following locations offer bike rentals and fantastic scenic trails:
- Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
- Old Key West Resort
- Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter and Riverside
- Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
- The Wilderness Lodge
- The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
- The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
Take Advantage of a Pool Day!
You can’t come to Florida and not have a pool day! This is the easiest (and most fun) you can have away from the parks.
Disney resorts have some of the most amazing pools! Themed water fun, refreshing waterslides, and your Disney favorites surrounding you- an afternoon in the sun makes for a perfect Disney day.
Disney Mini Golf Fun
This is one of my favorite things to do outside of the parks. Test your skills at Fantasia Mini Golf and Winter Summerland.
Multiple-themed courses feature upbeat music, sloping holes, excellent greens, and a cast of your favorite Disney characters.
This is fun to do day or night! Then round out your perfect afternoon or evening with a trip down the road to Disney Springs for an ice cream treat or celebratory drink.
Experience World-Class Golfing
Take advantage of four fantastic courses on Walt Disney World property including:
- Disney’s Palm Golf Course
- Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course
- Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course
- Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course
Experience an afteroon of great weather and challenging courses. Each course offers something unique and ranges in challenge and skill level.
When you think Disney do you think fishing? A day on the water with dockside fishing or one of Disney’s guided excursions is just what you need!
Experience Disney’s excellent lakes with a guided 2 or 4- hour excursion.The experience includes a rod, reel, tackle and bait. This is a great way to spend time away from the parks.
Horseback Riding through Fort Wilderness!
This is a great way to explore Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort.
Enjoy a guided ride through scenic woods and picturesque trails as you wind your way through the The Cabins and Campsites of Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. Perfect for nature lovers!
Go for a Run!
Did you know that each of the Disney resorts offer paved running and jogging trails? The scenes paths weave through the Disney properties providing a great location to exercise.
Simply grab a map from the Lobby Concierges and enjoy one of many running paths that range from .75-4 miles.