Did you ever hear why should I stay at a hotel inside the park? I can get the same experience from a hotel outside Walt Disney World. One answer to this question would be these are not just Hotels they are Resorts. You can make a vacation just going from one resort to the next. Every day could be a new adventure.
This week’s Tip: How to spend 5 days at Walt Disney World without going inside the park.
Day 1: Head to upstate NY and visit a town that was built on horse racing. Saratoga Springs Resort offers, Golf, Swimming, Quick access to Downtown Disney and a great Spa.
Day 2: After heading to upstate NY take a ride down to the NJ shore and walk the boardwalk. Disney’s Boardwalk Resort offers one of the largest pools of all Disney Resorts and fun water slides for that extra excitement. On any given night, strolling along the Boardwalk from 6:30-10:30 p.m. you may see a sword swallower, jugglers, a tarot card reader, a New Orleans style jazz trio… you just never know. Walk over to Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort and enjoy a campfire and movie under the stars. You can even see some of the IllumiNations Show at Epcot along the Disney’s Boardwalk.
Day 3: Fly to Hawaii using a boat, monorail or bus. Disney’s Polynesian resort will make you think you’re in Hawaii without the jetlag. Stroll around this beautifully decorated resort and enjoy the flowers. Take a dip in the volcano pool, stroll along the white sand beach, watch a luau and finish your day with some fireworks from the hillside.
Day 4: Go on a safari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. You don’t need to go inside Animal Kingdom Park to see all the animals. Disney’s Animal Kingdom lodge has plenty to see. After you enter the main lobby and stop looking up, head to one of the many viewing platforms to see, Giraffes, Zebras, Ostridge, and potentially over 130 species of other animals walking right past you. Try out some new flavors of food at one of the many restaurants. And finish your day swimming in one of the pools of Jambo House of Kidani village with a fruity nightcap.
Day 5: Finish your Resort Hopping week with some relaxation at the Beautiful Grand Floridian. Just sink into one of the couches in the main lobby and listen to the band or pianist play. Go to the salon and have a makeover before your flight back to reality. Get a massage in the relaxing Grand Floridian Spa. Finally grab a cabana and take in some sun on the beach and wait for the fireworks to start over the Magic Kingdom.
There you have it 5 days at Walt Disney World without going inside the park. If you have any other tips feel free to post them below.