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Probably one of my favorite things to do on what my family calls our “non-park days” is resort hopping. We like to start out at our own resort – which has usually been Port Orleans Riverside, and then move onto our resorts throughout the day.
The best part about having a “non-park day” is that you can take the time out of your busy vacation to spend in a more relaxing way. We never know exactly what resorts we’re going to go to – or if we’ll make it to 1 or 2 or 3. We might sit on the beach at The Grand Floridian, or we might grab a smoothie at Art of Animation.
This past trip – in December of 2013 – my family wanted to resort hop for the very reason of seeing all the decor in the resorts for Christmas. There’s something incredibly special about Christmas at Disney World to begin with, and seeing the resorts during the holidays was just an added bonus.
Some of our favorite things to do at the resorts:
Because of the different themes at all the different resorts, there are all kinds of foods at the other resorts. You can check out all the menus for the all the different restaurants here.
- Take pictures!
Some of our best pictures of the family are taken at Disney resorts. This past trip, there were even photopass photographers to take our pictures! That was pretty awesome!
- Walk around!
Disney takes the time to make everything beautiful. The walkways, the scenery. Everything you see around you holds some sort of story, and it’s all pleasing to the eye. There’s never a dull moment walking around Disney resorts. One of my favorite places to walk is the beach between the Grand Floridian and the Polynesian resorts! It’s a great walk between the two, and such beautiful scenery to see!
- Boat rides!
There are boats connecting from one resort to another, or from a park to resorts, or vice versa. The boat rides take longer than riding on the bus, or in your car, but it’s not nearly as fun as sitting on a boat and being on the water.
- Hidden Mickeys!
Like I’ve said before, Disney is all about the little things – there’s a story behind everything! And at every Disney resort, there are Mickeys hidden throughout! Take the time to look for them! You can even buy a handy-dandy book to tell you exactly where to look! Check out here! (My sister has this book and she absolutely LOVES to look for mickeys!
- Trading Pins!
Oh, I know you can do this in the parks, but you can also do it on your relaxing day, as well! Cast Members all throughout Disney World are wearing their trading pins, even at the resorts! So make sure you take yours along with you so you don’t miss out on any awesome pins!
Next time you’re on a Disney vacation – or if you’re planning one right now – make sure that you have a free day to take your time and see some of the resorts! It’ll be worth it!
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