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Plan a Day Off

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Spend your day off at the hotel pool

One thing that is highly recommended if you’re planning a trip to Walt Disney World is to take a day off in the middle of your vacation. This is especially recommended for people who plan to be in Central Florida for a week or longer. A vacation at Walt Disney World is exhausting, and taking a break can help you to recharge. Plan to sleep in late, and then enjoy something that is a little bit different. It’s like taking a vacation from your vacation.

Many people will spend their day off at the hotel’s pool. All of the pools at the Walt Disney World Resort hotels are fun and themed, and if you’re staying on property and don’t take advantage of the pool you will be missing out on some of the magic. Most off property hotels also have pools. If this is how you plan to spend your day off sleep in, enjoy a late breakfast, then lather on the sunscreen. You don’t want to risk burning.

Another thing that you might want to consider to relax and recharge on a day off is making an appointment at one of the Walt Disney World spas. You’ll find them at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort, and Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel. There are many different treatments that you can choose from, and a massage will feel great if you’ve been on your feet for hours at a time several days in a row. For more information call 407-WDW-SPAS (407-939-7727).

If you want to venture away from Walt Disney World for your day off, there is plenty to do in the Orlando area. You can take a spin on the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, learn about the Titanic, stroll around Lake Eola, catch a dinner show, or visit WonderWorks. These are just a few of the fun things to do off of Walt Disney World property when you take a break. Just don’t hit Universal Orlando Resort and count that as your day off, because that will be just as hectic as a day at Disney.

Of course, there is plenty to do on Walt Disney World property that has nothing to do with the theme parks. You can go horseback riding, try some water sports, shop at Disney Springs, go resort hopping, see the animals at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, ride a bike, try your hand at arcade games, play miniature or regular golf, and so much more. Spending one day in the middle of your vacation away from the hustle and bustle of the theme parks will help you to enjoy them that much more the next day. You’ll be well rested, and you’ll have had a break when you could slow down for a few hours. Your day off could be your favorite day of your vacation.