There are so many things to do in the parks at Disney World, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend all of your time there. Today I have suggestions on what you might want to do outside of the parks.
I also have a quick tip about recording video on your phone during your trip.
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What to do on non-park days
Most people who are searching for non-park things to do are those with longer trips. There’s a chart on my planning infographic that shows how I suggest allocating your days for various trip lengths.
- Take a break, sleep in
- Tour the resorts (see my article on how to tour resorts for some ideas)
- Go to Downtown Disney and bowl, shop, see a movie or visit DisneyQuest
- Play mini golf at 1 of the 2 onsite courses
- Go offsite to visit another theme park, Cape Canaveral, a beach, or 1 of the other many things within driving distance.
Quick tip of the day
Record video with your phone turned horizontally since that’s the orientation used on computers and TVs.
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