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  • On Jan 24, 2016
    Christopher from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I have booked a 5 night vacation with 5 day pass for april. my drive in will have my family arrive around 5 pm . We will not use a park pass on this day due to the lateness of our arrival. What is there for us to do for the remainder of the first night?

    Hi Christopher!

    Thanks for sending your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! 

    When I travel to Walt Disney World and arrive in the afternoon or evening, I use that arrival day to settle in to my Disney Resort and then take the transportation over to Disney Springs. This may be a great option for your family as well!  Disney Springs (formally known as Downtown Disney) has lots to offer with different dining options and entertainment experiences such as Splitsville which is a bowling alley and restaurant. There is also a new restaurant called The BOATHOUSE where you can have a tour of Disney Springs aboard little "dreamboats" themed like retro or antique cars! I highly recommend that you check them out.

    Another option is to visit the different Disney Resorts! My family and I love visiting the different restaurants and gift shops in each resort. A good place to start would be perhaps to dine at Disney's Polynesian Village where I highly recommend either the Kona Cafe or 'Ohana. After touring this resort, hop on the monorail and visit Disney's Grand Floridian and Disney's Contemporary Resort. While at these resorts, you can even catch a glimpse of the fireworks from Magic Kingdom!

    It has been a pleasure assisting you Christopher! If I can help you with any other planning need or question, please feel free to send them my way!

    Happy Planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Yael, Florida

As a native Floridian, I've experienced the Disney Parks in every stage of life: as a child, a teenager, a newlywed, and now as a mom of three. My journey through the magic of Walt Disney World Resort has been filled with unforgettable moments and invaluable insights. Whether you're planning your first or your 100th visit, I'm eager to share my cherished memories and tried-and-true planning tips with you. Let's make your Disney experience as magical as mine have been! Learn More About Yael

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