• On Feb 26, 2016
    Mary beth from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Family of 7, flying into Orlando. We will arrive at our resort hotel at 9 pm and fly out at 3pm the last day. We would love one easy "preview" thing to do on the day of our arrival as well as some non-ticketed options for our last morning.

    Hi, Mary Beth!
    Thanks for reaching out to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I love finding non-park activities to add to the fun of visiting Walt Disney World Resort.

    I have a pretty easy solution for you once you arrive at your hotel. Each and every resort is magical at Disney World. When your family arrives at 9:00 PM, check in, check out your room and then explore the resort. If you haven't heard of "Hidden Mickeys," it's a magical reason to study every nook and cranny of the entire resort. Disney Imagineers tend to hide shapes of Mickey's head all over the decorations throughout each resort and park. My family loves looking for them wherever we go. There are even books and smartphone apps that make the exploration even more fun.

    When you have the morning free, I'd recommend checking out Disney Springs. It is a huge shopping area that is free to visit. Plus, it isn't just your standard shopping center. It is full of Disney magic just like everywhere else. You can take a resort bus to visit the area for a few hours before you need to leave. The restaurants, stores and activities are worth your time.

    I hope these ideas help your planning! Let me know if I can help answer any other questions before you arrive.

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Meet the Panelist: Jen, Missouri

I’m a mom, wife and goldendoodle dog owner who is not afraid to ride a fast roller coaster again and again. I love to travel - which is good since I telework with a job in Washington, DC. I’ve visited Disneyland and Walt Disney World multiple times and it’s fed into my belief that you’re never too old to have fun. I run when I can and recently earned my runDisney Coast to Coast medal! I also love photography and founded an online special needs community. Learn More About Jen

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