Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Jul 28, 2015
    Lacey from MO 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.

    Me and my family are planning our Disney vacation for November 26 thru Dec 5 and have decided to explore the Disney Resort outside of the theme parks for a day or two. What are some fun things that we can do away from the Disney parks?

    Hey Lacey!

    There are so many *MAGICAL* things to do outside the Walt Disney World theme parks. Here are some ideas:

    • Since Walt Disney World will be decorate for the Christmas holiday during your visit check out the life-sized gingerbread house which doubles as a sweets shop at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and the carousel made entirely of chocolate at Disney's Beach Club Resort.
    • Visit Disney's Animal Kingdom Resort where you can view zebras, giraffes and many other savannah animals on the Arusha Overlook. After, you must get one of the world famous Zebra Dome treats sold only at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. YUM!
    • Head to Downtown Disney for a unique shopping experience with store such as World of Disney, Disney's Days of Christmas, Fit2Run, Goofy's Candy Company, The Lego Store, Marketplace Co-Op, Once Upon a Toy and Tren-D. Don't forget to stop by Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop for some of their decadent chocolate creations.
    • Spend the evening at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort where you can dine on south seas-inspired cuisine at 'Ohana then grab a Dole Whip from the Pineapple Lanai before venturing down to the beach to watch the Electrical Water Pageant and Wishes nighttime spectacular across the Seven Seas Lagoon.

    I wish I had more space as the options are almost limitless. If you have any more questions about exploring Walt Disney World outside the theme parks please come back and see me.

    Wishing you a *MAGICAL* vacation and a pixie-dusted day!

    Sue N., IN

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Meet the Panelist: Sue, Indiana

Just call me "Super Team Mom." I am a banker by day and a Disney fanatic and Team Mom extraordinaire by night. I can leap volleyball players in a single bound all while planning dinner for 25 people, coordinating fundraisers and booking travel arrangements. I was born and raised in Maine and am currently living in Indiana. I can't wait to help you plan for magical sports vacations at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Learn More About Sue

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