Couple out enjoying nightlife
  • On Jul 22, 2022
    Maricela from AZ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My husband and I are looking for only 1-night stay as we arrive from our cruise at 8AM and we will check out the next day and catch our flight. Where can we stay and take advantage of activities outside of the theme parks.

    Hey there Maricela and welcome to planDisney!

    So you've only got one night at the Walt Disney World Resort before you have to head back to real life. Well in that case you'd better make it count! There are so many Disney Resorts Collection hotels and they all have their own particular way of adding magic to every second of your trip. I'm thinking a great way to spend your evening is going to either be at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort or Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. It's only one night so live it up Disney Deluxe style!

    Both of these options are right across Bay Lake from Magic Kingdom Park and offer great views of the evening's fireworks displays. Since that night is a Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party date you'll be catching Disney's Not-So-Spooky Spectacular from your hotel. There are also some amazing dining opportunities at either location like Citrico's or 'Ohana. And either choice will put you in a perfect location to do a monorail pub crawl. That's a lovely little tradition among us Disney Adults where we take the monorail to Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, and Disney's Contemporary Resort sampling cocktails and food at the lounges of each hotel. Enchanted Rose, Tambu Lounge, and Steakhouse 71 Lounge will definitely be among the highlights of your stay.

    Pro-tip: Add an Enchanting Extra to your one extraordinary day by heading over to Disney Springs to see Drawn to Life Presented by Cirque du Soleil. It was such a lovely experience when I went in December I recommend everyone add it to their itinerary.

    Maricela, I hope I've given you some things to think about during your visit to the Walt Disney World Resort. If you have any other questions, please feel free to come back for another chat!

    Happy planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Taylor, Louisiana

Hey y'all! I'm a Louisiana Royal like Princess Tiana. I'm a musical theatre actress with a love for all things Disney. My multigenerational family can be found in the Disney Parks with a party of 10 or more, including my beloved goddaughter. Careful! She'll run you over on her way to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad! It's going to be a thrill making magic with you. Happy planning y'all! Learn More About Taylor

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