• On Jan 27, 2018
    Colby 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.

    Hello, VERY new to Disney planning. I am kind of figuring out the website, hotel-park ticket options. I wanted to know if its an option to just relax at a beach for the day? Do you have to stay in the parks or on the resort? Thanks!

    Hi Colby!

    Welcome to the amazing world of Disney vacation planning! As someone who is almost always planning our next Disney vacation, I can tell you that planning the vacation can be just as fun and exciting as enjoying the vacation! One of the things that makes Walt Disney World Resort vacations work so well for our family is the flexibility that it allows us to have in our vacation plans. You do not need to visit a theme park every day during your vacation and you are also free to explore Cape Canaveral, the beach or other parts of Florida during your vacation if you choose. In fact, for my family vacations, I try to plan plenty of down time, for both my husband and my children, so our vacation is not just fun, but also relaxing!

    So I recommend that you plan to include some free time during your trip for a visit to Disney Springs for shopping and dining, some time to enjoy the pool, dining and theming of your Disney Resort hotel and even to explore some of the other Disney Resort hotels during your trip. I have found that time really helps my family have plenty of energy to enjoy our entire vacation!

    T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to three little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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