Mom And Son Giraffe
  • On Nov 23, 2015
    Amanda from FL 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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    Hi! We will be in Orlando for Christmas, and although we will not have time for a trip to the parks (insert sad face), we can't be THAT close and not do something at WDW. Can you recommend a variety of holiday activities at WDW outside of the parks?

    Hey Amanda,

    I absolutely agree with you that you're too close not to do Disney while in Orlando. Even if I'm taking a business trip here, I always manage to insert my Disney fix into the journey.  My favorite non-park activity is hotel hopping. The best hotels to do that are all on the monorail line. I'm calling it the Gingerbread Tour. At both Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and Disney's Contemporary Resort, the gingerbread displays are a treat for the senses.  Start at the Grand Floridian, with its grand lobby and life size gingerbread house and then whoosh over to the Contemporary Resort to the Frozen themed landscape of cookies. 

    While you may not be near Grandmother's house, you can take a sleigh ride over the river and through the woods at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort.  Simply take a short boat ride from the Contemporary to Fort Wilderness.  There may not be any snow but the adventure will still be grand and you'll be laughing all the way in a one horse open sleigh.  

    Wishing you and your family a very merry holiday!  

    Be Magical,

    Leanne T.
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Meet the Panelist: Leanne, Missouri

Walt Disney captured my heart as a little girl and has not let go since. As a parent and grandparent, I have been to the Walt Disney World Resort with children of all ages, and also as empty nesters. I would like to share my years of experience so that you are able to start your own tradition of Walt Disney World memories, just as I have. Learn More About Leanne

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